Briefs: Local News October 03, 2008

Alternative Energy Expo scheduled

• An energy expo is scheduled Oct. 17-18 in Delta. Sponsored by the Western Slope Environmental Resource Council at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, the Alternative Energy Expo will feature two full days of free exhibits and workshops. Emphasis will be on renewable and alternative energy sources, including micro-hydro, where farmers and ranchers can learn how to get energy from water, including irrigation ditches.
Energy expert Randy Udall will also speak at the Delta Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 with an admission fee of $20. Call 527-5307, ext. 202, for information.

Green Party candidate plans speech

• Colorado’s Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate, Bob Kinsey, will deliver a speech at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley, 1022 Grand Ave., his campaign announced Wednesday.
Kinsey is vying against Republican Bob Schaffer and Democrat Mark Udall to replace outgoing Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo.
Kinsey’s speech is open to the public.

Housing association endorses candidates

• For the second time this year, a local business group has endorsed Laura Bradford in her race to oust state Rep. Bernie Buescher, D-Grand Junction.
The Housing and Building Association of Northwestern Colorado endorsed Bradford on Thursday, along with unopposed Rep. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, and incumbent Mesa County Commissioners Craig Meis and Janet Rowland.
All four candidates are Republicans.

Illness compensation group will meet

• The Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation group will have a town hall meeting at noon Oct. 21 at Two Rivers Convention Center. The meeting will discuss the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, Section 5 as it relates to uranium workers who have become ill from exposure to a toxic substance while working in mines between January 1942 and December 1971. Members of the U.S. Department of Justice and Traveling Resource Center personnel will be available for questions and to help file compensation forms.

Junction teen will compete at state level

• Jasmine Poeppel of Grand Junction will be competing in the Miss Colorado Teen USA competition Oct. 12 in Loveland. She is sponsored by J.W. Snacks, Jan Collett, Debbie Poeppel and Tan Perfection.

Veterans Parade entries sought

• The Veterans Parade will take place at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 in downtown Grand Junction. Applications are now being accepted for parade entries. For information, call 245-6454.


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