Briefs, July 19, 2012

Forest partners schedule public meeting

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests will host a public meeting from 3–5 p.m. July 31, to provide an overview of the newly enacted Colorado Roadless Rule.

Members of the public, Forest partners and Cooperators are invited to attend the meeting at the Friendship Hall at the Montrose Fairgrounds in Montrose, 1001 N. Second St., and to learn more about the rule and its specifications.

Members of the Rocky Mountain Region’s planning team will provide an overview and highlights of key information to help people better understand the Colorado Roadless Rule. After the overview presentation and addressing some of the common questions, there will be an opportunity for “Questions and Answers” from the group.  Forest staff will also be in attendance to help with Forest-specific information.

City employees gather clothes for kids


The city of Grand Junction Employees Association is accepting donations for its 21st annual Clothing Give Away that will take place from 3–8 p.m. Aug. 3 and 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Aug. 4, at the Lincoln Park

The clothing give away is offered by the city employees each year as part of an effort to give back to the community, making clothing available to those in need, at a time for those who need clothing for their children as school begins.

The public is invited donate clean, “gently used” clothing. New, in the package undergarments will also be accepted. Any used undergarments will be thrown away for health safety.  Shoes with life left in them will also be accepted.

Containers for placing the donations, are located on the west side of the Lincoln Park tennis courts from through July 29.

Montrose holds meeting in West End


The Montrose County Commissioners will host a Town Hall meeting in the West End at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Naturita Library, 411 W. Second Ave., in Naturita.

The meeting is an opportunity for West End residents to attend and ask questions, bring issues of concern and talk freely with their County Commissioners.

Group working on fire services study


The Mesa County Fire Chief’s Association is working with Matrix Consulting to complete a fire services study, examining how the fire service currently exists and operates within Mesa County and to make recommendations on system enhancements and changes that are likely to benefit the fire service and citizens in the future.

Public meetings and a final presentation are planned as part of the study:

■ Future System Projections meeting, 7–9 p.m., July 24, Palisade Community Center, 120 W. 8th Street, downstairs

■ Opportunities for Shared Services meeting,  7–9 p.m., Aug. 21, Clifton Fire Station, 3254 F Road

A final presentation of the study results will take place in September, a date and location to be announced.

Call Ken Watkins, president Mesa County Fire Chiefs Association at 244-1400 or 244-1415 for information.

Free ice cream social includes music


The Commons of Hilltop will host an ice cream social from 2:30–4 p.m. Saturday in the facility’s Garden Room, 625 27 1/2 Road.

The event is open to the public and will offer ice cream and music performed by Retrospect. The event is free.

Mom delivers twins along Interstate 80


SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah High Patrol sergeant helped a woman deliver fraternal twins Wednesday in a remote section along Interstate 80 near the Nevada border.

Authorities say the father helped deliver the first baby shortly before 8 a.m. 24 miles from the border. Sgt. Cade Brenchley arrived minutes later and knelt beside the passenger seat to help deliver the second. Police say the couple tied off the umbilical cord with a shoe lace between deliveries.

Highway patrol reports the baby boy and girl were taken by air ambulance and the mother by ground ambulance to a Salt Lake City hospital. Officials say all were doing well when they left the highway, about 100 miles from the nearest hospital.

Teacher admits affair with student, 17


GREELEY — Police say a Greeley school teacher has admitted having a child with a student and is facing sexual assault charges.

Spanish teacher Rhonda Eisenberg was booked into the Weld County jail Tuesday afternoon after police said she admitted to having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.


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