NEWS: Wed. June 9, 2010

Jun 9th @ 4:14 pm in News by Scott Staley

Last night during a sparsely attended public hearing in Montrose concerning Energy Fuels proposed Pinon Ridge Mill, many opponents dominated the meeting urging state regulators to proceed with caution or better yet, deny Energy Fuels a license.  The Montrose Press says  many of those against the mill proposal sited the current Gulf Oil disaster as to how things can go terribly wrong.  They also question the financial viability of Energy Fuels.  At present the Colorado Dept. of  Public Health and Environment is considering EF’s application for a radioactive materials license.
Source: Montrose Daily Press (Posted 4:06p by Jim Kapp)

The Denver Post Community will present a $5 thousand grant to Families Plus during the Ride the Rockies bicycle tour’s stay in Delta on June 14th and 15th. The Delta County Independent reports that Families Plus provides professional help for low-income children at risk of failing to develop into mentally  healthy adults.  Non-profit agencies from each of the seven host towns on the Ride The Rockies route were invited to apply for funding through the Denver Post/Ride the Rockies grant program.  This year’s event will begin in Grand Junction and travel 540 miles with stops in Delta, Ouray, Durango, Pagosa Springs, and Alamosa.  The tour finale will be in Salida….
Source: Delta County Independent (Posted 4:07p by Jim Kapp)

With thousands of seniors struggling to make ends meet in Colorado, Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, wants them to know that help is on the way. Medicare beneficiaries caught by the prescription drug loophole known as the “donut hole” will soon start receiving the first set of $250 rebate checks, which will be sent tomorrow.  These rebate checks, which are part of the health care reform law, will help seniors pay for their prescription drugs.
Source: Press Release  (Posted 4:09p by Jim Kapp)