Briefs, March 15, 2014

Law clinic set to assist with divorces

The Pro Bono Project of Mesa County will host a Family Law Clinic from 1–4 p.m. March 27 to provide assistance with completing the paperwork for a divorce action.

The clinic is intended for people with or without children who are filing without an attorney. All forms will be provided.

Cost is $20 and preregistration is required. Call 424-5748 for information and to register.

Federal officials schedule spring burns


Federal fire officials from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit are planning multiple springtime prescribed burns in Mesa and Garfield counties to reduce fuel loads that have accumulated in areas vulnerable to wildfire. 

■ A follow up to last spring’s successful prescribed burn will take place in the Palisade Watershed, high on the slopes of the Grand Mesa to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire. The prescribed fire is planned 6 miles east of Palisade on the Town of Palisade managed land, burning approximately 200 acres. 

■ The Lapham prescribed burn will be about 285 acres of oak brush on Bureau of Land Management public lands approximately 16 miles north of Fruita in Garfield County.

■ The Nick/Bald Mountain prescribed burn is a 978 project south of Molina, scheduled to burn 422 acres of U.S. Forest Service and 555 acres of BLM managed lands to enhance habitat for mule deer and elk along with reducing natural fuels in the area.

■ The Blackridge 77 acres prescribed burn is in McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area managed by the BLM, on the north end of Glade Park adjacent to a 2010 prescribed burn. 

For more information, contact Lathan Johnson, (970) 244-3120.

Tipton accepting student artworks


Congressman Scott Tipton’s office is accepting submissions for the 3rd District Congressional Art Competition for students in grades 9 through 12 who attend school or are home-schooled in the 3rd District. Submission deadline is April 11.

All submitted artwork will be on display April 14–25, with a reception at 6 p.m. April 25 at the Colorado Mesa University Fine Arts Building. Contest rules and regulations are posted at

For information call 719-587-5105, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Art program seeking sculptures


The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is seeking high quality sculptures for the seventh annual 2 Rivers Public Art Program in Glenwood Springs. More information is available at

‘March Madness’ exhibit on display


A “March Madness” exhibit will be on display through Friday, March 28, at the Veterans Art Center, 307 S. 12th St.

The exhibit’s People’s Choice Award winners are:

■ Best Artist: Jack O’Connor

■ Best Veteran Art: “Buffalo Spirit,” by O’Connor; second place, “Country Road,” by Ronnie Lafield

■ Best Family Art: “Pillows,” by Carol Thomas; second place tie, “Mom, Baby and Friend,” by Jaeda Clark and “Turtle Camp,” by Shelby Clark.

■ Best Theme representation: “Stagecoach,” by Lafield; second place tie, “Beyond Surreal III,” by Patrick Metoyer and “Police Truck,” by Gordon Schmidt.

Call 462-3126 or go to for information.


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