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The new Glenwood Springs Tractor Supply Co. store will have its grand opening on Saturday, April 6, including door prizes, drawings and store specials.

The Brentwood, Tenn.-based company opened its new 21,262-square-foot Glenwood Springs location in the Glenwood Springs Mall space formerly occupied by Staples, on March 30. The store employs 11 people and is the company’s fourth location in Colorado.

Store manager is Jerry Peters, who has been with the company since 2010. He oversees all store operations, including receiving, inventory control and merchandising.

Tractor Supply Co. is the largest retail farm and ranch supply store chain in the United States, and opened its first Colorado store just last year.

“Glenwood Springs is a great location for Tractor Supply Company because of the amount of horse owners and numerous rodeo events in the area,” Peters in a press release announcing the grand opening.

Today through Sunday, customers can enter to win prizes including store gift cards, pet feed, clothing, power tools, a 22-ton log splitter and a chain saw. Saturday’s grand opening event will also feature log splitter demonstrations, a petting zoo, roping contests and a cookout sponsored by the local 4-H clubs.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – The Bureau of Land Management hosts a public meeting from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Two Rivers Convention Center to further discuss travel management alternatives for the Grand Junction area, including parts of western Garfield County.

There will be maps showing the various proposals. User groups representing differing viewpoints on road and trail management of area BLM lands will also be on-hand to help answer questions.

BLM personnel will make a brief presentation at 5 p.m., followed by a question and answer session.

The proposal for roads and trails is included in the BLM’s Draft Resource Management Plan for the Grand Junction area, including Mesa County and parts of Garfield, Rio Blanco and Montrose counties. The agency has developed four possible management plans, called alternatives, for the public to consider.

“The purpose of this meeting is to help the public get the information they need to provide us with specific, written comments about our proposals for roads, trails and travel,” said Katie Stevens, Grand Junction field manager.

The public comment period for the new plan has been extended to June 24, after which BLM will develop its proposed RMP and Travel Management Plan. That process is expected to be completed by next winter.

“Our final proposed plan will likely contain elements of all four alternatives, so we are really hoping to hear specific comments on all four of the alternatives,” Stevens said.

For more information, visit http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/gjfo/rmp/rmp.html.

RIFLE, Colorado – Merchants and professional craftspeople are being invited to participate in the 75th Anniversary Garfield County Fair, set for Aug. 5-11 at the fairgrounds in Rifle.

The fair’s Merchant Village features an assortment of goods ranging from cooking supplies to jewelry, kids clothing and toys to unique handcrafted items.

In addition, this year’s event is expanding to include a “Crafters Tent” for smaller artisans to exhibit and sell their wares with more flexibility and less overhead costs. Fair staff will provide an eight-foot banquet table per crafter, one chair, and lighting during evening hours for each artisan. Space for rent is $20 per day.

Also, the new “Demonstration Station” will be available at no cost to vendors or other fair participants to demonstrate their products or to educate attendees.

Traditional merchant booth spaces are also available at $100 for either week. Applications for the Merchant Village are available online at garfieldcountyfair.com.

Vendors submitting booth applications by April 9 will receive a complimentary 1/8-page advertisement in the 2013 Garfield County Fair Book.

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