Logan County Commissioner say they're concerned about the rising cost of gasoline as it relates to South Platte Valley Regional Transportation Authority They say we're just under 20 percent into the year, and so far, the public transit has used about 33 percent of its fuel budget. While there was no action taken on the issue at a recent meeting, commissioners heard from several involve with the transit system who said ridership has been increasing. Their next meeting is on April 8 at the Logan County Courthouse.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Posted by Newsroom on 3/29/2011 04:39:00 AM
CU Boulder could lose its Journalism school, now that its lost accreditation for its masters in newsgathering. The accreditation team found what they said was dysfunction in the program's leadership. CU President Bruce Benson will announce next month whether the Journalism school will be discontinued, and if so, it will require approval from the Board of Regents. The Board is scheduled to discuss the future of the journalism school at its meeting April 8.
Posted by Newsroom on 3/29/2011 04:27:00 AM
Officials say 27-hundred soldiers are coming to an aviation brigade in Fort Carson. Army leaders told Colorado's congressional delegation yesterday it will boost the post's number of GIs to almost 30-thousand. They say the 113-helicopter unit will also bring a predicted 240-million dollars worth of military construction to the Pikes Peak region. The Army's 13th combat aviation brigade will also bring hundreds of civilian jobs to the area.
Posted by Newsroom on 3/29/2011 04:04:00 AM
Life in Colorado is suiting a group of rescued circus lions just fine. Workers at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg tell KMGH-TV the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia are now living in a heated tent so they can get acclimated to the weather. In time, the sanctuary says it will release the wild animals into a 20-acre space where they can roam free.
Posted by Newsroom on 3/29/2011 04:01:00 AM
It'll be at least another week before the state's computer system to title and register vehicles is up and running again. The Department of Revenue says local DMV's cannot print documents and they will be mailed instead while officials repair the computer system's server. State officials say the 28-year-old computer system should be operational again by April 4th.
Posted by Newsroom on 3/29/2011 04:00:00 AM
It's a 48-year prison sentence for a Keenesburg man who was involved in an eleven-hour armed standoff with SWAT officers. Prosecutors say Richard Norton fired his weapon at Weld County Sheriff's deputies who were responding to a call that Norton had stabbed his former boss and then set fire to the man's house in 2009. Norton was convicted in December for charges including attempted first-degree murder, arson and assault.
Posted by Newsroom on 3/29/2011 03:58:00 AM
Sterling Regional MedCenter is holding a Community Blood Drive. The North Colorado Medical Center Mobile Blood Bank will be on site Friday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the south parking lot. Appointments can be made by calling 521-3284.
Posted by Newsroom on 3/29/2011 03:54:00 AM
Fort Morgan Police say two apartments in the 200 block of Main Street were broken into on March 16. They said that thieves took a purse and a wallet from one apartment, then several hours later a laptop was taken from another. Both thefts occurred during daylight hours. Police said that both victims told them the apartment doors were locked, and police found no forced entry. They think the suspect got into the apartments with a duplicate key.
Posted by Newsroom on 3/29/2011 03:51:00 AM