Briefs, Aug. 28, 2013

Montrose street project to begin

Beginning today, the city of Montrose will begin a paving project on South Second Street between Cascade and Uncompahgre avenues. 

The project will include drainage improvements, partial sidewalk replacement, construction of sidewalk access ramps for disabled people. and a pavement overlay of the roadway. The project is the first phase of a two-phase project. The second phase will be completed in 2014 with funding from a federal grant and will include additional sidewalk replacement, installation of pedestrian lighting and decorative landscaping.

Call civil engineer Scott Murphy 240-1498 for information.

Walgreens to help Latimer fundraiser

The Walgreens store at First Street and Patterson Road will host a Coke float event from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Thursday to support the Men in Heels Race, which will benefit Latimer House.

The public is invited to stop by for a Coke float. All donations received will be donated by Walgreens on behalf of its Men in Heel Race team.

Call 241-0324 for information.


Campground, trail dedication set

The Ouray Ranger District of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests will conduct a community celebration to dedicate the newly constructed Columbine Campground and the Parallel Trail on the Uncompahgre Plateau.

The celebration will be from 11 a.m.– 1 p.m. Saturday, with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon.

There will be hot dogs and drinks available, provided by the Public Lands Partnership.

Call 874-6717 for more information.


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