Illegal Operations Busted
The Grand County Drug Task Force (DTF) executed search warrants on two residences in Grand County today. Both locations have been identified as being related to the production and illegal distribution of controlled substances. These search warrants were the result of an investigative effort by the DTF and the Granby Police Department (GPD) that culminated in the seizure of a large volume of evidence. The takedown of illegal operations of this size is beneficial to both the community and legitimate marijuana business that go through the appropriate legal channels to be able to produce, market, and sell legal marijuana. “We would like to thank the citizens in Granby and Grand County for providing assistance with the investigation. We understand that illegal production and sales undermines Colorado’s legitimate industries as well as being outright defiant to the population who asked for the legalization of marijuana.” – GPD Chief James Kraker.
Several individuals were detained and interviewed. More available online as released.
The Heat is on this weekend!
Impaired drivers are the target for this weekend’s Heat Is On activities. Keeping Colorado highways safe from drunk drivers is always a top priority of the Colorado State Patrol(CSP), especially during holiday weekends. Along with local law enforcement partners across Colorado, CSP is committed to reducing crashes and related injuries and fatalities. Sobriety checkpoints should be expected this weekend.
The CSP hopes that drivers will always choose designated drivers, alternative transportation and watch out for friends and family who should not be driving. Dial *CSP (*277) from your mobile phone to report an impaired driver.
Habitat for Humanity appoints Executive Director
Habitat for Humanity – Grand County (HFH-GC) announced the appointment of Jodi Griesch as Executive Director. Ms. Griesch is a 19 year resident of Grand County. She has provided bookkeeping services for several local construction related businesses and non-profit organizations. She assumed her new duties on March 1 and will focus on community outreach, fund-raising and volunteer recruitment for HFH-GC.
In May, HFH-GC will begin construction on it’s 13th house in Grand County. HFH is currently accepting applications for Grand County residents interested in housing provided by HFH. Residents selected for HFH homes must meet HFH homeownership requirements and be willing to invest several hundred hours of “sweat equity” by working on the construction of the house, alongside HFH volunteers. Interested prospective homeowners and volunteers can contact HFH-GC at (970) 887-9138 or email: email@example.com To learn more, visit: habitatgrandcounty.org.
Vail Resorts to increase minimum employee wages
Vail Resorts announced that they will increase minimum wages paid at US resorts. Vail Resorts CEO, Rob Katz, estimated a savings of about $40 million in 2018 as a result of the new US tax laws, allowing the company to increase their minimum wage from $11 per hour to $12.25 per hour. Katz stated the “investment in wages is critical” in an era of low unemployment and rising prices.
Additionally, the Vail Resorts Board of Directors recently approved an increase in the quarterly dividend paid to shareholders. That dividend will be $1.47 per share, which is up from $1.053 per share, beginning with the dividend payable on April 11 to those who hold stock as of March 27.
CDOT working to recover from Ransomware Attacks
Several weeks ago, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) experienced two separate Ransomware attacks, and the department is still working toward recovery. The hackers are holding files hostage, asking for Bitcoin as ransom. CDOT has engaged services of the FBI and other agencies and security consultants to determine the location of the attackers.
The attacks did not affect CDOT employees or the cotrip.org website, but contract workers are unable to work until the system is restored.The last day the impacted contract workers worked was February 21.
The investigation and restoration efforts are ongoing. Meanwhile, it is otherwise “business as usual” at CDOT.
Search Warrants Executed at two Grand County Residences
The Grand County Drug Task Force (DTF) executed search warrants on two residences in Grand County Wednesday. Both locations were identified as being related to the production and illegal distribution of controlled substances.
The search warrants were the result of an investigative effort by the DTF and the Granby Police Department (GPD) that culminated in the seizure of a large volume of evidence. Several individuals were detained and interviewed.
“We would like to thank the citizens in Granby and Grand County for providing assistance with the investigation. We understand that illegal production and sales undermines Colorado’s legitimate industries as well as being outright defiant to the population who asked for the legalization of marijuana,” said GPD Chief James Kraker.
FVHA Squirts head to State this weekend
After winning the State Semi-Finals last weekend, the Squirts hit the road again this weekend for State Championships in Denver. Our community could not be more proud of this team and we wish them the very best as they compete to bring home their first State title. Go squirts!