President Obama commuted the prison sentences of eight people who were convicted of drug-related crimes Wednesday, in a move that also saw 12 presidential pardons issued, for offenses ranging from theft to running an illegal distillery.
Half of the eight whose sentences were commuted had been sentenced to life imprisonment.
Citing "unduly harsh sentences issued for drug offenses under an outdated sentencing regime," a White House official said Wednesday that all eight of those who were punished for drug offenses "would receive a substantially lower sentence today."
St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction has a new helicopter in service.
Flight staff say the Eurocopter AS 350 B3, also known as the AStar, is smaller and faster than the old helicopter. That aircraft has been sold and is now flying around Saudi Arabia doing medical transport.
KVNF's Laura Palmisano spoke to Tom Feller about the AStar. He's a flight nurse for St. Mary's CareFlight.
CDOT said the purpose of the meeting is to get feedback on how to improve local and regional transit. The information from the meeting will be included in the department’s statewide transit plan, according to CDOT.
One of agency’s newer programs, set to launch early next year, is a bus service to connect the Front Range to the Western Slope.