Briefs: Local News December 04, 2008

Leaf pickup program to end Dec. 12

• Grand Junction residents have one more week to participate in the annual leaf pickup program. Residents should rake leaves 18 inches from the curb. Crews will make one final pass through the city next week and the program will end Dec. 12.

Wildlife commission to meet Dec. 11

• The Colorado Wildlife Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 11 in Montrose. The workshop meeting will be at the Holiday Inn Express, 1391 Townsend Ave.
The workshop agenda includes updates on research into chronic wasting disease near Boulder and the Division of Wildlife’s mountain lion study on the Uncompahgre Plateau.
Other topics to be discussed include license sales, the Colorado Mussel Management Plan and landowner conflicts with elk in the San Luis Valley.
Those unable to attend the meeting may listen to an audio feed by going to the Division of Wildlife Web site (wildlife.state.co.us) and clicking on Wildlife Commission and then “listen to audio.”
The entire workshop agenda is available on the DOW Web site.

Mesa State students in Alpha Chi

• The following Mesa State College students were inducted into the Colorado Gamma chapter of the Alpha Chi: Sabiha Arab, Kelly Casher, Heather Conder, Loree Cutts, Adam Davenport, Ryan Dieckgraeff, Stephanie Dixon, Brian Fraser, Ericka Harper, Julia Hellwege, Meagan Hennessy and Kenton Howard. Also: Joshua Jahner, Sydney Langner, Jessica Miller, Amanda Moore, Amber Norfleet, Jennifer Quimby, Jackie Rae Roberts, Courtney Sankey, Andrea Schreibman, Rebecca Silver, Carter Synhorst, Brea Thompson, Lisa Tullio, Sophia Watchman and Rebecca Woods.

Fire agency to burn slash piles

• The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit will burn slash piles sometime this winter on Black Ridge west of Colorado National Monument, on the Uncompahgre Plateau south of Colorado Highway 141, and near the Gunnison River and Dominguez Canyon. The piles are thinned pinyon and juniper from overgrown forests in remote areas. The burning will help prevent wildfires and improve wildlife habitat.


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