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Benefit for the Aaron Roberts-Gray Memorial Scholarship Fund

A benefit for the Aaron Roberts-Gray Memorial Scholarship Fund will take place from 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 28, at S.A.W., 525 Buggy Circle in Carbondale. The event will include an art sale and auction at S.A.W. Annette and Andrew Roberts-Gray will be sharing their artwork along with work from their collection, and works from participating S.A.W. artists.

Each year a scholarship is awarded to a male senior year student from Glenwood Springs High School to attend a college or technical school of their choice. Three $1,200 scholarships have been awarded thus far. Students may renew the scholarship if they are in good standing while they are in an undergraduate program. Last year’s recipient was Solomon Wheeler, who is attending the welding program at Lincoln Technical Institute in Denver. This year Alex Trejo was selected out of nine applicants. Alex will be attending Villanova University.

Glenwood area railroad history in maps and photos

The history of railroads in the Glenwood Springs area is the topic of a program to be presented at the Glenwood Railroad Museum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 3. Matt Darling, a Colorado railroad historian and longtime Grand Junction resident, will present this illustrated program. Using computer mapping data and historic photographs, Darling will trace a general history of railroads in Colorado and then focus more specifically on the Glenwood Springs area.

Darling, a member of the Rio Grande Modeling and Historical Society, is a fourth-generation rail fan and Colorado railroad historian. He holds a bachelor’s degree in U.S. history and is a volunteer with the Loyd Files Research Library of the Museum of Western Colorado. He has been studying the railroad history of Colorado and Utah most of his life.

The Glenwood Railroad Museum is located in the Glenwood Railroad Depot across the street from the Hotel Denver on Seventh Street. Entrance to the museum for this program will be from the trackside of the depot. Take the stairway located to the west of the depot and walk along the depot to the museum entrance.

Art in the Stacks featuring RHS students

Celebrate the art created by Rifle High School art students during the annual end-of-year show at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at the Rifle Branch Library. Meet the artists as they share their works, describe the techniques they used, and discuss their inspiration for creating the pieces. Light refreshments will be served. Artwork will be on display at the library through the month of May. For more information call the library at 970-625-3471.

Global 6K for Water

Sonlight Foursquare Church is the hosting the first annual World Vision walk or run Global 6K for Water on May 6. Start and finish is at Peppino’s in Glenwood Springs (by Glenwood Springs High School). Register online at Check in at 7:30 a.m., walk begins at 9 a.m. Any questions call Michelle at 970-710-9060.

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