News Briefs: Aug. 14-20 |

News Briefs: Aug. 14-20


In a story, which was posted online March 10, 2015, titled “Grand Junction’s Edgewater Brewery hosts beer celebration,” the head brewer of Sud’s Brothers Brewery’s name was spelled wrong. It was written Nate Fitterud, but his actual name is Nate Sitterud.


Certified Nurse Aides are always in demand and you can start a medical career or assist your loved ones.

Enroll in an evening Nurse Aide Class starting Monday, Aug. 24. The class lasts six weeks, Monday through Thursdays, from 5-9 p.m. The class fee is $975.

Stop by the Workforce Center to check if you might qualify for tuition reimbursement.

For more information, call Natasha at 970-434-5474, ext. 2, for details and to enroll.


High-school students who plan to take the ACT exam before college can take a practice test and learn more about the ACT from 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction.

Preregistration is required for anyone wishing to participate in the ACT Test Prep event.

On test day, please bring a calculator and two No. 2 pencils.

This event is presented by Mesa County Libraries and Kaplan, an online higher-education provider that includes test preparation among its services.

You can per-register by calling 970-243-4442 or by visiting the Events Calendar at


August’s Oral History program is “Beneath Blue Mesa: The Gunnison River Valley before Blue Mesa Reservoir” which will be presented by David Primus. The event is set for Thursday, Aug. 20, at noon, at Whitman Educational Center (corner of Fourth Street and Ute Avenue, Grand Junction). The event is free and open to all ages.


Come by CRYSTAL Books and Gifts (439 Main St., Grand Junction) as they host their summer “Off The Shelf” author series on Thursday, Aug. 20, starting at 6 p.m., Jan Weeks, pen name: Justin A. Day.

Get ready to solve some ciphers as she presents a workshop for kids and grownups alike. Her ’tween mystery, “The Centerville Code”, charms mystery fans of all ages and especially those who grew up on The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew.

The event is free and open to the public.


The 15th Annual Caregiver’s Toolbox Conference will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mesa County Workforce Center (512 29 ½ Road, Grand Junction). The registration fee is just $5 and includes the keynote luncheon session, vendors, demos and materials. The conference theme is “Got Bounce?”.

Space is limited to the first 150 registrants.

To register, call Western Colorado 211 by dialing 211 or 970-244-8400. Preregistration is required to receive certification.


STRiVE will offer an Infant and Toddler CPR and Basic First Aid class for parents and other individuals who care for young children on Thursday, Aug. 20, from 4:30-9:30 p.m. in the Inservice Room at Strive, 950 Grand Ave. in Grand Junction. Enrollment is limited to ten people and will include hands-on skill practice as well as video and in-person instruction.

The cost is $50 per person or $75 for a couple and includes a two-year certification.

Cards will be mailed to participants following completion of the class.

Preregistration is required. Call Michele Thistle, 970-256-8661, for more information or to register.


The Sagebrush Sea will be showing at KAFM’s Radio Room (1310 Ute Ave., Grand Junction) on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


Join Humanists Doing Good for a presentation and discussion about humanism and its historical roots. They’d love to hear what humanism means to you personally and they’re happy to answer any questions you might have. What appeals to you about humanism and what may not? Whether you’re brand new to humanism or a seasoned humanist, they welcome you into the learning and discussion. They will also do some planning and talk about future happenings in the organization.

The event is set for Saturday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Garden Room at The Commons (625 27 1/2 Road, Grand Junction).

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