January 20th - 71 New Sex Offenders Registered In
2005, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive
Unit registered 71 new sex offenders compared to
the 36 in 2004.
Fugitive Unit filed criminal charges on 17
offenders for failure to register and investigated
more than 50 offenders for suspicion of failure to
fulfill requirements of sex offender registration.
Larimer County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) is required
to register all offenders that are in the Larimer
County Detention Center and to conduct address
verifications on new and previous registrants.
Unit continuously monitors and tracks the 149
registered sex offenders living in unincorporated
began posting certain sex offenders on the
internet in 2005. Currently the sheriff's
office must update information on 83 offenders on
A cold front and
storm system has brought seasonal conditions back
to the northern Colorado area, with high
temperatures today expected in the 30's.
Yesterday's high was in the 60's.
Snow came along
with the cold in the form of light flurries across
the immediate Storm Mountain area. Heavier snows
are falling to the west with accumulations in
excess of 15 inches expected in some mountain
This snowfall is
badly needed across the front range to help with
the dangerous fire conditions. Our snowiest months
traditionally, March and April, are yet to come.
Precipitation during these two months will be key
in setting the tone for this year's fire season.
to this article
laden runoff pouring into
National Forest stream in 2005
concern over exposure to arsenic and other toxic
chemicals is still a major and growing concern for
area residents and physicians. Numerous
undiagnosed medical problems are suspected to be
linked to these chemicals.
confirmed source of the arsenic and other toxic
chemicals is a solution being called Mag-chloride.
This solution, which is actually a mixture
containing other undisclosed chemicals, was
confirmed by independent testing to result in high
amounts of arsenic, barium and chromium in the
runoff from treated roadways.
source of arsenic may possibly be fire retardant
dropped over wildfires, commonly known as slurry.
of undiagnosed illness, primarily in young
children, has increased dramatically since the use
of the Mag-chloride mixture as dust control began.
The majority of these undiagnosed cases are in
people residing on or near treated roadways. In
2005, a dog which had been exposed to the runoff
from FDR 128 was confirmed to have high levels of
arsenic in both the liver and kidneys.
officials continue to claim the chemicals are safe
and cite test results of mag-chloride. However
these tests were done on the use of medical grade
Magnesium chloride as a dietary supplement. There
are no tests known to have ever been done on the
Mag-chloride mixture being used, nor does anyone
really know what the mixture actually contains, as
the full composition is being withheld from the
public on the grounds of proprietary rights.
the county, state and federal authorities continue
to dispute the arsenic issue, apparently closing
their eyes to the facts, area pharmacies and
physicians are being asked to look for and report
any signs of arsenic exposure immediately. This is
a difficult task as arsenic poisoning mimics many
other medical conditions.
presence of arsenic and other toxic chemicals was
first brought to the public's attention in 2004,
when a Storm Mountain resident had sludge from
runoff of a treated road tested, after numerous
trees on his property in the path of the runoff
began dying. The sludge was confirmed to have an
arsenic level 22,400 times the EPA standard for
drinking water, as well as dangerously high
amounts of barium and chromium.
independent presentation on the known facts is
available via the link provided below.
variety of activities will be featured in this
year’s celebration of Martin Luther King Day.
The celebration will be held at 7 p.m., Monday,
Jan. 16 at the Robert Price Auditorium at Thompson
Valley High School, 1669 Eagle Dr., Loveland.
storyteller, Katy Little, will contribute an
original story to Loveland’s 2006 Martin Luther
King Day Celebration. The Logo Ligi African
Drumming and Dance Troupe, led by master drummer
and dancer Maputo Mensah, will bring energy to the
Roberta Price Auditorium stage. A Rosa Parks
video, excerpted from: Mighty
Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks will be
shown. Popular columnist and local Loveland
resident, Jim Willard, will emcee and a social
hour with cake and cocoa following the program.
This year’s event will be Loveland’s 17th
Martin Luther King Day Celebration.
theme is “Rise Up! You are the Dream”,
encouraging participants to use the celebration of
Dr. King’s birthday to reflect on the important
role service has in meeting community needs.
Non-profit organizations will be at the event to
share information and provide volunteer
is free; however a repository will be set up to
accept voluntary contributions for the Loveland
House of Neighborly Services. Clothing,
especially winter clothes, is needed at this time.
The Loveland Public Library will feature a MLK Day
display during the month of January.