Briefs, June 16, 2013

Dominguez-Escalante meeting Monday

An open house will be Monday in the Colorado Mesa University Center to discuss the draft resource management plan for Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area.

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on the plan for the area, which encompasses 210,000 acres of lands in Mesa, Delta and Montrose counties.

BLM staff will be on hand to help answer questions and provide instructions on how to make comments.

A second open house will be Wednesday in the Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta.

Both open houses will run between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.




Speedway heroes event continues today


The Grand Junction Motor Speedway is hosting the third-annual Kart Racing for Heroes event this weekend.

The event honors members of the armed services and first responders who deal with accidents on the state’s roadways, and highlights the prevention of impaired driving.

It is organized by Craig Mansfield, who lost his son, Air Force Senior Airman Kristopher Mansfield, to a drunken driver eight years ago.

The event began on Saturday with a 10-person relay race that included local first responders and law enforcement.

It continues today with a 7 a .m. Father’s Day breakfast that is open to the public, and more kart racing by members of the Colorado Junior Kart Club and the Grand Junction Kart Club.

The speedway is at 30021 N. Interstate 70 Frontage Road.


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