Community Briefs

‘Battle of the Walls’

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts will present artwork from area high school students in the second annual “Battle of the Walls.” The exhibit showcases students from Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Bridges, Yampah Mountain, Roaring Fork and Coal Ridge high schools.

Each school has submitted 12 self-selected pieces that were judged by area artists, resulting in a number of awards given to both individuals and school teams. This exhibit also provided the opportunity for high school seniors to submit work, which was judged separately, for a chance to win a scholarship provided by the Glenwood Springs Art Guild.

The exhibit will be up through March 31.

Teach an adult basic literacy skills

Help an adult learner in Garfield County learn basic literacy skills. Some struggle to read and write and complete simple math computations. Some struggle to improve their oral English skills. You can make a difference. Attend a volunteer information session at 5:30 p.m. March 30, at Literacy Outreach, Teo Prinster Learning Center, 1127 School St., Glenwood Springs. For more information call Literacy Outreach at 970-945-5282.

Impact of Drought on Colorado and the West with Jason Neff

Professor of Environmental Studies Jason Neff will speak on the impact of drought in Colorado and the West. This program will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 30, at the Rifle Branch Library. This event is being held in conjunction with the exhibit, “Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry” that resides at the branch from March 6 until April 17.

Cowboy Up Carbondale accepting beneficiary applications

In its seventh year Cowboy Up Carbondale will celebrate Carbondale’s unique western heritage with live music, dancing, barbecue and an auction to benefit a local nonprofit. Cowboy Up Carbondale is currently accepting applications for this year’s event beneficiary. Applicants must be a 501(c)3 and be able to provide volunteers that support their organization. The deadline to apply is March 31. For more information or to apply go to or contact Erin Bassett at 970-309-3319

Sopris Elementary School kindergarten registration

Sopris Elementary School kindergarten registration will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 10. Bring your child’s birth certificate, current immunizations and proof of address. Kindergarten Information Night is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in the school cafeteria. School tours take place at 9 a.m. March 31. For more information or questions, call SES at 970-384-5400.

RFOV 2015 Project Season Kick-Off Party

Enjoy some White House Pizza, socialize and meet like-minded people, get the first glimpse of RFOV’s 2015 project schedule, learn more about RFOV’s signature programs, and find out how easy it is to preserve and enhance our public land and trails from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. For more information, call 970-927-8241 or email

Financial Peace University

Sonlight Foursquare Church will be hosting Financial Peace University on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. starting April 7, at the church, 0355 County Road 132 in Glenwood Springs. The class will be held for nine weeks with the aim of helping people gain new practice and perspective concerning their personal finances. To participate in the class contact Aaron at or 970-945-9657.

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