Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Financial Literacy Program

AG Coffman Announces New Financial Literacy Program for Colorado Kids

More than 3,300 elementary students from 61 Colorado elementary schools have already participated in the online MoneyWiser program

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman today announced the statewide launch of a new kid’s financial literacy initiative, Colorado MoneyWiser. This interactive, web-based financial education program will bring critical financial education to elementary school students across Colorado.

“I want every child in our State to have the skills they need to confidently navigate the increasingly complex financial world we live in,” said Attorney General Coffman. “Providing young people an early financial education fosters individual responsibility and lays a solid foundation for success in life.”

The Attorney General’s Office is partnering with EverFi, Inc., a leading education technology company, to provide this financial management program to local students at no cost to schools. Colorado MoneyWiser uses the latest in simulation and gaming technologies to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation.

According to an EverFi survey, Understanding Family Financial Wellness, research shows that while most parents agree that talking to their kids about money is important, only 43% of parents feel that they are well prepared to have those conversations. These statistics support the need for financial education in a school setting, where all students have an equal opportunity to learn essential financial skills. Colorado MoneyWiser is focused on providing students with the opportunity to develop healthy financial attitudes and behaviors in a fun and engaging way.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Big Pot bust in Genoa

By Will Bublitz

Two local men are facing multiple felony charges after last week’s discovery of a large illegal marijuana operation on their property within the town of Genoa.

Arrested were 44-year-old William Glazier and 29-year-old James Melone. Both are recent residents of the town.

William Glazier

The chain of events that led to the arrest of the two men  began Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 7:25 p.m. when the Lincoln County Dispatch Center received a 911 call about the theft of a black pickup truck in Genoa.

“Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Colpitts and Deputy Ryan Erwin immediately responded to locate the stolen vehicle,” Capt. Michael Yowell said. “While they were en route, our Dispatch Center received multiple calls from Genoa residents that a black pickup was intentionally ramming parked vehicles within the town. Those calls prompted multiple deputies as well as Sheriff Tom Nestor to respond to the scene.”

James Melone
Before the other deputies could arrive, Colpitts and Erwin arrived in Genoa, located the stolen black pickup, pulled it over and detained Glazier who was driving it. Sheriff’s investigators later determined the black pickup was the one that had crashed into the parked vehicles.

Also responding to Genoa was the Hugo Ambulance Service which was dispatched to assist two individuals who had been injured when the parked vehicle they were sitting in had allegedly been struck by the stolen pickup. They were transported to Lincoln Community Hospital in Hugo where they were treated and later released.

“The Sheriff’s Office launched an immediate investigation that ultimately led to Glazier’s arrest on multiple felony charges,” Yowell said. “Glazier was transported to the Lincoln County Jail in Hugo where he is awaiting trial on a $250,000 bond.”