Community Briefs

Ride of Silence

The 14th annual Glenwood Springs Ride of Silence bicycle tour takes place on May 18 as part of National Bicycling Month. It pays tribute to cyclists who have been killed in traffic accidents while biking. The “Ride of Silence” is to raise awareness of the legal obligation of the motorist to share the road with cyclists, and cyclists to obey the rules of the road. There is no organized ride in Glenwood Springs this year, so former organizer Lorry Carlson encourages cyclists to have their own Ride of Silence. For more information about the Ride of Silence log onto

Janice Forbes retirement party

To honor Janice Forbes for touching the lives of children for 40 years (and in some families for three generations), attend her retirement celebration from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Ross Montessori School, 109 Lewies Lane in Carbondale.

There will be a memory book available to add photographs, stories and other memorabilia. If you cannot attend, use the following to send your memories ahead of time: Ross Montessori School, Team Janice, 109 Lewies Lane, Carbondale, CO 81623 or

Light refreshments will be provided.

For information call 970-319-3985.

Living a Fulfilling, Painless Life

Living a Fulfilling, Painless Life is a fundraiser for Canine Outreach Care and Rescue, a local nonprofit helping families pay for emergency veterinary bills. Learn out how to void chronic back pain with local chiropractor Dr Kent Albrecht; live life with emotional and physical balance with local acupuncturist Megan King; and stay motivated and secure your goals with Sandro Torres. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Carbondale Library, 320 Sopris Ave. Donation for admission is $10.

Silt Heyday

Silt Heyday will be the last weekend in July at Stoney Ridge Park. This year’s theme is Forging our Future, and the event will feature a concert and fireworks show on Friday, July 29; breakfast, parade, food, craft vendors, and free music with additional events at the Silt Historical Park on Saturday, July 30; and the Heyday Hobble 5K and the Heyday Car show on Sunday, July 31. Tickets for the Friday concert, booth, parade, hobble and car show forms are available at under the tab for special events, or during normal business hours at the town of Silt Office. For more information, call 970-876-5861.

Carbondale Rotary Happening

Carbondale Rotary Casino Royale, “What Happens in Carbondale, Stays in Carbondale” is the theme for this year’s Carbondale Rotary Club Happening, taking place from 6-10 p.m. Friday, June 10, at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center. Enjoy an evening of casino games (craps, roulette, poker and blackjack tables), dinner and drinks, a small silent auction, music and dancing with Valle Musico, and socializing. Proceeds benefit Rotary scholarships for graduating seniors in Carbondale and Basalt. Tickets are $75 each. RSVP to to reserve your tickets.

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