Briefs: Local News January 10, 2009

‘Blood for Love’ drive scheduled

• 95 Rock’s annual “Blood for Love” drive will take place from
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center. All participants will receive a T-shirt, refreshments and coupons from Texas Roadhouse.
No appointment is necessary.
For information, call 244-2066.

PBS will help viewers with converters

• Rocky Mountain PBS will assist viewers with converter box hook-ups by appointment through the end of March. Take equipment and one-on-one assistance will be provided.
For information call 245-1818.

30 pounds of pork donated to center

• BATTLEMENT MESA — The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department donated 30 pounds of pork to the Mesa Vista Assisted Living Center in Battlement Mesa.
The meat was purchased at a local 4-H sale and was processed by Gross Locker Plant in Silt.

University recognizes first-year scholar

• Travis Chapman of Grand Junction and his parents were invited to the First Year Scholars Recognition Ceremony at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, for his exemplary grade point average.

Meeting to discuss oil shale/water effects

• RIFLE — The Rocky Mountain Farmer Union, Northwest Colorado Farmers Union and the Bookcliff Conservation District will sponsor a meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 17 to discuss the potential effects of oil shale development on Western Slope water.
Guest speakers will include Dan Birch, deputy general manager of the Colorado River Water Conservation District, and Robert Randall, federal lands coordinator with the Colorado Department of Natural Resources.
The meeting is free and open to the public. Those interested can contact the Bookcliff Conservation District at 945-5494, ext. 105, by Friday for reserve seating.

Barbershop chorus elects new officers

• The new officers of the Bookcliff Barbershop Chorus are Dave Woodward, president; Roger McClelland, secretary and Youth in Harmony vice president; Lloyd Unfred, treasurer; Bob Lebig, music vice president; Paul Didier, chapter development vice president and secretary backup; Loren Roth, marketing vice president; Dennis Kiefer, program vice president; Jim Witt, member at large; and Jack Cronkhite, member at large. 

Exhibitors sought for Delta garden show

• MONTROSE­ — Exhibitor space is available at the Delta Home, Garden and Recreation Show scheduled March 28-29 at the Bill Heddles Recreation Area. Sponsored by the Delta Chamber of Commerce, the event showcases products and services for home improvement.
Admission is free. For information, call 874-8616.

DOW taking comment on prairie dogs

• The state Division of Wildlife is developing a conservation plan for two species of native prairie dogs, and the agency said Friday that it was extending the period in which the public can formally comment on the proposal.
Public comments on the “Colorado Gunnison’s and White-tailed Prairie Dog Conservation Plan” will now be accepted through Feb. 15, preferably by e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). The plan can be viewed on the Colorado Division of Wildlife Web site at: The link can be found under “Things to Know” on the home page.
The conservation plan, when final, will guide the management of the two species on native range in Colorado. The Gunnison’s prairie dog is found mainly in southwest Colorado, the San Luis Valley and in South Park; the white-tailed prairie dog is found primarily in northwest Colorado but its range extends into the Uncompahgre Valley south of Montrose.

Monument seeks photos for its calendar

• The Colorado National Monument Association is seeking photographs for its annual calendar in 2010. Color prints of wildlife, plants or landscapes in an 8-by-10 landscape format must be submitted by Feb. 13. Only 10 entries per person will be accepted. Mail prints to 2010 Calendar, Colorado National Monument Association, Fruita 81521. For information, call 858-3617, ext. 308.


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