NEWS: Wednesday June 23, 2010

Jun 23rd @ 5:53 am in News by Scott Staley

Another person has been arrested in connection with last week’s meth ring bust. KJCT reports that Steven Moss was arrested Sunday. Fifteen other people were arrested after a bust took place in Mesa County. Investigators say the people and homes involved weren’t manufacturing the drug, but distributing. All affidavits remain sealed.
Source: KJCT (Posted 5:52a)

A teen pleaded guilty in court yesterday and was sentenced to 18 months probation for having a gun at Central High School. Deputy DA Curtis Fleming tells NBC 11 News that Benjamin Garcia was to go to trial but instead pleaded guilty to possession of a handgun by a juvenile. The now 18-year-old will have to complete 100 hours of useful public service. If he doesn’t, he will be ordered to serve jail time. Garcia was one of five boys expelled from Central High School in Grand Junction after a gun was found at school.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 5:51a)

A second recreation league hockey player who contracted a deadly form of bacterial meningitis has died. The Denver Post says four people have contracted this disease since the June 9th game in Ft. Collins. Health Officials held a press conference yesterday.
Source: Denver Post (Posted 5:50a)

This Saturday is the 5th Annual Gunnison Valley Public Safety Expo. The Expo is an educational opportunity for children and adults alike. Area, State and Federal public safety agencies will be offering preparedness and safety information, as well as conducting skills demonstrations. The event runs from 10:00a-3:00p at Jorgenson Park 411 E. Tomichi Ave (Highway 50).

Special Guest this year is the Kiwanis Club, EMS and Gunnison Valley Health have sponsored the Junglemobile program from The Children’s Hospital! They host numerous stations including Helmet Safety, ATV Safety, Fire Safety, Poison Prevention, Farm/Ranch Safety and more. (http://www.thechildrenshospital.org/junglemobile/index.aspx).

Equipment displays will include fire trucks, ambulances, police vehicles, specialty vehicles, helicopters to name a few. Lunch will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to the Gunnison County Country Clovers 4-H Club (http://www.gunnison.colostate.edu/4h/4h.shtml).

Information about personal emergency planning and preparedness to include information about subscriptions to community service notification systems nixle and intrados will be available. These communication tools help notify residents about up-to-the-minute alerts, advisories, or other important community-related information.

A local chapter of the Medical Reserves Corps is currently recruiting community members to register for volunteer service. The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is to improve the health and safety of communities across the country by organizing and utilizing public health, medical and other volunteers. Practicing, retired, or otherwise employed medical professionals, such as doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians, pharmacists, nurses’ assistants, public health professionals and others are encouraged to participate. Community members without medical training can assist with administrative and other essential support functions are also needed (https://covolunteers.state.co.us/VolunteerMobilizer/).

Take the time to stop by the Public Safety Expo for more information about Community Alert Notifications, signing up for the MRC, to thank our emergency professionals for the services they provide and to just have some fun!
Source: PSA (Posted 5:47a)

Today Bob McConnell will be holding two Meet & Greets in Montrose. The first one at 1:30p at the Cobble Creek Clubhouse and the second one, at 7:00pm at 18900 66.50 Road (hosted by Cheryl Young).  Both events are free and open to the public. McConnell is running for the 3rd Congressional District against Representative Scott Tipton.
Source: PSA   (Posted 5:47a)