Briefs, May 17, 2014

Latino chamber hosts Lt. Gov. Garcia

The Western Colorado Latino Chamber of Commerce will host Colorado Lt. Governor Joe Garcia at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bookcliff Country Club in Grand Junction, chamber officials said.

In addition to serving as lieutenant governor, Garcia is the executive director for the state Department of Higher Education, and is a member of the Governmental Affairs Committee for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, officials said.

Garcia is scheduled to address chamber members and guests at 
6 p.m. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet him following his remarks, officials said.

The Western Colorado Latino Chamber of Commerce was founded in 2013, with the vision of growth through leadership, cooperation, education, civic participation, cultural awareness and community involvement, they said.

For information call 209-5320.

Palisade man guilty of ski misdemeanor

 

ASPEN — A Palisade man has pleaded guilty to a petty offense for failing to leave his name after a March ski accident that left an Aspen man hospitalized with multiple facial injuries.

David Balph said in Pitkin County Court on May 6 that he was guilty of violating the state’s Ski Safety Act because he didn’t identify himself after the accident at Aspen Highlands. He was fined $71.

According to the Aspen Daily News, the unidentified victim told authorities he was skiing by himself March 11 when another skier came out of the woods and hit him.

Balph told authorities the other skier hit him and neither was seriously injured. He said he did not know he was required to stop and give the other skier his name.


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