NEWS: Thursday February 4, 2010

Feb 4th @ 1:07 pm in News by Scott Staley

Earlier this week the Telluride Ski and Golf Club withdrew its petition to the county in hopes of a tax refund. The Daily Planet reports that the ski club thought it was owed the $800,000 from overpaying taxes in 2007 and 2008.  Telski CEO Dave Riley said their relationship with San Miguel County needs to remain cordial and that this issue can be resolved another way.
Source: Daily Planet (Posted 12:06p)

Authorities say a 43-year-old veteran Moab police officer broke into his own department and made off with $900. The Daily Sentinel writes that Edward Guerrero entered a locked office sometime between Aug. 15 and Oct. 6 and stole the money. He’s been charged with one count of felony burglary and one count of misdemeanor theft. He has since resigned from the Moab police force.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 12:02p)

The Grand Junction Police Department is expanding its popular Crime Free Multi-Housing program to now include a free course specifically for hotels and motels in the City of Grand Junction.  The Crime Free courses are very useful ways for the police department to partner with the community to fight crime by teaching property owners and managers how to keep illegal and nuisance activity out, and to provide a safer, more habitable environment for residents.

The new Crime Free Hotels and Motels course will teach those property owners and managers about different laws that effect them, what to look for when people are checking in and out, procedures to follow to help ensure people do not abuse their rooms, and ways to make the property physically safer.

The first Crime Free Hotels and Motels class is on February 24th from 8:00am -1:00pm in the Police Department Training Room.

We are also registering people for the next Crime Free Multi-Housing course.  The first step in that program is to attend the free class being offered on February 25th from 8:00am-5:00pm in the Police Department Training Room.

To register for either of these classes call 244-3630.  There is no charge for either of these courses.
Source: PSA   (Posted 12:02p)