Feb 1st @ 5:09 pm in News by Scott Staley

A Fruita woman pleaded not guilty this afternoon to allegations that she obstructed law enforcement’s investigation of a dog’s death on Colorado National Monument. The Daily Sentinel reports that Melissa Lockhart made her plea when she appeared in a Grand Junction court earlier today.  She has now been ordered to appear on Thursday in Denver before U.S. District Judge Philip Brimmer where trial dates may be scheduled at that time.  According to an arrest affidavit Lockhart allegedly stole the dog from a truck in downtown Delta on Dec. 29.  and then allegedly told her brother to “get rid” of the animal after it had attacked a family cat at her home.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 5:08p by Jim Kapp)

Colorado State Parks is looking for public input on a proposal to evaluate, and possibly revise the requirements for the state’s off-highway vehicle grants. The proposed process that was presented to the State Parks board would require grantees to gather data on the amount of time spent of law enforcement, vistor contacts, travel management, trail maintenance and habitat repair.   This proposal along with other program information is posted on their website, under the OHV/Snowmobile tab.  Public comments will be accepted through Feb. 11….
Source: News Release  (Posted 5:10p by Jim Kapp)