Military, law enforcement and emergency service personnel are invited to join community members at the Colorado Mesa University Student Veterans Association 2016 All Services Ball on Friday, Nov. 4, at Two Rivers Convention Center.
CMU alumnus Kris "Tanto" Paronto will be the guest speaker. Paronto was one of six American security operatives who fought to defend the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, after a terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2012.
The story of the attack and the efforts to defend the compound were the subject of the movie "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." The movie is based on the book, "13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi," by New York Times bestselling author Mitchell Zuckoff in collaboration with the six security operatives.
Please join CMU's student-veterans for a formal evening of dinner, dancing and drinks in honor of all of our local military veterans, law enforcement and first responders. The event starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40 for general admission and $75 for VIP. They are available online at http://www.coloradomesa.edu/veterans/ or at CMU's Veteran Services office.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.