NEWS: Friday February 19, 2010

Feb 19th @ 6:56 am in News by Scott Staley

Parents and teachers discussed school safety during last night’s Northside Elementary School Parent Advisory Committee.  School safety became an agenda item after two recent incidents at the school, a pocket knife and a plastic airgun brought to the school by separate students on two separate days, as well as threats made by those students. The school was not aware of either situation until about two weeks after they took place.  Principal Cara Godbe says the lack of communication of what students know needs to be addressed. The Safe2Tell hotline was discussed. This is an anonymous hotline available to Colorado students to report something they know that might be happening at their school.  The hotline number is 877-542-7233. The community should be aware that no students were injured in either incident, and that both students are facing consequences. Northside prides themselves on putting their students first and continues to welcome parent input during their monthly PAC meetings.
(Posted 5:55a)

Montrose City Council approved last night to extend the moratorium on the review of applications for the dispensaries of medical marijuana. One person from the audience spoke in regards to this and said waiting one year is too long, and compared the statistics of crimes involving dispensaries to the crimes involving banks.  While the council thanked him for his comments, they voted unanimously to extend the moratorium until March 4, 2011. Area towns, such as Olathe, Telluride, and Delta, have all recently passed ordinances regarding dispensaries.
(Posted 5:55a)

Yesterday family and friends gathered in Grand Junction to celebrate the life of Anthony Raymond Archuleta. NBC 11 News says Archuleta was an EMT with Southwest Medevac in El Paso, Texas when a training exercise went awry and the helicopoter he was in crashed February 5th.  Archuleta was a 1973 graduate of Fruita Monument High School.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 5:54a)