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.


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