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AARP Driver Safety Classes for 50+

High Country Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is offering an AARP Driver Safety Class directed towards drivers age 50 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 (includes a one-hour lunch break), at the Battlement Mesa Recreation Center.

Most Colorado auto insurance companies offer discounts to those who complete the course.

There is a $15 fee for AARP members and a $20 fee for nonmembers for the workbook and handouts payable to the instructor.

The class covers the following driving topics: how to compensate for changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time; how to handle problem situations such as left turns, right of way, freeway traffic, trucks, and blind spots while driving; what to do if confronted by an aggressive driver; how medications may affect driving; how to properly use anti-lock brakes, air bags and safety belts; and how to assess your own and others’ driving abilities with a Personal Driving Capability Index.

AARP Driver Safety Classes are sponsored by High Country RSVP and taught by RSVP volunteers. High Country RSVP is a sponsored program of Colorado Mountain College. To register call 970-384-8747 or for more information email dspgws@rof.net.

Remembering Rifle

The last Remembering Rifle for this year will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Rifle Creek Museum at the corner of Fourth Street and East Avenue in Rifle.

Come reminisce, share memories and hear some tall tales with special guest Don Fulton. Don’s grandparents, the Records, came to Divide Creek in 1927 and started ranching. Don was born in Rifle and graduated from Rifle Union High School. He attended Colorado State University and worked for Monfort’s of Colorado for 30 years, as a cattle buyer. When his Uncle Riley Record passed away Don retired from Monfort’s and began ranching on the Divide Creek ranch full time and continues to ranch in the traditional cowboy way today, as the third generation. He served as the past president of the West Divide Creek Cattle Growers Association for many years and is a past president of Holy Cross Cattleman’s Association and continues to be an active member.


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