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Community Briefs

Playing with the Past

The Frontier Historical Society hosts a fun evening of frontier gambling with the second installment of its Playing with the Past series. Join the gang at the White Star Saloon (the Elks Lodge at 51939 Highway 6 in West Glenwood) on Saturday, Aug. 29, to learn how to play Faro, Keno, Chuck-a-Luck, Spanish Monte, Bluff and Vingt-Un. Look for Doc Holliday, Kid Curry and other pioneers of Glenwood Springs. Dress in your old west best (optional) and see if Lady Luck is on your side. Social Hour begins at 6:30 p.m. with a talk by Professor Reginald Lamb at 7 p.m. Games begin around 8. $10 gets you into the saloon and a stack of chips to play with. Enjoy a cash bar and club menu with food items for purchase while you gamble the evening away. Adults are welcome. For more information, call 970-945-4448 or email

The Galloping Geese of the Rio Grande Southern Railroad

The Galloping Geese of the Rio Grande Southern Railroad will be the featured topic of the September program at the Glenwood Railroad Museum. The Rio Grande Southern Railroad, built by Colorado transportation pioneer Otto Mears, was a narrow gauge railroad connecting Durango and Ridgway via Lizard Head Pass and Telluride. The Rio Grande Southern developed the Galloping Geese, a unique railcar that was part bus and part freight car, to provide service to the remote communities along its route. Karl Schaeffer, retired engineer and manager with the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad and board member with the Ridgway Railroad Museum, will present this illustrated program at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the museum in the Glenwood Railroad Depot across the street from the Hotel Denver on Seventh Street in Glenwood Springs. Entrance to the museum for this program will be from the track side of the depot. Take the stairway located to the west of the depot and walk along the depot to the museum entrance. The program is free and open to the public.

Glenwood Springs Art Guild’s September Demonstration

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

The Glenwood Springs Art Guild’s September Demonstration will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Colorado artist Randy Hale will demonstrate his dynamic watercolor technique. See samples of Randy’s work online at For further information, call Alice at 274-3325. The demonstration is free.

CASA training session

Court Appointed Special Advocates of the 9th Judicial District will be holding a volunteer training beginning Sept. 28. Anyone interested in advocating for the needs of abused and neglected children in court should call 970-987-4332 to find out more information. Volunteers must be 18, have decent computer and writing skills and be interested in making a difference for the most vulnerable members of our communities. For more information or go to for a volunteer application.

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