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September 19, 2006 6:22am CST
MONTROSE — The Daily Press is looking for your pictures. We’ll take photos you’ve taken from various events, happenings in the community, your travels, animals or just people on the street for our new “Our Community” page. To submit: 1. Identify the people in the photo, left to right. First names and last. 2. Identify the event, and include a remark or two about what was going on in the photo. Include the date, too. More timely events have a better shot of getting published. 3. Send the photos electronically to: Our only rules: No political photos. No business type photos or photos of someone trying to sell something. Candidate races MONTROSE — There will be a lot drawing to determine candidate positioning for three races on the November ballot. The candidate races involved are County Commissioner-District 3, County Clerk & Recorder and Sheriff. All interested persons are welcome to attend. The drawing will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 in the Montrose County Courthouse, room 103. Writers' conference MONTROSE — The Western Slope Authors' Guild will host the annual Black Canyon Writers' Conference on Oct. 6 and 7. The event kicks off with a reception from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 at Amelia's Restaurant in Montrose. Six published authors will present workshops on Saturday, Oct. 7. Cost is $55 before Sept. 25 and $75 until Oct. 1. No walk-ins. For more information, call 323-6662 or 323-5562. Help support Voices for Children MONTROSE — Voices for Children, a non-profit agency providing volunteer advocates for abused children, is hosting the 'Tis the Season Craft Show' on Oct. 27 and 28 at the National Guard Armory in Montrose. Booth prices are $40 and $50, less a $5 discount for those who provide their own tables. Space is limited, first come, first served. Call 249-0337 for more information and an entry form. Proceeds from all booth sales help support the work of Voices for Children. Emergency farm loans available MONTROSE — Producers in Delta, Gunnison and Montrose Counties could be eligible for emergency loans based on damages and losses caused by drought that occurred from Jan. 1, 2006 and continuing. The low interest loans are available to operators of family size farms/ranches who are unable to obtain credit elsewhere. Producers must file an application through the Farm Service Agency by May 1, 2007. For more information, call 249-8407, ext. 2. Junior shooters safety program MONTROSE — Montrose Rod & Gun Club's junior shooters small bore rifle safety program registration is open to boys and girls, ages 10 to 16. The first class session runs October through December, 7 to 9 p.m., every Thursday evening, starting Oct. 5. Class size is limited to 20 students. Program is taught by NRA certified instructors on safe gun handling and shooting skills. Parents must sign-up students. For more information, call Jim at 249-9107 after 6 p.m. Photo judges needed MONTROSE — Community members, with an interest in photography, are invited to help judge the finalists in a photo contest sponsored by The Colorado Yurt Company, featuring images of yurts, tipis and tents. Photos will be displayed from Thursday, Sept. 21 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the company located on 28 West South 4th St. in Montrose. Judges will help select an overall winner as well as a winner in the three categories. For more information, call Jennie at 240-2111. Magic Circle auditions MONTROSE — Magic Circle Players will hold auditions for the play, "Proof," from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17 and Monday, Sept. 18 at the theater. The play calls for two females and two males (a father and a mathematician). For more information, call 249-7838. NARFE meeting DELTA — The Uncompahgre Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 at the Fireside Restaurant in Delta. Lunch will be followed with a presentation by Charlie Richmond, forest supervisor of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest. After the program, there will be a brief business meeting. Reservations required. Call 249-6193 for more information. Woodworkers Guild to meet MONTROSE — The Woodworkers Guild of Western Colorado will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 63620 Jig Road, Montrose. There will be continuing discussion and demonstration of sharpening methods and techniques for a variety of hand tools, including chisels and plane irons. For more information, call 252-1086 or 249-7879. MAPA meeting MONTROSE — The Montrose Animal Protection Agency will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 in the Montrose Library conference room. The public is invited to attend. Connor to address county issues MONTROSE — Bob Connor, candidate for Montrose County Commissioner, District 2, will be available to discuss concerns, issues with county residents starting Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the west courthouse lawn and continuing on the following dates: Sept. 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov.1. Archaeology society to meet MONTROSE — An illustrated look at the Fremont culture will be presented at the Wednesday Sept. 20 monthly meeting of the Chipeta Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society. The free program is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. in the Montrose United Methodist Church. Glade Hadden, area archaeologist for the Bureau of Land Management's Uncompahgre Field Office, will be the speaker. Take a hike MONTROSE — The Montrose 500 Mile Walkers have planned the following activities for September: Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.: Walk from bridge in Baldridge Park (no leader) as an option for those not participating in other Thursday hikes. Wednesday, Sept. 20: Little Cimarron East. Leave from Flairmont parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26: Upper Crag Crest Trail. Leave from city parking lot at N. 2nd & Cascade at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28: Galloping Goose Hike. Leave from Wal-Mart parking lot, southwest corner, at 8:30 a.m. Come prepared for changing weather conditions. Please leave your dog at home. For more information, call 249-5666. HMD meeting MONTROSE — Historic Montrose Downtown will hold its next general meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the Turn of the Century in Montrose. A carousel update will be given. Members and the general public are invited to attend. For more information, call 240-1760. Newcomers Club to meet MONTROSE — Montrose Newcomers Club will tour the Stoney Mesa Winery in Cedaredge on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Meet at the old Gibson Store parking lot at 9 a.m. if you wish to carpool. The tour of the winery is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Wilma at 249-9623, Mary Jo at 249-1880 or Roberta at 240-1113. Peace lecture MONTROSE — Tibetan Monk Geshe Ngawang Phuntsok, doctor of Buddhist Philosophy from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in South India, will be the guest speaker at the International Day of Peace lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 in the Montrose Library meeting room. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 252-0908. 'Savor the San Juans' fund-raiser RIDGWAY — The second annual gala fund-raiser, "Savor the San Juans," will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 in the Kiva, at the Chipeta Sun Lodge and Spa in Ridgway. The event will feature wine tasting, chef sampling, live music and a live and silent auction. All proceeds go to restore a 175-acre youth camp and outdoor education center on Miller Mesa above Ridgway. For more information, call 626-4090. VIN inspections MONTROSE — Troop 5C will be conducting Certified VIN Inspections from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at the Colorado State Patrol office in Montrose. Call 249-9575 to set up an appointment. Troop 5C response area includes the counties of Delta, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel and Gunnison. Class of '76 reunion MONTROSE — The Montrose High School Class of 1976 will have its 30-year reunion Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23, Homecoming weekend. For more information, call LeAnna (Edmondson) Spadafora at 249-8371 or Tracy (Allies) Harrison at 249-1418. Pavilion dance MONTROSE — The Montrose Pavilion Senior Center will hold a dance Saturday, Sept. 23 featuring the music of Ric Blake and Karen. Dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. and continues until 11 p.m. with a break at 9 p.m. for free refreshments. Admissions is $4 per person. For more information, call 249-9029 or 249-7266. Health care hearing MONTROSE — The Western Slope Citizens' Health Care Hearing will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Montrose Pavilion. For more information, call Richard Gingery at 252-5004. Rec district 50th anniversary MONTROSE — The Montrose Recreation District is celebrating its 50th anniversary and is looking for pictures, articles and stories from the past 50 years to present at an anniversary picnic Sept. 23. Contact Amy Rowan at 252-4884 with questions or items to submit. Crisis-line volunteer training MONTROSE — Hilltop's Tri-County Resource Center is offering free crisis-line volunteer training. Forty (40) hours of volunteer training must be completed to become a resource center volunteer in any capacity. In addition to the need for crisis-line volunteers, the organization is looking for volunteer assistance with clerical duties, children's groups and community event projects. Volunteer training dates are: Sept. 25 through Oct. 7. To register or for more information, call Margie at 249-8345. Ouray County growth forum RIDGWAY — A free forum, "A View of Ouray County's Future," will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 at the Ridgway Community Center. Speakers and topics will include Jim Westcott, "Projected Population Growth;" Pam Kiely, "Disappearing Ranchland;" Monique DiGiorgio, "Wildlife Corridors and Mi
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