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Frontier Historical Museum closed this week

The Frontier Historical Museum will be closed the week of April 28 for cleaning and exhibit changes. It will reopen Monday, May 5, with summer hours, which are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call (970) 945-4448.

Calling all little chefs

First United Methodist Church’s Parents’ Night Out from 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, will involve cooking up pizzas and watching the Disney-PIXAR movie “Ratatouille.” Cost is $10 per child and includes dinner and child care for ages 3 (must be potty trained) and up. Space is limited. Call or text 970-948-5831 or email First United Methodist Church is on the corner of Ninth and Cooper in Glenwood Springs.

Spring Shred-A-Thon

The Boy Scouts are hosting a Shred A Thon fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the ANB parking lot, 2624 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs rain or shine. Shred any unwanted documents with personal information, such as canceled or blank checks, solicitations, personal bills, old medical records, credit card statements, old bank statements, or tax documents (7 years or older). Staples or paperclips need not be removed. Charge is $10 per box (standard file storage size) check or cash only. 100 percent of the proceeds go to Boy Scout Troop 225.

Three Mile Creek Pedestrian Bridge open house

The city of Glenwood Springs, with funding from the Federal Mineral Lease District program, is planning to construct a new pedestrian bridge on Three Mile Creek just east of Midland Avenue this year. Plans include a new 44-foot-long bridge, 10-foot-wide concrete walking path, and landscaping improvements.

Preliminary plans will be available for public inspection and city officials will be on hand to receive feedback and answer questions about the project at an open house from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at Sopris Elementary School.

The project is slated to be completed before the start of school next fall.

Any questions or comments can be directed to the City Engineering Department at 384-6435.

Additional information is available at

Prince Creek cleanup day May 10

Volunteers are needed from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, for the annual community cleanup of public lands in the Prince Creek area southeast of Carbondale.

Volunteers will meet at the McIntyre’s Red Barn, 1625 County Road 111 (Prince Creek Road) the morning of the event, and should come dressed in long pants, sturdy work shoes and leather gloves. Trash bags and soft drinks will be provided.

For more information contact Roz or Tom Turnbull at (970) 963-2888.

Meet Carbondale Fire District board candidates McElwee and Smith

All community members are invited for coffee with the Carbondale Fire District board candidates Gary McElwee and Carl Smith.

Come share your thoughts and opinions each Friday at 7 a.m. and Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Bonfire on Main Street in Carbondale until the ballots are due May 6.

Spring Trail Volunteer Days on Red Hill (aka Mushroom Rock)

The Red Hill Council in conjunction with BLM and with grant support from the Aspen Skiing Co. Environment Foundation is hosting volunteer trail workdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 24. Meet at the Red Hill parking lot north of the Highway 82 & 133 intersection. Volunteers do not have to work the entire day. What to bring: water, snacks, lunch, work gloves, sturdy shoes, long pants, sunscreen and hat. Please no dogs. It is not necessary to sign up in advance; just show up at the parking lot or you can sign up by emailing Also see Friends of Red Hill Facebook page.

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