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BATTLEMENT MESA, Colorado – A 13-year-old Battlement Mesa boy has been cited for fourth degree arson in the Nov. 5 fire that occurred at the Willow Ridge apartments, 854 Battlement Parkway, Building D, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department.

The charge results from an investigation done by the sheriff’s office and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. In determining the charge to be filed, the sheriff’s department consulted with YouthZone and the 9th District Attorney’s office.

The boy and his mother are cooperating with investigators, the sheriff’s department reported.

Elk Mountain Motors: An advertisement on page 40 of the Nov. 7 edition incorrectly stated the leasing price and terms for the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan SE. The correct lease term is 42 months at $369 per month.

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton: An article in the Nov. 7 edition incorrectly described Third District Congressman Scott Tipton’s term in office. To date, Tipton has served one two-year term in Congress, and was elected Tuesday to a second two-year term.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Four Mile Road concerns related to proposed natural gas development near Sunlight Mountain Resort tops the agenda for a joint meeting between Glenwood Springs City Council and Garfield County commissioners tonight.

The public meeting is set to begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 101 W. Eighth St., Glenwood Springs.

City and county officials have expressed concerns about plans by SG Interests to use Four Mile Road (County Road 117), Midland Avenue and Grand Avenue as a haul route to access gas leases proposed on federal lands in the so-called Thompson Divide area.

Tonight’s discussion is expected to center on optional routes, infrastructure and other impacts to county roads, city streets and bridges.

Also on the agenda will be a discussion about the possible sale of city-owned property on Colorado Avenue between Seventh and Eighth streets to the county for a parking structure.

Following the joint meeting, at 7 p.m., county commissioners and council members will host a “town hall-style” meeting to hear public comments on these or any other issues.

The Garfield County Planning Commission continues its public hearing on proposed “Phase II” county land-use code amendments at 6 p.m. tonight, after opening the hearing at its regular Wednesday meeting.

Tonight’s meeting takes place in the BOCC meeting room at the Garfield County Administration Building, 108 Eighth St., Glenwood Springs.

Up for the planning commission to consider and make a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners are proposed changes to Articles 1-8 of the code.

The revisions were recommended by the specially appointed Garfield County Land-Use Code Advisory Committee earlier this fall, and are intended to improve efficiency and reduce regulatory barriers to land-use applications in the county.

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