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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management cautioned residents of Western Colorado this week that smoke may be visible from the deliberate burning of slash piles at a site southwest of Meeker.

The agency is burning off debris left over from fuels reduction work last summer, and will be working on 250-300 piles on Wolf Ridge through December.

Burning is to be conducted on days when weather conditions are favorable for lifting smoke out of the area and moisture in adjacent vegetation is at acceptable levels to prevent spread of the fire.



The burn has been approved by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and is scheduled to take place during weekdays only and to end two hours before sunset.

There was no update regarding the Rifle man accused of shooting a Rifle Police officer on Oct. 22, Tuesday.



Phillip Michael Amonette, 53, remains in critical care at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, as of Monday, recovering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Amonette is accused of shooting a Rifle Police officer and faces possible charges of attempted first-degree murder. Police say that Amonette tried to flee the scene and shot one officer, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest. A second officer then shot and wounded Amonette.

Amonette is in custody and is being held on $1 million bond.

The Cactus Valley Elementary Parent Teacher Association will host a forum to discuss the Sex Offender Registry and registered sex offenders in the Town of Silt and the surrounding area.

Silt Police Department and the Garfield County Sheriff Department will be there to talk about how the registry works and how to get a printout of registered sex offenders. The forum will be on Monday, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Cactus Valley Elementary School, 222 Grand Ave., Silt.

Please leave children at home as this will not be a topic for them.


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