Briefs, Dec. 10, 2013

Parade of Lights winners

Winners of the 30th annual Parade of Lights have been announced.

In the business category, Sorter Construction, took first place, Waste Management, second place, and MBC Grand Broadcasting, SpringWorks, and Story Welding, tied for third place.

In the organization category, Western Slope ATV Association, took first place, Marine Corps League Toys for Tots, second place, and Colorado West Slope Fly Fishing, third place.

In the performance category, Dance Works took first place, Absolute Dance, second place, and Defy Gravity, third place.

In the youth category, Cub Scout Pack 353 and Western Colorado Dragway Junior Dragsters tied for first place, and Western Slope Pop Warner, received third place.

Liquor license training set


The city of Grand Junction will offer free training for liquor licensees (owners), their managers and employees from 5–8 p.m. Thursday in the City Hall auditorium, 250 N. Fifth St.

It will cover server responsibility, ID checking and enforcement, recognizing signs of intoxication and guarding against overservice of patrons.

Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. Participants who stay for the entire class and complete the pre-test and score 70 percent or better on the post-test will receive certificates of completion for the state-certified class.

To register, call the City Clerk’s office at 244-1510 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Drop and Shop planned


Montrose United Methodist Church will have its annual Drop and Shop from 
9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Saturday at the church, 19 S. Park Ave. 

The fundraiser allows parents to leave their children supervised while they shop or run errands. Proceeds will benefit a charity that will be chosen by the church’s Children’s Action Committee.

Cost is $5 per child for one-half day with a $10 cap per family, or $10 per child with a $20 cap per family for a full day.

To register, call the church at 249-3716, or the children’s supervisor Jamie Lofing at 234-3373, by Thursday. 

Drop-ins on Saturday will be charged double the rates for those with reservations.

Habitat applications taken


Habitat for Humanity of Montrose is accepting applications for housing from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at the Habitat For Humanity Montrose County office, 1601 North Townsend.

Three major criteria are present living conditions, family income and a willingness to partner with Habitat. If you and your family live in a home that is unsafe or unsanitary, that does not have adequate space and has issues with heating, electricity, plumbing or structural defects; if you have lived in Montrose County for one year or longer, and your household gross income is less than 60 percent of the county’s median gross income but more than 30 percent; and if you are willing to work with and meet requirements established by Habitat Montrose,  you could qualify.

Required documentation is a Colorado driver’s license, Social Security card, proof of income, and proof of residency (utility bills). Call 252-9303 ext. 2 for information, or visit

Retired volunteers needed


Retired Senior Volunteer Program Colorado West Inc. is looking for volunteers ages 55 and older to serve in Delta, Montrose, Gunnison and Ouray counties.

Free supplemental liability insurance is provided while traveling to and from volunteer locations and during volunteer time.

Immediate volunteer positions are available with special projects and long-term positions for four to eight hours weekly.

Call 249-9639 for more information.


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