April 3rd - Attempted Suicide At LCDC...
Detention Center reported another thwarted suicide
by hanging on Monday, April 1st, at approximately
7:50 P.M. in a housing area reserved for those who
have been determined to be emotionally unstable or
with special needs.
inmates intervened, held the suicidal inmate up to
relieve the pressure and called for help. When the
deputies arrived, the inmate was taken down.
He then became uncooperative with the deputies for
stopping his attempt. He was treated by
medical and transferred to the observation cell in
booking. He was scheduled to be evaluated by counseling
sometime on Tuesday. Thirty five inmates were in the
three housing pods being staffed by one deputy.
The inmate is
being held for Manufacture, Distribution or
Possession of a Controlled Substance, Obstruction,
and Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft.
At the same
time, a medical emergency in another pod brought
the inmate and deputy to Poudre Valley Hospital
for non life threatening illness.
Alderden has said that he will award the two
inmates a Character First Certificate for
Alertness, being aware of what is taking place
around me so I can have the right responses.
April 2nd - Full Pink Moon...
across the area were lit this morning by the
pre-dawn light of the Full Pink Moon. The full
Moon officially occurs at 11:15AM MST this
The name Pink Moon came from the herb moss pink, or
wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of
Other names for this month's celestial body include
the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes
the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam
upstream to spawn.
April 1st - Photo Of The Week...
This week's photo shows a male Cassin's Finch courting a prospective female mate near a feeder outside of
Storm Mountain News on Friday morning.
The Cassin's Finch (Carpodacus cassinii) is a medium-sized finch. Adults have a short forked brown tail and brown wings. They have a longer bill than the Purple Finch
(Carpodacus purpureus). Adult males are raspberry red on the head, breast, back and rump; their back and under-tail are streaked. Adult females have light brown upper-parts and light under-parts with brown streaks throughout. Their facial markings are less distinct than those of the female Purple Finch.
Cassin's Finch shows a slightly larger, chunkier body than similar finches, and has a larger head. This species has a shorter, deeply notched tail and often appears to have a peaked crown. The slightly longer bill is heavy and conical with nearly straight
Cassin's Finch breeds from southwestern Canada south to southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico and often visits lowlands during winter. Preferred habitats include open conifer stands at high elevations such as those found here in Colorado.
March 29th - Spring Snow Blankets Area...
A potent Spring weather system is currently dropping
moderate to heavy snow across the front range foothills including the
Drake, Glen Haven and Storm Mountain areas.
As of 5am, 3 to 6 inches of
overnight accumulation and snowfall rates of 1/2
to 1 inch per hour were being reported. Area roads are
currently reported as snow-packed and slushy.
Residents are advised to use
extreme caution if traveling today and to allow
plenty of extra time to reach your destination.
Snow is expected to continue
through tomorrow with heavier amounts west of
I-25. Snowfall may intensify this afternoon
particularly in the higher elevations.
No official weather watches or
warnings are currently in effect for our immediate