Briefs, March 6, 2014

Man, Palisade police exchange gunfire

A Palisade man was arrested Wednesday night after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, local dispatch received a 911 call minutes before 8 p.m. about a domestic violence incident at 3806 G Road.

Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies and Palisade Police officers responded to the scene, where gunfire happened between an man and law enforcement officials, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. No one was hit or injured by gunfire, though a female victim was checked out at the scene by paramedics.

The man was arrested and taken to the Mesa County Detention Facility. 
Constitution Party nominates candidate


The American Constitution Party made appraiser Steve Henderson its nominee for Mesa County assessor in the party caucus on Tuesday.

Henderson will face Republican Ken Brownlee to replace the current assessor, Barbara Brewer, who is term-limited.

In addition to nominating Henderson, the American Constitution Party endorsed Republican Steve Acquafresca for state House District 55 and an unaffiliated candidate, James “JJ” Fletcher, for House District 54.

The American Constitution Party is considered to be major party on the strength of Tom Tancredo’s performance four years ago as the party’s gubernatorial candidate.  Tancredo is running as a Republican for governor this year.

Silt pet clinic offers discount vaccines


The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and the Rifle Animal Shelter will host a licensing and vaccine clinic from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday at the Divide Creek Animal Hospital, 470 County Road 311, in Silt.

All pet vaccines will be offered at $10 each with special discounting on micro-chipping also available.

Call the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office at 970-945-0453 or 970-665-0200 for more information.

Refuse to be Victim seminar offered


Pureland Security, a division of S.R.I. will present NRA’s Refuse to be Victim Seminar, Free Crime Prevention, Safety Strategy Seminar from 3–6 p.m. March 16, at Blue Star Industries.

The free seminar provides invaluable information on cultivating a positive self-defense philosophy and offers safety strategy options. Although this seminar was created by the NRA, it is a non-firearms based course.

Pureland Security is a team of both women and men certified instructors. Space is limited and registration requested.

Call 270-3203 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information and to register.

Young artists sought for poster contest


The Colorado Association for Recycling has announced its eighth annual Recycling Poster Contest, open to all K-12 students and youth organization members in Colorado.

The contest showcases students’ artistic talent and commitment to the environment.

One grand prize winner receives a $100 gift card for themselves, plus their school will receive an organizational membership to the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (

Twelve winners will have their artwork showcased in CAFR’s recycling calendar and all 12 winning students receive a copy of their artwork in a recycled-content frame. Deadline for entry is April 27.

Rules and more information is available at


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