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Relay For Life of Rifle Area

The American Cancer Society is hosting the Relay For Life of the Rifle Area in an effort to raise awareness and funding for anyone effected by cancer. Registration can be completed at or at the event beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 16. Opening ceremony is at 10 a.m., followed by Survivor and Caregiver recognition. Lunch will be served at noon, free for Survivors and Caregivers, $5 per plate for everyone else. There will be inspiration, fun and fellowship through the day. Luminaria ceremony is at 9:30 p.m. Luminaria bags can be purchased for $5 each. Closing ceremony will be at 10 p.m. Donations are being accepted at the website.

Additionally the Relay For Life of the Rifle Area is hosting a 5K race. $15 entry fee. Registration begins at 7 am, and the race will start at 8 am. All proceeds go to the Relay For Life.

Volunteers wanted for river cleanup

The Glenwood Springs River Commission needs help picking up trash along the public riverbanks in town on Saturday, July 16. The cleanup will start at 9 a.m., and will be followed with a river celebration around noon, with refreshments and a catered picnic for volunteers, with music by Whiskey Stomp.

Anyone can volunteer, but by signing up in advance organizers can plan for food and drinks.

Sign up at

Volunteers should meet and sign in at Two Rivers Park. City vans will be available to shuttle volunteers to and from cleanup sites.

Boaters, if you would like to participate from your boat, let us know when you preregister or email You will receive special instructions on when and where to check in and put on. Shuttle service will be provided.

Amendment 69 town hall meeting

The board of directors of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association opposes Amendment 69. The GSCRA and Treasurer Walker Stapleton present a town hall meeting to discuss the dangers of Amendment 69 at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 18, Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 815 Cooper Ave. R.S.V.P. to Angie Anderson

Bicycle Maintenance Clinic

Join us on the Glenwood Springs Branch Library plaza to learn maintenance tips while on a ride: what tools to bring, how to fix-a-flat, when and what to lube, general maintenance questions, safety, and more. Presented by technicians from Sunlight Ski and Bike. Bring your bike if you can. This free program will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 21. More information at or call 970-945-5958.

Raw Food: Prep & Demo

Darrell MacAulay, food educator and owner of Rooted Soul LLC, will present a free raw food tasting and demonstration as part of the Carbondale Branch Library’s adult summer reading program. Lots of food and books available to sample at this fun event at 6 p.m. Monday, July 18. For ages 21 and over. Learn more at or call 970-963-2889.

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