Briefs, Nov. 18, 2009

Clinic fundraiser tonight in Palisade

The Women Dems of Mesa County Outreach Committee will have a fundraiser for Marillac Clinic from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Wine Country Inn in Palisade.

A donation of $35 is requested. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and coffee will be served. There will be a drawing for door prizes.

The social hour will be from 5 to 6 p.m. and there will be a speaker at 6:15 p.m.

Register with Kathi at 261-2257.

Meth awareness training Thursday

Methamphetamine awareness training will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Palisade Christian Church, 3702 G Road, which is the old highway across from Palisade High School.

The training is offered by No Meth in Palisade, an informal group of Palisade residents committed to stopping and preventing meth in the community.

Training will be conducted by the Mesa County Meth Task Force, a representative from Palisade Police Department and two former meth users who will answer questions.

Everyone is encouraged to attend except children ages 12 years or younger.

East Portal Road closed for winter

The Bureau of Reclamation Curecanti Field Office has announced the closing of East Portal Road for the winter.

The road off Colorado Highway 347 provides access to the Gunnison River within the Curecanti National Recreation Area, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Crystal Dam.

The road will reopen in the spring as weather conditions permit.

Call 240-6306 for information.

Altrusa sells pecans for fundraiser

Altrusa International of Grand Junction is selling giant Georgia pecans, with proceeds going to its many community projects.

Cost is $9 for a 1-pound bag.

To order pecans, call Nola at 245-2712 or Marilyn at 242-6363 and leave a message, or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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