Briefs: Local News March 25, 2009

District 51 juniors attend career day today

• Juniors in Mesa County Valley School District 51 will attend the Career Exploration Fair from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today at Mesa State College.
Keynote speaker will be Jason Ryan Dorsey, who started his own company at 18 and has appeared on the television shows “60 Minutes,” “20/20” and “The View.” Dorsey is the author of the book, “Graduate to Your Perfect Job.”

High school art show set for mall

• The fourth annual Super Rad High School Art Show will have an opening gala Saturday in the old Corral West location at Mesa Mall.
Students will give ceramic and other art demonstrations from
3 to 6 p.m. The gallery and awards ceremony will be from 7 to 9 p.m.
The gallery will display art by high school students and computer graphic students from Western Colorado Community College through April 11.

27 1/4 Road range closed Thursday

• The 27 1/4 Road Rifle Range will be closed to all firearm use Thursday for training of Bureau of Land Management rangers.
The range will be open for public use before and after the scheduled training. The shooting range is approximately six miles north of H Road.

Group welcomes Russians to area

• Friendship Force of Western Colorado will welcome 10 visitors from St. Petersburg, Russia, who are staying with local families for five days starting April 3. 
Friendship Force is a nonprofit travel and cultural group with 41 clubs in America and 374 clubs in 58 other countries.
For more information on the local chapter, call Sue Palmer at 241-9122 or 260-4653 or Linda Smith at 243-5456, or visit

Alpine Hospice training volunteers

•  Alpine Hospice will have volunteer training from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 18 and April 25 at its office, 602 Jackson St. in Clifton.
Volunteers assist patients and run errands for the organization and help in the office.
Lunch will be served and a gift raffle offered during training.
RSVP by calling Shana, at 257-1275.


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