Briefs, Jan. 15, 2014

Delays today in Glenwood Canyon

Crews will perform rockfall mitigation work from 9 a.m. to noon today along Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon between mile marker 120 and 121.

Drivers should expect delays of about 15 minutes, and there are no commercial vehicle restrictions. The speed limit will be reduced. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closures.

For updates, visit and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Or go to, or call 511 from anywhere in the state. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and on CDOT’s Facebook page.

Fund set up for slain real estate agent


The Grand Junction Area Realtor Association is accepting donations for the Randy Cook Children’s Benefit Fund at Alpine Bank.

Cook, a Realtor, was the victim of the New’s Year Day shooting on Orchard Mesa.

The association will match up to $500, with a minimum of $100. Make checks payable to Randy Cook Children’s Benefit Fund. Donations will be accepted from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. through Friday at 2743 Crossroad Blvd.

Flu shots offered Thursday at clinic


Good Samaritan Clinic of Western Colorado will offer free flu shots for adults from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, at the clinic, 634 Main St.

Although flu shots are free, a $5 donation will benefit the clinic.

Call 812-2649 or visit for information.

Mesa libraries closed for King holiday


All Mesa County Libraries locations will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Visit for more information.

Festival seeks photos, cookbook entries


The Fruita Fall Festival Centennial Committee is compiling a cookbook as a fundraising project for the Fruita Fall Festival’s 100-year anniversary. 

The cookbook will be filled with recipes from members of the local community and will be unveiled this summer and sold during various festival events. Email your favorite recipes to Robbie at the Chamber at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The committee is also looking for photographs taken at past Fruita Fall Festivals to display at the Fruita Fall Festival Photography Exhibit in April.

Email Robbie or call the Fruita Chamber of Commerce at 858-3894.


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