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The Archaeology of the Ute Indians 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.

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

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