Briefs, April 24, 2013
Geological groups highlight research
The joint meeting of the Grand Junction Geological Society and the Colorado Mesa University Geology Club tonight will feature students and faculty presenting posters on their research projects.
The meeting is at 7:30 p.m., in the Saccomanno Lecture Hall, Wubben Science building on the CMU campus.
Guests are welcome. Call 242-9062 for more information.
A Call to Men cofounder to speak
The Mesa County Domestic Violence Task Force and Colorado Mesa University will host Ted Bunch, educator, activist lecturer and cofounder of A Call to Men, at 7 p.m. Thursday at Faith Heights Church, 600 28 1/4 Road.
Bunch has worked with police and fire departments, emergency medical technicians, paramedics and other first responders to domestic violence.
The public is invited to attend.
Call 244-0541 for information.
Habitat lunch event geared to women
Habitat for Humanity Mesa County will have a Women Build Event with shifts from 8 a.m.–noon and noon–4 p.m. May 4.
Cost is $50 and includes lunch, shirt, hat, water bottle and a nail apron. No experience is required and clinics are available.
Montrose, Olathe transit is free Thursday
The All Points Transit Montrose City Bus and Olathe Shuttle will be open and free to the public Thursday as part of the city of Montrose’s 2012 Earth Week Celebration. Bus and shuttle schedules are available at http://www.allpointstransit.org.
Drop off unused medicines in Montrose
The Montrose Police Department, Montrose County Sheriff’s office and Drug Enforcement Agency are partnering with City Market, Walgreens and Target in Montrose to take back unused prescription medications.
Officers and deputies will be at the Montrose City Markets, Walgreens and Target stores in Montrose from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday to collect unused or expired prescription medications from the public. Call 252-5200 for information.
Groups host electronics recycling drive
Seven organizations have come together to host an electronics recycling drive from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday at two sites — the Aaron’s parking lot, 300 Safford Lane in Delta, and the Delta County Fairgrounds parking lot, in Hotchkiss.
Most items can be recycled for free, including small appliances, stereos and speakers, video games and consoles, cell phones and telephones, VCRs, small kitchen appliances, Christmas lights, toner and ink cartridges and more.
Some large items such as computer monitors, TVs and floor copiers can come with a fee of $10–$50, depending on the size. Visit ewasterecyclersofcolorado.com for a list of items.
Call Nathan at 872-5031 or Kami, 874-8616 for information.
Snow expected in southern Colorado
DENVER — Snow is expected to continue to fall in parts of southern Colorado but travel has returned to normal around the rest of the state.
Interstate 70 from Burlington to Kansas was temporarily closed Tuesday because of the latest spring storm to hit Colorado and cancelled a handful of flights at Denver International Airport.