Briefs, Feb. 15, 2013

Rifle range closed for training

The rifle range at 27 1/4 Road will be closed from noon until dark today for Colorado State Patrol training.

The pistol range will be open for public use.

Rankin sets meeting in GarCo

State Rep. Bob Rankin, R-Carbondale, will host a Town Hall meeting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Garfield County Rodeo Grounds, at the Annex (new building), 1001 Railroad Ave. in Rifle.

Rep. Rankin will provide an update on current issues at the Capitol.

Cribbage tourney is Sunday


The city of Delta and Lee Martinson annual Cribbage Tournament will take place from 1–5:30 p.m. Sunday at Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta.

Cost is $10 for singles and combining the scores is “doubles” at the cost of $5. All players are welcome and can register on location, before 1 p.m.

Call Dianne at 874-0923 or Martinson at 835-8182 for information.

City offices observing holiday


City of Grand Junction administrative offices will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day. 

City trash service will be on its regular schedule all week. Parking will be free in metered spots including those on the first floor of the Rood Avenue parking garage.

12-week safety academy set


Registration is open for the next session of the Citizens Public Safety Academy, which is set to begin March 7.

The 12-week academy will present aspects of police, fire, Emergency Medical Services and 911 Communications not generally known to the public. It will also provide insight on how public safety employees make decisions, perform their duties and serve the community.

The classes will take place from 6–9 p.m. Thursdays with the exceptions of one Saturday class on May 18 during the day and one Tuesday evening class April 30.

Space is limited. The deadline to register is 
Feb. 28.

Call Terri Gird at 549-5130 or Don Hobbs at 244-1407 for information or print an application from

Fraud detected at bike rally


DURANGO — Officials with the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic say dozens of people who registered for race events may have had their credit cards compromised.

The Durango Herald reports at least 20 people have reported fraudulent activity on their cards since Sunday. Iron Horse Bicycle Classic co-founder Ed Zink was among those whose credit cards had fraudulent activity.

They estimate 2,500 credit cards were used by people registering for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic events over Memorial Day weekend.

People who registered are encouraged to notify their credit card companies of a possible breach and to ask them to watch for suspicious activity.

2 children slain in Falcon


FALCON — El Paso County authorities say two young children and a man identified as a suspect are dead after they were found stabbed at a residence in Falcon.

Sgt. Joe Roybal said Thursday that 1-year-old Scarlett Gallagher was found dead at the scene after someone went to the residence and called 911 to report several people had been stabbed.

Roybal said 22-year-old Ethan Courrau, who is not the father of the two children, and 3-year-old Ryan Willhite died at a hospital.


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