News Briefs: Flag Day, Colorado ID requirements, Feast of Skulls & more |

News Briefs: Flag Day, Colorado ID requirements, Feast of Skulls & more


An Oral History presentation is set for Thursday, June 18, at noon at Whitman Educational Center (248 S. Fourth St., Grand Junction). This program, jointly sponsored by the Museum of Western Colorado and Mesa County Historical Society, is free to the public.


ColorAuto Carwash and Detail Shop will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The carwash is located at 2486 Commerce Boulevard in Grand Junction. The event includes a car show, free barbecue, and music.

For more information, call 970-628-1505 or email

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.


Feast of Skulls is held in celebration of the Grand Valley’s treasured paleontological heritage. On Aug. 22, Dinosaur Journey Museum will be transformed into a spectacular venue. Dress in your best Jurassic Chic attire and enjoy dinner, drinks, auctions, musical entertainment by Rockestra, and dancing under the stars.

Tickets cost $75 for individuals, $130 per couple, or $600 for a table of 10. Prices will increase on Monday, June 15.

For more information, call 970-242-0971.


The Palisade Historical Society and Palisade Brewing Company will sponsor a Firkin fundraiser as part of the society’s celebration of Grand River Diversion Dam’s 100th birthday.

Palisade Brewing Company will host the event with a specially brewed “Dam Firkin Beer” at 200 Peach St. in Palisade. Tapping the firkin will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, and proceeds from sales and cash donations will go directly to the Palisade Historical Society.

A firkin is a 72-pint cask used for brewing cask-conditioned ale, sometimes called “real ale.”

For more information, visit


The City of Grand Junction will offer a free training for liquor licensees, their manager and employees on Tuesday, June 16, from 5-8 p.m. at City Hall Auditorium (150 N. Fifth St., Grand Junction). The training will cover server responsibility, ID checking and enforcement, recognizing signs of intoxications and guarding against over service of patrons.

For more information, call 970-244-1510 or email


The annual Kiwanis Club Pancake Day at Grand Junction’s Two Rivers Convention Center will be held Saturday, June 13, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast, a silent auction with Father’s Day gifts, a cake walk game for kids, a bump and jump, and live music. Proceeds will assist kids-focused organizations. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Entrance costs $6 for one adult or two children under 12.

For more information, call 970-216-1707 or visit Six-dollars for one adult or two children under 12.


Revolution Dance, Creative Avenues and The Youth Theatre Project will host a Summer Arts Jam Pajama Party on Friday, June 12, from 6-8 p.m. It is free and open to ages 4-18.

For more information, visit


Heirlooms for Hospice, located at 635 Main St., in Grand Junction, has a new neighbor — Charmed by Heirlooms. This new boutique features “up-cycled and re-purposed” items crafted by a group of volunteers. The store’s merchandise is a blend of home decor, furniture, gifts and accessories.

A grand opening celebration is set for Thursday, June 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Store hours are scheduled Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays the store will stay open later to accommodate farmers market traffic.


The Redlands Lion’s Club members and volunteers will be placing flags out for Flag Day the morning of Sunday, June 14 (weather permitting). Areas served include Tiara Rado, Seasons, Monument Village, Panorama, and Village Way subdivisions. Flags will also be displayed at some Redlands area businesses.

The Redlands Lion’s Club flag service honors 10 holidays throughout the year. The cost for residents is a donation of $30. For more information about services or volunteering, contact Lion Chuck Stevenson at 970-242-3222 or Lion Dave McIlnay at 970-433-7961.


Grand Valley Transit is seeking public input on route changes that are proposed to take effect on July 20. An open house is scheduled for Monday, June 15, at GVT’s West Transfer Facility, located at 614 24 1/2 Road in Grand Junction.

Residents can also leave feedback online at

For more information, visit


Applicants who do not hold a valid Colorado driver license, identification card or instruction permit will be required to show two documents to prove their current Colorado address and documentation of their Social Security number when applying for ID cards at Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles driver license offices beginning July 1.

This change will not impact Coloradan’s who renew or convert their valid Colorado driver license, identification card or instruction permit. When an applicant’s card does not contain his or her current address, then two proofs of residency documents are required.

Examples of acceptable proof of address include utility bills, credit card statements, telephone bills, bank statements and more.

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Check out the Fruita Chamber of Commerce’s new website:


The Fruita Farmers Market will run on Saturdays from June 20 through Sept. 19. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Puzzle answers can be found on page 17 this week.

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