Announcements

Carsten is named to state veterinary board

July 22, 2014 — 

Ronald Carsten, of Glenwood Springs, a periodic columnist for the Post Independent, has been appointed to the State Board of Veterinary Medicine, the governor’s office announced.

Carsten, who works at Birch Tree Animal Hospital, 1602 Grand Ave., practices holistic veterinary medicine. The Birch Tree website describes his approach as integrating “techniques from a wide variety of healing traditions including conventional medicine and surgery, the use of whole food supplements, western and Chinese herbs, chiropractic and osteopathy, homeopathy and acupuncture.”

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Community briefs

July 20, 2014 — 

National Alliance on Mental Illness Roaring Fork Valley presentation

“Meet the Faces of NAMIRFV” will be held from 6-7 p.m. July 24 at the community room at the Glenwood Springs Library. Three or four members of NAMIRFV will share their experiences with NAMI and how it has made a difference in their ability to live with the mental illness of a loved one. For more information, call Debbie Quinn at 970-963-0468 or Anika at 970-618-7770.

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Business Briefs

July 20, 2014 — 

Professional Auto Body a Ford Collision Care Provider

Professional Auto Body has been recognized by Ford Motor Co. as a Collision Care Provider. Professional Auto Body has been certified by Assured Performance Collision Care, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, based upon meeting or exceeding the required Ford standards specifying necessary tools, equipment, training and customer service facilities.

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Education Briefs

July 20, 2014 — 

Hanna Emily Farrar graduates medical school

Hanna Emily Farrar, daughter of Cathie and Davis Farrar of Carbondale, graduated from University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio Medical School on May 24, 2014. She will do her residency in orthopedic surgery at UTHSCSA in San Antonio. She received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, in 2009.

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Memories & Milestones

July 15, 2014 — 

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Memories & Milestones

July 14, 2014 — 

Happy birthday, Betty Hollenbaugh

July 15, 1920

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Business Briefs

July 13, 2014 — 

Massage therapist Dietl joins Midland Fitness and Un-Wind Therapies

Midland Fitness and Un-Wind Therapies would like to welcome massage therapist Lori Dietl to their team. Lori moved the Roaring Fork Valley in 2008, after completing her massage therapy training at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas. She quickly established a reputation for providing a nurturing experience that resulted in a dedicated clientele. In addition to being certified in Swedish massage, she is also certified in prenatal massage. Call Midland Fitness or New Castle Family Fitness to book with Lori, 945-4440.

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July 10, 2014 — 

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Community Briefs

July 10, 2014 — 

Remembering Rifle

The next Remembering Rifle takes place anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the Rifle Creek Museum

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Community Briefs

July 7, 2014 — 

National Alliance on Mental Illness Roaring Fork Valley presentation

“Meet the Faces of NAMIRFV” will be held from 6-7 p.m. July 24 at the community room at the Glenwood Springs Library. Three or four members of NAMIRFV will share their experiences with NAMI and how it has made a difference in their ability to live with the mental illness of a loved one. For more information, call Debbie Quinn at 970-963-0468 or Anika at 970-618-7770.

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Memories & Milestones

July 7, 2014 — 

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PEO awards 2 scholarships

July 6, 2014 — 

PEO Chapter IW awarded two scholarships this year.

Every year the chapter holds a fundraiser in the fall, and the money raised is used to help local young women heading to college. Recipients this year are one from Grand Valley High School and one from Coal Ridge High School.

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McRaith is 6th recipient of Massaro Scholarship

July 6, 2014 — 

Glenwood Springs High School senior Eve McRaith was awarded the sixth Nick Massaro Education Scholarship. The scholarship is for $5,000 and brings the total awarded to GSHS seniors to $30,000.

McRaith ranked in the top 10 percent of the graduating class and is the daughter of Kathleen McRaith, GSHS English teacher and head of the drama department. The scholarship is awarded annually to a senior who is either a child of a Roaring Fork School District employee or is intending to enter the field of education.

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July 6, 2014 — 

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Business Briefs

July 6, 2014 — 

Enterprise Foundation awards grants

Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Professional Auto Body & Frame are pleased to announce the local recipients of the 2014 Enterprise Foundation grant awards. Congratulations to Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, Hospice of the Valley and YouthZone, each receiving grants of $1,500.

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Community Briefs

July 3, 2014 — 

Libraries closed for Independence Day

All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The libraries will resume normal hours at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 5. You can still browse and request books, movies and more at www.gcpld.org during the closure.

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Memories & Milestones

July 3, 2014 — 

New Castle Lions induct new officers

On June 10, the New Castle Lions Club inducted new officers for the year. District Gov. Lindel Silvertooth inducted the officers. New inductees included Harry Garner, Dudley Blaylock, Craig Snow, Eileen Leland, Nanci Noffsinger, Herb Gardner and Larry Borgard.

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‘Survivor’ contestant to speak at women’s event

June 29, 2014 — 

“Survivor: Thailand” contestant Jake Billingsley, a motivational speaker, will appear July 10 at the Glenwood Springs’ Women’s Connection Guest Night.

Women’s Connection is a women’s support ministry group affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

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Community Briefs

June 29, 2014 — 

Shining Mountains Refuge meeting

Please come and support this grassroots project in the Roaring Fork Valley. The mission is to create a facility for adults, families and adolescents without homes. The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday, June 30, at the Glenwood Springs Library Conference room. All are welcome.

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Business Briefs

June 29, 2014 — 

New salon in Carbondale

Fiore’ Salon at 225 Main St. in downtown Carbondale has its grand opening on July 4.

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Education Briefs

June 29, 2014 — 

Club Rotario awards scholarships to 19 students

Roaring Fork Rotary (aka Club Rotario) recently honored 19 students with scholarships for the 2014/15 school year. These scholarships ranged from $500 to$1,000 for a total of $15,000 awarded. The students awarded are all local graduating seniors and/or currently enrolled Colorado Mountain College students from Basalt through Rifle.

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Community Briefs

June 28, 2014 — 

RSVP seeks volunteers

Retired Senior Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers in Silt and Glenwood Springs to work with adults with Intellectual Disabilities (ID). This program seeks to help adults with ID learn basic computer skills. The computers are provided and all volunteers need is a compassionate heart and an hour or two a week to help these people operate an computer, iPad, or Android phone helping them to connect socially with friends and family, improve their job skills, use their creativity, tell their stories or just have fun.

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Memories & Milestones

June 27, 2014 — 

Marcella Barker is turning 90

All are welcome to Marcella Barker’s 90th birthday “Card Shower” on Sunday, June 29. Stop by, say hi and happy birthday from 2-4 p.m., and get some refreshments, smiles and memories. Bring your smiling face and a card for her “Card Shower.” Marcella is a resident of Grace Healthcare of Glenwood Springs, 2305 Blake Ave. A photo of you and Marcella in days bygone will also be appreciated.

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Memories & Milestones

June 26, 2014 — 

Jacob and Masi Smith win drive, chip and putt competition

Jacob and Masi Smith, of Rifle, were interviewed by KREX-TV after each won at the drive, chip and putt competition at Lincoln Park in Grand Junction on June 24.

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Memories & Milestones

June 24, 2014 — 

Schimpfs celebrate 50 years

The daughters of Wayne and Kathy Schimpf of Basalt would like to congratulate them on their 50 years of marriage. Born and raised in Aspen, Kathy met Wayne after he moved here from Denver to work construction with his father. Married on July 1, 1964, through many ups and downs they have endured and shared many blessings from God. They are both passionate about their children and grandchildren focusing all of their love and energy on the cares and concerns of their family.

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Community Briefs

June 23, 2014 — 

Magic with Eli

Rising star 18-year-old Eli Portala astounds with his delightful and deceptive family magic show, which opens with his internationally acclaimed award-winning dove act and closes with a modern version of Houdini’s famous metamorphosis. This fast-paced show is packed with humor, music and audience participation. Eli will perform on Wednesday, June 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Parachute Branch Library and 6:30 p.m. at the Rifle Branch Library; on Thursday, June 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the New Castle Branch Library and 6:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library; and on Friday, June 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the Silt Branch Library and an after-hours show at 6:30 p.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library. For more information, visit www.gcpld.org.

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Business Briefs

June 22, 2014 — 

Law office moving to new location and presenting summer workshops

The law office of Brown & Brown,P.C. is moving its Glenwood Springs office to a new, larger location. The office, which is staffed by lawyers Jamie Roth and Paul Smith, as of July 1 will be located at 817 Colorado Ave. Suite 206, in the Alpine Professional Building.

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Education Briefs

June 22, 2014 — 

Glenwood Springs’ Christian Bergren-Aragon named to Emerson College dean’s list

Emerson College student Christian Bergren-Aragon of Glenwood Springs has been named to the dean’s list for the Spring 2014 semester. Bergren-Aragon is majoring in journalism. The criterion to make Emerson’s dean’s list is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.

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Memories & Milestones

June 19, 2014 — 

Dance Initiative awards $1,000 grant to Deborah Colley

Dance Initiative is pleased to announce it has awarded a grant of $1,000 to Deborah Colley of Carbondale to attend a five-day program titled “Empowering Creativity through Movement, Metaphor and Dance,” conducted by Anna Halprin at the Tamalpa Institute in Kentfield, California.

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Community Briefs

June 19, 2014 — 

Valley View Hospital Auxiliary Pie Day

Pie Day begins at 9 a.m. Friday, June 20, at the First United Methodist Church at 824 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs, and continues until the pies are gone. Slices of pie with a cup of coffee will be served and whole pies will be sold beginning at 10 a.m. Come join the fun, and support the Valley View Hospital Auxiliary.

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