Briefs: Local News December 14, 2008

Drilling meeting Tuesday in New Castle

• NEW CASTLE—The Colorado Division of Wildlife will host a meeting for hunters and residents addressing drilling activity at
6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Coal Ridge High School, 35947 U.S. Highway 6. Representatives will discuss the operation of energy companies in the area. For information, call 255-6162.

Thanksgiving donations add up to $1,300

• The Grand Valley Interfaith Network collected $1,300 in the collection plate during its Thanksgiving service. The money was divided between the Catholic Outreach’s Soup Kitchen and the Emergency Shelter Program sponsored by Homeward Bound and the Grand Valley Peace and Justice.

Spay/neuter donations handed out

• The Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund gave the following to area businesses: $10,000, Delta County Veterinary Medical Association and Humane Society; $5,000, Friends of Rifle Animal Shelter; and $17,000, Montrose Animal Protection Agency. The funds were donated by taxpayers in the state and will be used to subsidize the cost of spay and neuter surgeries in underserved communities. Information about discounted sterilization of pets is available at these locations.

Glenwood businesses collecting food

• GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A number of local business will be collecting food for the LIFT-UP program including Sunlight Mountain Resort, Jackie Daly Photography, Roaring Fork Furniture, and The Artist’s Mercantile and Gallery. Most businesses offer some kind of discounted item to donators. For information, call the local business or 947-9397.

Homeless memorial service Dec. 21

• The Grand Valley Homeless Coalition will have a memorial service for homeless people who have deid this year at 4 p.m. Dec. 21 in Hawthorne Park. The public is invited to this interdenominational service. For information, call 243-0136.

Competitive bell ringers raise $50K-plus

• The annual bell ringing competition between the Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction and the Grand Junction Rotary Club raised more than $50,000 for The Salvation Army. This was a record amount of donation in a four-hour period in a four-state area.

Payless gives gift cards to Hilltop

•  Payless Shoesource gave 200 $15 gift cards to Hilltop as part of its 2008 Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids Program. The program aims to give $1 million in free shoes to families in need nationwide. 


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