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Carbondale Town Hall sustained a direct lightning strike sometime between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday. “We got struck by lightning,” said Mayor Michael Hassig, whose office is nearby. Fire Chief Ron Leach said the building took a direct hit, but there was no structural damage and nobody was hurt. Firefighters came after the strike and quickly discovered that there was no damage. The lightning bolt knocked out the building’s Internet connection, however. “It was about that simple, man,” Leach said.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife has scheduled a Grand Mesa Elk and Deer Management Meeting for 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Rifle Fire Protection District in Rifle. The meetings will discuss such topics as elk and deer populations and male/female ratios. Several alternatives will be presented at the meetings as well as the benefits and the drawbacks of each. For information contact Randy Hampton at (970) 255-6162; e-mail at randy.hampton@state.co.us.; http://www.wildlife.state.co.us. All meetings start at 7 p.m. The schedule is: July 31, Plateau Valley School, Collbran; Aug. 1, Rifle Fire Protection District, Rifle; Aug. 3, Hotchkiss Memorial Hall, Hotchkiss; Aug. 7, DOW NW Region Office, Grand Junction.


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