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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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Education Briefs

October 5, 2014 — 

Southern Comfort Salon & Spa grand opening

Southern Comfort Salon & Spa, 315 Eighth St., Glenwood Springs, is having its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Stop by for door prizes and savings, meet and greet the staff and the new owners. The salon is across from the new public library.

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Community Briefs

October 2, 2014 — 

Contra Dance

The first Glenwood Springs Contra Dance of the 2014-15 season is this Saturday, Oct. 4, at Glenwood Springs Elementary School, 915 School St. The dance starts at 7 p.m., with a beginner walk-through and casual instruction, and goes until 10 p.m. All dances are taught, no experience is necessary, and no partner is needed. Come just to listen to great, live, old-time music and stay for the dance. $8 at the door. Dances continue the first Saturdays through May (except second Saturday in January). For information call 970-379-2822

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Memories & Milestones

October 2, 2014 — 

Prunty graduates Marine Corps boot camp

Pvt. Caleb Prunty of Rifle graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on Sept. 19, 2014. Prunty successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training as one of 73 recruits in Training Platoon 3221. Following 10 days home on leave he will report to Camp Pendleton for one month at Military Combat Training, then Military Occupation Specialty School.

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Community Briefs

October 1, 2014 — 

Glenwood Veterinary Clinic Horseman’s Seminar

Glenwood Veterinary Clinic will host its ninth annual Horseman’s Seminar at the Glenwood Springs Middle School from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. This year’s theme is the equine foot, and three veterinary podiatrists/farriers from the Fraley Equine Podiatry Institute in Lexington, Kentucky, will be speaking. Founder Dr. Bryan Fraley, along with Drs. Miquel Paricio and Cage Cruise, will introduce horse owners to the fascinating international world of the equine foot, with case presentations, discussion of normal and abnormal, and new information on equine metabolic syndrome and Cushings disease as they relate to the equine foot. Other veterinarians from GVC will also present short topics on rehabilitation from athletic injuries, new data on parasite control, and practical details about first aid and management of emergencies.

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Community Briefs

September 30, 2014 — 

Ursa Operating Co. Garfield County semi-annual community update

Ursa Operating Co. presents its Garfield County semi-annual community update meetings this week.

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Memories & Milestones

September 30, 2014 — 

Braden graduates basic training

Army Pvt. Kyle R. Braden has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Community Briefs

September 29, 2014 — 

Ursa Operating Co. Garfield County semi-annual community update

Ursa Operating Co. presents its Garfield County semi-annual community update meetings this week.

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Education Briefs

September 28, 2014 — 

Deadline approaching for 2015 Service Academy nomination applications

Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) office is currently accepting applications from students who are interested in attending a United States Service Academy in 2015.

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Community Briefs

September 24, 2014 — 

Fall Into Roasted Chilis

The New Castle Community Market, together with WingNutz Grill in Rifle, invites the community to Fall Into Roasted Chilis, from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, on the outdoor patio at El Hacienda Patron in New Castle (on Main Street one block west of Burning Mountain Park). This fun fall event features 2-for-1 margaritas and music on the patio with the talented guitarist Josh Rogan. Grady from WingNutz will be roasting green chilies, which will be available for sale. Laura from Blazing K will be offering her relishes, pickles and fresh veggies for purchase. Sunshine Farms will be there also with lots of tomatoes and veggies. For additional information, contact Noreen Nolan at 970-984-3420.

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Memories & Milestones

September 23, 2014 — 

Silt Blue Rapids win division at Aspen Cup

The Silt Youth Sports Association would like to recognize the U10 Silt Blue Rapids Soccer Team for winning the Aspen Cup Tournament in their division on Sunday, Sept. 21. Our club would first like to thank the Aspen United Soccer Club and Aspen Parks and Recreation for hosting such a wonderful event. Our young men, coached by Fil Meraz and Luke Reilly, played a total of four games, including the final game versus the Glenwood Springs Mean Green Team. Both teams put up an amazing fight. Regular game time ended in a tie, then went to triple 5-minute overtime periods, and finally the match was decided in a penalty kick shoot-out. Our young men played with heart and displayed amazing character throughout the day. Thank you also to the families of the players for their unwavering support of the players and of this program! For more information about SYSA call Toni Yorty at 970-948-5831 or email toni.yorty@live.com.

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Community Briefs

September 23, 2014 — 

Carpool Week

Carpool Week is Monday, Sept. 22, through Friday, Sept. 26, highlighted by Carpool Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Sept. 24. So don’t drive alone, grab your friends and co-workers and carpool. You’ll save gas, time and money plus stop by the Aspen Airport Parking kiosk between 6:30 and 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday for on-site gifts, snacks and a chance to win prizes including free gas cards, lunch for your carpool, a free car detail and more.

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Education Briefs

September 21, 2014 — 

Glenwood Springs Elks announce scholarship recipients

The Glenwood Springs Elks Club announces its scholarship recipients. The club granted $18,000 to 13 students.

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Memories & Milestones

September 18, 2014 — 

Happy 60th birthday, Donna O’shell Weathers

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