NEWS: Monday February 1, 2010

Feb 1st @ 12:04 pm in News by Scott Staley

Colorado’s neediest face long delays for food stamps and medical care, years after the state vowed to fix a computer system blamed for the problems. According to the Denver Post, a group of lawyers who advocate for people on food stamps and Medicaid are planning to meet with state officials Wednesday to demand the problem be fixed. State officials say they’ve been trying to fix the delays but that the economic downturn has swamped state workers with applications for help.
Source: Denver Post (Posted 11:01a)

A Colorado prosecutor has agreed not to seek the death penalty against a British poker champion accused of killing his wife and dumping her body. The Daily Sentinel says DA Martin Beeson has agreed not to seek the death penalty against Marcus Bebb-Jones for the murder of Sabrina Bebb-Jones. The wife was last seen in 1997; a Garfield County rancher found her skull in 2004.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 11:00a)

Hearings are starting in a dispute between the owner of a southern Colorado ranch and the utilities that want to build a power line over the land. KJCT says an administrative law judge will open hearings today on applications by Xcel Energy and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association to build a 140-mile power line running from the San Luis Valley in south-central Colorado.
Source: KJCT/AP   (Posted 11:02a)