Briefs, Oct. 23, 2009

Veterans event today in GJ

The Mobile Veterans Center will be at the old City Market Warehouse from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today as part of the sixth annual Veterans Stand Down for homeless and at-risk veterans.

The Veterans Stand Down is from 9 a.m. to noon and offers veterans access to a variety of social services, winter clothing and medical care and more.

The Mobile Veterans Center also will be at the Safeway store at 2901 Patterson Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The mobile center provides veterans with assistance and counseling.

Ritter town meeting in Durango

Gov. Bill Ritter will host a town hall meeting at 1:30 p.m. today at the Durango Transit Center, 250 W. Eighth St. in Durango. The event is free.

Discussion topics will include Colorado’s unemployment rate, budget balancing efforts and the economy on the Western Slope.

Mass at cemetery postponed

The consecration Mass that was scheduled for Saturday at the Grand Junction Memorial Gardens cemetery has been postponed. Call 243-3490 for information.

Zoo to have animals in Rifle

People can touch live animals from around the world during a free Denver Zoo event at 2 p.m. Saturday at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle. The 45-minute is free and is sponsored by EnCana Oil & Gas (USA).

Tamarisk removal Saturday

The Western Colorado Conservation Corps is seeking volunteers to remove tamarisk and Russian olive trees and to plant 260 native plants on Saturday at James M. Robb Colorado River State Park, Island Acres. Call Kris Adams at 241-1027 for information.


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