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Community Briefs

Love the Earth Recycling: Electronic Waste

Glenwood Springs Subaru will dispose of electronic waste for free from April 1-30, at 175 Storm King Road. This disposal will include: LCD Monitors (Flat Panel TVs, Computers); cell phones (smart phones and iphones); laptops; tablets and ipads; CRT’s up to 32” (tube TV or monitors); video games/consoles; fax machines; DVD/VCR players; printers; computer peripherals; switches/routers/cords and wires. Unacceptable items include: alkaline batteries; ballasts/light bulbs and tubes; kitchen appliances.

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 927-8241 or email

Poetry Workshop with Claudia Putnam

Claudia’s fiction and poetry appear in dozens of literary journals. She is active in the Aspen Poets’ Society where she’s been a featured poet, the Roaring Fork Poetry Collaborative, the Aspen Writers’ Network, and the Glenwood Writers’ Group. Join us on Saturday, April 4 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library for this workshop that is free and open to all abilities. Please register by calling 970-963-2889.

Easter Holiday Library Closure

In addition to the four Garfield County Libraries which are usually closed on Sundays, the Glenwood Springs and Rifle Branches will be closed on Sunday, April 5 in celebration of Easter. Normal hours will resume at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 6 for all six libraries. Thank you for your understanding and continued patronage.

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.

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. For more information or questions, call SES at 970-384-5400.

Hospice volunteer training to be held in Glenwood Springs

Hospice of the Valley will host comprehensive training sessions for volunteers in Garfield County on Thursday through Saturday, April 16-18, at 1901 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The three sessions will meet the required 12-hour training and will occur from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 16-17, culminating in an all-day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. training on Saturday. Those who would like to be of comfort to those with a terminal illness, including military veterans, are encouraged to apply. Training topics will include dispelling hospice myths, how to be a good listener, care and comfort measures, guidelines for spiritual care, family systems, and understanding grief and bereavement. If you have an interest in attending these classes, or have any other questions, please email Marti at the Glenwood Springs office at or go to the Hospice of the Valley website to register online by clicking on the Contact tab of RSVP requested by April 1. Phone calls may also be taken at 970-930-6008.

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