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Shop Locally, Support Libraries

Did you know that 1/4 of every penny of sales tax collected by Garfield County funds your public libraries? The Garfield County Libraries want to raise awareness about the positive impacts of shopping locally, and are hosting a prize drawing for those who shop in Carbondale. Bring your sales receipts from Carbondale businesses dated between March 6 and April 3 to the Carbondale Branch Library and be entered in a drawing for goods and services donated by local businesses. The drawing will be held at the library on April 3, and you need not be present to win. The drawing is sponsored by the Carbondale Branch Library in conjunction with Roaring Fork Leadership, the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, and businesses throughout Carbondale. For more information call 970-963-2889.

Capitol Creek Ranch Snowshoe Hike

Join Paul Holsinger, Open Space land officer; Steve Child, Pitkin County commissioner; and Roaring Fork Conservancy staff on snowshoes through the Capitol Creek Ranch riparian area from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12. We’ll wander past beaver ponds and through aspen forests while exploring the history of the property. Capitol Creek Ranch, an iconic property that is protected by conservation easement within the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails program, was originally owned by the late Bob Child, who was integral in many significant conservation efforts in the Roaring Fork Valley starting as early as the 1960s. Bob Child’s book “My Life as a Child” will be available to purchase for $10. Snowshoes are required. We have a limited amount of snowshoes that can be borrowed but please note the need on your registration. Please bring a snack and a hot drink thermos if you wish. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Minors must be accompanied by a parent. Please dress appropriately as the hike will happen snow or shine. This free event is underwritten by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails. Registration is required at For information, call 970-927-1290.

Painting Pages at the library

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and Glenwood Springs Library invite you to participate in their collaborative Art and Literacy project, “Painting Pages,” which will be offered at 4 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. This project will run from now until May. Elementary school-aged children are invited to come enjoy live storytelling and create a work of art that expresses them and the story that they enjoyed. For information, call 970-945-2414.

Mother’s Day Mile

Don’t miss the 16th annual Mother’s Day Mile at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 10. The 1-mile race is a fundraiser for Advocate Safehouse Project. The race is open to women, men and families. Special attraction is Roses for Moms, along with the huge Gift Basket Silent Auction, kids’ activities, a chance to win age group awards and everyone gets a piece of homemade apple pie. For more information, call 970-928-2070 or email

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