Blotter, July 6, 2013

Fire threatens 20 homes

A fire burning about 30 miles southeast of Montrose has remained stable since Thursday and still was 40 percent contained Friday, according to fire managers.

The East Fork Fire was burning Friday on 447 acres and threatening 20 homes, 15 commercial properties and five outbuildings, according to the Ouray Ranger District.

Fire personnel were reduced from 218 Thursday to 174 personnel Friday.

Fire activity continues to be light, but the most difficult part of managing the fire is steep terrain with large amounts of dead timber, the district said in a press release.

The Big and Little Cimarron Creek roads and Road 864 are being used by crews to access the fire. Livestock may be moved along some roads.

Drivers are urged to drive with care on any of these roads.


According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ A man grabbed a woman’s throat June 21 in the 400 block of JoAllan Court.

■ Jeffrey Shaw, 45, received a summons June 27 on suspicion of theft of $100 from a person in the 2500 block of Rimrock Avenue.

■ Chad Boyd, 49, received a summons Thursday on suspicion of attempting to fight with an officer.


According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department:

■ Deputies responded to a report of a peacock attacking a cat Wednesday in the 13300 block of Marine Road.

■ Deputies received information that a wanted person was in the 1300 block of Anderson Road, but the person could not be found Wednesday.


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