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Grizzly Chili Cook Off

The Glenwood Springs Elementary School PTA presents the Grizzly Chili Cook Off from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at GSES. Fill up on chili; find entertainment at the Dance Party Plus, where you can show your moves at the DJ’d dance party; test your skills at the fitness challenge; tap into your silly side with face painting, photo booth and games; and bid on fabulous silent auction items, such as restaurant certificates, spa treatments, ski tickets and lessons, craft items, gift baskets and more. Chili is $7/person or $25/family and includes chips and a drink. Free admission to activities. Call GSES at 970-384-5450 or visit the front office at 915 School St.

Tour a SNOTEL site: Understanding Snowpack and its role in Western Water

How is snowpack data collected in remote mountain locations? Come see for yourself and become a snow surveyor for a day with Roaring Fork Conservancy and Natural Resources Conservation Service at “Tour a SNOTEL site! Understanding Snowpack and its role in Western Water” from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 26. Meet at the Redstone Inn for coffee, refreshments and an introduction to snow science and its critical importance in water supply prediction in the west. Then head out into the snow on McClure Pass for some hands-on exploration at a SNOTEL monitoring site, conduct a snow course survey, and dig a snow pit.

Cost is $30 per person, $20 for RFC members, and registration is required at http://www.roaringfork.org.

Grand River Health hosts Health Fair in Parachute/Battlement Mesa

Grand River Health will host the Battlement Mesa/Parachute Health Fair from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at Grand River Health Clinic West, 201 Sipprelle Drive in Battlement Mesa. The health fair will provide low cost blood tests, free blood pressure screenings, and many other low cost or no cost screenings. Participants are reminded to fast for 12 hours before getting blood tests, to ensure the most accurate results.

For more information about the Battlement Mesa Health Fair call 970-625-6433.


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