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Monday, June 23, 2014



     A chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms will start the week.  Severe storms will be once again be possible along the I 25 corridor.    


     The Colorado Department of Transportation is demolishing the old U.S. 24 Bridge in Johnson Village beginning today.

     Motorist will encounter single-lane, alternating traffic today through June 30th.

     Other areas of construction include U.S. 285 between Poncha Springs and Chaffee County Road 270 and the U.S. 285/50 intersection at Poncha Springs.

     The Poncha Springs Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 6:30pm at Town Hall.

     Trustees will consider a resolution that establishes a new compensation schedule for employees.

     Tomorrow is Election Day.  Primary ballots need to be returned by 7pm tomorrow night.

     In Chaffee County, Clerk Joyce Reno reports that as of Friday, 2,670 ballots have been returned, 7,651 ballots were issued.

     Colorado Farm to Table is seeking volunteers for their 2014 harvest.  Harvest dates are late July through late September.

     To be added to the volunteer list, call Avery at 207-2707.

     The HRRMC Foundation has announced that Dr. Thomas Sandell will be inducted into the HRRMC Hall of Fame at the Foundation’s annual fundraiser, the Jewell Ball, on September 20th.

     Dr. Sandell began his practice in 1966 and delivered 1,003 babies at the old Salida Hospital.    

In Sports—

     They were less than 30-seconds away.  Team USA was about to romp into the round of 16 at the World Cup, about to win consecutive World Cup games for the first time since 1930.  But they wilted in the Amazon heat.

     Portugal scored on the games last play for a 2-2 tie.

     Now the Americans need at least a point Thursday against Germany to advance to the knockout stage.    


     The Rockies lost to the Brewers yesterday 6-5 for their 5th consecutive loss.

     The Rockies host the Cardinals for a three game series with game one tonight at 6:40pm.