Announcements

Community Briefs

July 2, 2015 — 

Rifle Centennial Park Concert Series lineup announced

The city of Rifle’s Centennial Park Concert Series will take place at 6 p.m. every Sunday through Aug. 16 (except July 5) at the Centennial Park Stage. The remaining lineup, in order, is Symphony in the Valley (at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 3, with fireworks), Exit 42 (July 12), The Johnny O Band (July 19), Dry Hollow (July 26), The Caleb Dean Band (Aug. 2), Hell Roaring String Band (Aug. 9) and Wide Load (Aug. 16). The concerts are free, and food and drink will be available for sale.

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Memories & Milestones

July 2, 2015 — 

Parents welcome Bo Alexander Garrett

Amanda Rene Walling and Stacey Karl Garrett of Basalt are the proud parents of Bo Alexander Garrett. Bo was born at Valley View Hospital at 8:06 a.m. June 15, 2015. He weighed 7 pounds, 1.5 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long at birth. His grandparents are Olan and Marie Chapman of Big Spring, Texas, and Ray and Gail Garrett of Tauranga, New Zealand. The parents say he has great strength, is curious and smart, has a mild temperament, and is very content and loving. “We couldn’t be happier to have such a healthy precious baby boy.”

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Community Briefs

July 1, 2015 — 

Grant money available for qualified Garfield County housing nonprofits

The Glenwood Springs Association of Realtors (GSAR) is accepting grant applications from qualified Garfield County organizations that provide housing services to moderate- to low-income persons or households. GSAR has $5,280 available for local housing-related projects. To be eligible for funds, organizations must be based in Colorado, have a housing-related mission, and be a nonprofit agency with a 501(c)3 status or a public agency. The deadline to submit applications is July 10. To request an application, call the GSAR office, 970-945-9762.

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Community Briefs

June 30, 2015 — 

Filoha Meadows Firefly & Rare Orchid Walks

Fireflies, rare orchids and thermal wetlands are only part of what make Filoha Meadows special. Join Roaring Fork Conservancy staff to tour areas of the meadow typically closed to public access while discussing current issues surrounding Filoha Meadows and the Crystal Valley from 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1; Tuesday, July 7; Thursday, July 9; and Wednesday, July 22. Lisa Tasker, a plant ecologist with E.M. Ecological, will join the program on both July 7 and July 9 to offer her expertise on the plants we will come across. This adult program is appropriate for those 12 years and older. Minors must be accompanied by a parent. Please dress appropriately as the program will happen rain or shine. Registration is required and opens three weeks in advance of programs at www.roaringfork.org/events. Call (970) 927-1290 with questions.

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Community Briefs

June 29, 2015 — 

Hay Park Birding Walk

Join Wilderness Workshop for a walk through Hay Park at the base of Mount Sopris, a proposed wilderness area, while birding with Roaring Fork Audubon’s Mary Harris from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 8. Beginners and advanced birders are welcome. Look for nesting green-tailed towhees, mountain bluebirds, western wood pewees, white-crowned sparrows, pine siskins, juncos and more. Bring your own binoculars. This mid-elevation easy hike is a 3-mile round-trip trail up to a meadow and aspen tree grove. No dogs allowed. Bring appropriate day hike equipment including water, snacks and lunch. Free and open to the public.

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Education Briefs

June 28, 2015 — 

Meagan Anderson named to University of New Haven dean’s list

Meagan Anderson of Glenwood Springs was named to the dean’s list at the University of New Haven for the Spring 2015 semester. Full-time undergraduate students must have a 3.50 or better cumulative GPA for the semester to be eligible for the dean’s list.

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Community Briefs

June 27, 2015 — 

Fly Tying Techniques

Local fly tying aficionado and avid fly fisherman Dan LeMoine will teach the basics of making your own fly ties. This free program will be held at the Rifle Branch Library at 6 p.m. Monday, June 29. For more information, call 970-625-3471.

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Memories & Milestones

June 25, 2015 — 

Basalt National Honor Society donates to Hope Center

The Hope Center recently received a $3,807 check from the Basalt High School National Honor Society. They held a Color Run on April 11 and dedicated the proceeds to the Hope Center. It was such a great success and enjoyed by the school and community as a whole that they will be hosting this event each year in Basalt with proceeds benefiting the Hope Center. Basalt High School teachers and students realize the struggles teens face and want to raise awareness and start conversations in a fun way that unites the community.

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Community Briefs

June 25, 2015 — 

CMC offers hands-on science exploration workshops for children, parents

New this summer at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs is a series of workshops that open up a venue for children (third grade and above) and their parents to explore science together. Workshops will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in two week increments (four sessions per workshop).

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Community Briefs

June 23, 2015 — 

GSHS Class of 1975 40-year reunion

The Glenwood Springs High School Class of 1975 40th Reunion will be held Aug. 28-30. Classes 1972-1978 are also invited to attend to help celebrate time together at GSHS. Meet and greet, golf, barbecue and dancing are all part of the weekend festivities. Email Neisha at nsikora13@gmail.com (cell 720-255-3243) or Diane at Diane57simmons@gmail.com (cell: 562-884-6040). Send name, year of graduation, mailing address, and phone number. Also find us on Facebook to update your information.

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June 23, 2015 — 

Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team members race Shortcut

Pictured are 48 current and past members of the Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team as they rocked their first benchmark race of the 2015 season at the Strawberry Shortcut 5K and 10K.In it’s 16th year, the tri team trains to swim, bike, and run for 14 weeks to complete a sprint triathlon in August. Members reside from Rifle to Basalt. The Team had a premiere showing at the race this year with twelve members placing in the top three of their age groups including assistant Coach Sharma Phillips winning second overall woman in the 5K; assistant Coach Carol McCurry and member Margot Fishman winning their respective age groups. Congratulations to all finishers and their supporters.

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Memories & Milestones

June 23, 2015 — 

Open house for Swartzendrubers

Leo Swartzendruber will be celebrating his 90th birthday, and he and Shirley are celebrating their 69th wedding anniversary. There will be an open house celebration from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Mesa View Retirement Center, 601 Horizon Place #229, Grand Junction (81506). Please RSVP to Steve and Cindy at 970-527-6199. No gifts but cards are cherished.

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Community Briefs

June 21, 2015 — 

Silt Heyday

Silt Heyday will take place again this year at Stoney Ridge Park. This year we celebrate 100 years of Silt. There will be a town-sponsored concert on Friday, July 31; breakfast, parade, food, craft vendors, and free music at Stoney Ridge, and additional events at the Silt Historical Park on Saturday, Aug. 1; and the Heyday Hobble 5K and the Heyday Car show on Sunday, Aug. 2. Tickets for the Friday concert and booth, parade, Hobble and car show forms are available at www.townofsilt.org under the tab for special events, or during normal business hours at the town of Silt office. For more information, call 970-876-5861.

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Community Briefs

June 20, 2015 — 

MC offers hands-on science exploration workshops for children, parents

New this summer at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs is a series of workshops that open up a venue for children (third grade and above) and their parents to explore science together. Workshops will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in two week increments (four sessions per workshop).

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Community Briefs

June 19, 2015 — 

Fly Tying Techniques

Local fly tying aficionado and avid fly fisherman Dan LeMoine will teach the basics of making your own fly ties. This free program will be held at the Rifle Branch Library at 6 p.m. Monday, June 29. For more information, call 970-625-3471.

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Community Briefs

June 18, 2015 — 

Cheer, dance and stunt with GSHS cheerleaders

Come cheer, dance and stunt with the 2014 State Champion Glenwood Springs High School cheerleaders Friday, June 19, at the high school’s old gymnasium. Participating girls will get the chance to march in the Strawberry Days Parade with the cheerleaders. Girls need to bring a water bottle and lots of spirit. Cost is $25.00 with a T-shirt. No need to RSVP, just be there at 9 a.m. and look for the cheerleaders.

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Carbondale's Third Street Center to mark five year anniversary

June 16, 2015 — 

Carbondale’s Third Street Center celebrates five years in operation Thursday with cake, root beer and a chance to discuss the future beginning at 5 p.m.

Formerly Carbondale Elementary School, the building was converted into an independent, multi-tenant community center in 2010 after a $4.5 million renovation made possible by a partnership between public, private and nonprofit sectors.

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Memories & Milestones

June 16, 2015 — 

Families, friends and fun fundraiser

Thirty-one teams participated in the “Bear Classic” golf scramble tournament held at Rifle Creek GC, May 29, as a fundraiser for Rifle boys basketball and Rifle girls golf. It was organized by Roger Walters who coaches the boys basketball team and the girls golf team. Many teams were playing with family members, but teams also included friends and supporters of the Rifle teams. The fundraiser was a success, and a fun time was had by all players.

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Community Briefs

June 15, 2015 — 

Fly Tying Techniques

Local fly tying aficionado and avid fly fisherman Dan LeMoine will teach the basics of making your own fly ties. This free program will be held at the Rifle Branch Library at 6 p.m. Monday, June 29. For more information, call 970-625-3471.

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Education Briefs

June 14, 2015 — 

Gonsalves earns $1,000 scholarship

The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Airport have awarded Austin Gonsalves of Glenwood Springs High School a $1,000 renewable scholarship. The scholarship is given annually to a senior pursuing a degree relating to aviation. Austin had a 3.9 GPA and will be involved in the ROTC program at Colorado Mesa University. His goal is to be involved in the business end of the aviation industry.

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Memories & Milestones

June 13, 2015 — 

Happy anniversary

Jade, on June 14, 2014, I married the love of my life. I thank God every day for his blessing of bringing us together. I love you unconditionally, Mrs. Jade Summer Webb.

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Community Briefs

June 13, 2015 — 

Geology of the Piceance Basin

The public is invited to Ursa’s presentation on Geology of the Piceance Basin at 6 p.m. Monday, June 15, at Grand Valley Firehouse, 124 Stone Quarry Road in Parachute.

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Community Briefs

June 11, 2015 — 

Foster for CARE

Open your home up to socializing kittens, being a puppy parent or helping out our senior superstars — fostering is for all kinds of people. Adult dogs also need a little extra TLC and training to make them adoption-ready. Fostering gives you the perfect opportunity to share your heart and home with a fuzzy critter in need — then once you have helped them be ready for a forever home, you can send them back to CARE and take another fuzzy friend for awhile.

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Community Briefs

June 10, 2015 — 

Spanish Storytime

The Silt Branch Library offers Spanish Storytime for children ages 3-6. This eight-week program will begin on June 11 and run through July 30. Stories, songs, and activities will explore camping and the outdoors. This program will be held on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 970-876-5500.

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Memories & Milestones

June 9, 2015 — 

Rowland celebrates 89th

Fred Rowland recently celebrated his 89th birthday with friends at the Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge. He is an army veteran of World War II and is still very active and inspiring to those much younger. Fred, thank you for your military service and ongoing service to the Elks Lodge and the community.

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Community Briefs

June 9, 2015 — 

Brighter Smiles: Brighter Futures program

The office of Corey I. Johnson, DDS, presents a program designed to allow local, nonprofit causes to raise funds via its Custom Teeth Whitening promotion. The selected organization will be the featured charity of the quarter, and all of the profits from the Custom Teeth Whitening sales will be donated directly to the organization. Application deadline is Aug. 3. Visit www.heimandjohnsondds.com to apply. Recipients will be chosen and notified by Aug. 17.

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Community Briefs

June 7, 2015 — 

Wulfsohn Ranch area park wildflower guide now available

A free eight-page color Wildflower Guide to the Wulfsohn Ranch Area Park hiking trails is now available at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

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Community Briefs

June 6, 2015 — 

Jeff & Paige

Boulder educators and musicians Jeff and Paige will present a live, nature-themed concert for kids. Expect action-packed musical education, science-based songs and skits, quick costume changes, a mystery critter, and lots of audience participation. These free concerts will be held on Tuesday, June 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library; on Wednesday, June 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the New Castle Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Silt Branch Library; and on Thursday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the Rifle Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library. For more information about Summer Reading events, visit www.gcpld.org.

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Community Briefs

June 5, 2015 — 

Worship in the Park

The First United Methodist Church will be hosting its annual Worship in the Park at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 7, in Veltus Park. Communion will be served. All are welcome, come as you are. Please bring your favorite lawn chair if you wish; we will have some folding chairs available. Rain location will be at the First United Methodist Church at Ninth and Cooper in Glenwood Springs. After June 7, summer worship hours, 9 a.m. every Sunday, will go into effect.

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Memories & Milestones

June 4, 2015 — 

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