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A Suicide Prevention Education class is being held at the Silt Fire house tonight, Sept. 16 from 6-8 p.m.

This class is for professionals as well as lay people. If you have attempted suicide, are depressed, or if you know someone who may be suicidal, you are encouraged to attend the class. This is free to the community, however, donations are accepted. For further information please contact Donnalyne LaGiglia at 970-948-6108, chairperson for Suicide Prevention Education Awareness in Garfield County.

The Bureau of Land Management Colorado State Office has posted its list of parcels for the quarterly competitive geothermal, oil and gas lease sale scheduled for 9 a.m., Nov. 10, at the State Office in Lakewood. One geothermal parcel of 799 acres near the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort in the Royal Gorge (Canõn City) field office area will be offered.



In addition, five oil and gas parcels totaling 10,365 acres are being offered in the sale. The oil and gas parcels are located within BLM Colorado’s Colorado River Valley (Silt) and Little Snake (Craig) field office areas.

Protests of parcels being offered for lease must be in writing and delivered by 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, by hand, postal delivery, or faxed to (303) 239-3799, at the BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield St., Lakewood, CO 80215.



Lease sale information can be obtained online at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Programs/oilandgas/leasing.html.

Garfield County authorities reportedly have arrested two men, and are pursuing leads that may lead to other arrests, involving a recent string of solar panels thefts at industrial sites.

According to a news release from the Garfield County Sheriff’s department, investigators got a tip on Sept. 7 about the ongoing theft of panels “belonging to an energy exploration company operating near Rulison.”

The investigation lead to the Grand Junction area, where, with the help of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrested one individual and found incriminating evidence at the scene.

Subsequently, and with the help of several other law enforcement agencies, deputies “recovered a large quantity of stolen property totaling tens of thousands of dollars and arrested another individual,” according to the release.

The department reported that it is withholding further information “due to this case’s complexity, its ongoing investigation and forthcoming arrests.”


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