Briefs, March 8, 2014

Lecture and tour
explore Escalante

Colorado Canyons Association and Interpretive Association of Western Colorado will present a free lecture on the “Pioneer Spirit of Escalante Canyon” from 6–7:30 p.m. Thursday at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison Drive in Delta.

The program will cover the historic events and the people that shaped the canyons’ history.

A bus tour of Escalante Canyon will be offered from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Saturday leaving from the Heddles center. Those coming from Grand Junction can meet at the turn-off to Escalante Canyon, no later than 8:45 a.m. Reservations are required by Monday.

Call 874-6695 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information or to reserve a seat.

Food bank makes volunteer appeal


Western Slope Food Bank of the Rockies, 120 N. River Road in Palisade, is in desperate need of volunteers in the warehouse and in its dehydrator program.

Call 464-1138 ext. 203 for more information.

Event highlights
paleontology work


John Foster, curator at the Museum of Western Colorado, will lecture on recent museum paleontological research projects from 7–9 p.m. Thursday at the Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St.

The lecture is part of the Changing Landscapes of Science series, sponsored by the John McConnell Math and Science Center and the museum.

Cost is $5 for students or members of either the Math and Science Center or the museum, and $10 for nonmembers.

Call 254-1626 for information.

Unsafe for search


CORTEZ — Authorities have called off the search for now for a snowmobiler caught in an avalanche in the La Plata Mountains because it isn’t safe.

Montezuma County Undersheriff Lynda Carter said Thursday the snowmobiler is presumed dead and it’s not worth risking more lives. More snow is expected over the weekend.


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