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CMC road cleanup and trail build on Friday

 Colorado Mountain College is holding a CMC road cleanup and single track trail build at Spring Valley from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 21. The Roaring Fork Valley community is invited to join CMC students, faculty and staff for all or part of the cleanup.

In the morning, participants will meet at the CMC Spring Valley campus, at the gazebo outside of student services at 9 a.m., where they’ll load into vans before cleaning up the CMC Road, also known as County Road 114. Breakfast snacks, gloves, safety vests and bags will be provided.

After a free lunch for volunteers, a trail cleanup will begin at the disk golf parking lot at 1 p.m. Organized by Sam Feuerborn and CMC’s outdoor program, the group will work with the Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers. Together, volunteers will work on a new and revamped single-track trail system. RFOV will provide tools and guidance; group members should bring water, work boots, gloves, long pants (there’s lots of cacti) and enthusiasm.

CMC Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs is at 3000 County Road 114. For more information, contact Alisha Maes, Assistant Coordinator of Student Life, at 947-8204 or

Donate stuffed animals for emergencies

Children around the world are caught in traumatic, emotional and transitional situations on a daily basis. The New Castle Branch Library will be collecting new and gently used stuffed animals the first three weeks in April to go to Stuffed Animals for Emergencies (S.A.F.E.), which redistributes them to police, fire and rescue, children’s services, hospitals, and others emergency organizations to ease the children’s nerves and calm their fears. These donations let the children know you care. For more information call the library at 970-984-2346.

After Prom Extravaganza

The After Prom Extravaganza is in full swing for this year’s 2017 prom at Glenwood Springs High School. The event is from 11 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. April 22, and is organized by parents, teachers and community members who want to give our high-schoolers a safe and fun place to go after prom. There will be a bounce house, casino tables, a DJ and thousands of dollars in prizes. The organizers want to reach out to our community and ask for any donations and/or volunteers. There are many ways you can help support this event. We are asking for any cash donations be sent to: APE attention Cindy Pittenger at 988 Glen Oak Lane, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. You can drop off cash or prize donations at Glenwood Springs High School, Attention: Kathy Quint. You can also call (970) 319-0447 or email cspence@rfschools and we are happy to answer any questions or come pick up cash/prize donations. We have a Go Fund Me account that will allow you to donate easily at

Disaster Preparedness

High Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) is sponsoring a Disaster Preparedness class from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26. Garfield County is vulnerable to disasters caused by natural disasters or major accidents. Natural disasters may include, but are not limited to earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes or high winds, volcanic activity or ice storms. Major accidents could include fires and explosions, aircraft crashes, toxic or radioactive materials accidents, or collapse of buildings. Learn what you can do to be prepared and what services and agencies are available to help you in the event of a disaster. The information will be presented by a collaboration of intergovernmental agencies and other emergency management organizations. There will also be a round table discussion time drawing for a free First Aid Kit. Register by calling 970-945-7486 or online at and click on the Continuing Education Registration link. The syn number for this class is 04075.

Elks flea market seeks vendors

The Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge is looking for vendors for its Second Saturday Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10, July 8, Aug. 12 and Sept. 9. Email or call 970-379-9705 for more information.

High Country RSVP free tax program

High Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) volunteers can prepare and electronically file federal and state income taxes free of charge for seniors, veterans, those with a disability, or for those with a household income less than $50,000 per year.

RSVP volunteers can prepare returns that include: Form 1040; Schedules A, B, EIC (Earned Income Credit) and R; Child and Dependent Care Credits; Education Credits; and Schedule C-EZ for small business owners. (RSVP cannot file Schedule C Profit or Loss from Business; Schedule E for rental properties; and advanced Schedule D for capital gains and losses.)

Appointments are available 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the CMC Glenwood Center and 10:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rifle Library. Walk-ins are not allowed — appointments are required by calling 970-945-1596.

High Country RSVP is a sponsored program of Colorado Mountain College and has been serving Garfield County residents since 1973.

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