Briefs: Local News March 26, 2009

Green convoy on Western Slope today

• The Statewide Green Car Convoy will make three Western Slope stops today as part of a four-day tour through 14 Colorado cities.
Stops are 9 to 10 a.m. in Centennial Square in Montrose, 11 a.m. to noon at Lincoln Park in Grand Junction and from 1:30–2:30 p.m. in Strawberry Park in Glenwood Springs.
It will be an opportunity for the public to see and ask questions about environmentally friendly cars.

March will honor labor leader Chavez

• La Raza of Mesa State College will host a peaceful commemorative march in honor of Cesar Chavez beginning at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Sherwood Park.
Chavez, who died in 1993, was a Mexican-American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded United Farm Workers.
Anyone is welcome for the march along North Avenue to Mesa State College, where participants will hear a speech about Chavez by Shirley Otero, who knew him personally. There also will be free refreshments and a raffle of items purchased from the United Farm Workers’ Web site.
Call Yanneth Gutierrez at 248-1212 or Kennilyn Wright at 248-1765 for information.

Surgeons will see patients at Fruita clinic

• Family Health West announced Wednesday that Surgical Associates of Western Colorado is joining the Kokopelli Clinics in Fruita.
Drs. Steven O’Dell, Brad Baldwin and Andrew Morse will rotate their schedules so they can see patients on Fridays. Their Fruita office opens April 3.
They will offer exams, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for their Fruita patients.

Liquor law training class set for April 6

• The city of Grand Junction will offer free training for liquor license holders, their managers and employees from 5 to 9 p.m.
April 6 in the City Hall auditorium, 250 N. Fifth St.
The training will cover server responsibility and enforcement measures such as ID checks. recognizing signs of intoxication and guarding against over service of patrons.
To participate in the class, call the city clerk’s office at 244-1510 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to register.

Altrusa book sale to help White family

• The Altrusa clubs of Grand Junction and Palisade will host a book sale from 1 to 5 p.m. April 4 at 779 24 1/2 Road, with proceeds going to the White Family Home Project.
Mary White and her daughters have struggled for years to find an affordable wheelchair-accessible home. McKenzie White, 14, became a paraplegic after a heart attack when she was in the first grade. Friends and community members are combining resources so that a home can be built for the family.
Drop off new or used books for the sale at Orchard Avenue Elementary School, Redlands Middle School, Fruita 8–9 School or Mount Garfield Middle School through April 3.
Donations are also accepted, made payable to Altrusa International Inc. of Grand Junction Foundation, P.O. Box 904, Grand Junction 81502.
Call Dona Garretson, 245-4589, for information or to volunteer at the sale.

Fundraising bowling tournament April 9

• The RotarACT Club of Grand Junction will host Strike Out 2009: Striking Out Homelessness, a fundraising bowling tournament for community members beginning at 6 p.m. April 9 at GJ Scores.
Deadline for registration is Monday and entry is first come, first served. Registration forms are available at http://www.gjrotaract.org. Lane sponsorships are available.
Proceeds will benefit Grand Junction Housing Authority and HomewardBound of the Grand Valley.
Call 261-2829 for information.

Tree seedling order deadline April 3

• The deadline to order seedling trees through the CSU Extension Office is April 3.
The program is designed for landowners with two acres or more. Trees are available for a nominal cost but must be used for conservation purposes such as windbreaks and visual screens, wildlife habitats, soil erosion control, noise barriers or planting Christmas trees.
More than 40 different species are available.
Call 244-1834 for information.

Orchard Mesa Lanes fundraiser April 5

• A leisure benefit bowling tournament will be at 1 p.m. April 5 at Orchard Mesa Bowling Lanes, with proceeds going to the Dan McDonald Benefit Fund to support cancer patient Dan McDonald.
Check-in time is 12:30 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per person. The fee includes three games and shoes. Entry is open to 140 bowlers. Entry deadline is Tuesday.
Call Laurie at 263-2233 for information.


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