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Community Briefs

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.

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.

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. 970-618-4182, for information.

S’now Win Reading Contest

Calling all teens in grades 5-12: The New Castle Branch Library will be hosting a reading contest in the month of February to get you out of your reading funk. Read as many books as you can in 28 days, write up short summaries, and submit them to the library. The top three readers will win a prize. All entries are due at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28.

Parents Preventing Sexual Abuse

Parents Preventing Sexual Abuse classes offer 10 tips all parents should know to protect their children from sexual abuse. These free classes are 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at River Bridge, 520 21st St., Glenwood Springs. Refreshments provided.

Presented by Meghan Hurley, LCSW, and sponsored by the Garfield County Department of Human Services and River Bridge Regional Center. For more information call 970-945-5195 or go to

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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