Briefs: Local News October 30, 2008

Buescher earns award from council

• The Economic Development Council of Colorado announced Wednesday that it has named state Rep. Bernie Buescher, D-Grand Junction, its Legislator of the Year.
“The council especially notes his support for economic development in his hometown of Grand Junction as exemplified by his work to expand Mesa State College and his work in promoting the thriving wine industry,” the organization said in a statement.
Buescher said the award is “very gratifying” for his work at the state Capitol.
The Economic Development Council of Colorado announcement is the latest in a series of business awards and endorsements that have emerged for Buescher and his opponent, Republican Laura Bradford, this election cycle.

Salvation Army plans Thanksgiving meal

• The Salvation Army Community Thanksgiving dinner will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 27 at 249 S. Fourth St. A shuttle bus will run free of charge between the dinner and the homeless shelter at 2839 North Ave. Meals are available for delivery to those unable to attend.
For information, call 242-7513.

Call-A-Lawyer night set for Nov. 20

• The Mesa County Bar Association will host Call-A-Lawyer night between 7 and 9 p.m. Nov. 20. Attorneys will be available to answer legal questions free of charge.
For information, call 256-4001.

Art Institute plans info session

• The Art Institute of Colorado will be available to answer questions and provide information to the public about its programs from 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Hampton Inn, 205 Main St. Admission representatives will discuss enrollment, financial aid and upcoming events. To schedule an appointment call 800-275-2420.

Junior Service League to mark 25 years

• The Junior Service League will celebrate 25 years of community commitment from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Mesa State College’s Liff Auditorium. Refreshments will be provided and all are welcome. For information call 985-8303.


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