NEWS: Monday August 16, 2010

Aug 16th @ 9:34 am in News by Scott Staley

This is the last week that Montrose Meth Coalition, Drug Endangered Children will be collecting school supplies for needy families. There are twice as many families in need of supplies this year compared to last year. Donation boxes are located in places such as Safeway, City Market South, Walgreens, Partners, and the Dolphin House in Montrose.  Cash donations are being accepted at Alpine Bank. To request school supplies or to learn more about donating call Theresa Harris at 250-7414.
Source: PSA    (Posted 9:34a)

Colorado State Patrol is investigating an accident that injured and jailed a man yesterday in the Grand Junction area. NBC 11 News writes that 20-year-old Alan Reeves was allegedly driving drunk when he lost control of his truck ultimately crashing into three parked cars in the driveway of a home. Reeves was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital where he was arrested on suspicion of DUI, reckless driving and driving without insurance.
Source: Alan Reeves    (Posted 9:31a)

An idea several years in the making has finally taken shape and the newly formed Transit Authority Council is looking for members to serve in its board.  The Watch writes that the effort, put in motion by the San Miguel County Commissioners will be overseen by the Region 10 League for Economic Assistance and Planning.  The goal is to facilitate transit throughout San Miguel, Ouray, Montrose, and Delta counties.  The board will consist of at least five members, and anyone interested in serving on the Transit Advisory Council should contact San Miguel County Administrator Lynn Black at 728-3844.
Source: The Watch (Posted 9:31a)

A 20-year-old climber is dead after tumbling about 600 feet into a canyon near Aspen. According to NBC 11 News, authorities identified the victim in Saturday’s accident as Spencer Nelson of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Nelson had summit-ed one of the 14,000-foot Maroon Peaks and was headed back down with seven other people, including his father, when he was hit by a rock from above and fell. CU Chancellor Philip DiStefano issued a statement yesterday extending sympathies to Nelson’s parents and brother. Nelson was on the school’s ski team.
Source: NBC 11 News/AP    (Posted 9:33a)

It’s known as the ‘donut hole’ — a gap in coverage for senior citizens on Medicare Part D who spend more than 28-hundred dollars — and less than six thousand dollars — on prescription drugs each year. Angela Cortez with AARP Colorado says nearly a quarter-of-a-million people in the state will fall into the donut hole this year. In an attempt to help, the Affordable Care Act provides an automatic one-time 250 dollar rebate to senior citizens nationwide in 2010.
Source: Press Release    (Posted 9:33a)