NEWS: Wednesday April 28, 2010

Apr 28th @ 1:32 pm in News by Scott Staley

Fruita Middle School was briefly put on lockdown earlier today. Police Chief Mark Angelo tells NBC 11 News that school officials were attempting to handle an out-of-control student and placed the school on lockdown, then shelter-in-place as a precaution. He says the duration of the incident was very short and everything has returned to normal.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 1:32p)

The state Senate has passed a bill requiring uranium mines and mills to clean up nuclear waste before accepting more radioactive material. KJCT says the measure passed today goes back to the House, where backers hope lawmakers will agree with changes made in the Senate.
Source: KJCT/AP   (Posted 1:31p)

DMEA, a Touchstone Energy cooperative, is helping power the upcoming “Light of Hope” event for Voices for Children, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Friday, April 30, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Montrose.  DMEA  is a “Platinum” sponsor of the “Unmasking Child Abuse” event having donated $1,000 from its Touchstone Energy sponsorship funding.

“This is our ten year anniversary event that will benefit abused and neglected children within the Seventh Judicial District,” said Karen Tuttle, executive director of Voices for Children.  “Our success is due to our great volunteers and the generous donations of the many organizations and individuals who support our effort.  Our mission is to provide a voice in court for every abused and neglected child in the 7th Judicial District.”

“Touchstone Energy cooperatives like DMEA, Tri-State, and San Miguel Power have always been an integral part of the communities they serve. In addition to providing reliable electricity, they support a variety of charities, and sponsor a variety of local and regional events,” said Marshall Collins who serves on both DMEA’s and Tri-State’s board of directors. “DMEA hopes this sponsorship will help brighten the lives of those served by Voices for Children.”

There’s still time to register for the upcoming Voices for Children event.  To register, please contact Voices for Children, CASA at 249-0337.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 1:37p)