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As part of Colorado Rocky Mountain School's ongoing commitment to prevention and wellness, we have once again invited a faculty member from Freedom from Chemical Dependency Educational Services (FCD) to join our community and facilitate a parent workshop that is open to the public.

Join us at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at CRMS for this workshop that will offer parents support and guidance in helping their children enjoy a drug-free adolescence. Among the topics discussed will be:

• Effective ways to communicate with your child about drugs and drug use.

• Up-to-date facts about current drug use and trends.

• What to say about your own experiences with alcohol and/or drug


• How to spot early warning signs of trouble and effective ways to respond.

The Colorado Workforce Centers presents the next in the Business Roundtable Series, Fraudulent Documents with Steve Turza of ICE, from 9-11a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Colorado Mountain College Central Services Office at 802 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs, and the Colorado Mountain College Campus in Rifle.

This series is free to the public and will cover employer responsibility of how to verify new hire documentation along with other subjects. RSVP to the Glenwood Springs Workforce Centers at 970-945-8638 or to Rifle at 970-625-9716 by Monday, Oct. 15.

The film, "WATERSHED: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West," will be shown 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. The film tells the story of the threats to the once-mighty Colorado River through heartening character vignettes that reveal a new water ethic as well as 21st century solutions. Donations appreciated. More information at or 927-1290.

The Glenwood Springs PEO Chapter FY is currently taking applications for spring semester scholarships. The scholarships are available for nontraditional women in need of financial assistance.

Applications are available at Colorado Mountain College student services/financial aid offices at Rifle, Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley and Carbondale. Email to receive an application via email.

Scholarship application deadline is Nov. 1.

Mail completed applications to 412 Alder Way, New Castle, CO 81647.

Students at Crystal River Elementary School are searching for local veterans in the community to invite to the annual Veterans Day Celebration in November. If you, or someone you know, is a veteran please email your mailing address to so CRES students can send an invitation to the program. The Veterans Day performance is at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at The Orchard (Church at Carbondale) in Carbondale.

The 2012-2013 Annual Community Greeting Card is now available through the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association.

The card is a reproduction of an original painting by Mary Pilon, titled "Glenwood Springs, Colorado." It was selected as the winner of the 2011 Community Greeting Card contest at the 49th annual Fall Art Festival.

The cost of this exclusive card is $15 per package of 12. Imprinting is available, and previous year's cards are also available by special order.

To purchase your cards, contact Angie at the chamber at 945-0784 or visit Proceeds from the sale of greeting cards fund the chamber's patronage of the annual Fall Art Festival.

Per a resolution passed by The Right Door's board of directors, The Right Door will be closing as of Dec. 31.

The Right Door, a Colorado nonprofit, was created to connect people in drug and alcohol crisis with the help they need. As an integral part of the community, The Right Door is currently looking at partnerships to take over aspects of the business that will provide continuity of services in this area for Roaring Fork Valley residents.

The Right Door has interfaced and assisted with the Aspen, Basalt, and Snowmass Police Departments, Pitkin County Sheriff's Office, local hospitals, city and county courts, schools and businesses, by providing services and expertise for assisting men and women and the community in finding solutions for substance abuse recovery.

This fall the River Center School Team is busy with the Kids Totes of Hope Program, weekly packing 243 bags of nonperishable food for students in need in our schools (Elk Creek, Kathryn Senor and Cactus Valley elementary schools, and Riverside Middle School). The Food Bank of the Rockies/Nutrition Network provides the food for this program. River Center is working hard to partially financially support our Totes Program. Your monetary donations are welcomed and appreciated.

Collection boxes have been placed in local schools and businesses for the second annual Winter Coat Drive in partnership with Canyon Cleaners/Silt Chamber and the Salvation Army. We'll be collecting coats, hats, gloves, boots and other winter outerwear for distribution at Riverside Middle School on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Call 984-4333 to volunteer.

The Rifle Branch Library invites all teens to get caught reading the week of Oct. 14-20. If one of our library supporters throughout the community sees you reading, you will be given a "Get Caught Reading" coupon that can be redeemed at the library for a special prize.

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