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Second Community Forum on Mental Health

The Aspen Hope Center is hosting its second Community Forum on Mental Health at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, in the Roaring Fork High School auditorium in Carbondale. The free event hopes to draw in community members who want to know more about the issue of suicide, mental health, and its effect on our community.

The May 28 forum will include information on what to do and say if you encounter someone you think might be considering suicide. The evening will also include personal stories of courage, a panel discussion that includes experts on substance abuse, the disabled community, teens and adolescents, and the gay and lesbian community.



For more information on the forum contact the Aspen Hope Center at 970-925-5858.



Small hydro workshop highlights potential for ranchers, farmers

An evening workshop about the potential for small hydropower projects in Colorado is set for 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Holy Cross Energy headquarters outside Glenwood Springs.

Speakers will explain recent changes in federal legislation that have dramatically simplified the permitting process for small hydro projects and outline the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s new program to support development of agricultural hydropower.

The evening will also include presentations on electrical interconnection, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s recent decision to help farmers and ranchers fund small hydro projects, and hydropower case studies.

The workshop is hosted by the Colorado Small Hydro Association and sponsored by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the nonprofit environmental group American Rivers.

The workshop is free, and light refreshments will be provided. It will be held in the community room in the Holy Cross Building at 3799 Highway 82. To reserve a seat, email Andrea Hart at coloradosmallhydro@gmail.com.

Foot, Ankle & Knee Clinic with Dr. Dave Jensen DC

Join Dr. Dave Jensen for an informative lecture and Q&A session on the relationship between the foot, ankle and knee. This complimentary clinic will be hosted at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at Midland Fitness and is open to the public.

Call Midland Fitness to reserve your seat at 945-4440.

Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation fundraiser

Come visit the wild animals at the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation center at 5945 County Road 346, Silt, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Bring your cameras and kids; there will be lots of cute babies, including bear cubs seen from a distant window if they’re out playing. Admission is $10, kids under 5 are $5, and carried babies are free. All proceeds and donations go directly to the animals care. No dogs allowed at the foundation. Lions Club will have onsite food and rootbeer floats. For more information, call the foundation at 876-5676.


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