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Colorado To Vote On Assisted Suicide

Assisted SuicideThe measure that would allow terminally ill patients in Colorado, to acquire medication to assist with their death, has received the required amount of signatures to reach the November ballot. The “aid in dying” measure would change state law to Continue reading

Learn How To Prevent Suicide

SUICIDE PREVENTIONA suicide prevention seminar will take place next week in Moffat County. Moffat County United Way in conjunction with “Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide” will be hosting the event at the Clarion Inn and Suites in Craig next Tuesday from 6 to 7:30. Participants will learn how to recognize warning signs Continue reading

Program To Prevent Gun Suicides In CO

SUICIDE PREVENTIONThe Gun Shop Project is underway in Colorado. The multi-state Gun Shop Project in Colorado is a state-funded pilot program in which gun sellers and firing range operators in five western Colorado counties help raise awareness about suicide.  The purpose of the project is to help firearm sellers spot potentially Continue reading

New Goal For CO Zero Suicides

SUICIDE PREVENTIONA new bill in the Colorado legislature aims to cut down on the number of suicides occurring in the state.  In 2014, more than 1,000 people took their own lives. Sen. Linda Newell a representative out of South Metro Denver, is sponsoring the zero suicide bill which would promote new suicide Continue reading

Identity Of Dead Inmate Released

CATHERINE ROWELL B160034The identity of the inmate that was found dead in her cell at the Rio Blanco Detention Center in Meeker has been released. It is believed that 55 year old Catherine Ann Rowell committed suicide in her cell Monday afternoon. Officers were unsuccessful in their attempt to revive Rowell using CPR.  Rowell was booked into the detention center late last Continue reading

Inmate Dies In Meeker Jail

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3A woman who was being held in the Rio Blanco County Detention Center in Meeker was found dead from a suspected suicide Monday afternoon. Detention deputies and medical staff were unsuccessful in an effort to revive the inmate with CPR. The woman whose identity has not Continue reading

Dems to Again Push Right to Die Bill

DEMOCRAT-2-300Colorado Democrats will try again next year to give terminally ill patients the option to end their lives with doctor-prescribed medication. A similar proposal last session failed. But supporters of the idea are hoping they’ll have momentum after California’s governor signed right-to-die legislation this week. Other states Continue reading