Briefs: April 22, 2010

Highline Lake open house Saturday

Staff and volunteers at Highline Lake State Park will host an open house for the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at its new visitor center.

Funded with Great Outdoors Colorado and Colorado Lottery dollars, the building has been in the making for several years.

Call 858-7208 for information.

Bike association donates $5K to Hilltop

Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Association has donated $5,000 to Hilltop’s Experiential Learning Project (HELP).

The project allows youth to work on biking and hiking trails in the Tabeguache and North Fruita Desert Trail Systems. During the past several years, HELP has dedicated thousands of volunteer hours teaching trail building to youth in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management.

The youth gain work skills, receive career counseling, mentoring and an opportunity to work on a project.

Tickets on sale for Heroes Celebration

April 27 is the deadline to purchase tickets to attend the American Red Cross Real Western Heroes Celebration, taking place April 30, at the DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive.

Proceeds from the event will be used to recognize and honor local heroes and support Red Cross disaster response operations and services to armed forces programs along the Western Slope in 2010.

Tickets are $60 for a Western-style buffet dinner and desserts. Tickets can be purchased by calling 242-4851 or at the Red Cross, office at 506 Gunnison Ave.

Free writing class for women Saturday

A free writing class for women will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, at 875 Bunting Ave. To reserve a space or for information call Ann at 260-2965 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers

Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County is looking for volunteers to serve in the areas of Web site assistance, hands-on fundraising and general office and ReStore assistance.

Call Tanna at 255-9850 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with your name, address, e-mail, phone number and area of interest.


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