The Town of Paonia Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 5) to discuss proposed comments by the town regarding the Bureau of Land Management Uncompahgre Field Office draft Resource Management Plan. Deadline for submittal of public comments for the RMP is Nov. 1. A draft comment letter being considered for submittal is available on the town website, www.townofpaonia.com.
Immediately following the special meeting the board will hold a workshop to begin public discussion of proposed revenue and expenditures related to the town's fiscal year 2017 budget. Future workshops are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18 and, if needed, Wednesday, Oct. 19.
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.