Office closings for Memorial Day

A number of offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

■ Many Mesa County offices will be closed Monday. The closure does not include the Coroner's Office, Criminal Justice Services or the emergency functions of the Sheriff's Office. Animal Services will be open from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Visit for a detailed list of closures.

■ All city of Grand Junction administrative offices will be closed on Monday. Visitors to downtown can park for free on Monday at all metered parking spaces, including the Rood Avenue parking garage.

■ All Mesa County Libraries locations will be closed Saturday through Monday for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Visit to place holds, renew materials, and use eResources such as Mango Languages, the OverDrive Digital Library, and Lynda.

The Central Library is now on its summer operating schedule and will be closed Sundays until after Labor Day.

Clinic offers help for seniors with debt

Colorado Legal Services Legal Assistance Program and the Pro Bono Project of Mesa County will present a free senior clinic on "Dealing With Debt" from 9:30–11:30 a.m. May 30, at the Grand Junction City Hall auditorium, 250 N. Fifth St.

The clinic will cover issues of reverse mortgages, credit, dealing with creditors, debt repayment options, bankruptcy including a discussion of exemptions for seniors, collection proof and judgement proof.

Call 434-5748 for information and to register.

Reward offered for spray-paint vandals

WASHINGTON CITY, Utah — The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of vandals who spray-painted graffiti at an important southern Utah archaeological site.

Officials learned through social media that a popular mesa and sacred site to local Paiute Indians in Washington City named Shinob Kibe had been vandalized with the words "Dog Town," an offensive nickname for the city.

Utah ski resorts sets record for visitors

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah ski resorts set a record for visitors this past winter thanks to heavy and consistent snowfall.

A news release Tuesday from Ski Utah shows the 5.1 million skier days marked a major rebound from the previous winter when the state registered 4.1 million during a down year for snowfall.

The industry association says this winter's figure surpasses the record of nearly 4.6 million skier days set during the 2016-2017 ski season.

Life sentence for murder, kidnapping

AUSTIN, Texas — A man accused of fatally beating a Central Texas woman and kidnapping her daughters has been sentenced to life in federal prison.

Terry Allen Miles was convicted in February of several charges, including two counts of kidnapping. He was sentenced Tuesday.

Authorities discovered the body of the woman during a welfare check at the home she shared with Miles in Round Rock near Austin in December 2017, after she didn't turn up to work.

Investigators have said Miles fled with the girls, then aged 7 and 14, and sheriff's deputies caught up with them a few days later in La Veta, Colorado.

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