Kids all across Grand Junction and the Western Slope are screaming for joy right now as the Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool is opening for the season this upcoming Saturday, May 22nd. The fantastic news about the pool opening was recently released by Grand Junction's Parks and Recreation and there are a series of fun event planned this summer.

This means the pool will open earlier than last year and the staff has been busy at work preparing for the opening and the thousands of kids who will be flooding the pool in just a few days. The pool will be open for public swim, lap swim, and there will be swimming lessons available for those who want to sign up.

What Special Events are Planned for Grand Junction's Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool in 2021?

On Monday, May 24th there will be a School's out party, on the 4th of July there will be a pool party, and on August 6th there is a back-to-school party planned. The public swim will be open each day beginning at 1:30 p.m. Plus the waterslide and splash pad closed in 2020 due to the pandemic will be reopened. The splash pad is included in your admission cost, the water slide is an additional $2.50 per rider. You can see a full list of events through the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation website just click here.

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My Favorite Day at Grand Junction's Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool Will Always Be Dog Days!

Yes, on the final day of the season we are allowed to bring our dogs to the pool. The pool is cleaned after the dogs get out, but the event is a blast. Check out info on last year's dog days here.

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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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To prepare yourself for a potential incident, always keep your vet's phone number handy, along with an after-hours clinic you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is preventing it in the first place. To give you an idea of what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.