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Community Briefs

Learn about teaching careers at CMC information session

Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs will host an information session for those interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and pursuing a teaching career, at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 2 at CMC Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave., Room 209.

A second session will be held at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at CMC Vail Valley at Edwards, 150 Miller Ranch Road, Room 204.

The college offers a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies: elementary education, leading to a dual licensure in elementary education as well as culturally and linguistically diverse education. According to a recent report from Colorado’s Office of Economic Development, teachers are in high demand in the state. Locally, teachers with dual licensure in these areas are especially needed.

For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Johnson, CMC director of teacher education, at, or visit

Meet & Greet Library Executive Director Candidates

The Garfield County Libraries invite members of the public to welcome the three finalists for the executive director position during a meet and greet to be held at the New Castle Branch Library from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. Ask questions, learn about libraries, and discuss what’s important in our communities. Refreshments served. For more information, visit

Ignite Youth Open Mic

This month’s Ignite Youth Open Mic will hit the street on Carbondale’s First Friday, Aug. 5. Catch the action on Main Street across from Bonfire Coffee and in front of Glenwood Insurance from 6-8 p.m. True Media Foundation and Teen GEMS Coaching partner to create a platform for teens to share their unique voice. Music, poetry and short film are shared in a public, open mic format. All young people are encouraged to perform. Slots are 3-5 minutes, and sign-up is preferred. All ages are welcome for viewing, and donations accepted. Visit to sign up. Contact 970-963-1115 or Carrieann at 970-309-1120 for more information.

Glenwood Springs Art Guild August meeting

The Glenwood Springs Art Guild’s August meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The guild’s demonstration will feature local artist Dean Bowlby. The general meeting will follow. This demonstration is free to the public. For further information call Alice Davenport at 274-3325.

Family Movie Night

The New Castle Chamber and town of New Castle are sponsoring Family Movie Night at Elk Creek Elementary in New Castle. “The Goonies” will be shown on Aug. 4 and “Cars” on Sept. 1. There will be games at 8 p.m. followed by the movie at 8:30 p.m. Bring a chair. Concessions will be available.

Free legal clinic at Basalt Regional Library

A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney will be featured from 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at the Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues, and civil protection orders. Walk-ins are welcome, and everyone will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tour De Farms bicycle ride

Mount Sopris Conservation District is hosting the Tour De Farms again this year in the New Castle/Silt area on Saturday, Aug. 13. Tour De Farms is a 21-mile bike ride that highlights what is unique, healthy and homegrown in our valley. The tour stops at Open Heart Ranch- multi-generational ranch, Peach Valley CSA farm and Blancos’ small acreage winery. The ride finishes at the Black Dog Saloon in New Castle with burgers, beer and live music by Jeremy Isenhart. The $25 registration includes the fully supported ride, tour stops, lunch with beer glass and live music. For more information call the district office at 945-5494, ext. 105, or register at http://www.eventbrite.

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