Local briefs: Aug. 1, 2010

Area residents recently honored

A number of area residents have been honored recently:

Western Rockies Federal Credit Union awarded $1,000 scholarships to Mesa State College students Michael Dunlop, Brandon Hildebrand, and Sarah Martinez; and University of Northern Colorado student Katelin Bricker, a graduate of Fruita Monument High School.

Benjamin S. Laro, a graduate of Palisade High School, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship by the Marine Technology Society for the 2010-11 academic year. Laro is pursuing a major in mechanical engineering at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.

Students on the dean’s honor roll or dean’s list at University of Northern Colorado for the spring semester include Emma Watson of Cedaredge; Angela Booher and Hillary Holtz of Clifton; Kyla Denton of Delta; Heidi Williamson of Eckert; Jonathan Ligrani of Fruita; Jennifer Coleman, John Brennecke, Andrea Davidovich, Ryan Joy, Ashlyn Ledford, Jocely Martinez, Dale Schuett, Stephanie South and Cassandra Torske, of Grand Junction; Valerie Marullo, Courtney Olson, and David Turner of Montrose; Anne Gallegos, Anna Stech and Brittani Venard of Paonia; and Molly Simms of Silt.

Nichole Hope, formerly known as Nichole Hope Crandell, of Silt, received awards at the 10th annual King Country Agape Festival Fan Appreciations Awards on June 26 in Granbury, Tex. She won the Female Horizon Award for the up and coming voice in Christian Country Music and the award for Favorite Christian Country Song and Artist for “Said One Mother” from her CD “No Limits.”

Debora Riggle of Grand Junction received a master’s degree in business administration from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City.

Grants available for victim assistance

The Victim/Witness Assistance and Law Enforcement Board has announced grant funding available in the amount of $550,000 for crime victim assistance/core services and prevention and training.

All applicants must fall under the guidelines of 24-4.1-301 and must address crime victims’ service needs in Mesa County.

Applications are available at the Victim/Witness Assistance Office, in the District Attorney’s office. The funding cycle is for January 2011-December 2011. Applications must be received no later than Oct. 1.

Call Mary Sommerfeld at 244-1730 or go to http://www.da.mesacounty.us for information.

Give blood, get ice cream

Beginning Tuesday and through August, while supplies last, St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center will offer its popular Pint for a Pint donor incentive.

Blood donors will get a free pint of ice cream when donating a pint of blood to St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center at the Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave.

Habitat for Humanity seeks equipment

Habitat of Humanity of Mesa County is in need of the following items:

New or used box truck for pickups and deliveries.

New or used flat-bed truck.

New or used fork-lift with at least 14 foot 4 inch reach.

For more information, call Lewis at 234-0508.

Crime prevention gathering Tuesday

BATTLEMENT MESA — The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department will join thousands of communities nationwide on Tuesday, for the 27th annual National Night Out neighborhood crime prevention gathering.

A community event will be from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the community green space and parking area at 398 Arroyo Drive. There will be information booths, a dunk tank, vehicles and equipment from various agencies and more.

The Sheriff’s office will provide grilled hamburgers and hot dogs.

Call 309-9697 for information.

RSVP seeks volunteers ages 55 and up

RSVP is seeking volunteers ages 55 and over. Opportunities include:

Bingo callers. entertainers, a men’s group leader and one-on-one volunteers at Eagle Ridge of the Grand Valley.

Volunteers to help with activities and exercise at The Atrium.

Van driver for the Young Parents Program at R-5 High School.

Office volunteer for Grand Junction Musical Arts Association.

Community gardener at Mesa Developmental Services.

Office support for Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation.

Call 243-9839 or visit www. rsvpgrandjunction.org for more volunteer opportunities.


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