GMUG open houses begin July 9

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forest will host several open house events on the Western Slope for residents to preview and discuss the forest management working draft.

Officials, including forest and subject experts, will be on hand to interact with the public and discuss the draft plan.

The open houses will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. between July 9 and July 18.

The schedule is as follows:

■ July 9 — Hotchkiss, Heritage Hall, 403 East Bridge Street

■ July 10 — Palisade, Community Center, 120 West 8th Street

■ July 11 — Montrose, Montrose County Event Center, 1036 North 7th Street

■ July 16 — Norwood, Lone Cone Library, 1455 Pinion Street

■ July 17 — Ridgway, Ridgway 4H Center & Fairgrounds, 22739 US-550

■ July 18 — Gunnison, Fred Field Center, Van Tuyl Room, 275 South Spruce Street

The working draft of the forest's land management plan is currently available online for people to preview. They can also engage in the revision process and provide feedback by July 29.

Feedback on working draft can be made online at:; by email at; by fax, 970-874-6698, or by mail to Planning Team, 2250 South Main Street, Delta, CO 81416.

This is a preliminary step before the release of the draft land management plan and associated environmental documents. The release of the draft plan, tentatively scheduled for the winter of 2020, will initiate the official comment period.

For more information, please contact the planning team at or go to

College Swimming

Mavs have 14 Scholar All-Americans

The Colorado Mesa men's and women's swimming and diving team placed 14 members, eight women and six men, on the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of American Scholar All-American Team, announced Tuesday.

To be eligible for the first team, athletes must have posted a 3.50 or higher GPA throughout their career of during the 2019 spring semester.

The 14 members from the Mavs were: Kennedy Bright, Brittany Dixon, Sierra Forbod, Danielle Jefferies, Grace Payton, Maddie Pressler, Natalie Saul, Samantha White, Lane Austin, Arthur Curry, Mahmoud Elgayar, Landon Ellis, Chandler Livingston and Torsten Rau.

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