News Briefs: Beer, Fourth of July parade, library exhibits, yoga, health care & more |

News Briefs: Beer, Fourth of July parade, library exhibits, yoga, health care & more


Crystal Books and Gifts (439 Main St., Grand Junction) will host a new “Off the Shelf” event featuring Karmel Astarae on Sunday, May 31, at 11 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit or call 970-242-5181.


Roller Dam Art Show is calling all artists. Original art work is requested for Palisade Historical Society’s 100-year birthday celebration of Roller Dam. The event will be held on June 27.

Entry is free and open to all artists of any medium. Exhibited art can be for sale and there will be no commission on sales. Cash prizes will be rewarded. Deadline for entries is June 15.

For entry details, visit, or contact Nancy Lewis at or 970-462-7370.


As part of ongoing efforts to ensure the highest level of care for veterans in a timely manner, the director of the Grand Junction Veterans Health Care System, Marc Magill, has implemented a change in procedures related to intra-abdominal surgeries.

All intra-abdominal surgeries will now be conducted off site at either Community Hospital in Grand Junction or at the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System in Denver. These procedures will continue to be performed by GJVHCS surgeons in conjunction with surgeons from the hosting surgical facility.

All other surgical procedures will continue to be conducted at the GJVHCS. This procedural change will remain in effect until further notice.


Grand Valley Foot and Ankle Center will host a free clinic day for people experiencing foot and ankle issues. Drs. Douglas P. Goforth and Laura A. Wetstine will hold the clinic on Wednesday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4:30 p.m. at Grand Valley Foot and Ankle Center located at 2478 Patterson Road, Suite 1, in Grand Junction.


Mesa County Libraries and the Museum of Western Colorado teamed up to provide Central Library patrons with a glimpse of the museum’s unique collections.

A newly installed display case in Central Library’s checkout area will host a rotating exhibit provided by the museum. The displays will give library patrons an interesting glimpse into the region’s heritage while enriching their awareness of the museum’s collections.

The inaugural display contains a Ute/Navajo wedding basket and a Navajo doll. The items are part of a traveling Navajo basket and artistry exhibit hosted by the museum May 22 trough Oct. 17.

For more information, visit


Kannah Creek Brewing Company will host a firkin fundraiser benefiting Recruiting Seniors for Voluntary Positions (RSVP) on Monday, June 1. Kannah Creek’s brewer will hand tap the Zeus IPA firkin at 5 p.m. Firkin sales, plus any cash donations, will go directly to RSVP.

A firkin beer is cask-conditioned, mildly carbonated and served around 55 degrees. Pints will be sold for $4 and the fundraiser ends at 10 p.m. (or when the firkin keg runs out).

For more information, visit


The Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) is currently accepting applications for The Lew Goodhart Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to students who have completed a minimum of 15 college credit hours and are legal residents of Colorado. Preference will be given to non-traditional students, defined as adult students aged 22 or older, or re-entry students. Other requirements include a GPA of between 2.0 and 3.5 and demonstrated financial need. Enrollment in a Colorado educational facility is required. Preference will be given to residents living on Colorado’s Western Slope and attending a Western Slope institution of higher education.

The application deadline is Monday, June 1. Two non-renewable scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded. Find the online application at

For more information, call Cecile Aday at 970-243-3767.


The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles resumed scheduling driver’s license appointments in Grand Junction for people without proof of legal U.S. residency after an interruption of a few months caused by partisan politics.

Appointments may be scheduled up to 90 days in advance at or by calling 303-205-2335.


Bring your family and spend the afternoon playing at Sherwood Park. A Pre-Wanderlust Yoga Party will be hosted on Saturday, May 30, starting at 4 p.m. A yoga class will be led by Jessica Park from 4-4:45 p.m. Then a potluck will be hosted, along with yoga demos. Bring a yoga mat. For more information, call Elizabeth at 606-922-5758. In case of inclement weather, an alternate date is June 20.


The appearance of a stream of water on the West Salt Creek Landslide site has prompted officials to initiate a Level One response.

In the Emergency Action Plan drafted for the landslide, three levels of response can be initiated. Level One means something has changed that requires a heightened level of awareness. It does not mean citizens near the area face an extra safety risk.

Mesa County’s emergency plan calls for immediate notification of the public when conditions become hazardous to citizens. Collbran residents have previously been briefed on the possibility of water spilling over the sag pond or finding a route down the debris area.

For more information, call at 970-244-1866.

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