News Briefs: March 25, 2021

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WRCD planning advisory meeting Mar. 25

MEEKER | The White River Conservation District’s Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) will be meeting on Thursday, March 25 at 6 p.m. in Meeker at the Rio Blanco Fire Protection District Building (240 7th St.). A virtual link will be provided upon request. Please email whiterivercd@gmail.com to request a link for the virtual meeting. The PAC will hear updates from the diversion structure and riparian assessment teams and updates on grant funding and the new coordinator position.


Adults age 60+ invited to provide input on local services

RBC | The Aging Services Coalition of Northwest Colorado is seeking input from adults 60 and over, and their caregivers, through a survey available throughout March. The coalition, consisting of organizations serving older adults and individual community members, was created in 2020 to implement strategies to resolve gaps in and barriers to services needed to allow older adults to live safely and with dignity in our communities.  Covering Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties, the survey focuses on four areas: transportation, communication, social engagement and housing. Responses will inform local leaders on the desires and needs of older adults in our community.  Respondents have the opportunity to win one of several $25 Visa gift cards by completing the survey before the March 31, 2021, deadline. The survey is available in English and Spanish at northwestcoloradohealth.org/survey. For more information, contact Leigh Hull, Aging Services Coordinator, at lhull@northwestcoloradohealth.org.


Arbor Day poster contest for 5th graders

RBC | Fifth-graders can submit entries to the 2021 Colorado Arbor Day poster contest through March 31. This year’s contest theme is “Celebrate Trees in our Community.” Students are asked to create a poster that reflects their understanding of the important role trees play in our communities and how trees can be celebrated. For submission requirements, please visit http://coloradotrees.org/programs/?#poster


Fairfield grant apps due Apr. 1

MEEKER |Please join us Tuesday, April 13 for the first-ever Virtual Small Business Day at the Main Street Now Conference. With content designed uniquely for small business owners and their supporters with guidance and actionable insight to help entrepreneurs move forward in our continuously changing commerce landscape. Since Meeker is a Main Street community we can register up to five businesses FOR FREE! Ask us for the code. Otherwise, registration is only $25. Call 970-878-5510 for more details.


Wagon Wheel OHV meeting April 7

MEEKER | The next meeting of the Wagon Wheel OHV Club will be April 7 at Kilowatt Korner at 7 p.m. (COVID-10 precautions observed). Officer and board elections will be held at the April meeting. 


Calling all small business owners!

MEEKER | Please join us Tuesday, April 13 for the first-ever Virtual Small Business Day at the Main Street Now Conference. With content designed uniquely for small business owners and their supporters with guidance and actionable insight to help entrepreneurs move forward in our continuously changing commerce landscape. Since Meeker is a Main Street community we can register up to five businesses FOR FREE! Ask us for the code. Otherwise, registration is only $25. Call 970-878-5510 for more details.


R100 Returning to Meeker this June

MEEKER | The Meeker Sportsman’s Club is proud to be hosting the R100 again in 2021. Promote your business and be seen at the event by over 500 participants. The R100 will be held June 25-27 this year. We are expecting 500-plus participants. We would like to offer you this opportunity to be a part of this event. All sponsorship forms are due by May 10. If you have any questions, please contact: Cassie McGuire at 970-665-8822.