Local Briefs, Oct. 21, 2009

Training offered for liquor licensees

The city of Grand Junction is offering free training for liquor licensees (owners), their managers and employees from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday in the City Hall auditorium, 250 N. Fifth St.

Training will cover server responsibility, ID checking and enforcement, recognizing signs of intoxication and guarding against over-service of patrons.

Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. Participants who stay for the entire class and complete the pre-test and post-test will receive certificates of completion for this state-certified class.

Call the City Clerk’s office at 244-1510 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to register.

Craft booths available for Gardens show

A few spaces are still available at the Fall Craft Show, taking place Saturday and Sunday at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens.

If you would like to be a part of the show, call 245-3288 for information.

Help a Neighbor campaign until Nov. 20

Roman Family Chiropractic is participating in the Help a Neighbor in Need campaign through Nov. 20.

The public is invited to take a bag of nonperishable and canned food donations to the office at 2584 Patterson Road and receive a complimentary gift certificate for a chiropractic consultation and evaluation or $10 off a one-hour massage.

Proceeds from Help a Neighbor in Need will benefit Food Bank of the Rockies.

Call 243-8896 or 243-8709 for information.

Volunteers sought to remove tamarisk

Western Colorado Conservation Corps is seeking volunteers Saturday to remove tamarisk and Russian olive trees and plant 260 native plants at James M. Robb Colorado River State Park, Island Acres.

The day will include morning and noon refreshments for volunteers.

To register go to http://www.volunteeroutdoors.net, and click on “search opportunities.”

You can also call Kris Adams at 241-1027 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Potential GOP candidates to visit voters

Two Republicans interested in federal offices will be in Grand Junction today and Thursday.

Former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton, a Grand Junction native and candidate for the U.S. Senate, will meet voters today from 10 to 11 a.m. at Gala Cafe, 2650 North Ave.

State Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, will speak with voters on Thursday about the possibility of his running for the 3rd Congressional District.

Tipton is considering a rematch with the incumbent, Democrat John Salazar, who defeated him in 2004.

Tipton also will be at the Gala Restaurant from 4 to 6 p.m.


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