Briefs, March 27, 2014

Juniors invited to ACT practice test

High school juniors are invited to practice taking a timed ACT Test from 1–4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, in the Monument Community Room, 443 N. Sixth St.

No registration is required and there is no charge for the practice session. Test-takers should bring a calculator.

Free day for veterans at nature center


In recognition of Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, the Children’s Nature Center, 404 Jurassic Ave. in Fruita, will offer free admission to all veterans on Saturday.

Veterans must show their Veterans Administration card to receive free admission to the zoological center, adjacent to the Western Slope Vietnam Memorial, at the Fruita Welcome Center.

Vietnam memorial dedicated Saturday


All veterans and their spouses are invited to the Vietnam Veteran Battlefield Cross sculpture dedication from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday in Montrose.

The sculpture will leave Timberline Bank in a jeep at 11 a.m., proceed down Oak Grove to Rio Grande and on to the corner of Rio Grande and Main streets. There, it will become a procession, with a black, rider-less horse with boots facing backwards, with other veterans accompanying, both on horseback and on a horse-drawn wagon.

Upon arrival at the Warrior Resource Center, there will be a program, followed by lunch and social time.

At the base of the sculpture will be a hollow with a small slot for notes, letters, prayers, names, etc.

Call Welcome Home Montrose at 765-2210 for information.

Free disposal day planned at landfill


In support of spring cleanup efforts throughout Mesa County, the Board of County Commissioners will sponsor a free day of garbage disposal at the Mesa County Landfill, as well as the Molina, Fruita, Gateway and DeBeque transfer stations.

■ Molina Transfer Station, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. March 29

■ Fruita Transfer Station, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. April 5

■ Mesa County Landfill, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. April 12

■ Gateway Transfer Station, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. April 19

■ DeBeque Transfer Station, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. April 26

Free Day exceptions are tire disposal, electronic waste, appliances containing refrigerants and commercially hauled materials. These items are not part of the Free Day program and their disposal will be subject to normal tipping fees. Electronic waste is accepted for a fee of 42 cents per pound at the Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

All waste materials entering the landfill or transfer stations during free day must be tarped and secured. Untarped/unsecured loads will be turned away, no exceptions. In the event of high wind, call 241-6846 confirm status of the landfill and/or transfer stations.

Learn about native plants at 3 locations


The Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Tri-River Area will offer three courses on native plants at different locations, beginning April 19, at Colorado National Monument.

Additional classes will be at Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Grand Mesa. There will be three sessions per location. A Native Plant Master certificate can be obtained by attending and passing all three classes. Cost of the courses is dependent on whether students want to complete volunteer hours.

To obtain an application and course guidelines, call Susan Carter at 244-1841, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or go to the CSU Tri-River office, 2775 U.S. Highway 50.

Pro Bono lawyers set bankruptcy clinic


Pro Bono Project of Mesa County will offer a do-it-yourself Chapter 7 Bankruptcy clinic from 6–8 p.m. April 4, at the Harris Suites Building, 619 Main St.

The clinic is for low-income, no asset individuals. Cost is $20 and space is limited.

To determine if you qualify to attend, you must complete an application through the Pro Bono Project in advance. Call 424-5748 or stop by the office, at 619 Main St., for an application.

Donation goes toward caregivers respite


Easter Seals, in combination with the Colorado Respite Coalition, awarded STRiVE $2,770 this month, that will go toward its Respite Program.

The program provides much-needed respite to families and care-givers who are taking care of “highly medically fragile” loved ones.


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