Local briefs for week of Sept. 4: Library events, church garage sale and more
In the article titled “Meet Mikkel Kelly,” there was an error. The story originally stated that the Artability program “started in 2009 with 40 members and has grown now to around 200 per month.” When really it was meant to say “the program started in 2009 to serve about 40 people but has grown to serve 440 people last year, 134 identified as physically or mentally challenged.”
LABOR DAY CLOSURES
All Mesa County Library locations will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, for the Labor Day holiday.
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In addition, please note that seasonal Sunday hours at the Central Library will resume Sunday, Sept. 13. After that date, the Central Library at Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction will be open 1-5 p.m. each Sunday through May 22, 2016.
The Grand Junction Free Press office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day.
City of Grand Junction offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day. There will be no trash pickup Monday, and it will be delayed by one day the remainder of the week. There will also be no recycling collection on Monday, and it too will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week with the exception of Friday, Sept. 11, which will be on the regular schedule. Parking in downtown metered parking spaces and in the Rood Avenue parking garage will be free of charge.
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
Close out the season and pamper your dog with a day at the pool. Palisade Parks and Recreation is hosting their 5th Annual Dog Days at Palisade Pool on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 4-7 p.m.
The cost is $3 for one dog or $5 for two dogs, with all proceeds going to Roice-Hurst Humane Society. Bring proof of vaccination records for your canine friend. The pool is located at 567 W. Fifth St. in Palisade. For more information, visit http://www.townofpalisade.org or call 970-464-5602.
CRYSTAL BOOKS EVENT
CRYSTAL Books and Gifts (439 Main St., Grand Junction) will host Craig Droskin on Thursday, Sept.10, at 6 p.m. He is the author of “27 Gauge Long Shaft,” our city’s newest author and self-described “oldest dentist” will give a presentation on how he molded real life experiences into the more fun chapters of his fiction thriller. He will also do a question and answer session on the publishing process and cover design.
Following Craig at 6:30 p.m., Denae Christine, author of “Royal Deception,” will be doing a presentation about self-publishing. Denae will share her journey and novice insights about being an indie author. Are you excited by sword-and-sorcery novels for teens?
Seating is limited.
COMMUNITY HOSPITAL RECEIVES HIGHEST MARKS IN MEDICARE REPORT
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the results of Medicare readmission penalties for hospitals across the country. Community Hospital received a 0.00 percent penalty for fiscal year 2015 and fiscal year 2016. Community Hospital is the only hospital in Mesa County listed on the report to receive 0.00 percent penalties for these report dates. Medicare began applying the readmission penalty to reimbursements beginning Oct. 1, 2012.
This is the third year of the readmission program. Penalties ranged from 0.01 percent to the maximum three percent of base Medicare reimbursements. Starting in October 2013, the maximum penalty increased from one percent to two percent of base Medicare reimbursements, and was capped at three percent in October 2014.
A screening of the documentary “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1” is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction.
The film will be followed by a question-and-answer session hosted by Sonja Encke, suicide prevention coordinator for the Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Grand Junction.
The film screening is open to the public at no charge.
St. JOSEPH GARAGE SALE
Catholic Daughters of the America’s will host a garage sale Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 10-12, at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall (230 N. Third St., Grand Junction). It is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. It will have household items, tools, electronics and more.
Profits donated back to Grand Valley.
For more information, call 970-255-9152 or 970-640-4942.
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