Briefs: Local News October 10, 2008

Roads in north GJ reopened

• Both 26 Road between G Road and Interstate 70 and G 1/2 Road will reopen today. Construction along 26 Road between G Road and Interstate 70 is nearing completion. 
New water, sewer and storm drains were installed along 26 Road just south of Bookcliff Gardens. A short section of road was replaced with concrete.

Work will disrupt Silt traffic

• SILT — Traffic will be reconfigured today in Silt during continued construction of a roundabout at Ninth and Main streets.
Martinez Western Constructors said traffic will be rerouted for about seven days, restricting left turns in any direction, and restrict traffic from west to east through the intersection.
Ninth will be open from Home Avenue to Main, and access to all businesses will be open.

Riverbank cleanup scheduled

• SILT — Conservation groups need volunteers to help remove tamarisk and Russian olive trees Saturday along the Colorado River at the town park. The species crowd out native vegetation that serves as important wildlife habitat.
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is organizing the project with help from Garfield County, the city of Rifle, Trout Unlimited, the Tamarisk Coalition and other groups. Tools and a dinner at day’s end will be provided.
For information, call 927-8241 or toll-free 877-662-5220, or go to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.rfov.org.

Health screenings continue


Mountain Family Health Centers continues screenings this month for cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, body mass index and a heart disease risk assessment.
Fasting beforehand is recommended but not required.

Screenings will be offered:

•  From noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Glenwood Springs Mall.

•  From 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gordon Cooper Library, 76 S. Fourth St., Carbondale.
•  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Oct. 27 at Garfield County Public Health Department (WIC office), 195 W. 14th St., Rifle.

•  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at Garfield County Public Health Department WIC Office, 2014 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs.

Open house on Ouray Avenue set for Oct. 16

• Oasis Clubhouse, 450 Ouray Ave., will have an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 16. For information, call 241-6099.

VA center will close Monday

• The Veterans Affairs Medical Center emergency room will be open on Monday for registered patients. All other clinics at the center will be closed for the Columbus Day holiday. Emergency room patients should use the front entrance of the building. Non-emergency medical advice is available by calling 242-0731.

Santa stop tickets available

• A milk and cookie party to welcome Santa Claus will take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at Mesa Mall. Santa and all his young guests will parade to the Santa Tracking Station at Clock Court. Tickets are $2 per child and must be purchased by Nov. 18. For information, call 242-0009.

Craig-area roundup set

• CRAIG — The Bureau of Land Management will gather horses Oct. 17-27 in the Sand Wash Basin west of Craig. Adoption for some of the wild horses will take place Oct. 25 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.


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