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Community Briefs

Family Skate Night in Carbondale

Carbondale Recreation Department’s annual Family Skate Night will take place from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, at the downtown rink at Fourth and Main St. Celebrate Carbondale’s First Friday with some ice skating and a bonfire, roast some hot dogs and marshmallows and drink some hot chocolate. Ice skate rentals will be available at the Carbondale Recreation & Community Center up until 9 p.m. The downtown rink is open from noon to 9 p.m. daily, ice permitting. For more information contact the Carbondale Recreation & Community Center front desk at 970-510-1290, or go to

Libraries closing for New Year’s Holiday

All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will close early at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, and will remain closed on Friday, Jan. 1, to celebrate the New Year’s holiday. The libraries will resume normal hours at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2.

24 Day Fat Loss Contest

Custom Body Fitness’ 24 Day Fat Loss Contest starts Monday, Jan. 11, and ends Friday, Feb. 6. In last year’s contest a half dozen contestants lost an average of 4 percent body fat (up to 15 pounds). The 24-Day program includes: five days a week group training at Custom Body Fitness in Carbondale; body composition assessment; eating habits assessment and goal setting; exercise training goal setting; barrier assessment; and closing assessment to find out results. For the $79 entry fee contestants will get a program specialized according to their needs, including eating habits and exercise behaviors. Contestants’ progression will be posted on Facebook. Prizes include an acupuncture session worth $130, a $95 massage session, a $100 chiropractic adjustment, a $185 haircut/style and $200 in cash to the top two finishers. For more information, go to or call 970-366-6084.

Pages, Pints & Pizzas

Join the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at Rocky Mountain Pizza Company for an evening of spirited conversation and literary meanderings. Read any good books lately? Here’s your chance to talk about them & hear about books adults in our community are reading. Be the first one to read free books from the Book Train! This program repeats on the second Tuesday of each month. 10 percent discount on all food and beverages for attendees. Our inaugural meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12. For more information, call the library at 970-945-5958.

Tech Night for Parents & Students

Make succeeding in school easier by learning about the different kinds of technology available through the schools, libraries and Internet. Tech Nights will be held on the second Wednesday through April and cover new topics each month. January’s topics will be PowerSchool and the library’s online catalog. Staff from Garfield Re-2 and the libraries will be on hand to present and provide help. Light refreshments served. Next session is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Rifle Branch Library. For more information, call 970-625-3471 or 970-665-7615.

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