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Get pumped up to experience the improved activity center

Grand Valley NewsMary MooreGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

After more than two years of fundraising and eight months of construction, an improved and expanded weight room opened Nov. 30 at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. The project added 1,600 square feet, more than doubling the size. Eleven new Nautilus exercise machines combined with several existing machines complete an ideal circuit for weight training. Each machine targets a muscle group and is designed for safety and ease of use. A second area is dedicated to heavy muscle work incorporating free weights, power racks, a bench press and a soon-to-be added Nautilus cable crossover. The weight room improvements were conceptualized over ten years ago. Thanks to the significant contributions of member/residents, local businesses, a grant from Colorado Department of Local Affairs – Energy Impact Grant, an incentive grant from EnCana USA and funding from the Consolidated Metropolitan District, an up-to-date weight room is now a reality. Make sure to take the time to check out all these new updates to the weight room and keep those resolutions to get in great physical shape in 2008.Variety show at GVHSComing to you live from the Grand Valley High School stage at 7 p.m. Jan. 23, a variety show like you have never seen before. There will be guitar playing, singing, comedy, and the best two MCs that could be found for free. Admission will be $1 per person, and all proceeds are being donated to Children of Peace International. This event is being sponsored by GVHS Key Club. Take the reading challengeChallenge yourself to read at least 50 books by Dec. 31, 2008. Keep track of your progress on the Garfield County Library District’s 50 Book Challenge link on the website, Share your counts and your opinions. For more information, call Beret Brenckman at 285-9870 at the Parachute Branch Library. I have three books to list for this year, so keep up with me.New day for Story TimeThere is a new day for Story Time for the little ones, from 10:30-11 a.m. Fridays at the Parachute Branch Library. It is story and craft time. Share the love of reading with your little guys. The Mexican sun is niceI am writing this column from Mazatlan, Mexico (and the computer keyboard is a bit different from ours). Sorry you guys are shoveling snow while we are lounging by the pool in swim suits. The sunburn is a bit itchy, though. I am down here with two of my kids, Dani and Jeff Gonzales, and their friends Danielle Noble, and Brook and David VanSycel. We are having a great time. See you soon.Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” appears every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, e-mail her at (underscore between n and 3).

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