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Community Briefs

October 31, 2014 — 

NaNoWriMo Kick-Off

November is national novel writing month. This kick-off event held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 1, is open to anyone who might be interested in attempting to write a novel in 30 days, from Nov. 1-30, and will include a short information session and registration. Previous participants will provide tips for planning and writing. Everyone is invited to stay and write until the library closes at 5 p.m. The library will provide fuel in the form of snacks and nonalcoholic beverages. All participants will earn a 2014 NaNoWriMo sticker. For more information, call 970-945-5958.

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Photo: Ready for Halloween

October 30, 2014 — 

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October 30, 2014 — 

Businesses helped make our wedding special

We want to thank all the local businesses that helped make our wedding on Oct. 26 special.

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Community Briefs

October 30, 2014 — 

Garfield County Winter Job Fair

The Glenwood Springs Workforce Center is hosting a winter hiring event from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Glenwood Springs Library, 815 Cooper Ave. Representatives from more than 20 businesses will attend with full- and part-time positions to be filled. There will be hundreds of seasonal jobs with ski resorts and hotels across the state, and job seekers can also find out about year-round positions as well. Having an account with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s job bank, Connecting Colorado (www.connectingcolorado.com), is helpful but not required. For more information contact the workforce center at 51027 Highway 6&24 Suite 173; 970-945-8638; or CDLE_glenwood_springs_wfc@state.co.us.

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Halloween Happenings

October 30, 2014 — 

Halloween parade

Join the Rifle Branch Library at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, for the annual preschool Halloween parade. We will be trick-or-treating at participating local businesses. Come dressed in costumes and bring a bag to stash your candy. Kids must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please meet at the library between 10 and 10:15.

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Frederica Young chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C.

October 30, 2014 — 

Frederica Young, a senior at Coal Ridge High School in New Castle, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14-16.

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

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Halloween Happenings

October 29, 2014 — 

Black Dog Halloween Party

The Black Dog Saloon, 219 W. Main St. in New Castle, celebrates Halloween with a costume contest, free appetizers, drink specials, and live music starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. For info, call 970-984-0999 or visit www.facebook.com/pages/Groves-Black-Dog-Saloon.

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Community Briefs

October 28, 2014 — 

A Vegan Lifestyle

Thinking about going vegan? Grand River Health family physician Dr. Laurie Marbas will host informational presentations about the immense health benefits of a vegan lifestyle. Learn how to transition, to shop on a limited budget, collect new recipes, and more. Discover how simple dietary changes can improve the overall health of you and your family. All presentations will be held at 6 p.m. Attend this program at the Rifle Branch Library on Wednesday, Nov. 5; at the Parachute Branch Library on Thursday, Nov. 13; or at the Silt Branch Library on Thursday, Nov. 20. For more information visit www.gcpld.org.

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Halloween Happenings

October 28, 2014 — 

Halloween Happening

The annual Halloween Happening in Carbondale takes place from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Bridges High School, 455 S. Third St. (next to the Carbondale Library). Kick off Halloween early with this spooktacular event for the entire family. There will be Halloween carnival games, bouncey houses, a haunted house, costume parade, face painting, silent auction, pizza, tamales, a bake sale and more. Tickets can be purchased at the door for 50 cents each or $12 for an unlimited pass. Call 970-274-1294 for additional information.

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Memories & Milestones

October 28, 2014 — 

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Halloween happenings

October 27, 2014 — 

Food Drive for LIFT-UP at Niemann’s Pumpkin Patch

Bring a nonperishable food item to help LIFT-UP and receive an extra ticket for the Pumpkinator (ticket is good for two launches) Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Niemann’s Pumpkin Patch, 6501 County Road 214 in New Castle. Then, enjoy more than a dozen fun activities for the entire family including hay rides, straw maze and the new lava pit. Local Girl Scout Troop 224 will be selling snacks as a fundraiser Oct. 24-26. Cost: 2 and under, free; ages 3-5, $5; ages 6-59, $8; seniors (60 and over), $7.

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Community Briefs

October 26, 2014 — 

Elks seek hides to help veterans

If you are a hunter, or know a hunter, the Colorado Elks Association would appreciate the donation of any animal hides collected during hunting season through the end of January. The hides will be sent to tanneries to be turned into leather, which will be made into gloves (fingerless and full-finger) for disabled vets to protect their hands while using wheelchairs or crutches. Some of the leather is also used for craft kits that are used for occupational and recreational therapy. These items are given to the vets free of charge. If you have any questions, need more information or want to help collect and salt the hides please contact Tom Regan at (970) 948-9127 or at team-regan@hotmail.com.

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Business Briefs

October 26, 2014 — 

Whimsical Wagon 10th anniversary

The Whimsical Wagon gift shop in Silt is celebrating its 10th anniversary with customer appreciation from Oct. 28 through Nov. 1. There will be a drawing each day for a free gift.

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Community briefs

October 24, 2014 — 

Living Wax Museum

The upper elementary classrooms of Ross Montessori will host their annual “Living Wax Museum” on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Carbondale Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:45 p.m. All are invited.

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Today’s Halloween Happenings

October 24, 2014 — 

Family Halloween Party in the Park

Celebrate Halloween early at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, with family day at Centennial Park, 300 W. Fifth St. in Rifle, featuring games, prizes, music, food, bake sale, and a silent auction. For information call 970-665-6480 or go to www.rifleco.org.

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Community Briefs

October 23, 2014 — 

Food Drive for LIFT-UP at Niemann’s Pumpkin Patch

Bring a nonperishable food item to help LIFT-UP and receive an extra ticket for the Pumpkinator (ticket is good for two launches) Oct. 24-26 and 31 and Nov. 1 at Niemann’s Pumpkin Patch, 6501 County Road 214 in New Castle. Then, enjoy more than a dozen fun activities for the entire family including hay rides, straw maze and the new lava pit. Local Girl Scout Troop 224 will be selling snacks as a fundraiser Oct. 24-26. Cost: 2 and under, free; ages 3-5, $5; ages 6-59, $8; seniors (60 and over), $7.

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Memories & Milestones

October 23, 2014 — 

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Community Briefs

October 21, 2014 — 

NaNoWriMo Kick-Off

November is national novel writing month. This kick-off event held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 1, is open to anyone who might be interested in attempting to write a novel in 30 days, from Nov. 1-30, and will include a short information session and registration. Previous participants will provide tips for planning and writing. Everyone is invited to stay and write until the library closes at 5 p.m. The library will provide fuel in the form of snacks and nonalcoholic beverages. All participants will earn a 2014 NaNoWriMo sticker. For more information, call 970-945-5958.

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Memories & Milestones

October 21, 2014 — 

Ruth Keithley’s

90th birthday party

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Community Briefs

October 20, 2014 — 

Wills, Trusts & POAs – Beyond the Basics

The Glenwood Springs Branch Library will hold this free program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23. Learn about will and trust estate plans, and how to decide which one is right for you. A representative from Brown and Brown P.C. will provide information about specialized trusts, how to protect your special need child using trusts, asset protection, how to protect your heirs, advance directives, and power of attorney. To register, call 970-243-8250 or visit www.brownandbrownpc.com. For further information, contact the library at 970-945-5958.

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Community Briefs

October 14, 2014 — 

AARP Smart Driver Program

RSVP is sponsoring the four-hour AARP Smart Driver Program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the at the CMC Lappala Building in Carbondale. There is a $15 fee for AARP members and a $20 for nonmembers to cover class materials. Most automobile insurance companies in Colorado offer a discount to those completing the course, which is directed towards drivers 50 and over.

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memories & Milestones

October 14, 2014 — 

LIFT-UP receives grant from U.S. Bank

LIFT-UP gratefully acknowledges receipt of a $1,000 grant from U.S. Bank for use in its ongoing efforts to alleviate hunger in the local region. “We greatly appreciate the support we receive from the local business community, and this grant from U.S. Bank will really help as we move into the busy fall and winter seasons,” said LIFT-UP executive director, Kimberly Loving.

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Community Briefs

October 13, 2014 — 

Support One Book One Town

The Carbondale Branch Library is aiming to raise $2,000 for its 11th annual One Book One Town event. This will help cover travel costs, lodging, classroom sets for local schools, and refreshments for the event. Donations of all sizes are welcome to make this community event happen. You can check the fundraising progress on the library’s Facebook page or stop by the library.

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Education Briefs

October 12, 2014 — 

GSHS student receives national merit commendation

Sara Fleming, a senior at Glenwood Springs High School, has been named a commended student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program, placing her among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered.

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Community Briefs

October 12, 2014 — 

Abe Lincoln Alive

What was Abe Lincoln really like? Performance artist John Voehl will bring our nation’s 16th president to life at the Garfield County Libraries for two nights only. The New Castle Branch Library will host this event at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, and the Glenwood Springs Branch Library will host at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14. This special event brought to you in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s presidency. For more information, visit www.gcpld.org.

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Community Briefs

October 9, 2014 — 

Introductory Historic Skills classes

The Silt Historical Society presents five classes over two weekends for $35 per session at the Silt Historical Park, 707 Orchard Ave. On Saturday, Oct. 11, Ladies Victorian pastimes is from 9 a.m. to noon, Flintnapping is from 1-4 p.m., and Backyard Beekeeping is also from 1-4 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 18, Blacksmithing is from 9 a.m. to noon and Irish Lace Tatting is from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call Bill at 618-4182 or email bsstudio@willowwisp.net.

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Memories & Milestones

October 9, 2014 — 

Nystrom-Koski wedding

John and Donna Nystrom and Kip and Wendy Koski announce the marriage of their children, Kelsey and Caleb Koski, on Sept. 27, 2014, at the Flying Dog Ranch under glorious Colorado skies.

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Community Briefs

October 8, 2014 — 

Firehouse Adventure Day and open house

In conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, the Glenwood Springs Fire Department will host an open house for the community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the downtown station, Eighth and Cooper. Demonstrations will include informational tours of the fire engines and ambulances; physical challenge test demonstration and participation; practice using a fire extinguisher; rappelling from the 105-foot ladder on our aerial truck demonstration; tool, equipment and protective clothing demonstrations; smoke house evacuation drill practice; and family-friendly activities and fun. Bring unwanted eyeglasses for donation to the Lions Club. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 970-384-6480.

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Community Briefs

October 7, 2014 — 

“Saddle Up” Gymkhana

The first “Saddle Up” Gymkhana will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the 4J Arena in New Castle. The event will support the Silt Historical Park with classes for $10. There will also be a rubber duck race, a relay race, and a tee-up-the-golfball race. For information, call Mady Masias at 970-366-1602.

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Community Briefs

October 6, 2014 — 

Abe Lincoln Alive

What was Abe Lincoln really like? Performance artist John Voehl will bring our nation’s 16th president to life at the Garfield County Libraries for two nights only. The New Castle Branch Library will host this event at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, and the Glenwood Springs Branch Library will host at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14. This special event brought to you in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s presidency. For more information, visit www.gcpld.org.

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