Briefs, Sept. 5, 2013
Panel for hearing-impaired meets today
The Colorado commission that advises Gov. John Hickenlooper on policy for the deaf meets today starting at 4 p.m. at the Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave.
The regular business meeting of the Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will be followed by a forum on new technology known as induction loop systems, which take sound straight from the source and deliver it right into the listener’s ear, commission member Amy Becktell said.
“The systems are great for public places, such as auditoriums, classrooms or churches, and can also be used in the home,” Becktell said. The induction loop technology will be demonstrated by Laura Hansen of Assist2Hear and Daniel J. Tibbs of Widex.
‘Smoking Them Out’ book signing today
Public-safety facility dedication Saturday
The public is invited to celebrate the completion and dedication of the Public Safety Facilities Project from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at Sixth Street and Ute Avenue.
The event marks the completion of the Fire Administration building remodel, the Fire Station No. 2 at Patterson and 28 1/4 roads, the commissioning of all artwork related to the project and the placing of time capsules and dedication plaques.
Tours of the Fire Administration Building will be given.
Around 11:15 a.m., following the ceremonies and prior to the tours of the buildings, the old siren used in the early days to call firefighters back to work for big emergency events, will be set off in to celebration of the completion of the project. The siren will reside in the lobby of the Fire Department Administrative Offices after the dedication event.
Parking is available in the Fire Department employee parking lot off of Seventh Street.
Info on Parkinson’s disease offered
The Doctor Is In program hosted by Parkinson Association of the Rockies in Grand Junction features two experts who will speak about treatment of the disease beginning 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd.
Dr. Mariel Szapiel will discuss different treatment options, including deep brain stimulation surgery, medications and more.
Dr. Seth Kareus will focus on Western Slope support for Parkinson’s disease sufferers and the different treatments and medications used to treat them.
Those who wish to attend the free event must register in advance by calling (866) 718-2996.