Colorado (CO)

Mercy Dental Clinic – 13th Annual Colorado Mission – FREE Dental Care at GlenwoodSprings, Colorado [#ColoradoMission #GlenwoodSpringsColorado #AllThingsFREE]

Nearly 200 dentists will be coming to Glenwood Springs in early October 2019 in hopes of putting smiles on the faces of western Coloradans in need of care for their teeth.

The caregivers may receive just a thanks and perhaps a hug in return, but that is the whole point of the 13th annual Colorado Mission of Mercy dental clinic. Its purpose is to provide FREE care to adults and children.

The nonprofit group has provided $13 million altogether in donated dental care to more than 15,000 patients, but this is its first time coming to western Colorado.

“There’s so much need on the I-70 corridor from Glenwood Springs to Grand Junction,”
– Dr. George Gatseos, a retired dentist who with his wife, retired dental hygienist Janet Gatseos, are on the leadership team for this year’s event.

Others on the team are Dr. Steve Reed and Samantha Reed in Grand Junction and Dr. Jim Setterberg, Sherrie Setterberg and Dr. Dirk Fleishman in Glenwood Springs.

The event is massive in scale, with organizers hoping to treat up to 800 patients a day over two days, thanks to more than 1,000 volunteers altogether including everyone from dental hygienists to patient registration and parking personnel.

It will take place Oct. 4 and 5, 2019 at Glenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, Colorado, with doors opening at 6 a.m. each day. The school will be transformed with two semis full of dental equipment being unloaded, generators installed and more than 125 dental chairs set up.

You can receive services such as cleanings, fillings, root canals, extractions, dentures and crowns.

200 dentists to offer FREE care:
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Starting June 2019, if you are a Grand Junction resident, you are invited to visit the Museum of the West FREE of charge on the first Monday of each month.

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According to the organizers, the special offer kicks off in June 2019; it will last through December 2019.

You must provide proof of residency with a driver’s license to gain FREE admittance.

You can find more information on museum happenings at www.museumofwesternco.com

Locals Offered FREE Museum Entry on First Monday of Each Month
WesternSlopeNow

Academy School District 20, Colorado opened enrollment for tuition-FREE, full-day kindergarten beginning in August 2019, deciding not to wait on Colorado lawmakers who are considering funding it statewide.

According to Chief Financial Officer Tom Gregory, the Pikes Peak region’s second-largest district — one of few local districts to charge parents for all-day kindergarten — has been weighing the idea for a while.

“It’s been a longtime goal, and now with interest at the state level, it seemed like the perfect time. Everything is pointing in the same direction, and it’s the right thing to do for kids.”
– Tom Gregory

Academy D-20 to offer tuition-FREE, full-day kindergarten in fall, regardless of state lawmakers’ decision
The Gazette