HICKENLOOPER OKS MEMORIAL BILL
A permanent memorial to the state’s fallen service men and women is a step closer to fruition with Gov. John Hickenlooper’s signatureWednesday of Senate Bill 122.
The bill authorizes the Fallen HeroesMemorial Fund, along with the assistance of Department of Personnel and Administration, to raise funds to construct a memorial to be built in Veteran’s Park west of the state Capitol. Construction cost of the memorial project is $ 250,000. Organizers have secured more than $ 50,000 in financial and material donations.
Seventh suspect arrested in murder of teens. A seventh
suspect has been arrested in the double homicide of teenagers in El Paso County.
Angelita Prado, 21, was taken into custodyWednesday on suspicion of kidnapping as part of the double murder ofNatalie Partida and Derek Greer, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
The sheriff’s office is looking for two additional suspects.
The bodies of Greer, 15, and Partida, 16, both students at Coronado High School in Colorado Springs, were found March 12 on the side of a road near Fountain.
Football coach takes plea deal.
Dylan ThomasHollingsworth, the NiwotHigh School football coach accused of choking a student and kneeing him in the groin, has taken a plea deal in the case andwas given a deferred sentence.
Hollingsworth, 44, pleaded guilty on Thursday to misdemeanor harassment and criminal mischief and was given a 12month deferred sentence with probation supervision, according to a Boulder County District Attorney’s Office spokesperson.
Superintendent on paid leave. The Boulder Valley
School District has placed Superintendent BruceMessinger on paid administrative leave while it investigates a personnel matter. According to an e- mail sentWednesday by the district’s Board of Education to Boulder Valley staff, the investigation is expected to take 30 days. The e- mail did not say what the personnel matter was about.
Voters to decide on fluoride
B durango » An upcoming vote on whether water in a southwestern Colorado community should continue to be fluoridated is drawing big bucks from both sides of the campaign. Durango voters will decide Tuesday whether to remove fluoride from the city’s drinking water.
Healthy Kids Healthy Durango, the campaign to preserve fluoride in the water, collected $ 22,465 in cash and in- kind donations through March 16. The campaign spent $ 8,769.
CleanWater Durango, the group fighting against fluoride, collected $ 1,045 in cash through March 16 from three people and spent $ 2,641 through March 16.
Most of the pro- fluoride funds came from Denver- based nonprofit Healthier Colorado.