Briefs, Oct. 5, 2013

Trails closing for repairs

Temporary trail closures for repairs are scheduled:

■ Oct. 5–7, Colorado Highway 340 bridge to Riverside Park

■ Oct. 7–14, Fourth Street at the Riverside Parkway, going west past the railroad bridge

■ Oct. 14–18, Watson Island area — plans are to complete in one week but might take longer

■ Oct. 21–to be determined, High Country Court area — plans are to complete in one week but might take longer

For information call Mike Vendegna at 254-3843 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Ignite seeks presenters


Ignite Western Slope is seeking presenters for its upcoming event Nov. 16 at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St.

Intended as an event for young techies, Ignite has since morphed into a new way of effectively communicating in today’s sound-bite world.

This medium has been called “Attention Deficit Theater”— a cross between extreme Cliff Notes and slam poetry.

Presenters are given five minutes to speak about their ideas and personal or professional passions, accompanied by 20 slides.

The presentations are meant to “ignite” the audience on a subject, generate awareness, and stimulate thought and action.

Register at  by Oct. 21.

20 agencies receive grants


Twenty locally based nonprofit organizations have received grants totaling $13,000 from the 20th annual Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund.

Those receiving monies are Alzheimer’s Association, Center for Enriched Communications, Child and Migrant Services, Clifton Christian Church Food & Clothing, Colorado Discover Ability, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Girls on the Run of Western Colorado, Grand Junction Imagination Library, Grand Valley Peace and Justice, Grand Valley Peace and Justice ESP and How Are the Children?

Also, Kids Voting Mesa County, Mesa County RSVP Handyman Project, Mesa County RSVP Senior Scholar Project, Riverside Educational Center, Seventh Day Adventist Community Service Center, St. Mary’s Foster Grandparent Program, St. Mary’s Senior Companion Program, Thrift Shop of Fruita Imagination Library and Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation.

Statewide, more than 200 qualified, community-based nonprofit organizations will receive funding in 2013 from Wells Fargo. Eligible organizations must be certified 501(c)(3) and have an annual budget of $350,000 or less.


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