News, March 25th

 

TIPTON VISITS GARCO

 

Glenwood Springs—Western Slope Congressman Scott Tipton gave the Garfield County Board of Commissioners an update on his efforts to bring jobs back the area.  The Cortez Republican says he’s gaining support for a bill to boost hydroelectric power projects and a measure that proposes to balance the federal budget by 2023 without raising taxes or cutting into Social Security or Medicare.

 

MONTROSE DEPUTY SHOT, SUSPECT ON THE LOOSE

 

Montrose—A Montrose County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot this morning while  responding to a domestic violence call at a home.  The suspect is still on the loose.  The deputy was rushed to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction for emergency surgery.  According to reports,  two shots were fired after they met the alleged female victim at the door.  The sheriff’s office is now working with the city’s swat team in the manhunt for the shooter.

 

CLEMENTS PUBLIC FUNERAL

 

Colorado Springs– Corrections’ officials and guards from as far away as Morocco were among the hundreds of people honoring the Colorado prisons’ chief killed last Tuesday night while answering his front door.   Those that honored Tom Clements at a memorial service in Colorado Springs this morning included 39 current and former corrections’ chiefs as well as guards from 14 states. A delegation of corrections officials from  Morocco attended along with Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Attorney John Walsh.   The Rev. Matt Heard said of Clements, “We could not be more grateful for a life well lived.”   Evan Spencer Ebel is a suspect. He was killed Thursday in a gunfight last Friday with authorities in Texas.

 

SEARCH FOR MORE ESL TEACHERS IN COLORADO

 

DENVER (AP) – Republicans and Democrats are taking another look at how the state funds programs to help students who are learning English as a second language.
A Colorado House committee on Monday will take up a bill that would recreate a state program and provide additional funding to educators teaching English-language learners.
Schools are having trouble recruiting multilingual teachers, which are typically among the hardest positions to fill.

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