Briefs, Dec. 14, 2012

State closes Glenwood Canyon bike path

Because of the amount of snow received this week and the dangers of having pedestrians and cyclists on the path during snow events, The Colorado Department of Transportation closed the Glenwood Canyon bike path Thursday, for the season.

The path extends from Glenwood Springs to Dotsero, mile markers 116 to 131.

CDOT closes the Glenwood Canyon Bike Path each winter, when winter maintenance activities on Interstate 70 above can create unsafe conditions on the path. The path typically opens in April each year, as weather permits.

For information on other CDOT lane closures or road conditions, call 511 or log on to, or sign up to receive emails or text messages by going to CDOT’s main site at and choosing the green phone icon in the upper right corner.

Volunteers needed for Christmas event


The Atrium of Grand Valley independent retirement community is seeking volunteers to help during its “Christmas Wish for You” event, as well as donations of food, or cash that will be used to purchase food for the dinner.

The Atrium is hoping to serve more than 300 seniors during the event, on Christmas Eve, from noon–4 p.m. Dec. 24, at 3260 N. 12th St.

For more information, call 256-0006.

Holiday gathering to benefit food bank


Welcoming Colorado will host a holiday gathering to celebrate our diverse holiday traditions and to come together to replenish the food bank of Child and

Migrant Services.

The event is free and open to the public from 3–7 p.m. Saturday, at the Dual Immersion Academy, 552 W. Main St., Suite A, in the cafeteria. All are encouraged to stop by and donate non-perishable items to the food bank and join the holiday potluck and celebration in honor of International Day of the Migrant, as observed by the city of Grand Junction.

Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.


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