The city of Rifle's annual spring cleanup will be April 22-26 and April 29-May 3.All residences east of Railroad Avenue and Colorado Highway 13 must have their items set in the street by Sunday night, April 21. All residences west of Railroad Avenue and Colorado Highway 13 and south of I-70 must have their items set in the street by Sunday night, April 28.Crews will only make one trip through your neighborhood, so it's important that all items be ready by the times stated above.For more information and details on what can and can not be put out for pick-up, go online to rifleco.org or call 665-6490.
The Grand River Gallop has come and gone for another year. Thank you to the more than 200 runners, walkers and supporters who attended the April 6 event and helped make it a huge success.Thank you to Alpine Bank and Independence Run & Hike for supporting all the Colorado charity races. Thank you to all the volunteers, including Grand River Health's pet therapy program. A huge thank you to the Gallop's race sponsors: C.H. Bernklau Charitable Lead Trust; Western Rockies Federal Credit Union; Rifle Rotary Club; CEO Operating Inc.; Fuller Field Services; Karen Lucas CPA; Bookcliff Survey Services; Town and Country Vet Hospital; Rifle Equipment; and Grand River Health Volunteer Association. This year, more than $15,000 was raised to benefit the Grand River Meals on Wheels program that delivers around 1,000 meals a month to seniors from New Castle to Parachute. A portion of this year's proceeds, $1,500, were also donated to Grand River Health's new Shapedown program, a weight loss and life changing program for children. Kaaren PeckGrand River Meals on Wheels
Bookcliff, Mount Sopris & South Side Conservation DistrictsSpecial to the Citizen TelegramScholarship: The Bookcliff Conservation District offers a $1,000 scholarship for graduating seniors. The scholarship application is due Friday, April 26. Call the district office, 945-5494, ext. 115, if you have questions.Noxious weed cost share: The districts manage the Garfield County Cost Share program to treat noxious weeds. An onsite visit is required. Go online to mountsopriscd.org for the application.No till drill rental: The districts have a six-foot no till drill available for your reseeding project. Call 945-5494, ext. 115, to schedule the drill. Call early due to heavy rental use in the spring.EQIP deadline: The final deadline for Environmental Quality Incentive Program funding is Friday, April 19. If you have a conservation project in mind, call the Natural Resources Conservation Service field office at 945-5494, ext. 3. Conservation planning and funding can take up to a year.Resource information check out: We now have materials available for check out, including "The Dust Bowl," a film by Ken Burns; "Beyond the Rangeland Conflict," by Dan Dagget; and "Water Wranglers," by George Sibley. Check us out on the web at mountsopriscd.org, bookcliffcd.org, and southsidecd.org.
Senior Mae Pina of Rifle High School has been awarded the Jan Worden continuing education grant for $1,500 by the Glenwood Springs Art Guild. Pina plans to attend Colorado Mountain College.