NEWS: Friday January 29, 2010

Jan 29th @ 7:50 am in News by Scott Staley

Delta County reports that while the entire state has seen an increase in food stamps, they have seen an approximate 30% increase in assistance now compared with this time last year. The Delta County Independent says that statewide, food assistance case loads are about 40% higher over the same time.  Of all Colorado counties, Delta is in the middle range of food stamp spending increase year over year. Hinsdale County showed the lowest increase at 4%, and Routt County the highest with 124%.
Source: Delta County Independent (Posted 6:49a)

While the three medical marijuana dispensaries already in operation in Telluride will get grandfathered in under the ordinance passed Tuesday, new one’s will have to abide by the codes. According to the Telluride Watch, Telluride Town Council voted 6-1 to approve an ordinance that requires applicants to come up with a “dispensary plan” as well as maintain a current and valid business license and sales tax license. Earlier this week, Olathe passed an ordinance that includes the caregiver to pay a $3,000 application fee. These towns are among many statewide to adopt local regulations regarding the medical use of marijuana passed by Colorado voters in 2000.
Source: Telluride Watch (Posted 6:48a)

Suspect flees on bike. A white male entered the Walgreens in Clifton located at 572 32 Road around 9:15 a.m. and demanded an undisclosed amount of narcotics. The suspect was armed with a handgun and was wearing a mask on his face. He is described as age 20-40 years old, approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build, wearing a brown or black suede jacket, a light gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and a maroon baseball cap. The suspect left Walgreens and was last seen on a bike. No employees were injured in this incident. And as a precautionary measure four schools were advised by law enforcement to go into shelter in place at 9:30 a.m. That advisory was lifted by law enforcement at 10:30 a.m. Anyone with information about this suspect or this incident should call 911. This investigation remains on-going.Front Door Walgreens suspect 1-28-10
Source: Press Release    (Posted 6:48a)

A Montrose family invites the public to a benefit spaghetti dinner to alleviate some of their daughter’s funeral expenses. Lita Montano was 26 years old when her life was taken from her as the result of domestic violence on December 6, 2009. She leaves behind two young children (11-year-old Isaac Morales & 10-month-old Aaliyah Montano). The spaghetti dinner is $10 per plate at the Turn of the Century on February 27th from 1-6 with music until midnight. If you can’t make it but would like to make a donation, mail to Darlene Mora & Sofia Evans at 121 N. 9th St. Montrose, CO 81401. For more information call Darlene at 569-0064 or Sofia at 209-1892.
Source: PSA   (Posted 6:46a)