Briefs, Sept. 12, 2012

Course explains medicine

University of Colorado Mini-Med School, a free eight-week course, begins today at the Western Colorado Area Health Education Center at 744 Horizon Court, Suite 220. The course will be broadcast by webstream from the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

The course meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 7 at the health education center. There will not be a class on Sept. 26.

Registration is required to attend and is available online at The course is taught by medical school faculty and other experts who try to make medical and technical language understandable to the public. Lectures will cover nuances of modern medicine, biology, pharmacology, immunology, anatomy and physiology and virology.

No tests or credit hours will be awarded.

College fair set for Montrose

Montrose High School will host a college fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the school’s cafeteria.

Approximately 35 colleges are expected to have representation at the fair, which is sponsored by the Colorado Council on High School and College Relations. Parking will be available on the north side of the school property.

Students can register for the fair at, print their bar code, and bring it to the fair. Call the high school’s guidance office at 249-2429 for more information.

Scorpion search at monument

Searching for Scorpions, the first event in the Colorado National Monument 2012 Fall Walks and Talks series, will be from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursday on the monument.

Participants will join a ranger on a quest to find the nocturnal arachnids with the aid of black-light flashlights, on a two-mile, moderate terrain hike.

Advance registration is required. Call 858-3617, ext. 300.


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