Briefs: Local News November 25, 2008

City, county offices closed for holiday

• Mesa County administrative offices and the city of Grand Junction offices will be closed Thursday and Friday.
The closures do not include the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department office. Mesa County Animal Services will be closed Thursday but open on Friday. An officer will be on-call Thanksgiving day for animal-related emergencies.
City trash and recycling will be delayed one day.
Free parking will be available downtown at all metered spots and in the parking garage through New Year’s Day.

Toys for tots accepted through Dec. 19

• Roman Family Chiropractic, 2584 Patterson Road, will accept new unwrapped toys for “Toys For Tots” through Dec. 19. Donations will be awarded with a $100 complimentary consultation, evaluation and 20-minute massage.
For information, call 243-8896.

Fruita Transfer Station being remodeled

• The Mesa County Fruita Transfer Station, 1275 17 1/2 Road, will be closed Dec. 8-22 for remodeling. The facility will reopen Dec. 23. Fruita residents can use the Mesa County Landfill in the interim.
For information, call 241-6846.

Fruita’s Hometown Christmas planned

• Fruita’s Hometown Christmas and Parade of Lights will take place Dec. 13.
The parade will begin at 5 p.m. Santa will be listening to youngsters’ wishes from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Fruita Brewhouse. Take a canned item for donation.
Fruita Lioness Club will have an all-you-can-eat chili supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the I.O.O.F. Hall. Christmas music will be performed at 4 p.m. at Fruita United Methodist Church, 405 E. Aspen Ave.
For information, call 237-9300.

Harley group schedules annual toy run

• The Harley Owners Group annual Toy Run will take place
Dec. 6. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the Grand Junction Harley-
Davidson store. The ride starts at noon to the Stadium Sports Bar and Grill.
For information, call 985-0045.

Republican Women give scholarship

• The Mesa County Republican Women gave a $1,500 college scholarship to Kelly Renee Rohr of Fruita.
Rohr is a student at Mesa State College studying business and accounting.

Tree farm gives 100 trees to U.S. troops

• Christmas Trees at the Covered Bridge, a Montrose tree farm, is donating up to 100 trees to the Trees for Troops program.
Nationally, the program donates $17,000 in Christmas trees to military families both in the United States and overseas.
For each tree purchased at the farm, $5 will be given to the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, which implements the Trees for Troops program and others for military families.
Customers can purchase a tree Dec. 5-7 for a military family. For information, call 240-0106.


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