Local Briefs, July 27, 2014

Elks Poker Run planned today

The Grand Junction Elks Lodge 575 will sponsor its third annual Motorcycle Poker Run and Charity Raffle today, beginning with registration from 
9 to 10 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 249 S. Fourth St.

Coffee and doughnuts will be provided. Each rider’s hand costs $10. Passengers and extra hands are $5. Other cards will be drawn at JD’s Tavern in Fruita, Mesa Lakes Lodge on the Grand Mesa, the Delta Elks Lodge in Delta and the final card back at the Grand Junction Elks Lodge. Hands must be turned in by 
4 p.m.

Best and worst hands will split the entry pot 60/40, and there will be a door prize drawing for all poker hands.

Food and beverages will be available, and Goodman Band will perform from 5 to 8 p.m.

Don’t have a motorcycle? Any vehicle will do.

Call Ed Crilly at 243-0675 for information.

Mesa Top Trail seeks volunteers


Volunteers are needed to finish a final stretch of a trail on Grand Mesa, the culmination of a two-year effort.

The Mesa Top trail, which is now seven and a half miles long and intended to connect Colorado Highway 65 with the recently completed Flowing Park trail, needs less than another mile to be finished, according to a release from the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association.

Aug. 9 and 10 are targeted work days. No experience is necessary, and tools and team leaders will be provided. Bring sturdy shoes, gloves, eye protection, long pants or shin guards. Pack a lunch, water, sunscreen, insect repellent and extra clothing.

Meet at Flowing Park Reservoir between 8:30 and 9 a.m. From Grand Junction, take Interstate 70 east and then exit 49. Take Highway 65 for 31 miles and look for the Mesa Top trail head just past the Lands End Road intersection.

A campout is planned Aug. 9.

Call Dan at 270-8575 for information.


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