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KDNK board of directors meeting

The KDNK board of directors will hold its next meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at the offices of KDNK, 76 S. Second St. in Carbondale. The meeting is open to the public. An agenda is posted at the KDNK office and at or call 963-0139.

Battlement Mesa Metro celebrates water plant’s solar array

The Battlement Mesa Metro District, Sunsense Solar and Garfield Clean Energy will celebrate the installation of a solar array at the district’s water treatment plant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the plant, 850 Riverbluff Road in Battlement Mesa. Everyone is invited to attend.

The array of 1,422 solar panels will power 100 percent of the water treatment plant’s electric usage on an annual basis. It’s rated to generate nearly 700,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year – comparable to the electricity used in a year by 97 homes. Speakers for the ribbon-cutting include Metro District General Manager Steve Rippy, Metro District Board President Bill Nelson, Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson, and Scott Ely, president of Sunsense Solar.

Medicare open enrollment

Medicare open enrollment is here. Until Dec. 7, people can compare Medicare benefits for the next year and change their prescription drug plan, Medicare D, or Medicare Advantage Plan. Trained counselors from High Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) are available to help with free, unbiased assistance. Call High Country RSVP at 970-384-8744 and a volunteer will call to schedule an appointment.

10th annual Roaring Fork Watershed Photo Contest

The 10th Annual Roaring Fork Watershed Photo Contest is now under way. Amateur and professional photographers can submit photos that capture the beauty of the streams, lakes, meadows, peaks and lifestyles in the Roaring Fork Watershed. Awards will be given to winners in each division, including a People’s Choice Award. View rules and submission guidelines at Photos must be uploaded by Nov. 15.

Scouting for food in New Castle

The New Castle Cub Scouts Pack 221 and the local Girl Scouts are collecting nonperishable food donations starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in New Castle. Put donations in a highly visible spot on or near your front porch. Last year New Castle donated more than 6,300 pounds of food in one day.

Unique Boutique

The Unique Boutique offers gifts by local artisans, a holiday bake sale and the Valley View Auxiliary Quilt Raffle. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the First United Methodist Church, Ninth and Cooper, Glenwood Springs. For information, call 970-947-0648.

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