Preliminary hearing for Marie Jensen is June 8
A preliminary hearing for Marie Jensen, who is accused of growing and selling marijuana from her Ninth Street house, is scheduled for 10 a.m. June 8.
Jensen, represented by her lawyer Kris Hammond, appeared Wednesday before Judge James Garrecht at the Routt County Justice Center to request a preliminary hearing in the case.
Jensen faces charges including a Class 3 felony, which entitles her to a preliminary hearing. A hearing for Jensen's trust, charged separately with cultivation, will follow on June 8, but because the charge against the trust is Class 4, there will be no preliminary hearing, said Erick Knaus, attorney for the trust.
Jensen's trust owns the home where marijuana was allegedly grown.
A felony summons was issued Feb. 24 for Jensen, in connection with the marijuana operation discovered Feb. 7. Investigators said they seized 48 marijuana plants and about 8 pounds of dried and processed marijuana from the home.
Jensen reportedly has a medical marijuana license, but investigators say she was in possession of more marijuana than allowed by law.
Taste of South Routt scheduled for June 27
Despite concerns about the event's survival in the face of limited volunteer participation, the 12th annual Taste of South Routt is on and scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. June 27 in Oak Creek's Decker Park. Vendor applications are available at Bonfiglio Drug in Oak Creek and Montgomery's General Merchandise in Yampa. The deadline for applications is May 31. Volunteers are needed and appreciated to help plan and run the event. For more information, or if you would like to help out this year, call Julie at 970-736-2323.
Green building workshop Friday at Centennial Hall
Realtors and appraisers seeking more information about green building are invited to attend a free seminar on ENERGY STAR homes, good for four hours of free continuing education credits, from 8 a.m. to noon Friday in Centennial Hall on 10th Street. Todd Gamboa of ENERGY STAR will lead the workshop. Understanding a house as an energy system will be among the topics. Call Angela Ashby at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Totally Kids swim lesson registrations due Friday
Registrations are due Friday for Totally Kids swim lessons in Craig. The swim lessons run from June 8 to 19 in Craig. Transportation is provided. Registration forms can be picked up and turned in at Hayden Valley Elementary School. Call Donna at 276-4213 for more information.