NEWS: Friday May 28, 2010

May 28th @ 3:55 pm in News by Scott Staley

Roadside emission testing is coming to northern Colorado. An expansion of vehicle emissions testing to parts of Weld and Larimer counties formally begins in November, but starting Tuesday, mobile units will conduct roadside tests on passing vehicles and note their license plates. In most cases, drivers of vehicles that pass two RapidScreen tests at least 75 days before their registrations have to be renewed would get notices in the mail that they don’t have to visit a centralized emissions testing station to renew their registrations. Christopher Dann of the state health department tells the Fort Collins Coloradoan that four mobile units will rotate among various spots in Larimer and Weld counties.
Source: Fort Collins Coloradoan (Posted 4:58p)

The San Juan Healthcare Foundation (SJHCF) proudly announces that three $500 scholarships have been awarded for 2010. This year’s recipients are Diana Winters who is pursuing a Licensed Practical Nursing Degree, Melissa Wright is pursuing her goal to be a Registered Respiratory Therapist, and Melissa Rajkowski is pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.  Concurrent with the San Juan Healthcare Foundation scholarship, the Montrose Medical Alliance awarded two $500 scholarships.  A scholarship was awarded to Dale Jensen to assist with her pursuit of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, and a second scholarship was awarded to Jamie Zarkis who is enrolled in the Mesa State College Associate of Applied Science Registered Nurse Program.

The San Juan Healthcare Foundation is a non-profit entity created in 1982 to furnish support for healthcare services in the Montrose area.  It contributes aid to obtain and upgrade healthcare facilities, education and equipment.  The San Juan Healthcare Foundation encourages interested students to apply for a scholarship in 2011.  The scholarship is open to any student who has been accepted into a health related program.  Preference will be given to applicants from the Montrose area intending to return to this area to utilize their talents.
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(Pictured left to Right:  Mary Snyder, San Juan Healthcare Foundation, Melissa Wright, Dale Jensen, Melissa Rojkowski, Phoebe Benziger, SJHCF and Montrose Medical Allianc.  Back Row:  Jamie Zarkis and Diana Winters)
Source: Press Release   (Posted 4:01p)

The boy who caused a Fruita middle school to go on lock down last month is facing charges. According to NBC 11 News, the DA’s office has filed a misdemeanor charge against the boy for interference with an educational institution. The school was placed on lockdown April 29th as the boy became wildly out of control. He was taken to the police department and released to his parents.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted3:55p)

A man has been arrested in the case of the stolen sprinkler heads at a park in Delta. On May 13 officers of the Delta Police Department took a report of stolen sprinkler heads from the Mountain View Ball Park on F-25 Road. Sprinkler heads were reported stolen two additional days after that causing an investigation to be conduced by the parks department and police department. Yesterday, Albert Abeyta of Delta was been cited for theft in this case.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 3:55p)