Briefs, April 12, 2012

Rifle range closed to public Friday

The rifle range at 27 1/4 Road will be closed to public use Friday.

Members of the Colorado State Patrol will participate in training exercises at the range that day.

Hotel’s yard sale postponed one week


Because of the possibility of bad weather, the Choice Hotels employees’ benefit yard sale that had been scheduled for Saturday will be postponed to the following Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m.–3 p.m., in the Choice Hotels parking lot, 2697 U.S. Highway 50.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit Mesa County Partners. Call 245-3355 for information.

County fair entry forms available


Mesa County residents of all ages are invited to enter the 2012 Mesa County Fair and exhibit recently created fine art, recipes and hobbies to win a ribbon.

Entry booklets with entry forms, rules and guidelines, are available at local Mesa County Libraries branches, at businesses and online at The Open Class competition is open to all Mesa County residents. Visit the website or call 256-1528 for information.

The 125th Mesa County Fair is July 17–21.

Biking, hiking trails summit in Glenwood


The 2012 Regional Trails, Biking and Walking Summit will take place 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. April 20 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road in Glenwood Springs.

Guest speakers are John Ricks, associate director of the Colorado Tourism Office; and Jessica Osborne, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Sprinkle Consulting and Colorado Department of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian programs will present a half-day Bicycle Facility Design class.

Cost is $15 and includes lunch. To register call 970-704-9200 or visit

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