News Briefs, Oct. 12, 2017

Superhero murder mystery on Friday benefits CASA

You can help solve a murder mystery while supporting a worthwhile cause on Friday.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Mesa County is hosting “Murder at the Superhero Peace Convention” fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton on Horizon Drive.

The event features a cocktail hour, buffet dinner and, of course, a murder mystery inspired by superhero and villain favorites. The lineup of heroes and villains includes Mesa County District Attorney Dan Rubinstein, Mesa County Sheriff Matt Lewis, Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese, Grand Junction Economic Partnership Executive Director Kristi Pollard, Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce President Diane Schwenke, Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper, Colorado Mesa University President Tim Foster and Daily Sentinel Publisher Jay Seaton.

Tickets are $55 per person or $100 per couple and can be purchased online at casamc.org.

Town halls provide information about 2018 county budget

 

Residents are invited to learn more about Mesa County’s proposed 2018 budget at three upcoming town hall meetings hosted by the Mesa County Commission.

Town hall meeting dates include:

■ Thursday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Starvin Arvin’s, 3247 F Road in Clifton

■ Thursday, Nov. 9, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson Ave.

■ Monday, Nov. 13, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Old County Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave., in the public hearing room on the second floor.

Comments on the proposed budget are also encouraged through Facebook at facebook.com/mesacounty, and by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). The public can also comment during Board of County Commissioner hearings, typically held every Monday at 9 a.m. at 544 Rood Ave.

Details about the budget outlook are available at mesacounty.us/finance/2018-budget.aspx. Final adoption of the budget will take place Monday, Dec. 4.

Grand Junction VA offering free flu shots to all veterans

 

The Grand Junction Veterans Health Care System is again offering no-cost flu shots to any veteran who can provide proof of military service. Veterans do not have to be enrolled with the GJVHCS to get vaccinated.

Although the shot is provided at no cost, if the veteran has private health insurance, the private insurance may be billed.

Veterans who have an egg allergy are no longer automatically disqualified from received the vaccine. These veterans are encouraged to discuss their situation with the nurse supervising the flu shot clinic at their location.

Shots are available at the Grand Junction VA Medical Center’s walk-in clinic Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Two special drive-through clinics will be held Oct. 21 and Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Montrose Veterans Clinic has shots Monday through Friday from 1 to 3 p.m.


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