Following is a preview of tomorrow’s headlines
The decision to prosecute Eric Stoneman as an adult or a juvenile has been postponed to Sept. 28. Stoneman, a 14-year-old Battlement Mesa boy, allegedly shot and killed 9-year-old Taylor DeMarco on July 20.Assistant District Attorney Vince Felletter and public defender Jim Conway met with County Court Judge Paul Metzger Thursday afternoon in the judges chambers to consider a motion filed by Conway asking to reschedule the hearing.Stonemans first hearing was set for Wednesday, Aug. 24, in juvenile court. However the District Attorneys office is considering charging the boy as an adult. Conway asked for more time to gather information pertinent to the case that could include medical and psychiatric information.These documents and extensive information could be crucial to a considered judgment of the decisions to be made in this case, the motion, filed Wednesday, Aug. 17, read.
A much vaunted Italian drilling rig touted by Antero Resources as a smaller, quieter, less invasive way to get gas out of the ground, is now at work near Silt.Terry Dobkins, vice president for production at Antero, told the Garfield County Commissioners Monday the rig is up and running.We started drilling last Thursday, he said. With a smaller footprint 200 by 300 feet, about 1.3 acre the rig will have a lower impact on the surface.Hopefully, theyre more reliable than Italian cars, quipped county oil and gas auditor Doug Dennison, at the commissioners meeting Monday.The rig is also a closed loop system which keeps drilling fluids in metal tanks so there are no storage pits on the ground, Dobkins said. The new Italian rig is owned by Cheyenne Drilling Co.It is also mounted on a trailer so its easier to move than a conventional rig.Because it is fully hydraulic, it will be quieter in its operation, and requires a crew of three rather than the usual four men. Dobkins also laid out Anteros drilling plans for this year to the county commissioners.
Steves Guitars in Carbondale presents another weekend of live music, beginning Friay with a valley saxophonist.Bryan Savage, of Glenwood Springs, will play at 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m.It has been a couple years since we got to hear Bryan play his sax in the room for a Night Plane reunion, owner Steve Standiford said. That night, he helped inspire our girl Shannon to pick up the sax, and she is playing still and having a great time.Savage has logged years of studio work playing sax and flute on more than 20 major label releases for such artists as Al Stewart, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Steve Martin and many others. He has toured the U.S., Europe, Japan and Canada with Al Stewart, John Denver, Bonnie Raitt, Santana, Glen Frey, Eddie Money and Journey.Trumpet star Rick Braun produced Savages hit jazz song Catfood, which reached No. 2 on the national jazz radio singles charts in 1996. His sax work was featured on Steve Martins King Tut, which went gold for the No. 1-selling hit, along with TV appearances on Solid Gold, The Midnight Special and the Merv Griffin Show.Following Savage this weekend is guitarist Michael Gulezian at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
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