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Carbondale sewer jetting

The town of Carbondale sewer department will be jetting the following areas the early part of July: Colorado Meadows, Roaring Fork Village, Cowen Drive and Roaring Fork Avenue, which will effect Meadowood Drive residents, starting with Latigo Loop. Please call the office for more information 970-963-3140.

BoostCamp this summer in Rifle

ACCESS Roaring Fork is offering BoostCamp this summer for students who will be entering first through fourth grade in the fall. The month-long camp runs July 8 through Aug. 2, and will take place at Rifle Middle School, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $125. If interested please call ACCESS at 963-4402 or visit and click on BoostCamp.

Filoha Meadows Firefly & Rare Orchid Walk

Fireflies, uniquely rare orchids and thermal wetlands are only part of what make Filoha Meadows near Redstone special. Join Roaring Fork Conservancy staff and local experts from 7-9:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, and Thursday, July 18, to tour areas closed to public access while discussing current issues surrounding Filoha Meadows and the Crystal Valley including the current Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project. This free event is underwritten by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails. Registration is required at Call (970) 927-1290 with questions.

Aspen Film accepting submissions for Aspen Filmfest’s 35th edition

Aspen Film has announced the call-for-entries for its 35th edition of Aspen Filmfest, to take place in Aspen Sept. 25-29. The festival, drawing everyone from serious cinephiles to casual movie lovers, is a noncompetitive invitational festival for feature-length narrative and documentary film. The deadline for entry is July 15.

To be eligible, films must be 60 minutes in length or longer and completed since January 2012. Aspen Film is only able to consider films that will not have a theatrical release, television airdate or Internet availability before the festival. Likewise, only films that have not screened in the Aspen region can be considered. There is a festival entry fee of $75.

For more information including guidelines and entry form, visit the Aspen Filmfest 2013 website. (

Hunter education and safety class

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will conduct a hunter education and safety class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20 and 21 at the Community Center in Glenwood Springs. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1949, must have a hunter education card to buy a hunting license in Colorado. Students will learn game identification, firearm safety, ethics, shot placement, game recovery and much more. Call CPW at 947-2920 to register.

Silt Heyday

This year Silt Heyday takes place on Aug. 3-4. On Saturday, Aug. 3, the Heyday Hobble 5K takes place, and Sunday, Aug. 4, is the day for the Heyday Car show. For information, call 970-876-5861.

Fall Art Festival registration forms available

Registration forms for the Glenwood Springs Fall Art Festival are now a available in Glenwood Springs at the Chamber of Commerce, Gallery 809, Main Street Gallery and the Center for the Arts. Entry forms must be postmarked by Aug. 16. For further information call Sheila Jensen at 319-8053.

Glenwood Insurance Agency launches “The Thousand Can Drive”

Glenwood Insurance Agency has launched an aggressive food drive campaign to assist LIFT-UP in its mission to feed the less fortunate in western Colorado. “The Thousand Can Drive” will task GIA employees with collecting 1,000 cans of food or other nonperishable items for donation to LIFT-UP on Aug. 24.

Music on the Mountain, which takes place on Saturdays during the summer, is an on-going LIFT-UP food drive. Concert goers are asked to donate at least one can to LIFT-UP, and in turn, they are rewarded with a free ride up the Iron Mountain Tramway.

Glenwood Insurance Agency’s “Thousand Can Drive” will attempt to match or exceed the amount of cans collected by Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park at the Aug. 24 Music on the Mountain event.

Those that would like to help Glenwood Insurance Agency may make donations at the agency’s location at 1605 Grand Ave. Unit K in Glenwood Springs. All food collected will be donated after the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s Music on the Mountain on Aug. 24. Glenwood Insurance Agency is the title sponsor of that evening’s concert featuring local band, The Rock Dogs.

Rotary seeks exchange students

Glenwood Springs’ three Rotary Clubs are looking for students ages 14-16 who are interested in going on a Rotary Youth Exchange for the 2014-15 school year. This amazing cultural and academic experience will transform students’ lives. See for general information. Applications are due Sept. 30. Contact Rotarian Trish Kramer at 945-9874 for more information.

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