Local Briefs, June 16, 2014
Baldrick’s donation could win Jam tix
Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese has pledged to trim 3 inches of her hair for every $1,000 donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation before her planned haircut June 23. Anyone who donates $100 or more to the childhood cancer research-focused organization in her name by the end of the day Monday will be entered in a drawing to win two general admission four-day passes to Country Jam on June 19-22.
The drawing will take place at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the administration office at the Old Mesa County Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave. The tickets were donated by Vaughn College in New York, Pugliese’s alma mater.
Visit http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/GJ2014 to donate.
Global affairs group organizing
A new group that will be dedicated to advancing a deep and broad understanding of international affairs locally will have a kickoff/organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Mesa County Library conference room.
The World Affairs Council of Western Colorado will be a nonprofit, nonpartisan group, according to organizers. The group hopes to strengthen and expand the community of engaged global citizens and organizations in western Colorado through education, cross-cultural exchange, and personal interaction with global leaders, government officials, professionals and students.
Future activities include a Western Colorado World Affairs Council Speakers Series, playing host to international visitors under the U.S. State Department, and promoting global literacy.
Guilty of neglect
DUCHESNE, Utah — A Duchesne County woman accused of leaving her 3-year-old son in a cold car while she and her boyfriend were inside a bar for more than two hours pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of child abandonment.
Sheriff’s deputies found 22-year-old Sara Eitel’s child asleep in a car outside the bar on April 13. According to charging documents, the engine was not running and the temperature was about 50 degrees.