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CASA volunteer training

Court Appointed Special Advocates of the 9th Judicial District will be holding a volunteer training in Glenwood Springs beginning Feb. 16. Volunteers must be 21 years old, have an interest in making a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children, have excellent writing skills, be computer literate, pass a rigorous background check, and be able to participate in a 30-hour training. If you are interested in this opportunity to advocate for children involved in the Dependency and Neglect Court System in Garfield, Pitkin or Rio Blanco counties and you have a flexible schedule to attend meetings and hearings please contact Barb Corcoran at casaoftheninth@gmail.com, 970-987-4332, or for more information check out http://www.casaoftheninth.org.

S’now Win Reading Contest

Calling all teens in grades 5-12: The New Castle Branch Library will be hosting a reading contest in the month of February to get you out of your reading funk. Read as many books as you can in 28 days, write up short summaries, and submit them to the library. The top three readers will win a prize. All entries are due at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28.

Naturalist Nights 2015

Naturalist Nights, a free speaker series presented by Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), Wilderness Workshop, and Roaring Fork Audubon, brings experts to our region to explore environmental issues through slide shows and conversation. The free series, which includes 20 presentations through March 12, runs at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. Presentations will be filmed and aired on GrassRoots TV as well as archived for free viewing on ACES’, Wilderness Workshop’s and GrassRoots’ websites. Presentation topics this year include: bears in Alaska, Greenland’s glaciers, local wilderness issues, film screenings of “DamNation” and “Ordinary Extraordinary Junco,” and more.


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