Briefs, Feb. 5, 2010

Valentine Gift Boutique is Saturday

Locally made items will be for sale at a Valentine Gift Boutique from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Riley’s Furniture Building, across from Smash Burger, at First Street and Grand Avenue.

Call Linny at 216-4136 or Barb at 201-9239 for information.

Luncheon to feature Dist. 54 candidates

The Mesa County Republican Women’s luncheon at noon Monday will feature candidates for the District 54 seat in the Colorado House of Representatives. The luncheon will be at Two Rivers Convention Center. Cost is $15 per person. Call 257-7120 for information or to RSVP.

Monument photo contest entries sought

Feb. 13 is the deadline to submit photos for the Colorado National Monument Centennial Calendar and Photo Contest of the Century.

To submit photos, mail or drop off a maximum of 8-by-10 colored prints and a disk with high-resolution (300 dpi) electronic files (tif) of the photographs. Include the name of the photographer, title of picture, date of picture and location within the monument that the photo was taken.

Mail to Lace Stevens, Colorado National Monument Association, Colorado National Monument, Fruita 81521. Or drop off photos at the monument visitor center, which is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Call Stevens at 858-3617, ext. 360 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.

Tattoo studio donating proceeds to Haiti

Tattmandu Tattoo Studios is offering discounted tattoos from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 14, with 100 percent of proceeds from tattoos done that day going to the American Red Cross Haiti disaster relief efforts.

There will be live music, raffles. Discounts include heart tattoos for $30. Take in your own design or have a tattoo artist create one for you. Call 255-8084 for information.

Palisade photographer wins contest

Jim Cox of Palisade received first place in the agritourism category of the 12th annual “Colorado ... It’s Agricultural” Photography Contest, which showcases the spirit of Colorado agriculture. Cox’s photo is titled “Bikes and Vineyard.”

Winners in four categories were selected from 180 entries, based on creativity, technical quality and relation to Colorado agriculture. Winning photographs will be displayed in the Beede-Hamil Agriculture Building at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling.

The photos can be viewed at

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Mesa County has been awarded $93,579 in federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program for the purpose of supplementing existing emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

United Way of Mesa County acts as administrator for the award and is soliciting applications from local programs that deliver emergency food or shelter.

To be eligible to receive funding, an organization must be nonprofit, have an accounting system, practice nondiscrimination, have demonstrated the capability to administer emergency food or shelter programs, and have a volunteer board of directors. Organizations interested in applying for funds must contact Julie Hinkson or Amber Pfennig, United Way of Mesa County, 243-5364, for an application.

The deadline for application submission is Feb. 15.

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Grand Junction resident Wendy Hoffman, the national president of Blue Star Mothers of America Inc., is seeking items for the fourth annual Homes for Our Troops gala and silent auction, which will be March 6 in Boston.

The keynote speaker will be Oliver North. More information on the gala is available at

Call Hoffman at 242-3845 for information.


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