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Ursa Operating Co. Garfield County semi-annual community update

Ursa Operating Co. presents its Garfield County semi-annual community update meetings this week.

The Parachute/Battlement Mesa meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Grand Valley Fire Protection District Station 1, 0124 Stone Quarry Road, Parachute. Appetizers and beverages will be provided.

Ursa will provide a recap of its past 6 month operations, an update of its current operations, and plans for the upcoming year.

Support One Book One Town

The Carbondale Branch Library is aiming to raise $2,000 for its 11th annual One Book One Town event. This will help cover travel costs, lodging, classroom sets for local schools, and refreshments for the event. Donations of all sizes are welcome to make this community event happen. You can check the fundraising progress on the library’s Facebook page or stop by the library.

This year the library brings young adult author Franny Billingsly to Carbondale. The book selection is “Chime,” a National Book Award Finalist. The First Wednesday Book Club sponsored by the library has selected “Chime” as its October book and will be discussing it at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. Franny will be presenting writers’ workshops at the Carbondale Middle School, Roaring Fork High School and Bridges High School, as well as speaking at the library at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17.

Local author/artist releases new memoir

Author/artist Linda Gotch Helmich will be at the Book Train from 3-5 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 3, to sign numbered copies of her recently published memoir, “Becoming Hulda’s Girls.”

It is a schoolgirl diary depicting growing up in the Midwest during the 1950s and covers all 18 years she and her sisters were growing up. Two of them are her co-authors. A tribute to the girls’ mother, Hulda E. Gotch, a popular fourth-grade teacher in their little town of Streator, Illinois, it celebrates the richness of everyday life, from September to September. Entries focus on what their life was like, with its many challenges and delights, its holidays and holy days. It takes you back to the days of brick sidewalks, clothes hanging on the line, and listening to records at the record store that was their family business.

Linda and her husband, Don, have lived in the valley since 1969 and in Glenwood Springs for the last 12 years, where Linda has worked as a professional watercolorist, painting many local scenes, especially Mount Sopris.

Sunshine Farms Annual Garlic Class

Learn how to plant, harvest, cure and eat garlic. This annual class will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, and again on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Sunshine Farms, 38487 Highway 6, in New Castle. For more information, call Pat at 984-3320.

Limeliters open Glenwood Springs Community Concert season

The trademark sound of the Limeliters will open the new season of talented performers in the Glenwood Springs Community Concert series. They will appear at the Jeannie Miller Theater in Glenwood’s high school at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. Admission is by membership ticket, which can be purchased at the concert.

The Limeliters first made their mark in folk clubs and on college campuses during the height of the folk music boom of the early ’60s, and the group maintains their signature sound in spite of changing musicians during the passing years. The name originated in Aspen as they appeared at the Limelite Inn during ski seasons followed by successful performances at the Hungry i in San Francisco. In the ’70s, the Limeliters embarked on a series of yearly tours with Glenn Yarbrough and they have produced a string of best-selling albums as their harmonies and humor continue to delight audiences.

Season passes for attending five concerts are $40 for adults, $15 for students, and $90 per family. To order tickets in advance, call Judy Huston at 945-5384. For information on the year’s program, see

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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