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May 26, 2016 — 

Shred event and BBQ

A paper-shredding event and BBQ to benefit Advocate Safehouse will take place from 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 27, in the parking lot of the Riverside Professional Building, 2700 Gilstrap Court across from Elk Mountain Motors in West Glenwood. Suggested donation is $10 per box. The event is presented by Jay McGlade of Edward Jones, and the shredding services are donated by PaperWise. For information call 928-7145.

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Memories & Milestones

May 26, 2016 — 

Girls dominate at Fishing Derby

Close to 100 kids came out to participate in the New Castle Cub Scouts annual Fishing Derby. Prizes were donated by Mr. T’s Hardware, food by The Castle Valley Home Owners, and beverages by Pepsi. The top angler for the day was Ellie May. In the 8 and younger age group, she caught the first fish and also the most fish out of both age groups. Jack Brandes caught the biggest fish of the day. In the 9- to 15-year-old division, the first fish was caught by Zander Grant, April Gandiner had the largest fish, and the most fish caught went to Brianna Castanon. If you would like more information about the Cub Scouts, contact John Harcourt at 970-984-0288.

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Memories & Milestones

May 26, 2016 — 

Elks support vets at Veterans Community Living Center

As part of National Nursing Home Week, area Elks sponsored a number of events at the Veterans Community Living Center in Rifle (aka Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home). On May 11, the Elks, led by members of Lodge 2286 from Glenwood Springs, hosted a lunch for 120 residents and staff of the center. On May 14, there was an open house celebrating Armed Forces Day. Earlier in the week musical entertainment was provided, and on Mother’s Day there were visitations of female residents of the center.

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Community Briefs

May 23, 2016 — 

‘Carmen’ in Carbondale

Opera Colorado’s 2016 Opera on Tour presents “Carmen” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and $100 for VIP tickets that include a wine and cheese reception with the cast following the show. Tickets are available at the door or through soltheatrecompany.org.

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Memories & Milestones

May 23, 2016 — 

Kiwanis members cook for Kentucky Derby Party

On Saturday, May 7, the Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club cooked at Rumble Ridge Ranch’s Kentucky Derby Party. This fundraiser benefited WindWalkers and the Roaring Fork Horse Council.

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Education Briefs

May 22, 2016 — 

Davis named NAU Senator of the Year

The Associated Students of Northern Arizona University, which is the student government, has honored and awarded Senator of the Year (2015-2016) to Kyle Davis at the ASNAU banquet. The ASNAU had a total of 15 senators.

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Community Briefs

May 19, 2016 — 

Alice In Wonderland/ Mad Hatter Tea

The theme for this year’s annual tea at the Rifle Heritage Center is Alice In Wonderland/ Mad Hatter Tea. The tea starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and there will be entertainment and food for $15 for adults and $10 for children. Call 625-4862 to make reservations.

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Memories & Milestones

May 19, 2016 — 

Rain Gutter Regatta

The fastest yachtsman at New Castle Cub Scouts Pack 221’s Rain Gutter Regatta was Kaiden Matlock, and the best overall design trophy went to Fernando Quintero. Additional trophy winners in age groups were first place: Draco Bradley, Fabian Quintero and Devon Serna; second place: Aiden Henning, Triston Mirick, Josia Diaz and Fernando Quintero; and third Place: Brandon Lausier, Mason Acha and AJ Montes. Best Den Design trophies went to Draco Bradley, Triston Mirick and Josia Diaz. Congratulations to all those that participated. For more information about the New Castle Cub Scouts, contact John Harcourt at 970-984-0288.

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Coffee with the mayor

May 20, 2016 — 

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Memories & Milestones

May 18, 2016 — 

The 2016 IAFF & MDA Fill The Boot Camp took place on April 25-26, with 37 fire departments represented and over 90 firefighters in attendance. MDA is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The association also provides comprehensive health care and supportive services. The boot camp allows the MDA staff to acknowledge and reward the hard work these fire departments across Colorado do in order to collect donations. Glenwood Springs Local 4341 came in No. 2 in the state when ranked by dollar growth compared to the previous year.

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Readers say thanks

May 18, 2016 — 

Project PACK (Providing A Crisis Kit) GarCO would like to thank the community for helping support local kids. Project PACK provides necessary items for local children who cannot return home in a family crisis. The outpouring of community support has been overwhelming. We would love to recognize Glenwood Medical Associates, The Orchard Church, Glenwood Moms for Moms, Corey I. Johnson DDS, and many Girl Scout troops, individuals and families who have stuffed packs. You are making a difference in the lives of kids in Garfield County. We are so proud to be living in such a generous community. You can email Project PACK at projectpackgarco@gmail.com or call 970-948-9774.

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Community Briefs

May 16, 2016 — 

Ride of Silence

The 14th annual Glenwood Springs Ride of Silence bicycle tour takes place on May 18 as part of National Bicycling Month. It pays tribute to cyclists who have been killed in traffic accidents while biking. The “Ride of Silence” is to raise awareness of the legal obligation of the motorist to share the road with cyclists, and cyclists to obey the rules of the road. There is no organized ride in Glenwood Springs this year, so former organizer Lorry Carlson encourages cyclists to have their own Ride of Silence. For more information about the Ride of Silence log onto www.rideofsilence.org.

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Community Brief

May 12, 2016 — 

Meeker Classic Cattledog Trials

At the Meeker Classic Cattledog Trials June 15-19, 140 of North America’s best working cattledogs will gather to match themselves against Meeker’s tough, independent cattle as they compete for the national title. This trial represents the culmination of a year’s worth of qualifying trials as these dogs and their handlers travel from 31 states and provinces in Canada to compete at the National Cattledog Association National Finals. There will also be vendors, artisans, music and demonstrations. For more information, visit www.meekercattledog.com or call 970-878-0111.

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Community Briefs

May 12, 2016 — 

Living a Fulfilling, Painless Life

Living a Fulfilling, Painless Life is a fundraiser for Canine Outreach Care and Rescue, a local nonprofit helping families pay for emergency veterinary bills. Learn out how to void chronic back pain with local chiropractor Dr Kent Albrecht; live life with emotional and physical balance with local acupuncturist Megan King; and stay motivated and secure your goals with Sandro Torres. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Carbondale Library, 320 Sopris Ave. Donation for admission is $10.

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Memories & Milestones

May 11, 2016 — 

Autism Awareness Month

Sopris Elementary School celebrated Autism Awareness Month in April. Shown are, from left, back row: Sarah Babb Mazur, Sandy Hartman, Martina Ramirez, Pati Weir, Shelley Cox, Caitlin Bergman, Christine Sullivan and Sandy Stoltzfus; and front row: Pam Tate, Anika Hertel-Therrien, Tami Kalmon and Rachel Armstrong.

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Memories & Milestones

May 10, 2016 — 

Alder Park Trail cleanup

On April 9 in New Castle, a community cleanup was held for the Alder Park Trail. The event was organized by Sylvia Duchscher, age 6, the Duchscher family (father Justin, mother Stacey and brother Soren) and Tom Regan. More than 20 people gave time and picked up trash. About 12 full-size trash bags were filled. The town supplied tools and trash bags while agreeing to haul way the collected garbage. Donuts and coffee were served, and it was a very successful event. Thanks to everyone who participated, and a special thank-you to Sylvia and Tom.

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Memories & Milestones

May 9, 2016 — 

Hometown heroes

Girl Scout troop 244 in Silt sold over 50 boxes of cookies to be donated to Hometown Heroes. The troop picked the Silt Fire Department as their heroes. The donation was delivered on April 28.

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Community Briefs

May 9, 2016 — 

Support for Survivors After Suicide

Anyone who has suffered the loss of a friend or loved one through suicide is welcome at HEARTBEAT, a support group for Survivors After Suicide. The Glenwood Springs chapter will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10.

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Education Briefs

May 8, 2016 — 

Mackenzie Hill graduates from Fort Lewis College

Mackenzie Hill has graduated from Fort Lewis College and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with magna cum laude honors. She majored in physiology and business.

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Community Briefs

May 6, 2016 — 

National Nursing Home Week

May 8-14 is National Nursing Home Week. Elks in the area are supporting the week of activities by sponsoring a number of events at the Veterans Community Living Center in Rifle (aka Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home). On Mother’s Day there will be visitations of female residents of the center. On May 11 the Elks will host a lunch for the residents. On May 14 there will be an open house celebrating Armed Forces Day. Volunteers and guests are welcome at all the events. For more information and volunteer opportunities contact Deana Jacoby at 970-625-0842.

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Community briefs

May 3, 2016 — 

Be a part of history

Become a vital part of the Glenwood Springs Historical Society and Frontier Museum by volunteering three hours a week during the busy summer months. The museum is looking for lovers of history and people to man the front desk. For more information call (970) 945-4448.

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Education Briefs

May 1, 2016 — 

Frederica Young makes dean’s list, joins honor society

Frederica Young of New Castle has made the deans’ list at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Young, majoring in neuroscience, is honored for a fall semester 2015 academic standing of a 3.5 or better grade-point average. Young is a 2015 graduate of Coal Ridge High School.

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April 30, 2016 — 

Aaron Cruz Koski

Proud parents Kelsey and Caleb Koski announce the birth of their son, Aaron Cruz Koski, on April 14, 2016. Aaron weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces at birth. Grandparents are John and Donna Nystrom and Kip and Wendy Koski.

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Memories & Milestones

April 29, 2016 — 

Glenwood Springs Elks Host Disabled Vets

Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge No. 2286 hosted about 160 disabled veterans and DAV volunteers for lunch on four days beginning April 4. The veterans were in the region for the National Disabled Veterans Sports Clinic to ski and take part in other winter sports activities. The veterans were served game meat donated by members of the lodge and the community cooked by local chefs. Lodges in Aspen and Rifle also participated in hosting and serving the veterans. The DAV sponsored the event. After lunch the vets went to the Hot Springs Pool, where they enjoyed the hot mineral water.

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Memories & Milestones

April 29, 2016 — 

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April 28, 2016 — 

All-State Concert Band was hosted by UNC in Greeley on May 31 through April 2. Students earned the right to participate through an extremely competitive live audition in December. Thousands of kids auditioned, and 220 kids earned a spot in two bands: Symphonic Band for kids from schools with 1,100 or more students and Concert Band for kids from schools with less than 1,100.

Representing Garfield School District Re-2 were Alicia Zinn from Coal Ridge High School on clarinet and Teyo Bennet from Rifle High School on tuba.

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Memories & Milestones

April 14, 2016 — 

Gabossis celebrate diamond anniversary

Victor and Lois Gabossi celebrate 60 years of marriage on April 14. If you ask them, though, they have been married since they were born. As they approach this beautiful milestone, all of which they have lived in Glenwood Springs, they are truly loved by many.

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Community Briefs

April 11, 2016 — 

One Book 4 Colorado

The Garfield County Libraries are promoting the importance of early reading by providing a free picture book (in English or Spanish) to any 4-year-old as part of the One Book 4 Colorado program. One Book 4 Colorado is a statewide initiative aiming to support family reading at home. Families of 4-year-olds can stop by any of the libraries from today through April 25 to pick up a copy while supplies last. For more information, visit www.gcpld.org.

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Community News

April 7, 2016 — 

Quilt Winner

Sherry Williams of Glenwood Springs won the Delila Rebekah Lodge #71’s handmade Log Cabin quilt on February 14, 2016. Rebekah’s Bessie Burr presented the quilt to Williams.

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Community Briefs

April 4, 2016 — 

Medicare 101 group education session

Get the answers to questions about Medicare at the Medicare 101 group education session from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 5, at the CMC Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave.

How do I enroll; when can I sign up; what if I am still working; what does Medicare cost; do I need additional coverage; what is a Medicare Savings Program and do I qualify; when can I sign up for Medicare D (prescription drug coverage); what is the 2013 Standard Drug Benefit; what is the 2013 Gap Benefit; and how do I get Extra Help (LIS).

Information will be presented by High Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) volunteer Medicare counselors and will not be represented by any insurance brokers. There is a $10 requested donation for materials.

Students can register by phone (970-945-7486), in person, or online at WebAdvisor.Coloradomtn.edu. Click on the yellow bar, Continuing Education, and register by using the gold syn#.

Energy Advisory Board discusses oil and gas noise enforcement

The public is invited to an educational program at the monthly Energy Advisory Board meeting April 7 at the Rifle Branch Library. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., dinner and social time is provided for all attendees, and the meeting starts at 6 p.m. Noise from oil and gas activities can be a significant nuisance issue. Mike Leonard, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s field inspection supervisor, will discuss the state’s noise control regulations, how they are enforced and current efforts to strengthen regulations. Examples where nuisance noise level enforcement in response to citizen concerns was successful and situations that were especially challenging will be presented.

The Energy Advisory Board is a forum for the public, oil and gas industry, landowners and local government to engage in positive and proactive communication and actions that encourage responsible and balanced development of energy resources in Garfield County.

Cybersecurity Lunch and Learn

DTCI and Glenwood Insurance will make a presentation about how cyber technology can affect your business security and risk from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Basalt Library. Intended for those with an interest in learning retaining hard-earned profits, reducing business risk with technology and increasing understanding of business insurance.

Panel Discussion: Inclusion As It Needs to Be

Come see a panel of experts answer key questions around how children and adults with disabilities are included in their schools, their workplaces and their communities, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Courtyard Marriott in Glenwood Springs. Attendees will be able to ask the panelists questions that most resound for them. Spanish translation is available. For more information, contact Sandy Schroeder at: sandyschroedervlfa@gmail.com.

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