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Community Briefs

March 28, 2015 — 

Teach an adult basic literacy skills

Help an adult learner in Garfield County learn basic literacy skills. Some struggle to read and write and complete simple math computations. Some struggle to improve their oral English skills. You can make a difference. Attend a volunteer information session at 5:30 p.m. March 30, at Literacy Outreach, Teo Prinster Learning Center, 1127 School St., Glenwood Springs. For more information call Literacy Outreach at 970-945-5282.

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Community Briefs

March 27, 2015 — 

Shop Locally, Support Libraries

Did you know that 1/4 of every penny of sales tax collected by Garfield County funds your public libraries? The Garfield County Libraries want to raise awareness about the positive impacts of shopping locally, and are hosting a prize drawing for those who shop in Carbondale. Bring your sales receipts from Carbondale businesses dated between March 6 and April 3 to the Carbondale Branch Library and be entered in a drawing for goods and services donated by local businesses. The drawing will be held at the library on April 3, and you need not be present to win. The drawing is sponsored by the Carbondale Branch Library in conjunction with Roaring Fork Leadership, the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, and businesses throughout Carbondale. For more information call 970-963-2889.

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Community Briefs

March 26, 2015 — 

‘Battle of the Walls’

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts will present artwork from area high school students in the second annual “Battle of the Walls.” The exhibit showcases students from Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Bridges, Yampah Mountain, Roaring Fork and Coal Ridge high schools.

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Memories & Milestones

March 26, 2015 — 

Raising A Reader

Wayne Griffin of Noon Rotary in Glenwood Springs, John Goss of The Vaudeville Revue and Rick Blauvelt, executive director of Raising a Reader work together to raise funds for Raising a Reader. Raising A Reader Aspen to Parachute provides evidence-based programs that foster early literacy for kindergarten reading readiness and programs to build reading success during the first few years of school. Currently the programs reach more than 2,300 children from Aspen to Parachute.

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Memories & Milestones

March 26, 2015 — 

New Castle Cub Scout Pinewood Derby

All of our boys are winners With New Castle Cub Scout Pack 221 recently held its Pinewood Derby. The fastest in each age group (first to fifth grades) were: first place for speed: Matthias Hesser, Fabian Quintero, Ben Peterson, Drake Harcourt and Jared Allison, with the overall speed champ once again Drake Harcourt; second place: Xander Johnson, Josiah Diaz, Cole Haycock and Jeremy Suehring; and third place: Logan Grivy, A.J. Montes and Haiden Atkinson. The Best Design trophies for each age group went to Matthias Hesser, Fabian Quintero, Ben Peterson, Cole Haycock and Jared Allison. The Best Design for the entire pack went to Ben Peterson. Way to go, boys, and a special thank you to our officials, Officer Donaldson and Officer Burrows.

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March 24, 2015 — 

Spellebration winners

Deb Nicholson, Tinker Duclo and Bob VonAchen solved the Mystery of the Misspelled Word at Spellebration on March 15 at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs.

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Memories & Milestones

March 24, 2015 — 

Star of Tomorrow talent show

The Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club’s Stars of Tomorrow talent show took place at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Jeannie Miller Auditorium in Glenwood Springs High School. The show consisted of 11 judged acts up for prizes and two nonjudged acts by middle school students. Third runner-up Eliette Rutledge won a $100 gift card; second runner-up Ellie Tomasso won a $250 gift card; first runner-up Christian Gomez won a $400 gift card; and dancers Annaliese Kehoe and Bailey Barnum won the grand prize: a $1,000 scholarship from Kiwanis.

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Community Briefs

March 22, 2015 — 

Teach an adult basic literacy skills

Help an adult learner in Garfield County learn basic literacy skills. Some struggle to read and write and complete simple math computations. Some struggle to improve their oral English skills. You can make a difference. Attend a volunteer information session at 5:30 p.m. March 30, at Literacy Outreach, Teo Prinster Learning Center, 1127 School St., Glenwood Springs. For more information call Literacy Outreach at 970-945-5282.

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Readers Say Thanks

March 22, 2015 — 

Two Rivers school indebted to generosity of community

We take this opportunity to let you know how indebted we are by the generosity of this community.

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Education Briefs

March 22, 2015 — 

Rifle High School honors staff, volunteer, business of the month

Rifle High School recently honored Melissa Proebstle, Staff Member of the Month; Pastor BJ Worthen, Volunteer of the Month; and Steve Casey from Holy Cross Energy for Business of the Month.

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Community Briefs

March 21, 2015 — 

Carbondale Naturopath takes a look into your cupboards

Naturopathic Doctor Jody Powell offers a Healthy Living workshop series at Colorado Mountain College in Carbondale. The workshops will examine how to evaluate the toxicity of common, everyday household products, their potential health risks and how to replace them.

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Community Briefs

March 20, 2015 — 

Fade In, Fade Out In Ten Weeks

At a series of 10 workshops based on UCLA’s renowned MFA program and Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero’s Journey,” learn the basics from pitch to scene to act. The workshops run from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, March 18 to May 20, at 1329 Pitkin Ave. #26 in Glenwood Springs. Workshop leader Sandra Sharp is a graduate of the UCLA professional screenwriting program, columnist and published writer. RSVP to 720-585-9126 or skaysharp@yahoo.com.

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Memories & Milestones

March 20, 2015 — 

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Readers Say Thanks

March 19, 2015 — 

Thanks for your support

We recently lost our very loved wife, mom, grandma or great-grandma, Pat Tonozzi. The outpouring of support during this time has reminded us all of why our family moved to Glenwood 44 years ago — the spectacular natural beauty of the place is matched by only the warmth and generosity of all of our neighbors. Thank you for being with us during this difficult time.

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Community Briefs

March 18, 2015 — 

Roaring Fork Cultural Council Speaker’s Night

The Roaring Fork Cultural Council is excited to be bringing Nathan Woodliff-Stanley, executive director of Colorado’s ACLU, to the Thunder River Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday, March 20. There is a lot of concern in our country surrounding the complex decisions regarding our constitutional rights and how to deal with terrorism. Woodliff-Stanley will address these concerns. The balance between civil liberties and surveillance is a hot topic right now. RFCC chair Jim Calaway will ask some leading questions, which will be a sound springboard for this topic. The discussion portion will last approximately 40 minutes. Then questions from our audience will be entertained for an additional 30 minutes. Tickets, information about the speaker and the RFCC is available at www.thunderrivertheatre.com.

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Memories & Milestones

March 18, 2015 — 

Cub Scouts driving too fast

Thanks to officer Donaldson and officer Burrows of the New Castle Police for keeping our streets safe. They found a group of New Castle Cub Scouts, Pack 221, drag racing their Pinewood Derby cars in town. These cars were, for their scale size, traveling in excess of 200 mph. Citations were issued to the fastest boys in each age group: Matthias Hesser, Fabian Quintero, Ben Peterson, Drake Harcourt, and Jared Allison. They are all scheduled to appear in court on April Fool’s Day.

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Memories & Milestones

March 18, 2015 — 

Birth Announcement: Gabriel Len Portella

Joshua Portella and Skyler Peter of Parachute announce the birth of their son Gabriel Len Portella at 4 p.m. Feb. 28, 2015, at Valley View Hospital. Gabriel weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Karen and Casey Peter, Carrie Fry, Tim Heiney and Ricky Portella.

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Community Briefs

March 17, 2015 — 

Fade In, Fade Out In Ten Weeks

At a series of 10 workshops based on UCLA’s renowned MFA program and Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero’s Journey,” learn the basics from pitch to scene to act. The workshops run from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, March 18 to May 20, at 1329 Pitkin Ave. #26 in Glenwood Springs. Workshop leader Sandra Sharp is a graduate of the UCLA professional screenwriting program, columnist and published writer. RSVP to 720-585-9126 or skaysharp@yahoo.com.

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Memories & Milestones

March 17, 2015 — 

State climbing competition

Coal Ridge High School students Connor Humphrey and Holly Keesee competed in the state climbing competition last weekend. Holly placed 15 out 36 climbers in her division. Connor placed 22nd out of a field of more than 60 climbers.

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Community Briefs

March 15, 2015 — 

Impact of Drought on Colorado and the West with Jason Neff

Professor of Environmental Studies Jason Neff will speak on the impact of drought in Colorado and the West. This program will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 30, at the Rifle Branch Library. This event is being held in conjunction with the exhibit, “Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry” that resides at the branch from March 6 until April 17.

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Community Briefs

March 14, 2015 — 

If it Rains: A Climate Perspective on the Dust Bowl

Join Research Integration Specialist Jeff Lukas of Western Water Assessment at the University of Colorado-Boulder for a discussion on the evolution of the drought that caused the Dust Bowl. Jeff uses tree-ring records to get a longer perspective on the impact of drought in the West. This program will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 16, at the Rifle Branch Library. This event is being held in conjunction with the exhibit, “Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry” that resides at the branch from March 6 until April 17.

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Community Briefs

March 12, 2015 — 

‘Battle of the Walls’

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts will present artwork from area high school students in the second annual “Battle of the Walls.” The exhibit opens to the public at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13, and showcases students from Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Bridges, Yampah Mountain, Roaring Fork and Coal Ridge high schools.

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Memories & Milestones

March 12, 2015 — 

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Community Briefs

March 11, 2015 — 

Naturalist Nights 2015

Naturalist Nights, a free speaker series presented by Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), Wilderness Workshop, and Roaring Fork Audubon, brings experts to our region to explore environmental issues through slide shows and conversation. The free series, which includes 20 presentations through March 12, runs at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. Presentations will be filmed and aired on GrassRoots TV as well as archived for free viewing on ACES’, Wilderness Workshop’s and GrassRoots’ websites. Presentation topics this year include: bears in Alaska, Greenland’s glaciers, local wilderness issues, film screenings of “DamNation” and “Ordinary Extraordinary Junco,” and more.

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Readers Say Thanks

March 11, 2015 — 

Love and support appreciated

The family of Albert O’Toole would like to extend its heartfelt thank-you to all of our friends and the community for their outpouring of love and support during our time of loss.

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Memories & Milestones

March 10, 2015 — 

Alpine Bank Glenwood Springs’ second-quarter Pays for As winners are all smiles

Alpine Bank’s longstanding Pays for As program rewards students with a cash prize of up to $50 for earning good grades. At the end of each academic quarter, Alpine Bank puts a collection box in its lobby where students can submit a copy of their report card for a drawing. Winning cards earn $10 for each A and $5 for each B, for up to five main subjects.

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Memories & Milestones

March 10, 2015 — 

City Market presents nearly $6,000 to Hospice of the Valley

City Market presented Hospice of the Valley with a check for $5,924 on March 4 from money raised during the Giving Hope a Hand campaign.

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Community Briefs

March 7, 2015 — 

Shop Locally, Support Libraries

Did you know that 1/4 of every penny of sales tax collected by Garfield County funds your public libraries? The Garfield County Libraries want to raise awareness about the positive impacts of shopping locally, and are hosting a prize drawing for those who shop in Carbondale. Bring your sales receipts from Carbondale businesses dated between March 6 and April 3 to the Carbondale Branch Library and be entered in a drawing for goods and services donated by local businesses. The drawing will be held at the library on April 3, and you need not be present to win. The drawing is sponsored by the Carbondale Branch Library in conjunction with Roaring Fork Leadership, the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, and businesses throughout Carbondale. For more information call 970-963-2889.

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Readers say thanks

March 6, 2015 — 

2015 LUNAFEST a success

Advocate Safehouse Project hosted the 2015 LUNAFEST on February 21 at Hotel Colorado. LUNAFEST is a short-film fest focusing on women. The films are literally from all over the world and distributed by Luna Bars. Each year Luna Bars chooses new films which are always varied and thought provoking.

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Memories & Milestones

March 6, 2015 — 

Local businesses drop

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