“Weekend Edition” Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 11-13, 2014 Page 5The Chronicle-News Trinidad, Colorado
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. by the
City Council of the City of Trinidad in Council Chambers at City Hall, 135 N. Animas
Street, Trinidad, CO to consider the following proposed ordinance. Any person may
appear before the Trinidad City Council at the time and place stated above to be
heard on said ordinance.
CITY OF TRINIDAD, COLORADO
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF TRINIDAD, COLORADO, AMENDING THE
NUMBER OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA LICENSES
THAT MAY BE ISSUED WITHIN THE CORPORATE
WHEREAS, on March 4, 2014, the Trinidad City Council approved Ordinance
No. 1955 which established regulations and licensing requirements for medical
marijuana businesses; and
WHEREAS, a requirement of the regulations was the acquisition of a conditional
use permit by the applicants to be included with their local license application; and
WHEREAS, there was an unanticipated interest from those who wished to pursue
these licenses realized through the number of conditional use permit applications received by
the City; and
WHEREAS, to encourage free enterprise and to make the process fair to applicants,
City Council wishes to amend Ordinance No. 1955 to allow for the processing of additional
licenses beyond the original five identified in said ordinance.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF TRINIDAD, COLORADO, that Article 11, Chapter 14, Section 14-202, License
Required, is hereby repealed and re-enacted in its entirety as follows:
14-202. License Required.
It is unlawful for any person to own or operate a medical marijuana business,
as that term is defined in this ordinance, without first obtaining a license as provided in
this article. The following three types of business operations as defined in the Colorado
Medical Marijuana Code C.R.S. 12-43.3-101 et seq. may be licensed hereunder: Medical
marijuana centers and medical marijuana-infused products manufacturing and optional
premises cultivation operation. All applications for conditional use permits received by
the City Planning Department by 5:00 p.m. on March 28, 2014, for the purpose of licensure
under this Article, and which are ultimately approved by the Planning, Zoning and Variance
Commission, may be considered by the local authority for a medical marijuana business
license. Thereafter, no additional applications for medical marijuana centers shall be
received or acted upon by the local authority.
INTRODUCED BY COUNCILMEMBERS BOLTON/MILES, READ AND
ORDERED PUBLISHED, this 8th day of April, 2014.
FINALLY PASSED AND APPROVED this _____ day of ______________, 2014.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE the _____ day of
JOSEPH A. REORDA, Mayor
AUDRA GARRETT, City Clerk
PUBLISHED: April 11, 2014 53061
134 W. Main St. Suite 31
Trinidad, CO 81082
EDWARD JONES FINANCIAL FOCUS
This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward
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Prepare for Health Care Costs in Retirement
As you save and invest for retirement, what
are your ultimate goals? Do you plan on
traveling the world? Purchasing a vacation
home? Pursuing your hobbies? People
often think and plan for these costs. Yet,
too often, many of us overlook what
potentially could be a major expense
during our retirement years: health care.
By preparing for these costs, you can help
yourself enjoy the retirement lifestyle
Many of us may ignore the impact of health
care costs because we just assume
Medicare will pay for everything. But
that’s not the case. In estimating health
that $4,000 to $6,000 per year per person
for traditional medical expenses is a good
starting point, although the amount varies
not include the costs of long-term care,
which can be considerable. To illustrate:
The national average for home health aide
services is nearly $45,000 per year, and a
private room in a nursing home is nearly
$84,000 per year, according to a recent
So what can you do to help cope with these
costs? Here are a few suggestions:
what your out-of-pocket health care costs
might be, based on your health, your age at
retirement, whatever supplemental
insurance you may carry and other factors.
in your life, but try to identify, as closely
as possible, the age at which you plan to
retire. This will help you spot any
coverage gaps before you become eligible
for Medicare at age 65. Also, be aware of
the seven-month window for enrolling in
Medicare, beginning three months before
your 65th birthday.
companies offer some other parts to
Medicare, including Part D, which cov-
ers prescription drugs; Medigap, which
covers gaps in Parts A and B (in-hospital
expenses, doctor services, outpatient care
and some preventive services); and Part C
(also known as Medicare Advantage, which
is designed to replace Parts A, B, Medigap
and, potentially, part D). You have several
options for Part D, Medigap and Medicare
Advantage, each with varying coverage
your needs. (To learn more about Medicare
and supplemental insurance, go to www.
meet long-term care costs, you could self-
insure or purchase insurance coverage. To
learn about long-term care insurance
Health care costs typically rise as you
move further into retirement, so make sure
that a reasonable portion of your assets is
allocated to investments with the potential
for both growth and rising income.
you were to become incapacitated, you
might be unable to make health care
decisions — and these decisions may affect
not only your quality of life but also your
Talk to your legal advisor about establish-
ing a health care directive, which allows
you to name someone to make choices on
Health care costs during your retirement
may be unavoidable. But by anticipat-
ing these costs, you can put yourself in a
position to deal with them — and that’s a
healthy place to be.
By Mike Salbato
Special to The Chronicle-News
Following a difficult trip to Nebraska
this past weekend, during which the Tro-
jans dropped two games to Western Ne-
braska and split with McCook Community
College, the Trinidad State Junior College
women’s softball team returned home to
host 18th-ranked Otero Junior
College on Tuesday afternoon.
The Trojans came away with a
split, winning the first game,
10-8, and falling in the night-
In the first game, Trini-
dad jumped out to a 3-1 lead
off RBIs from Joni Davenport
and Brooke Stevens. TSJC
extended its lead to 7-2 head-
ing into the fifth inning, when
Otero mounted a comeback.
The Lady Trojans held off the
rally and came away with the
huge 10-8 win over the Lady
Rattlers. Freshmen pitcher
Victoria Gonzales went the
distance, throwing seven in-
nings and allowing nine hits.
Davenport and Stevens each
had four RBIs in the contest.
The second game was all
Otero from the start, however,
as the team jumped out to an
early 6-0 lead. Trinidad got a
couple of rallies started but
could not supply the big hits
when they needed them, ulti-
mately falling by a score of 9-4.
Macie Christian and Deanna
Montano each had a home run
to pace the Trojans, while Ste-
vens and Tonya Trujillo each
doubled in the game.
Trinidad is now 7-11 in Re-
gion IX play and 12-16 overall.
The Trojans will travel to Col-
by, Kansas this weekend for
the Allen Wolfe Tournament.
The Lady Trojans will play
five games over the weekend,
including a game against the
seventh-ranked team in the na-
tion, Butler Community Col-
lege. TSJC’s next home stand
will be April 23 against Adams
State University JV at 3 p.m.
and 5 p.m. at Southside Park.
Lady Trojans split two
games against Otero
Photo courtesy of Matt Young
Victoria Gonzales delivers a strike in her win against the Otero
Lady Rattlers on Tuesday.