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Parachute police and officers from the Garfield County Sheriffs Office will be at Grand Valley High School today and Friday in response to threats made at the school.The police presence is only part of the schools response to notes found on the bathroom walls at the school. The first note, found last Thursday, listed the date May 12.We had another similar note, said Sandy Hanson, the public relations representative for District 16. That note referenced Friday the 13th. Police went to the school Tuesday to investigate the note.There are some strong leads, but its still under investigation, Hansen said.She said the school will be under controlled lockdown today and Friday. That means students will be watched closely during passing periods and will not be allowed in the hallways when they are not supposed to be there.Hanson said there has also been a lot of emphasis on reporting suspicious activity or anything they might hear.Were taking every safety precaution we can, Hanson said. Its being taken very seriously.
When West Glenwood resident Barbara Romero was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis about a year ago, it solved a mystery but created a dilemma.Romero finally knew what was ailing her, but faced the prospect of $10,000 annual bill for an injectable drug that might help her cope with it.I thought, If I have to pay for it myself theres no way I can afford it, said Romero, 57.It turns out that she doesnt have to, thanks to one of three programs provided through Mountain Family Health Center in Glenwood Springs to help address the high cost of prescription drugs.Romero is benefiting from what is called the medication assistance program, which is offered by pharmaceutical companies to patients who qualify based on financial need.This is what we use for the very expensive medications, Dr. Chris Tonozzi, site medical director of Mountain Family in Glenwood, said of the program.Its not uncommon for the program to save patients the kind of money Romero is saving. Tonozzi said in most cases the center charges patients $10 to apply for the program and another $10 every three months to reapply. The fees cover the centers administrative and paperwork costs of administering it.The center operates what in Colorado is designated as an outlet pharmacy. No pharmacist is on site, but one supervises the operation, which maintains a small selection of medicines, such as birth control pills, urgent medications like antibiotics, and drugs for chronic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
The Ross Montessori School Steering Committee divulged plans for its new school Wednesday with plans for a downtown Carbondale location, a new administrator, and modular buildings with room for the schools 142 students.The committee leased 1.5 acres at Fourth and Merrill, on the site of the North Faces old base camp, said spokeswoman Carolyn Fisher. The committee ordered eight classrooms that will be organized around a central all-purpose room. The structure is modular and temporary, but all the rooms will fit under one roof, she said. For a modular, its pretty charming, she said.The building should be delivered by July 1, and constructed by Aug. 1, she said.The site will work fine as a temporary site for the school, said Carbondale Mayor Michael Hassig. Hassig did have some concerns about safety since the site lacks sidewalks and curbs and is located in an area of town that is used heavily by trucks.Fisher said the site will be fenced and is no more dangerous than any other part of downtown Carbondale with regard to traffic.
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