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Community Briefs

Daddy – Daughter Dance

The Glenwood Springs Recreation Department invites every father (uncle, grandfather, …) to take their little girls 14 and younger out on a date they will never forget from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Join us for a magical evening of dining and dancing that will create memories to last a lifetime. A delicious buffet will be catered by Rivers restaurant. Cost is $35 per couple and $10 each additional daughter. Preregistration is required and space fills up fast; register on line at

Enjoying Poetry: A Four-Part Series

for Beginners

Local author Claudia Putnam will teach four classes about poetry at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library on the first and third Tuesdays in February and March at 6 p.m. From old-fashioned to free verse, to the poetry of today, learn how to read and enjoy poetry during one or all of these classes.

Food For Fines

During the month of February bring in nonperishable food items to any of the six Garfield County Libraries and receive $1 credit for each item you donate. Credits can be applied only to current fines and cannot go toward lost materials or fees. Food items will be given to the local LIFT-UP and cannot be expired. Suggested donations include canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, jelly and pasta.

Meeting for North Glenwood DDA

property owners

North Glenwood DDA property owners are invited to a discussion on short- and long-term issues affecting the North Glenwood area from pending construction activities, at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at the offices of SGM, 118 W. Sixth St. Participate in providing guidance from local property owners and businesses to the city, DDA and CDOT.

Handling Medicaid and long

term care costs

An attorney from Brown & Brown P.C. will host this presentation and be available to answer your individual questions. Space is limited. Call the library at 970-945-5958 to register. This event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library.

Life Coaching Through Collage:

with Pam Porter

Are you ready to live a more creative, joyful life? Join art educator and professional life coach Pam Porter on Wednesday or Friday mornings at CCAH’s classroom at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. There will be uplifting creativity coaching exercises and visionary collage work that will helps participants gain clarity and manifest their dreams. CCAH provides tea, snacks and materials. The winter session runs from Feb. 11 to March 20. Space is limited. To learn more and to reserve a spot, visit or

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, 970-987-4332, or for more information check out

Interstate-70 meets Glenwood Canyon

with Floyd Diemoz

A short history of the long, yet successful, battle to build a road that today is one of the most beautiful sites in all of America. Longtime local resident Floyd Diemoz will share stories of the struggle to build a four-lane road through Glenwood Canyon long before construction crews ever started work. This program will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. The program is free, open to the public, and light refreshments are served.

Old West Firearms

R.W. Boyle presents a viewing and discussion of some notable Western firearms at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Silt Historical Park, 707 Orchard Ave. He will discuss some of the notable instances in Western history where firearms changed America and will also take a look at several of the common “workhorse” guns of the Old West and maybe a few unusual “outriders” as well. For more information call 970-618-4182 or visit

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