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Community Briefs

GSHS vets concert

Glenwood Springs High School is hosting a concert and assembly in honor of local veterans from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Spencer-Chavez Gymnasium. Along with a presentation from the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, the GSHS band and choir will perform as a tribute to the veterans. Light refreshments will follow the assembly. Veterans should sign in at the GSHS Lobby at 12:45 p.m.

Skylark School

The faculty and students of Skylark School and guest speaker Cpt. Jeff Cheney of Glenwood Springs invite the public to attend a service in honor of our country’s veterans at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the school, 2195 County Road 154 in Glenwood Springs. A coffee and pastry reception will follow. For more information, call 970-930-1804 or go to

What Do You Do with a Llama?

Considering adding llamas to your livestock? Curious about these critters just for fun? Learn more about llamas, alpacas, and their uses from a local expert at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Silt Branch Library. Register for this free event by visiting the library or calling 970-876-5500.

SES vets concert

Sopris Elementary School presents a concert to honor the veterans of our country and community in celebration and remembrance of Veterans Day at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. Fourth- and fifth-graders will present a Veterans Day Choral Program. Any and all veterans from our community are invited to attend as we raise our voices for them. There will be a fundraiser to benefit the Butterfly Fund which began to help families in Glenwood who are struggling with tragedy.

Veterans Day dinner

The American Legion Auxiliary is serving Veterans Day dinner starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. Dinner will include open-faced turkey sandwiches, mashed potatoes and green beans. Free to all veterans, $8 for all others. For information call 963-2381.

Carbondale Holiday Boutique

The Carbondale Holiday Boutique, celebrating 40 years, runs from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Carbondale Firehouse (133 South). This is Carbondale’s longest running holiday boutique. Admission is free, and so are the treats and refreshments. Local artists will offer handmade gifts to purchase for special one-of-a-kind gifting. This is a great opportunity to gather with locals and simmer in the spirit of the holidays. A portion of the proceeds benefit the firehouse. For information call Deborah at 963-3045.

Rifle Animal Shelter craft and bake sale

The Rifle Animal Shelter will host its annual holiday arts, craft fair and benefit bake sale at the New Ute Events Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Chili will be served for lunch between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, contact Mona at 970-876-2717. Proceeds benefit the Rifle Animal Shelter.

KSUN Community Radio Christmas gala

KSUN Community Radio (101.1 FM) announces that tickets are now available for the eighth annual Christmas Gala. The festive event is scheduled for 6:30-10 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Grand Valley Recreation Center. Funds raised from the event will be used for the operating expenses at KSUN. This year’s event will feature a dinner, music, cash bar, live auction and music by D.J. Todd Mangold of Orion Enterprises. The dress attire is semi-formal. Tickets are $35 and will be available at the Grand Valley Recreation Center, Old Mountain Gifts and Alpine Bank’s Battlement Mesa branch.

Tickets available now for limited screening of movie ‘TRI’

The Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team is presenting the limited engagement screening of the movie “TRI,” by Red Zeppelin Productions, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Crystal Theater on Main Street in Carbondale.

“TRI” is a NOVA International Film Festival 2016 winner of best film, actress, inspirational, and family; and best story line winner of Boston International Film Festival 2016. The movie chronicles the mental and physical challenges of a young working woman who is inspired by the cancer patients she works with to complete her first triathlon. Watch the movie trailer at

For 17 years the Roaring Fork Women’s Tri Team has promoted its mission of “Fun, Fitness, and Philanthropy” from Rifle to Aspen. The movie screening is a fundraiser for its team scholarship fund and its global sisterhood project of Organic Health Response, in Kenya, Africa.

Tickets are $20 at Leftover tickets will be available at the door, but tickets are limited. For more information, contact any team member of the Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon team or email

Grocery store tour: Stop the confusion

For those who don’t know what to buy in the grocery store, are having a hard time distinguishing good foods from junk foods and think their life would be easier if someone told them exactly what to avoid and what to buy, consider attending a free grocery store tour. Custom Body Fitness owner Sandro Torres will review all the products to avoid and the ones to purchase. Tours meet at 5 p.m. at Custom Body Fitness, 574 Highway 133 in Carbondale, before driving to the local grocery store. The final tour runs Dec. 7. Call (970) 510-0151 for information.

Re-training grants available

Re-training grants are available for college courses to help anyone get back into the workforce. Applications are available at the Rifle Thrift Shop, located at 102 East Ave. Questions should be directed to Kathy Snyder at 625-0507.

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