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Community Briefs

Bonedale Bike Jam

The Bonedale Bike Jam will be the first-ever freeride competition at the North Face Bike Park and starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, as part of Bonedale Bike Week. There will be pump track time trials for different age groups and abilities. The Jump Line contests will also be split into age and ability categories, so everyone from Striders to Pros, from beginners to experts, will have a chance to compete. Cost of the competition is $10. Parental waivers needed for competitors under 18, and helmets are mandatory for all competitors. Register at or onsite at 9:30 a.m. For more information contact the Carbondale Recreation & Community Center front desk at 970-510-1290.

Sierra Club film screening

The Rocky Mountain Chapter and local Roaring Fork Group of the Sierra Club present a special showing of the award-winning documentary, “OR7: The Journey,” the amazing true story of a lone wolf who traveled from Oregon to California to find a new home territory, at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 15, at the Third Street Center. Director Clemens Schenk will present the film and host a Q&A afterward. Seating is limited. Doors open at 6 p.m. for refreshments and social time, with the film presentation at 7 p.m. The event is free, but donations are appreciated.

Teen volunteer orientations

Want to spend your summer being a superhero? Anyone age 12-18 is invited to help the Garfield County Libraries with its Summer Reading Program. Come to this orientation to find out how your talents can help with another successful year. Orientations will be held at the Silt Branch Library at noon Friday, May 15; the Parachute Branch Library at 2 p.m. Monday, May 18; the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 20; the Rifle Branch Library at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20; the New Castle Branch Library at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 22; and the Carbondale Branch Library at 4 p.m. Friday, May 22. To learn more about volunteering, visit

2015 Glenwood Springs Walk MS & 5K Run

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. Enjoy a scenic walk and/or 5K run in Glenwood Canyon to support a world free of multiple sclerosis starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at the No Name Rest Area. The walk is free, but fundraising is encouraged, and there is a $25 registration fee for the 5K run. The money raised supports life-changing programs for people living with MS in our community and drives cutting-edge research. For more information or to register today go to or contact Suzie Reel at 970-263-4393 or

CRMS plant sale

The Colorado Rocky Mountain School Organic Garden Learning Center will hold its yearly plant sale from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16, and from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at the school greenhouse, 500 Holden Way in Carbondale. CRMS students have been busy since January taking cuttings and starting seeds. This year’s organically grown selection is extensive, and all varieties have been selected for their suitability to the climate of the Roaring Fork Valley. Prices are reasonable and many varieties sell out, so it’s wise to arrive early. A complete plant list has been posted on the school’s website

11th Annual River Float

The Roaring Fork Conservancy’s 11th annual River Float takes place on Saturday, May 30. Spend a morning with Roaring Fork Conservancy staff and river ambassadors on a float down the Roaring Fork River. After the float, festivities continue at Coryell Ranch with a cook-out, live music, and the opportunity to try stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, fly rods and the latest gear from local outfitter shops. Rafts and guides provided by Aspen Whitewater Rafting, Blazing Adventures, Blue Sky Adventures and Elk Mountain Expeditions. Float and festival cost $40 (RFC members $30), and lunch only (food, beverages and demo gear) costs $15 (RFC members $10). Tickets must be purchased before Wednesday, May 28, online at For more information call Roaring Fork Conservancy at (970) 927-1290.

Hunter Education Internet completion course

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be offering a Hunter Education Internet completion course from 9 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. May 30 at the Rifle Colorado Mountain College campus. This class is a mandatory completion course for students who have completed the online portion of the class, which is available on the CPW website. Registrations will be taken by the CMC staff at 970-625-1871.

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