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Community Calendar, April 21

11 or admin@cortezculturalcente A Colorado Cottage Food Producer Training will be held 1–5:30 p.m. at the Montezuma County Extension Office, 109 W. Main, Room 102, Cortez. Learn basic food safety, foods permissible in the Colorado Cottage Food Act ...

Are we a step closer to Denver TV?

Colorado congressmen are urging the Federal Communications ...
This would allow county commissioners in La Plata and Montezuma counties to take action. The counties currently are in the Albuquerque TV market, and many residents would prefer to receive ...

Colorado law enforcement switch 4/20 message to safe pot use

The Colorado Department of Transportation will target the demographic determined most likely to use pot and then drive -- men between the ages of 21 to 34. The agency will be at cannabis festivals, concerts and celebrations. But instead of handing out ...

'I could feel the excitement and enthusiasm for our products'

The way we usually market our chocolates is to get people to try them, so the stand was a great way to introduce Montezuma’s at a grassroots level. That evening I also met two buyers for Whole Foods Market – a store that was my top target customer ...

Charter school bill to further expand Denver’s school choice record

Since 2009, Colorado schools have operated under an “accountability ...
Ignacio 11 JT, Julesburg RE-1, Montezuma-Cortez RE-1, Pueblo City 60, Sheridan 2, and Westminster 50. The two Adams districts and Sheridan have already entered into partnership ...

Anthem Expands Affordable Mountain Health Plan to Small and Large Employers

La Plata and Montezuma counties – to individuals purchasing insurance on and off the Colorado health exchange marketplace. The expansion now allows small and large employers in Eagle, Summit, La Plata and Montezuma counties to purchase Anthem’s ...

Camp Verde Fire District, Montezuma-Rimrock Fire District explore additional shared services

LAKE MONTEZUMA - Shared services discussions will continue on Thursday ...
and Dennis McDonald with the Life Savers Award after they were crucial in saving a co-workers life at Quintus, a Camp Verde manufacturer of medical products. The three citizens ...

San Juan County Sheriff asks public’s help in solving 2 theft cases

The second theft Sunday night involved a horse trailer stolen from a rancher in the lower Montezuma Canyon area. The trailer is a brown, 2004, 20-foot-long gooseneck trailer with a Colorado license plate of 666ZMH. The vehicle identification number on the ...

Suffering from a crazed sort of meanness

Before the rampage had ended, two Montezuma County deputies had been wounded ...
nearly 16 months later by a group of hunters in the same general area on the Colorado side of the border. A long-time friend of mine from that area, whose opinion I trust ...

Local man arrested in sex case

On Friday, detectives with the Colorado Springs department worked with detectives ...
Lucero, 23, of the 1900 block of Montezuma Road, was arrested Friday on suspicion of robbery. She was being held at jail without bail pending a court appearance.

Quetzal spotting in beautiful Monteverde — Monteverde, Costa Rica

Quetzal spotting in beautiful Monteverde - Monteverde, Costa Rica Monteverde, Costa Rica Where I stayed Cabañas el pueblo Monteverde is a small town in the co…

Chasing windmills: Montezuma Hills, California

Have you ever chased windmills, you know the big white ones? Photo buddy Linda and I went out the day before a scheduled Meetup to catch the scenery, windmills, moonrise (which I didn’t get a good sho…

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hollowlaughter: hijerking: ”?!” makes a sound in my head, but I can’t describe what it is. “#its the metal gear alarm noise for me” it also plays every time I feel like I’ve pissed someone off

Montezuma Castle National Monument and Montezuma Well, Arizona

Montezuma Castle National Monument features a 20-room cliff dwelling constructed by the southern Sinaguan people of central Arizona between 1100 and 1300 AD. The soft, already-eroded limestone here wa…

Montezuma’s Lime and Sea Salt Dark Chocolate

I saw this in Infinity Foods and it looked a bit interesting! So I thought I’d give it a go, because it’s always fun to find new vegan chocolates, and was pleasantly surprised. Well worth a taste!

The Treasures of Montezuma 4: Match-3-Klassiker im 99 Cent-Angebot

Ihr habt die Feiertage gut überstanden? Bei uns geht es direkt weiter mit einem reduzierten Spiel. Wenn ihr euch für Match-3 und Puzzle-Spiele begeistern könnt, ist der heutige Sale definitiv ein Bli…

Mutant Stomach Bug From Abroad Spreading in US, CDC Says

By Maggie Fox (SOURCE)  A drug-resistant form of a bug that causes traveler’s diarrhea is causing outbreaks in the United States — and it’s got federal officials worried. The medical name is Shigell…

Still in Montezuma

One of the highlights of our trip to Costa Rica turned out to be our very first stop in a tiny, peaceful and laid-back beach town called Montezuma. Just to get some bearings, Montezuma lies along t…

Sun and waterfalls in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Montezuma Waterfall At the bottom of Península de Nicoya is the relaxed and pretty beachside town of Montezuma. Here, you can finally close your wallet and enjoy nature’s wonders for free including …

Beachfront Yoga in Montezuma: beyond the physical asanas by Lacey B

Where: Ylang Ylang Beachfront Resort  Who: Teacher: Ximena  When: daily, 8:30 am –  90 minute restorative flow March 23, 2014 By Lacey B It was a mini adventure getting there, but the class was d…


What do you think about "clemency" being aplied to criminals in MONTEZUMA COLORADO?

Based on its commitment to address issues of injustice in judgment, President Obama awarded 22 commutations today people serving time in a federal prison. If they had been condemned by the current laws and policies, many of these people would have already served his time and paid his debt to society.Because many were convicted under a regime of obsolete sentence served years - in some cases more than a decade - more than individuals convicted today for the same offense.

In total, 22 commutations granted today underscore the President´s commitment to use all the tools at their disposal to achieve greater justice and fairness in our justice system. We further demonstrate how the exercise of this important Instituition can remedy imbalances and correct errors in judgment. Added to its previous 21 commutations, the President has granted 43 switches in total. To put the actions of President Obama in context, President George W. Bush commuted 11 convictions in his eight years in office.

To further this progress, the President has established a leniency to encourage people who were convicted under laws and policies obsolete switch request initiative. In his address, major reforms have followed, including the enactment of new criteria for potential candidates switching to satisfy even those who pose no danger to public safety, have a clean record in prison, and have been convicted in out of date laws. The Department of Justice has raised awareness about applying switching to ensure that each federal prisoner who believe are worthy of this second invaluable opportunity have the opportunity to ask for it.

Emphasizing the responsibility that brings a switchover, the President wrote a letter to each of the 22 people who received clemency today, recognizing its potential to overcome the mistakes they made and encourage them to make good decisions moving forward.

While today´s announcement represents a major advance, there is more work to delante.La Administration will continue to work to thoroughly review all requests for clemencia.Y while switching is an important tool for those seeking justice and equity in our criminal justice system, it is almost always an option of last resort, which comes after a long trial and years behind bars. That is why President Obama is committed to working with Democrats and Republicans in sensible to our criminal justice system aimed give judges greater discretion over mandatory minimum sentencing reforms. As the Department of Justice has pointed out, sometimes mandatory minimum sentences have resulted in more severe penalties for nonviolent drug offenders that many violent offenders and are not necessary for processing at this level.

Now, a major reform became law. In 2010, the President signed the Fair Sentencing Act, which reduced the disparity in the amounts of powder cocaine and crack need for the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences. The President is encouraged by the bipartisan support for improving our criminal justice system, including the promise of legislation to implement front-end changes in sentencing.It also supports bipartisan efforts to provide back-end support through education and work better training for those currently incarcerated and reforming our juvenile justice system to build on the significant reductions in the number Youth held in secure facilities.

Ensuring fairness in our criminal justice system will require ongoing efforts to invest in the types of programs that help prevent individuals turning to crime, such as education and employment, as well as changes in our sentencing laws to ensure that the punishment really fit the crime. As we work to make those improvements, the President will continue to use its authority leniency in certain cases where justice, fairness and proportionality so require, and give eligible and worthy people who have paid their debt to society the opportunity contribute in the sense ways. [7]


People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015


Tips to Prevent Data Theft in MONTEZUMA COLORADO

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.



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If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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