Briefs: Local News February 05, 2009

Mesa County Safety Fair to take place Feb. 12-13

• The Mesa County Safety Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 12 and 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 13, at Mesa Mall.
The fair will include more than 30 local organizations providing a variety of safety information and education in an entertaining format. The fair specifically targets elementary school children, but everyone is welcome.
Call 261-7135 for information.

BLM to host open house on plan for new coal mine

• The Bureau of Land Management will host a public open house and hearing on the Draft Environment Impact Statement for the Red Cliff Coal Mine Project that is proposed near Mack.
The open house will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, at the city of Fruita Council Chambers, 325 E. Aspen Ave.
An informational presentation on the proposal and Draft EIS will be at 5 p.m. and the formal public hearing to accept oral comments on the Draft EIS and fair market value of the coal that could be recovered begins at 6 p.m.
For more information call 303-239-3736.

Neurologist to present findings on Huntington’s Disease

• Dr. Rajeev Kumar, the medical director of the Colorado Neurological Institute Movement Disorder Center in Denver, will present “New Research Developments in Huntington’s Disease” from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, in the parlor, 522 White Ave.
Call Marie Nemec at 250-5997 for information.

Mail valentines at drop site to get Loveland postmark

• Valentine’s Day cards to be postmarked with the special Loveland Colorado Valentine’s Day postmark can be taken to Mail Post, 456 Kokopelli Blvd. Unit D in Fruita.
Drop stamped and addressed cards in the drop box before Feb. 10 to receive the postmark.
Call 858-9044 for information.

Archaeological society taking scholarship applications

• Applications for the Chipeta Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society’s Juanita and Squint Moore Scholarship are available to high school, college or graduate students within Montrose, Delta, Mesa, San Miguel, Ouray and San Juan counties.
Applications are available at the guidance office of high schools in the eligible counties.
Application deadline is April 30.

Getting ahead in business the theme of college program

•  “Getting the Edge in Business” is the theme of the fifth annual Distinguished Executive Program dinner and panel discussion hosted by students of Mesa State College Future Business Leaders of America — Phi Beta Lambda,  Feb. 19, at Two Rivers Convention Center.
A meet and greet and silent auction is at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. and a panel discussion to follow.
Individual tickets are $45 or a table of 10 is $425.
Call Deb Parman at 248-1170 or Cassidee Shull at 210-7645 for information.

County offers classes for those who want to quit smoking

• The Mesa County Tobacco Education Council will have its next Fresh Start class for those who would like to quit smoking, beginning Feb. 12.
Registration is required.
Call 254-4108 for information.

Grand Valley Health Fair to take place March 13-14

• The 30th annual Grand Valley Health Fair will be from 7 a.m. to noon March 13-14, at Central High School.
Organizations interested in providing an Interactive Education Center (IEC) will need to complete a registration form by Friday. Booths will be selected based on type of information provided, past participation and relation to health and wellness.
Call Tawny Espinoza at 248-6904 for information.

DOW to host meetings seeking input on hunting

• The Colorado Division of Wildlife will host a series of public meetings to get input on big game hunting season structure for the 2010-14 hunting seasons.
The meetings are part of the public input process for the agency’s five-year big game season structure.
Meetings are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 10 at Mountain Valley Bank, 400 Main St. in Meeker; Feb. 12, in the Pavilion Building of the Eagle County Fairgrounds in Eagle; Feb. 16, at the Division of Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Ave. in Grand Junction; and Feb. 19, at the Glenwood Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road in Glenwood Springs.
Written comments can be e-mailed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or mailed to Big Game Season Structure, Public Involvement Unit, 6060 Broadway, Denver 80216.


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