NEWS: Tuesday March 16, 2010

Mar 16th @ 10:05 am in News by Scott Staley

Prescription pads stolen. Colorado Springs police are concerned that the theft of prescription pads from a doctor’s office could flood local pharmacies with fraudulent prescriptions. KJCT says workers at the medical office discovered on Monday that prescription narcotics, prescription pads and two doctor’s signature stamps were missing. Police said Tuesday morning that no suspects have been identified. Officers had not received any reports yet of the prescription pads being used.
Source: KJCT/AP   (Posted 12:13p)

The Colorado Water Conservation Board is pleased to announce the publication of the 2005 Irrigated Lands dataset for the Western Slope. This data can be downloaded by division via the CDSS website:

or viewed on the CDSS Map Viewer:

Irrigated lands data is collected every 5 years for use in CDSS models and for other water planning efforts.  They include information such as crop types, water source, acreage, and irrigation methods. Data collection for the 2010 statewide dataset will begin this summer.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 12:07p)

The Colorado Senate has confirmed Bill Patterson, of Montrose, to a second term on the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission. Patterson, who is running for the Montrose City Council, was confirmed unanimously on March 12.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 12:05p)

Just before 1:00 this morning, Delta Police and Fire personnel responded to 268 Highway 92 on a report of a vehicle fire. Upon arrival they observed a Ford Cargo Truck fully engulfed in flames.  Police and Fire Department personnel were able to contain and extinguish the fire.  The flames did not spread to the building and no injuries were reported.

At approximately 2:34 a.m. police and fire personnel responded to 240 Meeker Street (the Windsor Apartments) regarding several vehicles on fire.  Upon arrival it was discovered that six privately owned passenger vehicles were on fire.  For safety reasons, residents of the apartment complex were alerted and asked to evacuate.  Fire department personnel were immediately able to contain and extinguish the fires.  The apartment buildings did not catch fire and no injuries were reported.

These fires are under investigation by the Delta Police Department.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 10:04a)