Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wednesday January 9, 2013

Still no word on how the District Attorney will proceed with the case of two young boys who died in their mother's vehicle on the Grand Mesa in November.  The Mesa County Coroner yesterday released the cause of death of the  boys, 2-year old William and 4-year old Tyler Jensen. Both died of Hyperthermia, or abnormally high fever. The Coroner calls the deaths accidental and prosecutors say they'll have to look at the case more closely before deciding whether any charges should be filed.

Two men wanted in Garfield County on drug charges have been arrested, one remains on the run.  The two were arrested after their pictures were featured on Garfield County Crimestoppers posters last week. 21 year old Eduardo Hernandez-Carrera is still wanted on active narcotics warrants.

The Rocky Mountain Gun Owners or RMGO is giving away a Colt AR-15 rifle in what they say is an effort to increase the size of their pro-gun army. Anyone can enter to win the gun on the RMGO website. No fees or donations are required.  A drawing will be held January 25th.

Women, if you're looking for a sugar daddy, he might not be any further than the countries top ski resorts.  A dating website that hooks up wealthy men and attractive women conducted a poll to see where these men like to ski., says three Colorado resorts are in the top ten North American resorts.  Vail is at number 3, and Telluride number five.  Aspen was also on the list at number nine.

Keeping schools safe the focus of discussion at the District 51 School Board workshop last night.  Representatives from several local law enforcement agencies and the Pro Second Amendment Committee turned out. The Daily Sentinel says the conversation included an idea to have armed volunteers trained by the district patrol schools... another idea would allow teachers to conceal and carry guns in school. The discussion is continuing.

The Grand Mesa Nordic Council wants improvements at the cross country skiing and showshoeing trail head on Highway 65 where a Grand Junction couple were killed Saturday.  Linda and Glen Eyre were struck by a Ford Explorer as it swerved to miss a car pulling out of the parking area onto Highway 65.  The Daily Sentinel says the council met last night to see what can be done.  They would like to see the parking improved and at the very least signage warning motorists speeding by at 55 mph of activity along the side of the road.

A new report on prescription painkiller abuse shows Colorado with the second highest rate in the country.  According to the Denver Post, 6% of Colroadans said they used prescription painkillers like Percocet or Oxycontin for nonmedical purposes in 2010 and 11.  The state's division of Behavioral Health says there's not one solution to the problem.  The national Governors Association expects a report on drug policy changes by the end of next month.

Gun advocates plan to rally this afternoon near the state capitol as the 2013 legislature begins its session.  One organizer tells the Denver Post the rally is meant to be peaceful and convey a message to legislators that individual freedoms need to be protected and gun laws don't make a difference in curbing violent crime.

James Holmes' preliminary hearing continues in Centennial today, the third day of presentations by prosecutors of what happened at an Aurora movie theater last July. A Prosecution witness read the names of wounded victims, describing their injuries.  911 tapes were played and a look at Holmes apartment where he had rigged the door to set a fire, and cause an explosion. That didn't happen.  The hearing continues today.