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Volunteers needed to wrap Oculus

The Stomparillaz, a local creative cycling collective, is making a final push Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25 and 26, to finish the Oculus, a unique, off-grid example of what they call “rideable architecture” located above Cattle Creek. Come up, lend a hand, and challenge yourself ride this thing. Bring a bike a helmet, and work gloves and plan to work for 3-4 hours. Come any time on Friday, earlier is better. Those arriving at 4 p.m. or later should bring lights to work into the evening. On Saturday, arrive between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. (earlier is better). Call Steve Novy at 970-309-2023 for info and directions.

Mountain bison presentation

Holly “Sonny “ Shelton will make a presentation on mountain bison at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Rifle Heritage Center. Shelton is an archaeologist, geoarchaeologist, and field crew member for Grand River Institute and is a Dominguez Archaeological Research Group associate. Recent archaeological investigations by Grand River Institute have resulted in a more complete picture of the occurrence of bison and the frequency of bison processing in western Colorado. This event is by donation only and is open to the general public.

Jolley Trail work day

Join Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and its partners in New Castle from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, and help build a new trail starting on the northwest side of the Hogback and crossing up and over to end near the fire station. This will add a new recreational, single-track option for trail users in the New Castle area. Volunteers’ hard work will be rewarded with dinner and icy cold beverages at the end of the day. For more information and to register for this project, email or call 970-927-8241.

A talk and tour of Coal Camp

Venture into the past at Glenwood Springs’ historic mining town, Coal Camp, and learn how it was to live in an early mining town and work daily deep inside a coal mine. Rusty Ford and Joe Llewellyn, both miners in Coal Camp, will tell of their experiences, both above and below ground, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the South Canyon exit (Landfill Road) west of town at the bridge, come rain or shine. The gathering is sponsored by the Frontier Historic Museum and the Historic Preservation Commission for the city of Glenwood Springs with museum director Cindy Hines and city Senior Planner Gretchen Ricehill guiding the conversation. For more information, call Marice Doll, 970-947-1389, or Patsy Stark, 970-945-4448.

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