Citizen Telegram Community News Briefs – May 29, 2014-June 4, 2014 |

Citizen Telegram Community News Briefs – May 29, 2014-June 4, 2014

Crime Stoppers scholar awarded
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Get rid of old flags

The America Legion Kelly-Hansen Post #78 and the Rifle Boy Scouts Troop #228 will dispose of old flags at 2 p.m. Flag Day, Saturday, June 14, at the West Garfield County Veterans Memorial north of Rifle.

Old, torn flags can be dropped off at the Colorado River Fire Rescue station on Railroad Avenue in Rifle or given to an American Legion member.

Also, if a flag was not placed at a veteran’s grave at the Rifle cemetery this year, or any other time, call John B. Scalzo, 625-1842, or any other American Legion member so it won’t be missed next year.

I-70 resurfacing project between Rifle and Silt

A $4.4 million, 11 1/2-mile long improvement project on I-70 between Rifle and Silt will consist of removing and replacing concrete pavement slabs, guardrail, striping, bridge deck repairs and thin bonded polyester concrete overlays. The Colorado Department of Transportation awarded the project to contractor Multiple Concrete Enterprises of Ogden, Utah.

Lane closures will occur during the project and speeds will be reduced from 75 to 45 mph through the work zone. Vehicles wider than 14 feet will be restricted through the project. No on- or off-ramp work is expected. For project updates, email or call (970) 387-8643.

PEO keeps busy

Philanthropic Educational Organization Chapter IP had a very busy and rewarding month of May. On Wednesday, May 21, we were proud to present a scholarship to Haley Johnson at the Senior Award Night at Grand Valley High School in Parachute. Haley plans to attend college in the fall. This is the 15th year Chapter IP has presented scholarships to young women in the area.

On Thursday, May 22, we held our annual elegant luncheon and card party at the Grand Valley Recreation Center. We hosted approximately 50 women. They enjoyed a delicious lunch followed by an afternoon of cards and games. Everyone had a delightful time.

Cindy Day

Battlement Mesa

New delivery services available

Busy Bees Delivery now offers delivery services between Rifle to Aspen The cost for business-to-business deliveries begins at $11, residential deliveries begin at $12. Drivers make the trip in eco-friendly Prius’ and can take small- to medium-size packages. Examples of delivery include interoffice documents, automotive parts, flowers, court documents or personal items for same-day delivery. Staffers will also come to customers to notarize documents.

Contact Rebecca or Adriane at (970) 456-8392 or

Summer classes at Colorado Mountain College

Registration is under way for summer classes at Colorado Mountain College. Many classes, including some of those taught via online learning, have started. Other classes start throughout the semester.

In Rifle, each household was sent a course schedule in the mail. More information and registration is available online at or at the college, 3695 Airport Road. You can also browse online for all classes at

Students new to the college can apply online or at the Rifle campus. New degree-seeking students are encouraged to see a counselor before registering. Returning students who have not taken classes within the past 12 months, and who wish to take credit classes, need to re-apply. They can register in person or online. Registration forms can be faxed or mailed. Current students who have taken classes within the past 12 months can register by mail, phone, fax or online.

For more information, visit the Rifle campus or call 625-1871.

Free home help for seniors, disabled

The High Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program)’s Helping Hands for Seniors program assists seniors and disabled individuals with simple home repairs and maintenance tasks to help them live independently in their homes.

RSVP volunteers can help with simple plumbing and electrical problems, some disability access improvements and minor carpentry, light bulb and smoke detector battery replacement, basic personal computer help, installation of grab bars and other minor home adaptations for disabled individuals, such as wheelchair ramp installation and one-time yard maintenance, such as leaf raking.

This program is managed through grants and private donations and is free. Garfield County senior citizens or disabled who need this help can call 384-8746. RSVP has been serving residents of Garfield County since 1973 and has been a sponsored program of Colorado Mountain College since 1978.

Silt Heyday nears

Silt Heyday is coming, this year at Stoney Ridge Park. Celebrate Heyday with a town-sponsored concert on Friday, Aug. 1; breakfast, parade, food, craft vendors and free music on Saturday, Aug. 2, and the Heyday Hobble 5K and the Heyday car show on Sunday, Aug. 3.

Booth, parade, hobble and car show forms are available online at, under the tab for special events, or during normal business hours at Silt Town Hall and the Silt Historical Park.

For more information, call 876-5861.

Colorado You Got Talent open registration

Singers, dancers, comedians, circus performers and entertainers from all over Colorado can register for the fifth season of the Colorado You Got Talent competition. For the first time in five years, the event is open to all competitors. No audition is required. To register, go online to

The top ten youth and top ten adults from each region (Eastern Regional: Sept. 20, Mesa Theater, Grand Junction) will advance to the state finals. First, second and third place winners from the youth and adult categories will receive cash and prizes.

For more information, visit the web site or contact

YouthZone offers parent consultations

A parent consultation is a one-time, 50-minute meeting with a youth and family specialist at YouthZone. A family’s issues and needs will be identified. Parents leave with a plan that includes various options and resources to meet the family’s needs. Call YouthZone at 625-3141.

How to become a Girl Scout

Girls from kindergarten through 12th grade can sign up for Girl Scouts and earn their way to lots of fun and adventure.

Girl Scouts in Colorado are forming new troops and need adult volunteers. Girls can also sign up as an individual member until a troop becomes available. Members can sell Girl Scout Cookies and also earn funds to pay for summer camp, community service projects and other leadership programming.

To enroll and for more information, go online to

Community volunteers needed

Garfield County’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, is looking for people 55 years and older to volunteer for local youth, health, arts, environmental, senior, and education projects or RSVP’s Tax Assistance and Helping Hands for Seniors programs. Call 947-8462 for more information.

Small business help

The Northwest Small Business Development Center, hosted by Colorado Mountain College, combines information and resources from federal, state and local governments with those of the educational system and the private sector to meet specialized and complex needs of the small business community.

Low cost or free services are available to business owners looking for information about regulatory, management, financial and marketing. Free certified consultants work in partnership to provide entrepreneurs with crucial information that can mean the difference between success and failure.

Register at or email

Free addiction help

Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. Call 1-800-431-1754 or go online to

Computer instructors needed

Volunteers are needed in Silt and Glenwood Springs to work with adults with intellectual disabilities to learn basic computer skills.

Computers are provided and volunteer are asked to spend an hour or two a week to help these individuals operate a computer, IPad, or Android phone. Call High Country Retired Senior Volunteer Program at 947-8462 or 947-8461.

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