Seen 'n Heard - Oct,
2000 Issue (page 2)
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PALACIOS JOINS WILDERNESS QUEST
(September 10, 2000) Jeff Johnson, Admissions for Wilderness
Quest, FAX: 435-587-3164, announced Ramon Palacios, LCDC was hired as a Substance abuse Counselor. Most recently he was a substance
abuse counselor with Brown Schools in Texas. Palacios will be working with students in the field and assist in facilitating the 3-day
Family Workshop at the end of the programs 42-day wilderness experience.
JASON YORK NEW ASPEN DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
(September 11, 2000) Kreg Gillman at Aspen Ranch and Gil Hallows at Aspen Achievement Academy, in Loa, Utah, 435-836-2472,
announced Interim Director of Admissions Jason York has had the “interim” removed from his title and now is the Director of Admissions
for the two programs.
CEDU SOLUTIONS FOR RUBY CREEK ROAD
(September 12, 2000) Julia Andrick, spokesperson for the CEDU Family of Services, Sandpoint, Idaho, 208-265-0607, email@example.com,
announced that CEDU, at a community forum held in September at the Naples Youth Hostel “unveiled a four-part proposal addressing their
neighbors’ concerns involving Ruby Creek Road.” At issue were neighbors’ concerns about the traffic on county roads to CEDU’s Ascent
program and Northwest Academy. The full detailed plan will be presented to the County’s Planning and Zoning Commission on September
25th, and to the County Commissioner on October 2, 2000.
GAGE PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO SEX CHARGES
(September 13, 2000) According to the Nugget
Newspaper in Sisters, Oregon, the Deschuetes County District Attorney Mike Dugan reported “Steve Gage pleaded not guilty on Monday,
September 11 to charges that he had sex with girls in his care when he operated Royal Haven Equestrian Center for Girls.” It was reported
he also pleaded not guilty to “charges of criminal mistreatment for allegedly failing to provide adequate medical care, and charges
of theft and money laundering.” In the article, Gage’s daughter expressed her belief that he was innocent, based partly on knowing
him, and partly on having lived at the program for a time, and partly that “he turned himself in, and did not flee even when he knew
an arrest was imminent.” A three month trial is expected to start in January or February 2001.
DEATH AT OBSIDIAN TRAILS
(September 20, 2000) David Schutt, Lake County District Attorney, Oregon, filed charges of criminally negligent homicide
against Charles Matthew Sharp for the death on the evening of September 18th of an Obsidian Trails youth while the youth was being
restrained. Sharp was arrested and lodged in the Lake County Jail until his bail of $500 was paid by Obsidian Trails. The investigation
continues and an autopsy will be performed. Related stories and comments can be found at Woodbury
Reports Online, in the News & Views Section.
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