Briefs, Oct. 2, 2009

Open house planned at White home

An open house celebration at the White family home is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 779 24 1/2 Road.

The home was built for Mary White and her three daughters; one daughter, 14-year-old McKenzie, is a paraplegic. Funds and materials for the home building project were donated by generous groups, individuals and business throughout the community.

All are welcome to see the home, enjoy music and eat baked goods made by Altrusa Club.

Call Mike Ruspil at 216-0983 or Dona Garretson at 245-4589 for information.

Winter Equine Health Fair scheduled

Lynn Ranch Equestrian Facility and Arrowhead Veterinary Services will present a Winter Equine Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The event includes experts, vendors, local horse clubs and associations.

Dr. Braden Shafer will discuss colic/dental health and arthritis/joint health; Dr. Jennifer Carter will speak about managing your horse on a tight budget and wound assessment; farrier Brian Crandall will discuss winter hoof health and to shoe or not to shoe;  a Pfizer representative will speak on colic surgery insurance; and Teresa Wynne will discuss blanketing your horse for the winter.

Call 260-1610 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to register.

5 agencies to receive Kiwanis K funds

The Kiwanis Golden K Club of Grand Junction will allocate funds at its Wednesday meeting to five local organizations that serve the needs of children in various ways.

Organizations that will receive funds include Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, to support young children and teens who have suffered a loss of a loved one; and Mesa County Partners, to create positive role models for children who have negative attitudes and/or have been in trouble with the law, resulting in the need to perform supervised community services as a means of restitution.

Also receiving funds are Court-Appointed Special Advocates, for improvements to a visitation room for supervised visitations between parents and their children who have been separated because of abusive situations; Western Colorado Center for Children, for counseling to children and their parents; and St. Mary’s Life Center Pediatrics Department, that provides occupational speech and physical therapy to children who are challenged in various ways and assists autistic children.

Ski operator phases in new helmet rule

DENVER — Starting this ski season, resort owner Intrawest is requiring helmets for all youth in ski school and students of any age in freestyle terrain parks. Age limits for “youth” will be determined by each resort.

Previously, parents could opt out of having their children wear helmets in certain programs at some resorts.

By the 2010-2011 season, on-duty employees will be required to wear helmets in terrain parks or if they are guides or teachers for programs where guests must wear helmets.

The rules affect Copper Mountain, Winter Park and Steamboat resorts in Colorado, Stratton Mountain in Vermont, Mountain Creek in New Jersey and Tremblant in Quebec.


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