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October 9, 2012
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The final open house for the SH133 Carbondale Access Control Plan will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave. Those interested can stop by anytime between 5 and 8 p.m.

Boaters and river enthusiasts can join the Roaring Fork Conservancy's River Stewards board for an evening of fun and friendraising from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Carbondale Beer Works. Celebrate this past summer's boating season, plan the next big trip, share boating blooper videos, imagine all that water turning into powder, or simply spend some time mingling with friends and river rats at Carbondale's beer mecca. Win fantastic prizes. Members of the River Stewards board and Roaring Fork Conservancy staff will be on the scene to engage in conversation about how to help protect our watershed. Proceeds will benefit the Roaring Fork Conservancy. For information, call (970) 927-1290 or visit

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) will conduct its annual Tamarisk Removal Project Saturday, Oct. 13, in Glenwood Springs, to help restore the banks of the Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers.

Volunteers are needed to help reverse the spread of these invasive trees. The work day lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., concluding with a free dinner for all volunteers.

The project will focus on the worst area on the lower Roaring Fork River at 4 Mile Creek (the beginning of the Atkinson Ditch Trail) and on the south side of the Colorado River between the railroad yard and the whitewater park.

To volunteer and for more information, visit, email, or call (970) 927-8241.

For the second year in a row, Garfield County Libraries was one of 10 public libraries in Colorado to receive a Library and Services Technology Act (LSTA) Grant. Garfield County Libraries' $20,000 grant award will be used to support "The Fifth Element," a new enrichment program that will offer free fifth day services to Re-2 students. The Fifth Element will offer two-hour classes taught by Re-2 teachers on math, science, art and music at the New Castle, Silt and Rifle Branch Libraries. GCL will offer two sessions every Friday afternoon: one for kindergartners through second-graders, and one for third- and fourth-graders, starting Oct. 26. Participants can expect a high-quality, interactive program. Each class will be limited to 25 students, on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents are encouraged to call the library or go online to preregister for this program, starting Oct. 12.

Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side Conservation Districts and Garfield County Vegetation Management are offering cost share for fall treatment on noxious weeds. A treatment plan is required and essential for success.

Call the Conservation District at 945-5494, ext. 105, for more information or to receive an application. Deadline for fall applications is Nov. 30.

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