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Be a part of history

Become a vital part of the Glenwood Springs Historical Society and Frontier Museum by volunteering three hours a week during the busy summer months. The museum is looking for lovers of history and people to man the front desk. For more information call (970) 945-4448.

The “laundry trains” of the Colorado Midland Railroad

The “laundry trains” of the Colorado Midland Railroad is the featured topic in a program to be presented by Tom Van Wormer at the Glenwood Railroad Museum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. Beginning in 1888, the railroads of Colorado’s Western Slope operated “laundry trains” bringing people from the far-flung mining camps and ranches of the region to Glenwood Springs. This program will explore the social and economic impacts of the laundry trains. Van Wormer is a retired aerospace systems engineer who now lives in Colorado Springs and studies the history of Colorado’s railroads, especially the Colorado Midland.

The Glenwood Railroad Museum is located in the Glenwood Railroad Depot across the street from the Hotel Denver on Seventh Street. Entrance to the museum for this program will be from the trackside of the depot. Take the stairway located to the west of the depot and walk along the depot to the museum entrance.

Free legal clinic

A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, May 9, at the Basalt Regional Library at 14 Midland Ave. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues, and civil protection orders. Walk-ins are welcome, and everyone will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.


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