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Tipton schedules meeting for Delta

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., will conduct a town hall meeting Thursday in Delta.

Tipton will offer an update on issues of immigration, health care and the economy, as well as answer questions.

The meeting will be from 5 to 6 p.m. at 501 Palmer St., Room 234. and is open to the public.

Energy industry to help math center


The West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association will fund 30 children’s scholarships per year to the John McConnell Math & Science Center under a partnership with the center.

The scholarships will be granted to expose socio-economically disadvantaged children to science, technology, engineering and math.

The association “believes access to science and technology is the key for breaking economic and class barriers. By fostering early exposure to science we hope to foster and enhance these qualities within children who might not otherwise have an opportunity to explore them,” association executive director David Ludlam said.

Eligibility for the scholarships will be established through various community partners including Riverside Education Center.

For information about the center, go to http://www.mathandsciencecenter.org.

Forum set for school tax-hike proposal


A forum on the Colorado Funding for Public Schools Initiative, also known as Initiative 22, will be presented by Freedom!Colorado and the Independence Institute on Sept. 10.

The initiative would establish a two-tier income tax system to raise $1 billion for schools.

Presenters include Pam Benigno, director of the institute’s education policy center, and senior policy analyst, Ben DeGrow.

The forum will be 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, in Grand Junction and is open to the public.


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