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Child safety and community sex offender presentations

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Rifle Police Department, will present information about personal safety for young children and community sex offender education at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Rifle Annex, 106 County Road 333A, by the Garfield County Regional Airport.

Officers and deputies, victim specialists and others will field questions related to either topic.



Silt Heyday Parade, Heyday Hobble 5K and Heyday Car Show



Kids of all ages are invited to join Silt’s Heyday Parade on Saturday, Aug. 3. Decorate your bikes, wagons and scooters or cars and join in on the fun. The theme this year is “Cruising Colorado for 100 years.” This year there will again be a Quilt Show at the Silt Historical Park and a vintage base ball Game on Aug. 3. Sunday, Aug 4, starts with the Heyday Hobble 5K at 8 a.m. and the Heyday Car Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. Parade forms, booth forms, Hobble entry forms and Car Show entry forms are available at Silt’s Town Hall or contact Peggy Swank at 876-5861 and request a form to be e-mailed or mailed to you. Booth vendors are needed.

Randy Udall Memorial “Youth in Action” Fund

In lieu of flowers or other gifts, a memorial fund has been established in Randy Udall’s name. Any donations to the fund will support youth in action. Randy loved to support young people pursuing their dreams, whether it was writing a check to support a young artist, loaning a vehicle for a mountaineering trip, or editing a script for a documentary. This fund will continue to support such talented and striving youth. Donations can be made out to the “Randy Udall Memorial Fund” and sent to Alpine Bank in Carbondale at 350 Highway 133 Carbondale, CO 81623.

Keener memorial fund

A memorial fund has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank to honor the life of Kent Keener. Kent Keener is survived by wife Jennifer Keener, a youth advocate at YouthZone, and children Chase, Austin, Greyson and Delanie. Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank in the name of the Keener Family Memorial Fund. For information, call YouthZone at 970-945-9300.

Brews, Beverages, BBQ and Bowling Benefit for Bennett

Bennett and Jessica Bramson are each undergoing major surgeries. There will be a fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the El Jebowl Bowling alley in El Jebel. The band Poser will be playing; barbecue meats, Caesar salad, fruit salad, veggie platters, appetizers and sweets will be served; and there will be a silent auction as well as “Bowling for Dollars” to help raise money to assist Bennett and Jessica with the enormous medical fees they are facing.

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser

There will be a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the River Center from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Burning Mountain Park in New Castle. There will also be a silent auction and baked goods. $10 per person or $30 per family for spaghetti, salad and nonalcoholic drinks.

River Center spaghetti dinner and silent auction

The River Center in New Castle is going to rock New Castle with a huge spaghetti feast, silent auction and music by Bill Pugh and Friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, to support ongoing and future projects. River Center is a nonprofit organization that reaches out to the community by filling a wide variety of needs, including emergency assistance, school supplies for five schools, the winter coat clothing drive, and the Christmas Angel Tree Program. Tickets are $10 each or $30 for a whole family. Contact the River Center at 970-984-4333 or stop by the office on North Fourth Street from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday for advance purchase tickets or to donate a silent auction item.

Silent auction items include three Broncos football tickets, foursomes of golf at Aspen Glen and Lakota, a foursome of golf and a night’s stay in Telluride, Vail Resort lift tickets, signed autographed baseballs from Todd Helton, Rockies tickets, Avs hockey tickets, and a mountain bike.

Come and hang out with friends and neighbors and enjoy a great evening while helping your community. Contact the River Center for more information.

Groundbreaking Reads

This year’s theme for the Garfield County Libraries’ Adult Summer Reading program is “Groundbreaking Reads,” and the New Castle Branch Library wants to know which books have been “groundbreaking” to you. A groundbreaking read could be a book that impacted you, an important work of literary achievement, or a book you believe everyone should read — we will leave the definition up to you. Share your groundbreaking reads with us, and you could win lunch for two at a local restaurant. Just stop by the library in New Castle to fill out one or more entry forms. The winning entry will be pulled on Monday, Aug. 5.

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.


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