Briefs, Nov. 11, 2009

Car-seat checks Friday by appointment

The Mesa County Health Department will offer car-seat checks from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, by appointment only.

People should call and leave a message on the 24-hour child passenger safety line at 254-4112. Calls are returned daily and an appointment will be scheduled at that time.

A December event for car-seat fitting has been canceled. The January event will resume on a drop-in basis.

Friday is entry deadline for craft show

The application deadline is Friday for craft makers and artists to register for the Christmas Craft Show on Dec. 18-19, which is part of Fruita’s Hometown Christmas and Parade of Lights.

Booth space is $50. Applications and more information is at

BLM training will close range Friday

The Bureau of Land Management rifle range will be closed from noon to 6 p.m. Friday because of law enforcement training.

Race will affect traffic in monument

Traffic on Rim Rock Drive will be restricted to one lane from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday during the Rim Rock Marathon on Colorado National Monument.

Women’s self-defense class Saturday

High Desert Martial Arts, at 560 S. Westgate, will have a women’s self-defense class at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Women will learn how to use pepper spray to defend themselves. Cost is $10 if participants choose to purchase the inert pepper spray and stay for the full 90-minute class. It is free if participants stay only one hour with no spray.

Call 243-8010 for information.

Moab River Rendezvous is Nov. 14-15

MOAB, Utah — The Moab River Rendezvous, a celebration of rivers, conservation, history and community, is set for Nov. 14-15 at Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge.

The event is presented by Plateau Restoration, a nonprofit organization, as a fundraiser for conservation projects on the Colorado Plateau.

For a schedule of events and online registration, go to or call 435-259-7733 or 866-202-1847.


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