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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Our summertime weather pattern continues today with a chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms.
Temperatures will be a bit cooler today, with highs in the valley in the upper 80’s and low 70’s for the upper elevations.
Ten people are facing charges today after police broke up a underage drinking party near Buena Vista.
23-year-old Michael Rucker and 25-year-old Dexter Dougherty allegedly hosted the party for area teens from Buena Vista, Salida and Littleton.
Senator Mark Udall will lead a hearing of the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee today on his proposed legislation to create the Browns Canyon National Monument.
The proposal covers 22,000 acres between Salida and Buena Vista and includes 10,500 acres of new wilderness.
A new Conservation Colorado poll shows that 77 percent of Coloradans support the designation.
Park County Communications will use the CodeRED Emergency Notification System the first week of August to call the entire community.
This call will give Park County personnel the chance to operate the system as if a community wide disaster was taking place.
To register your cell phone and to download the CodeRED mobile app to your phone, go online to www.parkco.us.
In an effort to encourage greater nighttime seat belt use, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement are joining forces for the annual nighttime seat belt Click It or Ticket campaign running through Sunday.
Last year, Colorado’s nighttime seat belt enforcement resulted in 2,370 citations at $65 per ticket.
A decision about the proposed land exchange between the National Forest Service and the Village at Wolf Creek could come next month.
Rio Grande National Forest Supervisor Dan Dallas said this week that he his reviewing the completed environmental impact statement and plans to issue a decision on the land exchange in August.
Grab your partner and get ready to tango. The Salida Aspen Concert series presents Tango Night featuring the unusual combination of piano, violin and guitar at Salida High School beginning at 7 pm.
Tickets are $15 at the door.
The losing streak now stands at 7. The Rockies lost to the Nationals last night 7-4. Game 2 of their 3 game series is this afternoon.
Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has resigned control of the team. Bowlen acknowledged yesterday that he is dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. Team President Joe Ellis will operate the team.