Following is a preview of tomorrow’s headlines
With about 50 volunteers passing out petitions, recall organizer Sherry Caloia believes the effort will pay off.Caloia is trying to organize a recall election in November to unseat 9th Judicial District Attorney Colleen Truden.Were working furiously at collecting signatures, she said. We have over 1,000 petition forms out We have about 2,000 signatures that havent been verified, she said.A total of 5,455 signatures, or 25 percent of the votes cast for Truden, are required to mount the recall, Caloia said. All voters registered in the 9th Judicial District can sign the petition, whether they voted in last election or not. After defeating Republican opponent Lawson Wills in the primary, Truden ran unopposed in the 2004 election.Caloia must turn in her petitions to the secretary of state for verification on Sept. 18. She is collecting signatures from voters in all three counties in the judicial district: Garfield, Pitkin and Rio Blanco.
A well-known businesswoman who owned landmark properties in New Castle and Glenwood Springs has died. Faye Faas passed away at her home in Glenwood Springs, Sunday, July 30. She was 65. See obituary in tomorrow’s paper.Born on Nov. 4, 1939, in Los Angeles, Faye grew up there but spent many summers in New Castle with her fathers cousin Barton Porter and his family.Her father, Walter Brannan, was born in New Castle and lived on West Elk Creek.My mom swore she would come back here, her son, Eric, said.Faye worked for her father, who owned a machine shop in Los Angeles, Eric said. After her marriage ended when Eric was an infant, Faye fulfilled her dream moving back to New Castle in 1978. She and Eric lived at the mouth of Garfield Creek southwest of New Castle.
Ryan Buchanan is alone for this one.After a summer full of meets with his Glenwood Springers teammates, including his older sister Melissa, Buchanan will be flying solo at the Hersheys Track & Field Games North America Final later this week in Hershey, Pa.Its going to be different, Buchanan said. Ill be the only one there from the team and Im not going to know anybody.Buchanan will have the company of his father, Cris Shaw, and 19 other athletes from Colorado. He is, however, the only athlete from Garfield County. He is also just the third Springer to qualify for the meet in the past decade. Amber Sutherland qualified in 1997 for the 9-10 softball throw and Tory Garling competed in the 11-12 800 meters in 2001.
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