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Mt. Sopris Historical Society’s The Shindig

The Mt. Sopris Historical Society is hosting its annual fundraiser, The Shindig, from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at the old Thompson Barn at River Valley Ranch in Carbondale. Guests are invited to wear period dress, if they wish, as we journey into Carbondale’s not-so-distant past. Pit barbecue, music by local musicians and the second annual Hattie Thompson award presentation will all be part of evening’s events. Tickets are $75 and are available online at; at the Pour House in Carbondale; by sending a check to MSHS, PO Box 2, Carbondale; or at the event. For information and tickets, contact Beth White, society executive director, at 970-963-7041.

CU-Boulder’s Community Visit to the Roaring Fork Valley

Join Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano for a complimentary reception and program featuring CU Professor Jeff Mitton as he examines what we have learned from the mountain pine beetle epidemic, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at the Aspen Glen Golf Club, 0545 Bald Eagle Way, Carbondale. Other special guests include CU-Boulder Athletic Director Rick George and Ryan Chreist, executive director of the CU-Boulder Alumni Association. The reception will feature complimentary heavy appetizers and a cash bar. For more information contact Brennan at the CU-Boulder Alumni Association at 303-492-6899 or

GSHS Class of 1975 40-year reunion

The Glenwood Springs High School Class of 1975 40th Reunion will be held Aug. 28-30. Classes 1972-1978 are also invited to attend to help celebrate time together at GSHS. There will be a meet and greet from 5-9 p.m. Friday at the Elks Lodge. Tee times for golf start at 8 a.m. Saturday; no experience necessary. Call Ron Nadon for details at 970-309-7391. Barbecue and dancing take place from 4-10 p.m. Saturday at Bob Veltus Park. Cost is $18 per person. Send payment to Neisha Sikora, 13202 Leyden St. Thornton, CO 80602. Attendees from all classes RSVP for all of the above by Aug. 15 to Neisha at

Imagine Glenwood meeting

Imagine Glenwood will meet at the Glenwood Springs Library from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18. The group continues to coordinate with the city to proactively work on traffic calming, connectivity and neighborhood safety.

Courthouse Dogs presentation

Join Ellen O’Neill-Stephens, JD, Celeste Walsen, DVM, facility dog Molly B, and River Bridge staff for an informative and lively presentation on the use of professionally trained assistance dogs during the investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse. There will be two sessions. The first, from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Glenwood Springs District Library, is open to the community, and members of River Bridge’s four- county multidisciplinary teams are highly encouraged to attend. The second, from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs, is for judges, attorneys and courthouse and legal staff, and CLE credits are available. O’Neill-Stephens is the founder of Courthouse Dogs. She served as a deputy prosecuting attorney in Seattle for 26 years, and is a pioneer in the use of dogs to provide emotional support in the criminal justice system. Walsen is executive director of Courthouse Dogs and a nationally recognized leader in the development of guidelines for the use of facility dogs. RSVP for these free trainings at:

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