Barring something unforeseen, most students will return to school after School District 51 confirmed it had everything needed to start the school year on Aug. 17, the district told the Board of Education in a Tuesday meeting.
The Pine Gulch Fire, which started as a lightning strike 18 miles north of Grand Junction last Friday, reached over 9,000 acres as of Wednesday afternoon. With near record-high temperatures predicted for the region, the fire is expected to continue to grow and spread through rural Garfield and Mesa counties.
To avoid any possibvle confusion, SCL Health and St. Mary’s officials made it clear on Monday that face masks are both recommended in public and required inside the hospital after an old flier circulated on social media said otherwise.
Dry heat, high winds and more human-caused fires are among the reasons local fire officials elected to move Mesa County into Stage 1 Fire Restrictions this week.
In its annual post legislative wrap-up Thursday before the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce — for the first time conducted via Zoom — the region’s delegation to Denver said the first part of the 2020 legislative session was fairly normal.