Update on infant death:: Montrose Police Officers received a 911 call of a disturbance at the 300 block of W. Main Street on Thursday October 7th, but the call was then upgraded to a child choking. Police Commander Gene Lillard says that upon the officers arrival the baby was unconscious. CPR was administered, but then Nieto was transported via ambulance to MMH. He was then airlifted to Childen’s Hospital in Denver. Since his death was declared in Adams County, that county coroner will perform the autopsy. No arrests have been made and Lillard could not comment on why Nieto’s death was considered suspicious.
Infant death in Montrose. On Thursday afternoon, October 7, 2010, Angel Nieto, a 4-month old male infant was brought to the emergency room of Montrose Memorial Hospital by the Montrose Ambulance Service. The child was unconscious and in critical condition. He was transferred by air to the Children’s Hospital in Denver. Despite intensive care treatment, he was declared brain dead on Saturday morning, October 9, 2010 and pronounced dead at 12:05 p.m. the same day. The death is considered suspicious and is being investigated further by the Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Medical Investigations and the Montrose Police Department. An Autopsy has been scheduled in Adams County to determine the cause and manner of death. Autopsy results will be released at a later date.
Source: Press Release (Posted 2:55p)
Volunteers searching for a Chicago hiker missing in Colorado’s high country are looking beyond his planned route. Fifteen people returned today to the Holy Cross Wilderness near Vail as snow and rain fell to look for 31-year-old James Nelson. The Daily Sentinel says Nelson planned to hike 25 miles in five days and was reported missing by his fiancé Friday. Eagle County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly said searchers have already scoured the planned route and are now looking at popular stopping places in outlying areas as well as mines. She said Nelson has an interest in relics. The weather grounded search helicopters and forcing searchers to hike into the area. Up to 6 inches of snow have fallen there.
Source: Daily Sentinel/AP (Posted 3:18p)
Citations in Delta. On Saturday, October 9, 2010 at approximately 10:41 P.M. officers of the Delta Police Department responded to a report of a home and vehicles being “egged.” Investigation resulted in six Delta teens being issued tickets for alleged Throwing Missiles at Vehicles, and Complicity to Throwing Missiles at Vehicles. One individual was also charged with Operator Under 18 allowed Occupants without Seatbelts.
Spanish Pledge of Allegiance. Two weeks ago students at Rifle Middle School in Garfield County started their morning off with a video of the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish. School District Spokesperson Theresa Hamilton tells the Daily Sentinel that the students could have said it in English along with the video or said it in English after the video, but that they weren’t forced to say it in Spanish. The Garfield Re-2 School District is also having complaints from some at Coal Ridge High School regarding a Latino-themed club which has had to change it’s name several times. The club now goes by the name Todos Unidos, which means Everyone United, and is open to all students. The club is trying to raise funds to attend the National Council of La Raza conference being held in Denver.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 7:51a)