Local Briefs, Dec. 28, 2012
Mesa County offices close for New Year’s
Mesa County administrative offices will be closed Tuesday, in celebration of New Year’s Day.
The one-day closures includes the Health Department and Department of Human Services, 510 29 1/2 Road; Clerk and Recorder, Planning and Public Works, 200 S. Spruce St.; all offices at the Mesa County Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave., such as administration, treasurer and assessor; Regional Transportation Planning Office, 525 S. Sixth St.; and all Clerk and Recorder branch offices.
Mesa County Animal Services’ shelter will also be closed Tuesday, but officers will be on-call for emergencies.
The closure does not include the Mesa County Coroner’s Office, Criminal Justice Services or emergency functions of the Sheriff’s Department. Non-emergency functions at the Sheriff’s Department will be closed Tuesday.
Visit http://www.mesacounty.us for information.
Hospital donates house to Habitat
Montrose Memorial Hospital recently donated the house at 847 S. Fifth St. in Montrose to Habitat for Humanity.
The 1,000-square-foot house will be moved to a new lot in the downtown area, once an appropriate site is found. After the move, the house will be rebuilt and will eventually house the Welcome Home Montrose Dream Job program. Cash donations and volunteers are needed to complete the effort.
Call Colleen Burke at 252-9303 for information.
Library offers help with tech devices
Mesa County Libraries will offer Tech Table open houses from noon–2 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 8–29, at the Central Library, at First Street and Gunnison Avenue.
Those needing help with their eReader device, tablet computer, laptop or other devices, or have general questions about technology, can stop by for information.
No appointment is needed and help is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Call 243-4442 for information.
Walk-up Vail lift ticket reaches $129
VAIL— One-day lift tickets to ski at Vail or Beaver Creek are now $129 for people who walk up to the window to buy them at the resorts.
Meanwhile, Aspen Mountain has raised its walk-up, single-day lift ticket price to $117.
People who buy in advance, online or for more than one day — or who can wait until after peak season to ski — can pay lower prices.
Vail and Aspen’s last-minute lift ticket prices crossed the $100 mark during the 2010-2011 season.
Vail and Beaver Creek lift tickets also let buyers ski or ride at Arapahoe Basin plus Vail Resorts Inc.‘s other Colorado resorts, which are Breckenridge and Keystone.
Ute Water postpones hike in tap fees
A planned increase in tap fees charged by Ute Water Conservancy District will go into effect Feb. 1, a month later than originally intended.
The Ute Board of Directors voted Thursday to postpone the new rate so that all the contractors and the general public would have enough time to buy a tap at the current price, Ute spokesman Joe Burtard said.
The board had voted Dec. 12 to increase the rates effective Jan. 1. The district’s fee for a residential tap is to rise from $5,800 to $6,500, with fees for larger taps increasing commensurately.