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KDNK board of directors meeting

The KDNK board of directors will hold its next meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at the offices of KDNK, 76 S. Second St. in Carbondale. The meeting is open to the public. An agenda is posted at the KDNK office. For information call 970-963-0139.

Presentation by Navajo artist

Mae Peshlakai, a traditional Navajo artist, will share her experiences on Navajo lifestyles, beliefs, arts and culture at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, in the Colorado Rocky Mountain School barn in Carbondale. Mae started weaving at a young age helping her mother, carding wool, spinning wool into yarns and weaving into rugs. After marrying James Peshlakai, a very accomplished silver- and goldsmith, she took up silversmithing and to this day, makes jewelry every day. Mae is the daughter of a medicine man, and her mother is a medicine woman, so she incorporates her knowledge of the cultural ways into her art, silvers jewelry and weaving.

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.

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.

NAMI Roaring Fork Valley class

NAMI of the Roaring Fork Valley is offering a 12-week class for families with a family member who has mental illness. The classes meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays starting Feb. 16. For more information or to register, call Anika at 970-618-7770.

Colorado History 101 & Fun

Come learn about Colorado’s history starting from when gold was first struck and leading up to World War I. Larry Rynearson, author of “Colorado’s Historic Mountain Passes,” will test your knowledge of the Centennial State while making you laugh. This event will be held at the New Castle Branch Library at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21.


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