NEWS: Thur. June 3, 2010

Jun 3rd @ 5:41 pm in News by Scott Staley

An empty Union Pacific coal train collided with a semitrailer this morning near Hotchkiss, closing Colorado Highway 133 but there were no injuries reported. The Daily Sentinel explains that the accident occurred just before 10 this morning over by J 80 Road that crosses the tracks south of Colorado Highway 92.  An official with the Colorado State Patrol dispatch center in Montrose said Colorado 133 is closed while Union Pacific investigates the damage.  The accident happened while the train, towing 109 empty cars, was traveling from Eagle Pass, Texas to the West Elk Mine.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 5:22p by Jim Kapp)

Dr. Jahani and his wife filed jointly for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection on May 20th. The Montrose Press reports that according to the bankruptcy petition, the Jahanis now live in Windsor, Co.  Their home on West LaSalle Road is under foreclosure, as is their agricultural property in Hotchkiss.  Last October DEA agents as well as local law enforcement agencies and the IRS barged in on Jahani’s urgent care centers in Montrose, Delta and Grand Junction.  The DEA has yet to say why they conducted those raids and seized volumes of patient records….
Source: Montrose Daily Press (Posted 5:24p by Jim Kapp)

Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, is launching a Veterans Hotline and online platform on his website to help Colorado veterans navigate the government bureaucracy and guide them in their efforts to get the benefits they have earned. The Veterans Hotline, 303.455.5998, will be staffed by Bennet aides who will work with veterans who are having trouble getting their benefits due to the VA backlog or other issues.
Source: Press Release  (Posted 5:25p by Jim Kapp)