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GJ Briefly News ... July 16, 2008 edition

Two juvenile boys were taken into custody Tuesday after a small fire around 9:40 a.m. at the MC Library, 530 Grand Ave. A paper fire was set inside a basement-level bathroom. Damage was estimated at $1,500, most of it smoke related.

Jaguar clubs from across the U.S. will be in GJ July 28-Aug. 2. This year's event, hosted by the Rocky Mountain Jaguar Club, is highlighted by a huge Concours d'Elegance car show and the 50th anniversary of Jaguar Clubs of North America. Info: (303) 489-3955 or westernstates2008.com.

A man Monday in the 500 block of 32 Road involved sheriff's deputies on a report of someone dumping trash in his trash can.

Sen. Barak Obama, the Democratic candidate for president, opened campaign offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder and Pueblo Tuesday. Not in GJ. Info: (413) 281-3915.

My Journal Buddies will hold a silent auction Thursday, Aug. 14, 5-7 p.m., Goodwill conference hall, 630 24 1/2 Road. Door prize is $50 certificate to Garfield's. My Journal Buddies provides free journals to at-risk, troubled and homeless youth. Info: 261-0046 or myjournalbuddies.net.

A 16-year-old girl was raped by a known man in southeast GJ, cops reported.

Three seminars on post-traumatic stress disorder will be held at the GJ VA hospital July 16 and 23, 5:30-7 p.m. in bldg. 6. Open to the public but will focus on informing veterans, their family members, friends and clergy about symptoms of PTSD and its effects on veterans and those close to them. Info: 242-0731, then 1, then 2407.

CDOT and MC invite you to help with the access plan developed for U.S. Highway 6, from the I-70 Business Loop to the railroad viaduct just east of 33 Road. The open house will be held today, July 16, at Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St., 5-8 p.m. Info: www.dot.state.co.us/us6clifton/.

Riverside Educational Center is recruiting volunteer tutors to assist students with homework and other basic reading and math skills. REC provides after-school tutoring and enrichment services for disadvantaged K-12th grade students. Info: 245-9512 or REC4kids.com.

US Sen. Ken Salazar announced $74.4 million in funding for water projects in CO, among them "priority status" for money for tamarisk eradication in MC. Info: 202-374-3791.


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