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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is scheduled to hold a series of town hall meetings on Tuesday, Feb. 17, to discuss economic recovery efforts with local citizens and elected officials.

The senator is scheduled to visit Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs and Frisco to discuss the economic recovery efforts in Congress that will create jobs, cut taxes and get Colorado’s economy moving again.

Sen. Bennet, who was appointed to the senate seat after Ken Salazar was accepted as the new Secretary of the Interior, will be in Glenwood Springs from noon to 1 p.m. at the Garfield County Commissioners Hearing Room located at 108 8th Street.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

SILT, Colorado ” The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit could burn tamarisk slash piles northeast of Silt beginning as early as Feb. 16.

The piles will be burned under the authority of an approved burn plan when moisture in adjacent vegetation is at acceptable levels. The burn operations will occur Monday through Friday only, and will end two hours before sunset.

Some drift smoke could affect homeowners for a short period of time. Anyone with health conditions that may be affected by short durations of smoke can contact Ody Anderson at (970) 309-4089.

Federal interagency fire crews, Bureau of Land Management specialists and Garfield County Vegetation Management cut and piled a one-acre tamarisk infestation on BLM land about one-half mile north of the intersection of Peach Valley Road (County Road 214) and Davis Point Road (County Road 235) last spring.

These burns are only conducted when weather conditions are favorable for a safe, effective burn and good smoke dispersal.

” Staff Reports

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