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Carpool Week

Carpool Week is Monday, Sept. 22, through Friday, Sept. 26, highlighted by Carpool Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Sept. 24. So don’t drive alone, grab your friends and co-workers and carpool. You’ll save gas, time and money plus stop by the Aspen Airport Parking kiosk between 6:30 and 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday for on-site gifts, snacks and a chance to win prizes including free gas cards, lunch for your carpool, a free car detail and more.

You can also visit to register to win and become a Commuter Connect member for free to receive all the tools you need to make your commute greener, faster, easier and cheaper, including finding carpool partners, traffic and transportation alerts and cost and carbon savings calculators.

For more information visit or call 970) 429-2868.

Cancer Survivor Night

Cancer Survivor Night at Grand River Health West is being held at the new Grand River Health facility in Battlement Mesa. This event will be from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 25, and is simply a celebration of life that is designed to honor the struggles and accomplishments of our cancer patients and survivors. There will be multiple speakers including Dr. Coleman, Dr. Vargas and Dr. Medina. Feel free to bring a guest, and come and enjoy the festivities. RSVP to 970-285-6233.

Food Drive for LIFT-UP at Niemann’s Pumpkin Patch

Bring a nonperishable food item to help LIFT-UP and receive an extra ticket for the Pumpkinator (ticket is good for two launches) Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 3-5. Then enjoy more than a dozen fun activities for the entire family including hay rides, straw maze and the new lava pit. Local Girl Scout Troop 2013 will be selling snacks as a fundraiser. Admission: 2 and under, free; ages 3-5, $5; ages 6-59 $8; seniors (60 and over) $7. Come have lots of fun with your family while you help our neighbors through LIFT-UP and support Girl Scout Troop 2013. Niemann’s Pumpkin Patch is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is located at 6501 County Road 214 in New Castle. Call 984-3850 for information.

Registration open for SecondShift after-school classes

ACCESS Roaring Fork will be offering “SecondShift” after-school classes for middle-school-aged students in the Re-1 and Re-2 school districts starting the week of Oct. 6. Classes are enriching, supportive, fun and affordable. For information or to register visit, or pick up a form at your local middle school. For more information contact ACCESS at (970) 963-4402 or

Come and See

Are you curious about who Jesus Christ really is and the Catholic Church he founded? Then come and see. This six-session class starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at St. Stephen Catholic School. To register, call the parish office at 945-6673.

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