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Winter Wellness

Glenwood Springs Women’s Connection hosts “Winter Wellness” from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Mountain View Church, 2195 County Road 154 in Glenwood Springs. Special feature will be doTerra independent consultant Wendy Rickard of Basalt presenting “Enhance Your Winter Well-being with doTerra Essential Oils.” Humorous motivational speaker Dale Skram of Boulder presents “The Invisible Woman.” Music is provided by Cliff Keen of Glenwood Springs, member of the Mountain Madrigal Singers. Program and brunch cost $12. RSVP to Lesley at 970-945-8268 or

82 Liquors hosts grand opening


82 Liquors will hold its official grand opening from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17. To say thank you to the community and all of the customers who have made them a success, the owners will be giving away some fantastic prizes. Over the past several weeks, customers have had the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a new snowboard, a new pair of skis, an LED TV, an iPad mini and more. The drawing is set to take place during the grand opening. 82 Liquors is located at 2550 Highway 82, one-quarter mile south of McDonald’s in the Glenwood Commercial Center. Look for the big green sign.

Martin Luther King Evening 2015

The Garfield County Democrats present an evening honoring Dr. Martin Luther King starting at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue Dinner Theater, 915 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Call the Box Office at (970) 945-9699 for reservations. Cost is $25 for the show, with dinner and drinks extra from the GVR menu. Buy an extra ticket with dinner and engage a potential voter for this fun-filled evening. Two young Democrats who pitched in this election cycle will help make the match-up. Call or email the Garco Dems at 970-319-8088 or if interested in helping with this project.

KDNK board of directors meeting

The KDNK board of directors will hold its next meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 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. For information contact KDNK at 970-963-0139.

Get financially fit

It’s a new year and now is a great time to get yourself set up financially. A local Alpine Bank representative will be present at the New Castle Branch Library at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, to discuss the different steps you can take to get your finances in order. All are welcome. 970-984-2346 or for more information.

Parents Preventing Sexual Abuse

Parents Preventing Sexual Abuse classes offer 10 tips all parents should know to protect their children from sexual abuse. These free classes are 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 24, at CMC, 1402 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Garfield County Public Health, 195 14th St., Rifle; and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at River Bridge, 520 21st St., Glenwood Springs. Refreshments provided.

Presented by Meghan Hurley, LCSW, and sponsored by the Garfield County Department of Human Services and River Bridge Regional Center. For more information call 970-945-5195 or go to

The Archaeology of the Ute Indians and Their Final Years in Western Colorado

Local archaeologist Curtis Martin will present his talk on the indigenous Ute Indians of Colorado at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Silt Historical Park, 707 Orchard Ave. He will be showing slides of some of the few remaining prehistoric and early historic wooden structures that the Utes constructed and left behind in the mountains and plateaus throughout the state. The presentation will also include an overview of the earliest occupants of the state, going back over 13,000 years with emphasis on the Ute Indians and their final years as sovereign residents.

Annual Ag Day

Annual Ag Day will be held at the New Castle Community Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28.

A few of the topics are: COAGMET — technology available to help irrigate more efficiently; Dr. George Beck will be discussing the latest and greatest on noxious weed control for jointed goatgrass, cheat grass and bulbous bluegrass; Sara Dunn will discuss the Colorado Water Plan and how to protect your water rights; and a panel discussion on wildlife damage and predator management.

Lunch is served and space is limited; reserve by Jan. 26 at the district office at 970-945-5494, ext. 105.

Elks seek hides to help veterans

If you are a hunter, or know a hunter, the Colorado Elks Association would appreciate the donation of any animal hides collected during hunting season through the end of January. The hides will be sent to tanneries to be turned into leather, which will be made into gloves (fingerless and full-finger) for disabled vets to protect their hands while using wheelchairs or crutches. Some of the leather is also used for craft kits that are used for occupational and recreational therapy. These items are given to the vets free of charge. If you have any questions, need more information or want to help collect and salt the hides please contact Tom Regan at 970-948-9127 or at

5Point Film Festival call for entries

Submissions to the 5Point Film Festival in Carbondale will be taken through Feb. 3. If you don’t have your film finished, you can submit an idea of what you’re working on.

5Point has more opportunities in 2015 than ever before for your short films to be screened in front of live audiences. Its season kicks off with the flagship event in Carbondale, and it also launches regional festivals in Asheville, North Carolina, Somerville, Massachusetts, and Bellingham, Washington, in 2015.

Reach out at for more information on becoming a candidate for a grant from the 5Point Film Fund.

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