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December 14, 2012
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The Glenwood Springs Chamber's Business Women's Network Holiday Luncheon takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at the Aspen Glen Clubhouse, 0545 Bald Eagle Way. Enjoy networking and a holiday sing-along with Brad from the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue. Cost is $25 per person, all-inclusive for the holiday buffet. Register online at or contact Joni Bates at 945-1514 or

Author Jonathan Waterman will present "The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict," a presentation based on his book of the same title. The free program will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14 the Glenwood Springs Branch Library and is open to the public. Waterman's prose is augmented by Peter McBride's photography as they follow the river's 1,450-mile journey from its headwaters high in the Colorado Rockies to its dried-up delta touching the Sea of Cortez. Waterman's presentation is made possible by a grant from Xcel Energy Foundation and is presented in partnership with Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book, Water 2012 and the Glenwood Springs Branch Library.

Potter Diane Kenney's annual holiday sale takes place the next two Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 15 at her studio at 0172 N. Bill Creek Road, just six miles outside of Carbondale. For those who can't make it to Kenney's studio, the artist can ship work. Pottery and prints are also available on Etsy at

Got a new tech toy for Christmas and not quite sure what to do with it? Starting on Dec. 26, book a librarian or tech specialist to assist one-on-one with setting up and utilizing new devices. Appointments will be held at the Rifle Branch Library on Dec. 27 and 29 and Jan. 3 in half-hour sessions during the library's regular business hours. Stop by the front desk of the library to sign up. Slots are limited.Call 625-3471 for more information.

Stop by these local businesses during business hours to view the current Glenwood Springs Art Guild exhibits. Tara Vetter will be at Flower Mart, 210 Sixth St., Glenwood Springs, and Nancy Martin will be Bullock Hinkey Real Estate, 311 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs. These exhibits are ongoing through December.

Read a book. Rate a book. Redeem your reward. Rinse and repeat. This opportunity is for teens throughout the entire month of January at the Rifle Branch Library. Not only do participants get to read new books and receive prizes for doing so, but they will be helping others learn about great reads, as all reviews will be posted on the library website and on the book itself.

The Colorado River District is accepting grant applications for projects that protect, enhance or develop water resources within its 15-county region, which includes all watersheds of the Colorado River within western Colorado, except those that drain to the San Juan River or to the Dolores River upstream of the Mesa County line. Successful grantees can receive up to $150,000 (or approximately 25% of the total project cost; in the case of smaller projects, this percentage may be slightly higher) for their project. Application deadline is Jan. 31.For application, guidelines and policies, visit For more information, contact Dave Kanzer, P.E., or Alesha Frederick; Colorado River District, P.O. Box 1120, Glenwood Springs, CO 80601; 945-8522; or

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The Post Independent Updated Dec 14, 2012 12:35AM Published Dec 14, 2012 12:34AM Copyright 2012 The Post Independent. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.