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Rudy with the Jetta with damaged exterior mirrors is asked to contact Glenda at Catholic Charities at 970-384-2060 to get his payment.

The initial meeting of the Garfield County Better Breathers Club will be held at Valley View Hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 17, with featured speaker Dr. Akrum Al-Zubaidi, Valley View's new pulmonologist.The Better Breathers Club is a nonprofit support group for respiratory patients and their families and caregivers and is sanctioned by the American Lung Association. There is no charge for the club, but seating is limited. RSVP to 970-625-0111.

The Aspen Valley Medical Foundation (AVMF) has launched a new television program on Grassroots TV titled "Our Work in Progress." The week of Oct. 14, Michelle Muething, program director of the Aspen Hope Center, and Michael Buglione, director of Operations for the Pitkin County's Sheriff's Office, will discuss the work of the Aspen Hope Center and its positive impact on access to high-quality mental health services in the community. During the week of Oct. 21, Vince Savage, director of the Aspen Homeless Shelter, will share information about Aspen's homeless population and how the shelter staff is working to assist them.Each week the shows will air: Sundays at 7a.m., Mondays at 11 a.m., Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays at noon and 10 p.m. For further information, contact AVMF at 544-1298 or info@avmfaspen.org.

Fall vaccine clinics have been organized by Garfield County. For the 2012-13 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older should get an annual vaccine. While currently the CDC reports very little flu activity, the season usually begins in October and can last through May.No appointments are necessary for community clinics in Garfield County. Adult flu shots or nasal mist are $20, and children's shots or nasal mist are $10, payable by cash or check. The health department accepts Medicaid, Medicare Part B and CHP+. Flu vaccine clinics dates and locations are:Tuesday, Oct. 16: noon to 7 p.m. at both Rifle Public Health, 195 W. 14th St., and Glenwood Springs Public Health, 2014 Blake Ave.; Thursday, Oct. 18: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Downtown Drug, 825 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs; Saturday, Oct. 20: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both Ace Hardware, 1011 Highway 133, Carbondale, and Rifle Public Health, 195 W. 14th St.; Tuesday, Nov. 6: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at both Garfield County Fairgrounds (South Hall), 1001 Railroad Ave., Rifle, and Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road; and Saturday, Nov. 17: 1-4 p.m. at Glenwood Springs Mall, 51027 Highway 6 & 24.For more information, please visit garfield-county.com, or call 970-625-5200 in Rifle, or 970-945-6614 in Glenwood Springs.

Mount Sopris, Bookcliff and South Side Conservation Districts and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will be holding their annual dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. The evening will include social hour, dinner and program with guest speaker Wayne Ives from the Forest Service discussing the Coal Basin Restoration Project. Cost is $25 per person. Call the district office at 945-5494, ext. 105, for reservations by Oct. 22.

McGuire Law, an immigration law firm, is coming to the Glenwood Springs and Gordon Cooper branch libraries to host a free information program about the new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. DACA allows qualifying undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children to receive deferred legal status and work authorization. The program will include a presentation about the policy, including eligibility requirements, methods of application, risks and benefits of applying, and where to find more information. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions about DACA or any other immigration-related issue and receive answers from a qualified immigration attorney. McGuire Law will be at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. and at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library on Thursday, Oct. 18, at noon. This bilingual Spanish/English event is open to the public.


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