Briefs: Local News December 09, 2008

Powderhorn postpones opening date

• Unseasonable temperatures and a lack of snow have forced officials at Powderhorn Ski Resort to postpone the start of the resort’s 42nd year of operation.
Initially scheduled to open Thursday, a Powderhorn spokesman said Monday that any decision on opening will be “day-to-day” depending on snow conditions.
Updates and opening information are available on the Powderhorn Web site and blog at

Parade of Lights winners are named

The Parade of Lights dazzled hundreds downtown last weekend. Here are the parade winners by category:

•  Business — MJM institute of Cosmetology, first place; Varaison Vineyard and Winery, second place; and Visual Eyes Eye Care, third place.

•  Organization — Special Olympics, first place; Western Slope ATV Association and Appleton Christian Church, second place; Western Slope Animal Services Networking Group, third place.

•  Youth — Cub Scout Pack No. 342, first place; Cub Scout Pack No. 353, second place; Regulators 4-H Club, third place.

•  Band — Palisade High School, first place; Grand Mesa Middle School, second place; Grand Junction High School, third place.

•  Media — Cumulus Broadcasting, first place; Snow Princess, MBC Grand Broadcasting, second place; and KKCO TV, third place.

•  Performance — Absolute Dance, first place; Burning Desert Fire Collective, second place; and Dos Rios Elementary, third place.

Ice Rink on Main Street opens Thursday

• The Ice Rink on Main Street will be open Thursday through Saturday. Normal skates will work on the synthetic ice, and skate rentals are available for $5 at Brown Cycles.
Hours are from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. The 25-feet by 40-feet rink will be open regardless of temperature or weather.
For information, call 245-7939.


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