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Colorado’s Ascent Capital Group undergoes CEO change – Denver Business Journal

Ascent Capital Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ASCMA) announced Thursday that its CEO has stepped down and a replacement has been named.William Fitzgerald, who has been with the Greenwood Village-based home security systems provider for 18 years, will be replaced by William Niles. Niles has since 2008 serves as executive vice president and general counsel and secretary at Ascent."Bill and I have been partners together at Ascent for nearly 18 years and I have tremendous respect for him and all he has provided the company during that time,” said William Fitzgerald, Chairman of Ascent Capital Group. “I’m confident he will serve us very well in his new capacity as CEO.”Niles also served as director of Dallas-based Monitronics Inc. (MONI) Smart Security since its 2013 acquisition by Ascent Capital Group.Fitzgerald will continue in his role as chairman of the board.Ascent Capital Group Inc. is a spinoff of John Malone’s Liberty Media empire.2018 Largest Denver-Area Social and Digital Media Marketi…

San Benito man accused of stealing thousands from Los Fresnos dentist

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said investigators arrested Francisco Hernandez-Limon on Wednesday on Rio Hondo Independent School District property.According to the district’s website, Hernandez-Limon worked as a bookkeeper.The allegations, however, stem from when Hernandez-Limon worked at Los Fresnos Family Dentistry.In June 2016, Lucio said that office’s owner contacted him to file a report about $48,000 that was missing from the books.Investigators later discovered a total of $308,000 that was missing and accuse Hernandez-Limon of stealing it through various methods.“He found different means to go ahead and take money,” Lucio said at a Thursday news conference.Hernandez-Limon took cash from Los Fresnos Family Dentistry, forged checks, used the company credit card to charge personal items and gave himself unauthorized bonuses, Lucio explained.“It didn’t happen overnight,” Lucio said of the allegations.As far as recovering the stolen money, Lucio said a court may take up restituti…

Girl Scout makes scrapbooks for seniors

She watched her grandmother struggle with lung cancer and saw how she cherished a scrapbook she made for her.When Hannah Heilman, a junior at Greenwood Community High School, was pursuing a project idea to earn the coveted and highest award in Girl Scouts, she decided to make scrapbooks for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients at Greenwood Village South. She presented the residents with their scrapbooks in February.She spent nearly 150 hours piecing together the books for 15 residents and put in extra pages for them and their families to fill in their own memories.Anything the residents did in their lives was eligible for the scrapbook, and Heilman worked with each of the families to figure out what should be included. Family members provided written descriptions of memorable things they had done, such as taking vacations, favorite hobbies and favorite foods.Hannah Heilman, a junior at Greenwood Community High School, goes over the scrapbook she made with Rose Martlage-Henneke, a residen…

What is Colorado State looking for in its next men’s basketball head coach?

Athletic director Joe Parker said he will use a search firm to find Larry Eustachy’s replacement and hopes to make hire within 30 daysFORT COLLINS — Larry Eustachy’s career at Colorado State didn’t end well, but it doesn’t seem to have negatively affected the way potential replacements are viewing the job."What I’m encouraged by is the outreach that we’ve seen and the number of people who have expressed interest in this job is, not overwhelming, but it illustrates to me we have a very good opportunity," CSU athletic director Joe Parker said Friday as he discussed the end of Eustachy’s time in Fort Collins before looking ahead to the future.Parker said he’d like to make the hire within 30 days, that he will use a search firm and will take advice from a small advisory committee, although he’s not sure yet just how much that committee will be involved in the process.Eustachy was one of the 10 highest-paid coaches in the Group of Five conferences, set to make more than $1 millio…

Colorado sweeps UCLA behind Collier’s 19 points

BOULDER, Colo. — Dominique Collier celebrated Senior Day with a season-high 19 points and Colorado beat UCLA 80-76 Sunday for its first-ever season sweep of the Bruins.Colorado (16-13, 8-9 Pac-12) took a nine-point lead into the locker room at halftime but came out cold in the second half, missed 14 of 18 shots and watched the Bruins (19-10, 10-7) roar back behind Aaron Holiday (21 points) and Kris Wilkes, who finished with 20 points.UCLA went ahead 56-54 on Alex Olesinski’s basket with 8:41 remaining, but the Bruins wouldn’t score again until Wilkes’ jam with just under four minutes left after the Buffaloes had surged to a 71-57 lead.The Bruins had one last run left in them and cut Colorado’s lead to 77-73 on Holiday’s layup with 40 seconds left. Holiday sank a deep 3 to make it 80-76 with 15 seconds left.George King added 16 points for Colorado and Lucas Siewert had 15.Both teams sank 14 3-pointers, the Bruins in 31 attempts and the Buffs in 30. Namon Wright’s 3 at the buzzer gave C…

Spight scores 40 as Northern Colorado thumps Southern Utah 97-80

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Andre Spight had 40 points and Anthony Johnson added 25 as Northern Colorado completed its home schedule with a 97-80 win over Southern Utah on Saturday night.The Bears were slow getting started, taking their first lead 16-14 after a Spight layup with 8:01 remaining in the first half. They never trailed again, taking a 38-33 lead into the break. They pushed their advantage to 58-43 following a Kai Edward’s layup at the 14:15 mark. Northern Colorado (18-10, 9-6), which is in fifth place in the Big Sky Conference standings, maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way.Spight was just one point short of his career high, hitting 12 of 25 field-goal attempts and making 13 of 15 from the line. He also dished out six assists with four steals. Johnson drained 5 of 9 from long range. Jordan Davis added 11 points.Southern Utah’s James McGee moved to No. 6 on SUU’s all-time scoring list. The Thunderbird senior has totaled 1,253 points in his career with his 17 scored …

The Sacramento Dentistry Group Talks Benefits Between Interdental Brushes and Floss

Sacramento, CA, February 9, 2018 (Newswire.com) – Patients often ask whether they should use dental floss or interdental brushes for oral hygiene. The problem with this question is that these two different tools are not mutually exclusive — if a person uses one, they can still use the other. For the best oral health, the dentists at the Sacramento Dentistry Group recommend that their patients use both, as needed and according to their preferences.Looking at the ResearchFirst, a study presented by the respected Cochrane Review concluded that interdental brushes and dental floss produce very similar results, when used in conjunction with toothbrushes, for cleaning the teeth. They are essentially equally effective at preventing gum disease. Unfortunately, none of the studies considered researched the effect of using both interdental brushes and dental floss. From the perspective of the practicing dentist or dental hygienist, this is the ideal practice.Whether they start with floss and en…