NEWS: Thur. April 22, 2010

Apr 22nd @ 4:07 pm in News by Scott Staley

A six vehicle traffic accident on Hwy 145 near mile marker 76 closed off the highway for several hours earlier today. The accident occurred on a blind curve commonly known as “Watertank Curve”.  Emergency and police officers from Telluride Mountain Village along with the Colorado State Patrol were at the scene.  Several people suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene or transported to the Telluride Medical Center.  One individual, Lindsey Walker Silverman was flown to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.  The Colorado State Patrol is investigating the accident….
Source: Press Release  (Posted 5:10p by Jim Kapp)

A 65-year-old Longmont man charged in the 1975 stabbing deaths of a Grand Junction mother and child is now scheduled for trial in October. The Daily Sentinel has learned that Jerry Nemnich, who pled not guilty in the murders of Linda Benson and her daughter will be tried over a two week period beginning Oct. 12th.  The trial was originally scheduled for Sept. but rescheduled this morning after attorneys on both sides said they had conflicts…
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 5:12p by Jim Kapp)

A woman who operated a Horizon Drive massage parlor and prostitution business was sentence to 6 years of probation and will pay fines and costs totaling just over $89,000. The Daily Sentinel reports that Nan O’Reilly who operated Fuji Oriental Massage Therapy was sentenced this afternoon in a hearing which included an admonishment from District Judge Valerie Robison.  According to testimony heard earlier today, O’Reilly applied for a medical marijuana card three days after she provided her urine sample which tested positive for drugs. The judge seized on that information in handing down a fine of $65,000….
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 4:02p by Jim Kapp)

The Colorado House of Representatives has approved a bill to allow growers to use cannabis in their snacks. KJCT says that this bill passed 39-23 with bipartisan support and would allow the state to license marijuana dispensaries.  The bill now goes to the Senate for approval.  The measure would also mean  Dispensary owners will have to undergo criminal background checks that would bar anyone with a drug felony….
Source: KJCT (Posted 4:03p by Jim Kapp)