Announcements

Community Briefs

May 24, 2015 — 

Memorial Day Commemoration

The American Legion Post 83 will be conducting its annual Memorial Day Commemoration at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, at the Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs. The general public is encouraged to attend the ceremony, which gave the upcoming three-day weekend its name.

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Education Briefs

May 24, 2015 — 

Goodhart scholarship offers financial assistance for nontraditional students

The Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) is currently accepting applications for The Lew Goodhart Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to students who have completed a minimum of 15 college credit hours and are legal residents of the state of Colorado. Preference will be given to nontraditional students, defined as adult students age 22 or older or a re-entry student. Other requirements include a GPA of between 2.0 and 3.5 and demonstrated financial need. Enrollment in a Colorado educational facility is required. Preference will be given to residents of Colorado’s Western Slope who are attending a Western Slope institution of higher education. The application deadline is June 1, 2015. Two nonrenewable scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded and applications are available through an easy, online process at www.wc-cf.org. For more information call Cecile Aday at 970-243-3767.

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Community Briefs

May 23, 2015 — 

CMS bands final concert

The Carbondale Middle School sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade bands will perform their final concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, in the Carbondale Middle School Auditorium. Sixth-grade selections include “Aztec Dance,” “Let it Go” and “Land of a Thousand Dances.” The seventh grade will perform “Andromeda Overture,” “Asian Sunrise,” “Jubilation” and “Take the A Train.” The eighth grade will perform selections from their Farewell Concert. The public is invited, and the concert is free.

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Community briefs

May 22, 2015 — 

Memorial Day Commemoration

The American Legion Post 83 will be conducting its annual Memorial Day Commemoration at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, at the Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs. The general public is encouraged to attend the ceremony, which gave the upcoming three-day weekend its name.

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Community Briefs

May 21, 2015 — 

American Legion seeks help posting flags

American Legion Post 83 of Glenwood Springs is looking for help posting more than 500 U.S. flags by the fallen and deceased veterans’ graves for Memorial Day. A good opportunity for anyone interested in partaking in the true purpose of the Memorial Day Weekend. Meet at 4 p.m. Friday, May 22, near the brick building in the Rosebud Cemetery. For information, call Dan E. LeVan at 970-618-1910.

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Memories & Milestones

May 21, 2015 — 

OWL Award winners

The Kiwanis Club of Glenwood Springs recognized these eight OWL Award winners on May 12. The OWL Award recognizes academic achievement and volunteerism among Glenwood Springs High School juniors. From left: Abby Kruse, Charlie Mechling, Kendall Vanderhoof, Erick Quintanilla Orantes, Leo Tonozzi, Will Osier, Dylan Mechling and Michael Wirth, who received the Marble OWL Award. The Marble OWL award recognizes the student who best exemplifies the Kiwanis ideals of serving the children of the world and community service. From a class of 180 students, and eight students selected for OWL awards, Kiwanis honors this student for embodying the OWL standards of wisdom and leadership, and of taking advantage of the opportunity to lead and serve in the community.

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State News briefs

May 20, 2015 — 

Toddler dies after being hit by Grand Valley bus

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) — Police and transit officials are investigating a bus accident that killed a 3-year-old boy.

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Community Briefs

May 19, 2015 — 

The Tree Farm open house

Valley residents are invited to an informal open house from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at the Kodiak Ski Club, to learn about the proposal for a new residential and commercial development at The Tree Farm. Attendees will be able to view plans, ask questions, and provide comments in an informal setting. Food and beverage catered by Willits-based Sure Thing Burgers. From Highway 82, turn north at the Willits Lane traffic light, and follow Tree Farm Drive and signage to the Open House. For information, contact Jon Fredericks at 970-379-4155 or jon@landwestcolorado.com.

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Community Briefs

May 17, 2015 — 

Carbondale takes over Visit Colorado’s Instagram account

The town of Carbondale is taking over Visit Colorado’s Instagram account May 15-21. The account has more than 36,000 followers who, in that week, will be reached with photos of Carbondale, with your help.

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Education Briefs

May 17, 2015 — 

Goodhart scholarship offers financial assistance for nontraditional students

The Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) is currently accepting applications for The Lew Goodhart Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to students who have completed a minimum of 15 college credit hours and are legal residents of the state of Colorado. Preference will be given to nontraditional students, defined as adult students age 22 or older or a re-entry student. Other requirements include a GPA of between 2.0 and 3.5 and demonstrated financial need. Enrollment in a Colorado educational facility is required. Preference will be given to residents of Colorado’s Western Slope who are attending a Western Slope institution of higher education. The application deadline is June 1, 2015. Two nonrenewable scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded and applications are available through an easy, online process at www.wc-cf.org. For more information call Cecile Aday at 970-243-3767.

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Community Briefs

May 16, 2015 — 

Teen volunteer orientations

Want to spend your summer being a superhero? Anyone age 12-18 is invited to help the Garfield County Libraries with its Summer Reading Program. Come to this orientation to find out how your talents can help with another successful year. Orientations will be held at the Parachute Branch Library at 2 p.m. Monday, May 18; the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 20; the Rifle Branch Library at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20; the New Castle Branch Library at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 22; and the Carbondale Branch Library at 4 p.m. Friday, May 22. To learn more about volunteering, visit www.gcpld.org.

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Walk MS & 5K run

May 16, 2015 — 

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Photos: Law Enforcement Torch Run

May 16, 2015 — 

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Community Briefs

May 15, 2015 — 

Carbondale takes over Visit Colorado’s Instagram account

The town of Carbondale is taking over Visit Colorado’s Instagram account May 15-21. The account has more than 36,000 followers who, in that week, will be reached with photos of Carbondale, with your help.

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LIFT-UP food pantries now accepting donations

May 15, 2015 — 

Fruits and vegetables can be expensive at grocery stores and farmers markets, so people on limited incomes often cannot afford these nutritious foods.

In recent years, LIFT-UP food bank has been making efforts to provide more fresh produce at its pantries. This summer, LIFT-UP is encouraging area gardeners and farmers to donate surplus fresh produce to its pantries in Garfield County to be distributed to families in need.

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Area artists make T-shirts for WindWalkers

May 14, 2015 — 

Five area artists have signed up to design a limited T-shirt collection to benefit WindWalkers and the program’s horses.

WindWalkers Equine Assisted Learning & Therapeutic Center is a nonprofit organization that for 10 years has offered therapeutic riding sessions, horsemanship lessons, group programming and equine-assisted counseling to those with both physical and mental disabilities or issues.

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Community Briefs

May 14, 2015 — 

Sierra Club film screening

The Rocky Mountain Chapter and local Roaring Fork Group of the Sierra Club present a special showing of the award-winning documentary, “OR7: The Journey,” the amazing true story of a lone wolf who traveled from Oregon to California to find a new home territory, at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 15, at the Third Street Center. Director Clemens Schenk will present the film and host a Q&A afterward. Seating is limited. Doors open at 6 p.m. for refreshments and social time, with the film presentation at 7 p.m. The event is free, but donations are appreciated.

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Memories & Milestones

May 14, 2015 — 

Skramstads celebrate 50 years

Sam and Julie Skramstad, residents of Glenwood Springs for 35 years, were married in Hibbing, Minnesota, on May 29,1965. They were the owners of Gambles Ace Hardware/Glenwood Appliance when Sam was the mayor of Glenwood Springs. He then worked at CMC, and Julie was employed at 20/20 EyeCare. They retired to Grand Junction in 2011. Their children, Steve (Jill) of New Castle, Craig (Jackie) of Glenwood Springs, and Jennifer (Kevin) of Drexel, Missouri, are hosting an open house from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Please join us in celebrating their accomplishment. No gifts, please. Cards welcomed!

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Community Briefs

May 13, 2015 — 

Wulfsohn trail maintenance

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers hosts a trail maintenance evening at Wulfsohn Open Space Thursday, May 14, to perform necessary maintenance on the trails and to help keep these popular trails sustainable. Show up at the project site anytime after 4 p.m. and work until dusk, when your labor will be rewarded with dinner and beverages. Sign in at the RFOV tent on the west side of Wulfsohn Open Space, in the parking lot between the Public Works facility and the RFTA building off Wulfsohn Road. Bring some water, bring some gloves, bring some friends, but please leave your pets at home.

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Memories & Milestones

May 13, 2015 — 

Wade graduates basic training

Air Force Airman Catherine K. Wade graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, in San Antonio.

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It was important once

May 13, 2015 — 

Glenwood Springs Subaru in April collected more than 100,000 pounds of electronic goods for recycling during its Subaru Loves the Earth E-Waste Recycling Event. The West Glenwood dealership estimates that 1,500 people brought in electronic waste. All told, it was five box trucks and two semi-trailers of waste.

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Memories & Milestones

May 12, 2015 — 

MVDS donation

Fraternal Order of Eagles #215 Ladies Auxiliary representatives Connie Cline (president) and Dawn Hayes (treasurer) present a check for donation to Mountain Valley Development Services in the amount of $1,000. Receiving the check on behalf of MVDS are Dana Peterson (service director) and Tyler Hergert. Tyler is a client of MVDS and a member of FOE #215. A portion of this donation will go toward the Special Olympics fund at MVDS.

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Memories & Milestones

May 12, 2015 — 

Kiwanis cooks for GSES

The Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club cooked hamburgers for Glenwood Springs Elementary School students, parents and faculty at the end-of-year barbecue on Thursday, April 30. Pictured are, from left, Larry Robinson, Rolf Hermanson, Sheryl Doll, Bill Coleman, President Penny McDill, Bill Livingston and Ted Doll.

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Memories & Milestones

May 12, 2015 — 

Kiwanis picks up trash

The Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club picked up highway trash along the entrance and exit ramps at exit 114 off I-70 on Saturday, May 2. Pictured, from left, are Dan Like, Bob Pattillo, Steve Pawlak, Ted Doll, Bill Slattery and Penny McDill. Not pictured because they were already out picking up trash were John Bone, Jeff Leonard, Gary Lantz, Charles Like, Larry Robinson and Bill Livingston. Photographer Sheryl Doll also participated in the cleanup.

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Community Briefs

May 12, 2015 — 

Special healing fundraiser gong meditation for MM

Come out and enjoy a concert with planetary gongs, crystal and Tibetan singing bowls and harmonium in support of Mary Margaret at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at the Third Street Center Round Room in Carbondale. Barry Chapman, Karen Connington and Elizabeth Ward will bring us an evening of deep relaxation and restoration. Bring your mat, pillow and blanket and help heal MM. Suggested Donation of $20. More info at www.davinikent.org.

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Readers Say Thanks

May 11, 2015 — 

Hubbard Mesa Clean Up a huge success

On behalf of the White River Trail Runners ATV/UTV Club, I would like to thank the nearly 30 volunteers who braved the rain to help with this year’s Annual Hubbard Mesa Clean Up. Along with the Hi Country 4Wheelers Club, we picked up two 40-yard dumpsters full of trash and over 70 tires. Thank you MRI, Redi Services LLC, Casey Concrete, Hi Country 4Wheelers, and the BLM for the clean, dry restrooms. See you next year.

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Community Briefs

May 10, 2015 — 

Bonedale Bike Jam

The Bonedale Bike Jam will be the first-ever freeride competition at the North Face Bike Park and starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, as part of Bonedale Bike Week. There will be pump track time trials for different age groups and abilities. The Jump Line contests will also be split into age and ability categories, so everyone from Striders to Pros, from beginners to experts, will have a chance to compete. Cost of the competition is $10. Parental waivers needed for competitors under 18, and helmets are mandatory for all competitors. Register at www.carbondalerec.com or onsite at 9:30 a.m. For more information contact the Carbondale Recreation & Community Center front desk at 970-510-1290.

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Education Briefs

May 10, 2015 — 

Goodhart scholarship offers financial assistance for nontraditional students

The Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) is currently accepting applications for The Lew Goodhart Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to students who have completed a minimum of 15 college credit hours and are legal residents of the state of Colorado. Preference will be given to nontraditional students, defined as adult students age 22 or older or a re-entry student. Other requirements include a GPA of between 2.0 and 3.5 and demonstrated financial need. Enrollment in a Colorado educational facility is required. Preference will be given to residents of Colorado’s Western Slope who are attending a Western Slope institution of higher education. The application deadline is June 1, 2015. Two nonrenewable scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded and applications are available through an easy, online process at www.wc-cf.org. For more information call Cecile Aday at 970-243-3767.

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LIFT-UP food pantries now accepting donations

May 9, 2015 — 

Fruits and vegetables can be expensive at grocery stores and farmers markets, so people on limited incomes often cannot afford these nutritious foods.

In recent years, LIFT-UP food bank has been making efforts to provide more fresh produce at its pantries. This summer, LIFT-UP is encouraging area gardeners and farmers to donate surplus fresh produce to its pantries in Garfield County to be distributed to families in need.

Learn more »

Community Briefs

May 9, 2015 — 

Kids’ Bike Rodeo & Bikeathlon

As part of Bonedale Bike Week, the town of Carbondale Recreation Department invites kids of all ages to learn about safe bicycling and participate in fun bicycle skills games at the Kids’ Bike Rodeo & Bikeathlon at the Carbondale Rec Center from 4-6:30 p.m. Monday, May 11. Give the Bike Obstacle Course a try, or see how accurate you can be with the Paperboy (or Papergirl) challenge. Bring your helmet. This is a free and fun event, and there will be snacks, drinks, giveaways, and prizes. Register at www.carbondalerec.com. For more information contact the Carbondale Recreation & Community Center front desk at 970-510-1290.

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