Briefs: Local News November 14, 2008

Clinic opens in GJ,taking new patients

• A new medical clinic opened this week in Grand Junction and is taking new patients.
Urgent Care, 517 First St., accepts most health insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. The clinic is staffed by Drs. Eric Peper, Robert Bell and Sam Jahani. A physician’s assistant and a nurse practitioner will also provide patient care.
Urgent Care is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
Walk-in clients are welcome and appointments can be made by calling 245-2301.

Volunteers needed to rehab burn area

• Utah wildlife officials are asking for public help to rehabilitate a wildlife preserve near Moab that was burned in a human-caused fire.
Nearly half of the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve on the outskirts of Moab was charred during a recent fire. Much-needed wildlife habitat for a variety of species was destroyed.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, which owns the preserve jointly with The Nature Conservancy, will sponsor a tree and shrub planting on Nov. 22. Seedlings, tools and equipment will be supplied but more volunteers are needed.
Work will begin at 9 a.m. and finish around 1 p.m. Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves, a shovel, beverages and lunch.
Information: Chris Wood, 435-820-6019.


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