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Monthly health clinic open July 20

The Good Samaritan Free Medical Clinic is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, July 20, at its new location at 536 Ouray Ave.

The free clinic serves patients on a first come, first serve basis; walk-in only. On Saturday, the clinic will be offering basic medical care, mental-health consultations (afternoon only) and physical-therapy consultations (afternoon only).



For more information, call Allison at 970-812-2649 or visit http://www.goodsamaritangj.com.



Calling all young athletes

A sports combine is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Colorado Mesa University. The event is a fundraiser for Mesa County Junior Football Association.

The event is free to athletes and consists of an NFL-style combine that allows athletes to record accurate athletic test event results.

Combine results are used to evaluate athletes in all field-related sports including football, lacrosse, soccer, rugby, baseball and softball. It’s open to boys and girls of any age. For more information, contact Austin at 970-263-4250 or visit http://www.WRSCombine.com.

Learn about rock art

A lively and interesting look at “Rock Art on the Colorado Plateau” is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, in the Community Room at the Mesa County Central Library, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue.

Zebulon Miracle, curator of anthropology and collections manager for the Museum of Western Colorado, will discuss rock art, one of the world’s oldest and most widely applied forms of communication. The high desert of Colorado, Utah, and Arizona is the perfect place to find the mysterious, beautiful, and important images left in stone by previous civilizations.

His presentation will include a slide show of the places he tours and visits, as well as a wealth of information about rock art and its meaning. The event is free and open to the public.

Moose in the spotlight

Moose lovers are invited to a free, day-long event to learn more about one of the state’s most beloved wild animals during Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s fourth annual “Grand Mesa Moose Day.”

The event is planned for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the U.S. Forest Service Visitor’s Center, 20090 Baron Lake Dr., Hwy. 65, atop the Grand Mesa.

Kid-friendly activities include a puppet show and prize giveaways throughout the day. Several presentations are scheduled including moose biology and history, moose viewing tips and information about how biologists transplant and track moose.

Clean out your closets for charity

The City of Grand Junction Employees’ Association is getting ready for its 22nd annual Clothing Give Away 3-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Lincoln Park Barn. The giveaway makes clothing available to those in need, and is especially helpful to those who need clothing for their children as school begins.

The public is invited to join city employees in making donations of clean, “gently used” clothing. New, in the package, undergarments gladly accepted; shoes with life left in them will be accepted as well. Donation containers are located on the west side of the Lincoln Park Barn as well as at the GJ Police Department, 555 Ute Ave. Bins at the PD are located near the main entrance, both inside and outside. Donations will be accepted through July 28.

This will be the final year the city will be hosting this event.

“Although this has been a successful venture for many years, the Employees’ Association has decided to put the resources into some different charitable causes next year. We are hopeful people will still donate their clothing next year to some of the other community resources that provide free clothing to those in need,” said city spokeswoman Sam Rainguet.

27 ¼ Shooting Range revamp slated

The 27 ¼ Shooting Range north of GJ will be getting $20,000 worth of improvements beginning next week.

From July 23 through Aug. 22, the shooting range may be closed at times to accommodate work crews. Closures will typically occur during the day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Improvements include maintenance and repairing shooting berms and targets, constructing chronograph pads, repairing the shade shelter roof, resurfacing the parking area, and fencing the perimeter of the parking area and range.


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