The CMU Music Department and Karen Combs will present the 18th annual Best of the West Music Festival on Dec. 7-9, featuring three public concerts and two days of workshops for more than 200 talented high school musicians from Colorado and Utah.
On Dec. 7, guest artists Paradise Winds will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Love Recital Hall. Tickets are $17 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for students.
On Dec. 8, the Wind Symphony will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre to present the world premiere of Randall Standridge's new composition "The Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse." Standridge is the composer-in-residence for Best of the West 2017. Members of Paradise Winds will also be featured as soloists with the Wind Symphony on three of the pieces. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.
On Saturday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. in Robinson Theatre, a free final concert will be presented, featuring a variety of music by current composers, played by three different high school bands.
During a preliminary hearing in Delta District Court on Tuesday, Jan. 15, Judge Steven Schultz found probable cause for second degree murder charges against Heather Jones.
Jones previously faced three counts in the shooting of Ryan Redifer in Paonia on Jan. 12, 2018 -- assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree and violation of a protection order.