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Kalpana Dangol, an international student who had been attending Colorado State University in Pueblo, died about 5am last Friday morning of tuberculosis at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. According to the State Department of Public Health and Environment, Dangol was from ‚€œa country where tuberculosis was endemic‚€Ě and she probably contracted it there before coming to the U.S. Dangol had not traveled out of the country since February and had been living in Colorado Springs. Dangol was a pre-nursing student at CSUP taking general education courses and was currently classified as a sophomore. She took classes in the fall and spring semesters but did not live on campus. Anyone who had close and sustained contact with the woman will be contacted and tested, including friends and classmates. The last time Dangol was known to be on campus was during finals week, April 30th through May 4th.
Noah Martinez, 21, his juvenile girlfriend, and his cousin, Jacob Martinez, 26, all turned themselves in to authorities at 9:30am on Sunday after returning a borrowed ‚€œget-away‚€Ě car to its rightful owner. All three are suspects in the stabbing spree that took place early Saturday morning at a home in Trinidad. The three reportedly crashed a party at the home of Jason Phillips and Joseph Chedsey Jr. where Noah Martinez allegedly stabbed Phillips to death and stabbed several other guests during an argument. Party guests Jason Duvall, 25, and Jason Shrout, 29, are both in stable condition after being transported to hospitals in Pueblo and Colorado Springs. Evidence found in the car led authorities to believe that the three fled to Pueblo on Saturday following the incident. Both men are being held without bond. The juvenile was taken to Spring Creek Youth Services in Colorado Springs.
U.S. Senator Wayne Allard said yesterday that Majority Leader Harry Reid ‚€œmade a miscalculated decision‚€Ě in setting the Immigration Reform Bill aside last week after proponents did not get enough votes to limit debate and push for a vote on the legislation. Allard said yesterday that he ‚€œcan‚€™t help believe that he couldn‚€™t bring it up for consideration and get it over to the house side because it is an important issue not only to the administration but to many people in this country‚€Ě. Allard said that he has voted for amendments that he believes would make the legislation better. He said that he has not yet decided how he will ultimately vote on the bill because he has serious concerns about how it will impact the budget. Allard did however severely criticize Reid for spending time this week on a no-confidence vote against Attorney General Alberto Gonzales rather than on the immigration legislation.
U.S. Rep. Mark Udall, who represents Colorado‚€™s 2nd Congressional District, has asked congressional investigators to review the army‚€™s planning for why it wants to expand the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site. Udall, the only Colorado lawmaker on the House Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to the General Accountability Office yesterday, asking it to review the army‚€™s justifications for expanding Pinon Canyon before Fort Carson officials begin the required environmental study of the expansion later this year. Udall said the Pentagon has not yet justified its request to add 418,000 acres to the training site northeast of Trinidad.
Skyfuel representatives met with local officials and the public in Alamosa over the weekend to continue discussions about the company‚€™s proposed solar facility project for the San Luis Valley. Another player in the solar industry, Skyfuel is continuing its plans to build a 1,000-megawatt solar park in the valley. A facility that size would generate power for more than 300,000 homes. Skyfuel has not yet chose a specific site in the San Luis Valley for the solar park, however, it is certain that it will build in the valley where just about any site would be perfect for solar, according to Skyfuel.