Briefs, Jan. 21, 2010

Vehicle fleet energy workshop Feb. 5

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Vehicle fleet owners and managers are invited to a workshop about increasing energy efficiency and reducing costs from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Feb. 5 at Glenwood Springs Community Center.

The workshop will be hosted by the Garfield New Energy Communities Initiative and includes a variety of displays by vendors and ride-and-drive opportunities.

A workshop fee of $15 includes morning refreshments, lunch and workshop materials.

Advance registration is requested by 5 p.m. Feb. 2. Go to

Liquor licensee training Feb. 8

The city of Grand Junction is offering free training for liquor licensees their managers and employees from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8 in the City Hall auditorium 250 N. Fifth St.

The training will cover server responsibility, identification checking and enforcement, and guarding against service of intoxicated patrons.

Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. Participants who stay for the entire class and complete testing will receive certificates of completion for this state-certified class.

To register, call 244-1510 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to register.

State sales-and-use-tax class on Feb. 9

The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering a free class about state sales and use tax from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 9, at 222 S. Sixth St., Room 101.

Advance registration is required. Continuing Professional Education credits are available.

For information or to register go to

Caprock enrollment to begin Feb. 8

Open enrollment for Caprock Academy kindergarten for the 2010-11 school year will begin Feb. 8.

Completed enrollment packets will be accepted each school day, Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., as well as Friday, Feb. 19, in the administration office, 640 24 1/2 Road.

Open enrollment will end at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25. The lottery, which is open to the public, will be at 4 p.m. March 2 at the school.

Enrollment for first through 10th grades will begin Feb. 8 and continue through Jan. 21, 2011.

Call 243-1771 for more information.

Kids Voting fundraiser on Feb. 11

Kids Voting Mesa County will have its fifth annual fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at Two Rivers Convention Center.

Adopt-a-Table is $500 per table and includes 10 dinner tickets, or $250 per half-table with five dinner tickets. Individual tickets are $50. Ticket holders can attend the event or donate a table to a school so its students can attend.

Master of ceremonies is Central High School student Axel Urie, and the keynote speaker is The Daily Sentinel Publisher Jay Seaton. There will be musical performances by students and $1 tickets for the chance to win lunch with a local civic leader.

Register for tickets by Jan. 29. Call Martha Graf at 245-3414 or 261-4013 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). org for information.

Blood-chemistry screenings to be offered

The Grand Valley Health Fair is offering Mesa County residents the opportunity to have early blood draws for low-cost blood chemistry screenings.

Appointments for the early blood draws are required. Online registration is strongly recommended and phone registration will be available for those unable to go online.

Appointment sign-up dates are Feb. 1-3 at the Mesa County Health Department, 510 29 1/2 Road, Room 1060, for blood draws taking place Feb. 15-19. Online registration any time during the three-day sign up period is at, or call 683-6636 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the three-day sign up period.

Cost for the blood chemistry is $30, PSA is $25 and blood count is $15.

Arts panel accepting grant applications

The Commission on Arts and Culture is accepting applications for $43,000 in grant funding for arts or cultural events, projects or programs in Grand Junction during 2010.

Any nonprofit organization may apply. Application forms and guidelines are available at, or by calling 254-3865 or e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Application deadline is Feb. 12.

This arts recovery and reinvestment grant program is designed to help artists with employment, training, shows and sales through support of cultural events, exhibitions, presentations, and projects in Grand Junction.

Christmas program yields 7,349 gifts

Grand Junction residents helped pack 7,349 gift-filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child in 2009.

The shoebox gifts are filled with school supplies, hygiene items and meaningful yet simple toys and are being distributed to needy children around the world.

More than 8 million shoebox gifts were collected worldwide to support the Operation Christmas Child effort.

Libraries offer online assistance requests

Mesa County Libraries offers online request form for a 30-minute, one-on-one appointment with a librarian for specialized research assistance.

Go to or call 243-4442 for information.

Local students honored by colleges

Several area students were recognized at colleges outside the area:

Sarah Ann Stover of Eckert received a bachelor of science degree in child, adult and family services at winter commencement ceremonies Jan. 14 at Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa.

Lisa Truong, a 2007 Grand Junction High School graduate, was named to the first semester 2009-10 dean’s list at Colorado School of Mines in Golden.

Phillip Turano of Grand Junction was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester at Chadron State College in Chadron, Neb.

John Benton and Brackett Mays, both of Grand Junction, Karl Wetlaufer of Montrose and Erin Gorsett of Silt were named to the fall 2009 semester honor roll at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont.

GJ business raising funds for Haiti relief

From 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Healing Horizons, 2139 N. 12th St. will offer services for donations to help those in Haiti.

Acupuncture, acutonics, skin care, massage, or nutrition response testing will be offered for a donation of your choice. All of the proceeds will go to Doctors Without Borders, an organization that is playing a large role in taking care of the people who were hurt by the earthquake in Haiti.


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