Announcements

Community Briefs

February 9, 2016 — 

Annual LIFT-UP board meeting

LIFT-UP is having its annual board meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Alpine Bank, 2200 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Meeting is open to the public.

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Community Briefs

February 7, 2016 — 

Schneegas Wildlife Foundation fundraiser

There will be a spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser for the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at Sammy’s Rocky Mountain Steakhouse. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children younger than 12 and can be purchased at Town and Country Vet in Rifle, Hy-Way Feed in Silt at the wildlife foundation or at the door. For information call Tammi at 970-665-9398 or Donny at 970-404-1819.

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Memories & Milestones

February 4, 2016 — 

50th wedding anniversary

Congratulations to Greg and Kathy Feinsinger, as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 5, 2016.

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Community Briefs

January 31, 2016 — 

Get Your Business Online workshops

The Garfield County Libraries are hosting workshops to help local businesses start taking charge of their online presence. During the workshops, local Internet marketing expert Trent Blizzard of BlizzardPress (blizzardpress.com) will be on hand to teach the importance of claiming a free business listing on Google, and best practices to Get Your Business Online. Workshops are 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at the Rifle Branch Library; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the New Castle Branch Library; and 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Silt Branch Library. The business does not have to be in the same city as the workshop. Bring a laptop or mobile device (not required, but helpful) and Google/Gmail account information. RSVPs are appreciated online at gcpld.org/gybo.

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Education Briefs

January 31, 2016 — 

Olivia Ayers of Carbondale named to the University of Rhode Island dean’s list

Olivia A. Ayers of Carbondale was among 4,986 undergraduates named to the University of Rhode Island Fall 2015 dean’s list.

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Memories & Milestones

January 28, 2016 — 

All Kids Dental receptionist Linda Childers to retire

Linda Childers, a favorite receptionist for the last 10 years to kids and families alike at All Kids Dental Pediatrics and Orthodontics, is retiring. Her happy demeanor and southern charm has been appreciated and enjoyed by families throughout the valley. She will be joining her husband, Jim, in retirement. They plan to relax, travel, fish and hike together. “She has been a wonderful presence in our practice and will be missed,” said Dr. Casey Johnson, practice partner and orthodontist, “but, we wish her lots of new and happy adventures with Jim.”

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Community Briefs

January 26, 2016 — 

Shoveling help available

If you are (or know of) a frail senior or person with a disability unable to shovel snow from sidewalks or driveway, High Country RSVP may be able to help you. We have volunteers from Carbondale to Parachute that are able to shovel snow for those in need. Call RSVP’s Helping Hands for Seniors at 384-8746 for more information.

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Community Briefs

January 25, 2016 — 

YouthEntity to host Western Slope ProStart Boot Camp

YouthEntity will host the Western Slope ProStart Competition Boot Camp, led by the Colorado Restaurant Association Education Foundation from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at the YouthEntity Center in Carbondale, featuring ProStart teachers, competition teams and mentors from the Roaring Fork Valley and the Western Slope. The teams will learn best practices for the upcoming competitions throughout Colorado, with the hope of advancing to the National ProStart Invitational — the country’s premier high school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts.

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Education Briefs

January 24, 2016 — 

Sarah McCutchan makes Belmont University Fall 2015 dean’s list

Sarah McCutchan of Rifle qualified for the Fall 2015 dean’s list at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

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Memories & Milestones

January 19, 2016 — 

Blizzard bags for Grand River Meals on Wheels recipients

Two Rifle High School students, Alexa Paniagua and Sarahi Ruiz brought Blizzard Bags to Grand River Meals on Wheels’ 75 recipients this winter.

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Community Briefs

January 19, 2016 — 

Moms In Prayer

Any woman who is willing to pray for a specific child at Glenwood Springs High School please join us from 2-3 p.m. every Monday at The Pointe Church. See Moms in Prayer International, momsinprayer.org. Contact Howells1994@comcast.net for more information.

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Community Briefs

January 17, 2016 — 

KDNK board of directors meeting

The KDNK board of directors will hold its next meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at the offices of KDNK, 76 S. Second St. in Carbondale. The meeting is open to the public. An agenda is posted at the KDNK office and at kdnk.org or call 963-0139.

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Community Briefs

January 12, 2016 — 

Tech Night for Parents & Students

Make succeeding in school easier by learning about the different kinds of technology available through the schools, libraries and Internet. Tech Nights will be held on the second Wednesday through April and cover new topics each month.

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Community Briefs

January 7, 2016 — 

Pages, Pints & Pizzas

Join the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at Rocky Mountain Pizza Company for an evening of spirited conversation and literary meanderings. Read any good books lately? Here’s your chance to talk about them & hear about books adults in our community are reading. Be the first one to read free books from the Book Train! This program repeats on the second Tuesday of each month. 10 percent discount on all food and beverages for attendees. Our inaugural meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12. For more information, call the library at 970-945-5958.

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Memories & Milestones

January 7, 2016 — 

Jacksons receive Walter Zeller Fellow Award

On Tuesday, Dec. 9, the Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club presented Carter Jackson’s wife, Louise Jackson, and daughter, Sandy Jackson, with a Walter Zeller Fellow Award, in honor of Carter Jackson, a longtime member of the club. The Walter Zeller Fellow Award honors an individual who exhibits the kindred spirit of generosity, demonstrated by Walter Zeller, who made the first gift to establish the Kiwanis International Foundation in 1940. The club’s financial gift was made to The Eliminate Project, to eradicate maternal and neonatal tetanus.

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Community Briefs

January 6, 2016 — 

Contra dance

The next monthly contra barn dance is from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Carbondale Community School, 1505 Satank Road. Contra is a lively community social dance. All dances will be taught, and no partner is needed. Live music from the Wooden Nickel Stringband. Cost is $8 at the door.

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Community Briefs

January 4, 2016 — 

Class for those considering a return to Catholic Church

Have you fallen away from the Catholic Church? Once again St. Stephen Catholic Church is offering a class to adults who would like to explore a possible return to the faith. No commitment to return is required, just an openness to explore, learn and ask questions. The class starts the last week of January and will include a total of six sessions. The day and time will be decided by a consensus of those who register. If you are interested in enrolling, call the parish office at 945-6673 by Jan. 21.

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Education Briefs

January 3, 2016 — 

Logan Conley earns dean’s scholarship from Cornell College

Logan Conley of Carbondale has been admitted to Cornell College of Mount Vernon, Iowa, for the Fall 2016 semester and has earned the dean’s scholarship.

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Community Briefs

December 31, 2015 — 

Family Skate Night in Carbondale

Carbondale Recreation Department’s annual Family Skate Night will take place from 5:30-8 p.m. today at the downtown rink at Fourth and Main St. Celebrate Carbondale’s First Friday with some ice skating and a bonfire, roast some hot dogs and marshmallows and drink some hot chocolate. Ice skate rentals will be available at the Carbondale Recreation & Community Center up until 9 p.m. The downtown rink is open from noon to 9 p.m. daily, ice permitting. For more information contact the Carbondale Recreation & Community Center front desk at 970-510-1290, or go to www.carbondalerec.com.

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Coming up at the county libraries

December 30, 2015 — 

Pages, Pints & Pizzas

Join the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at Rocky Mountain Pizza Co. for an evening of spirited conversation and literary meanderings. Read any good books lately? Here’s your chance to talk about them and hear about books that adults in our community are reading. Be the first one to read free books from the Book Train. This program repeats on the second Tuesday of each month. 10 percent discount on all food and beverages for attendees. Our inaugural meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12. For more information, call the library at 970-945-5958.

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Community Briefs

December 30, 2015 — 

Night of storytelling

Storytellers Eric Lamb, Jack Green, Alice Gustafson, Bill and Nancy Bo Flood will take you to France, Oklahoma, South Texas and Micronesia on a night of stories on “New Beginnings” from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at the Glenwood Springs Library. Free with popcorn and water included. Sponsored by the Mountain Lions. Call 970-618-0911 for more information.

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Community Briefs

December 29, 2015 — 

Family Skate Night in Carbondale

Carbondale Recreation Department’s annual Family Skate Night will take place from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, at the downtown rink at Fourth and Main St. Celebrate Carbondale’s First Friday with some ice skating and a bonfire, roast some hot dogs and marshmallows and drink some hot chocolate. Ice skate rentals will be available at the Carbondale Recreation & Community Center up until 9 p.m. The downtown rink is open from noon to 9 p.m. daily, ice permitting. For more information contact the Carbondale Recreation & Community Center front desk at 970-510-1290, or go to www.carbondalerec.com.

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Community Briefs

December 27, 2015 — 

Tech Night for Parents & Students

Make succeeding in school easier by learning about the different kinds of technology available through the schools, libraries and Internet. Tech Nights will be held on the second Wednesday through April and cover new topics each month. January’s topics will be PowerSchool and the library’s online catalog. Staff from Garfield Re-2 and the libraries will be on hand to present and provide help. Light refreshments served. Next session is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Rifle Branch Library. For more information, call 970-625-3471 or 970-665-7615.

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Community Briefs

December 23, 2015 — 

24 Day Fat Loss Contest

Custom Body Fitness’ 24 Day Fat Loss Contest starts Monday, Jan. 11, and ends Friday, Feb. 6. In last year’s contest a half dozen contestants lost an average of 4 percent body fat (up to 15 pounds). The 24-Day program includes: five days a week group training at Custom Body Fitness in Carbondale; body composition assessment; eating habits assessment and goal setting; exercise training goal setting; barrier assessment; and closing assessment to find out results. For the $79 entry fee contestants will get a program specialized according to their needs, including eating habits and exercise behaviors. Contestants’ progression will be posted on Facebook. Prizes include an acupuncture session worth $130, a $95 massage session, a $100 chiropractic adjustment, a $185 haircut/style and $200 in cash to the top two finishers. For more information, go to http://custombodyfitnessllc.com/24dayfatlosscontest/ or call 970-366-6084.

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Readers Say Thanks

December 22, 2015 — 

Thank you for all your support

As this difficult year draws to a close for our family, we the Zancanella’s and Zemlock’s would like to take this opportunity to send out a heartfelt thank you to the community for all the prayers, meals, cards, help and support that was shown to our family after the tragic and sad loss of three amazing and loving pillars of the community (Buzz, Marty and Ruth). It has meant the world to our hearts that we have had so many people come to our aid and help us out just like Buzz, Marty and Ruth always took so much pride in doing for others. Thank you everyone for showing us love and care during this year and we pray that the New Year will bring joy and happiness back to our family and everyone out there.

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Memories & Milestones

December 22, 2015 — 

SES students deliver food to LIFT-UP

The Sopris Elementary first graders worked together to take boxes of food to be delivered to LIFT-UP. They collected enough food for the entire bed of a truck and the cab!

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Memories & Milestones

December 22, 2015 — 

Skylark School spreads Christmas cheer

Skylark School students visit local business in Glenwood Springs to share good tidings and Christmas cheer.

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Readers Say Thanks

December 20, 2015 — 

Colorado Gives Day a success

Garfield County Libraries Foundation wants to say a big thank you to all who donated on Colorado Gives Day. The Foundation was able to raise $1,525 for our six branch libraries. We truly appreciate your commitment to library services in Garfield County. Because of you, all of the Garfield County branch libraries are able to serve over 1,000 people a day. And your generosity will allow the Garfield County Libraries to continue to provide a world of possibilities to our communities. Thank you!

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Readers Say Thanks

December 18, 2015 — 

Rifle Heritage Centers Raffle a success

We would like to thank all who helped make the Rifle Heritage Centers Rifle Raffle a success. Thank you to those who sold tickets and thank you to those who bought tickets. Our lucky winner was Rich Cromwell from Silt. Congratulations Rich.

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Community Briefs

December 17, 2015 — 

Author Talk: Jonathan Waterman

Jonathan Waterman shares his career as a journalist, filmmaker and explorer while providing details of thrilling adventures, spectacular images and bear-encounter-mosquito-attack video footage. The talk topic at the Silt and Parachute libraries is “Journey Down the Colorado River” and the topic at the Carbondale and New Castle libraries is “An Adventurer’s Lessons in Conservation.” This presentation is at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at the New Castle Branch Library. Signed books available for purchase. For more information, visit gcpld.org.

24 Day Fat Loss Contest

Custom Body Fitness’ 24 Day Fat Loss Contest starts Monday, Jan. 11, and ends Friday, Feb. 6. In last year’s contest a half dozen contestants lost an average of 4 percent body fat (up to 15 pounds). The 24-Day program includes: five days a week group training at Custom Body Fitness in Carbondale; body composition assessment; eating habits assessment and goal setting; exercise training goal setting; barrier assessment; and closing assessment to find out results. For the $79 entry fee contestants will get a program specialized according to their needs, including eating habits and exercise behaviors. Contestants’ progression will be posted on Facebook. Prizes include an acupuncture session worth $130, a $95 massage session, a $100 chiropractic adjustment, a $185 haircut/style and $200 in cash to the top two finishers. For more information, go to http://custombodyfitnessllc.com/24dayfatlosscontest/ or call 970-366-6084.

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