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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - The Colorado Department of Transportation will host a public open house and presentation from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road, to present the results of the second level of alternatives screening conducted for the Grand Avenue Bridge Environmental Assessment.

People can view exhibits from 5-7:30 p.m., and a formal presentation will start at 6 p.m. on the screening process and the alternatives that will remain on the table for be further evaluation. Representatives from CDOT and the project team will be on hand to answer questions.

CDOT and the Federal Highway Administration are conducting the environmental assessment for the Grand Avenue Bridge. Background information and project documentation are posted at www.coloradodot. info/projects/sh82grandavenuebridge.

The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers have been awarded a grant of $12,000 for emergency assistance and $25,000 for general operating support by the Aspen Community Foundation, according to administrative director Jenny Lindsay.

The grants will be used to provide health-related services and case management to students and families in the Roaring Fork School District, including Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs.

Over the past 14 years the Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers have been granted more than $700,000 in unrestricted, field of interest, and Donor Advised Funds by the Aspen Community Foundation.

The 2012 Strawberry Days Carnival, sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Mall, is pleased to announce the introduction of Buddy Day from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13. For one day only, purchase one unlimited-ride pass for $30, and get one free. Buddy Day passes can only be purchased on-site at the carnival and are only valid from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13. Both buddies must be present at the time of purchase.

The carnival takes place at the Glenwood Springs Mall parking lot June 13-17. In addition to Buddy Day, unlimited ride, one-day passes are available at a discount in advance for $20 now through June 12. Passes can be purchased during regular business hours at the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, located at 802 Grand Avenue. Unlimited ride, one-day passes will be available at the carnival for $30, and individual tickets will be sold for $1 each. For more information, visit or call the Glenwood Springs Chamber at 945-6589. 

For the fourth year, Roaring Fork Conservancy's River Steward's Steering Committee is offering an opportunity for young professionals and community members 25-40 years of age to experience the Roaring Fork River firsthand. This two-hour float starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 9, and travels along the lower Roaring Fork River from Carbondale to Prehm Ranch. Rig up your own raft or jump on a boat provided and guided by Blazing Adventures for this day of sightseeing, natural history, and a cookout with live music at Prehm Ranch near Glenwood Springs. Private boat owners can float along and meet other locals who care about the river.

This event requires a nonrefundable $50 donation for guided spots and $25 for private boaters. Advance registration is required at by June 7. For more information contact Sarah Johnson at (970) 927-1290. Guided spots are limited to 40 participants and spots are going quickly.

Enjoy an entertaining evening as you step back in time and hear "How It Was" with local Historian Bob Boyle portraying Doc Holliday. This free event will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the Silt Historical Park, located at Eighth and Orchard. Bring a lawn chair, and sit back and relax in our parklike setting of cabins and buildings that recapture what life was like in the late 1800s to early 1900s. The performance is most suitable for ages 8 and up, although everyone is welcome. You're invited to bring your camera for a fun photo opportunity with Doc Holliday afterwards. Donations are appreciated and if you are interested in becoming a volunteer or need more information please call 876-5801.

Tickets are available for the annual Carbondale Rotary Club Happening, taking place Saturday, June 9, at The Gathering Center, located at The Orchard, 110 Snowmass Drive, Carbondale.

The Happening is a fundraising event to support the club's humanitarian efforts locally and abroad, including the Carbondale Rotary community grants and student scholarships.

Casual Hawaiian dress is optional for this year's Luau theme. The evening includes dinner, complimentary beer and wine bar, silent and live auctions, and dancing to music by the Big Daddy Lee Band.

Tickets are $125 per person. Doors and silent auction open at 4:30 p.m. and the bar opens at 5. Dinner, the live auction and dancing will follow.

Tickets may be purchased from any Carbondale Rotary Club member or by sending an email request to

More information about the Carbondale Rotary Club and its programs at

Hospice of the Valley is recruiting veterans to companion other veterans experiencing the end-of-life process. The volunteer program is part of the "We Honor Veterans" Program at Hospice of the Valley. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization started the special program.

Veteran hospice volunteers provide support and friendship to veteran hospice patients and their families. There are six evenings of training that consist of learning about the hospice philosophy, how to support patients and families during the end-of-life process, grief and loss, the art of communication, as well as crucial care and comfort measures.

One evening will be dedicated to learning about veterans companioning veterans. The training will be held at the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, through Thursday, June 7. Participants must attend all six evenings.

Call Wendy Steckler at 970-927-6650, ext. 1568, if you are interested in attending.

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