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Community Briefs

Derby Day celebration

Get together in New Castle with friends and family to celebrate spring and Derby Day in support of the New Castle Community Market at the New Castle Community Center from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, May 6. All proceeds will go toward improving the local summer market by helping pay for music, new banners and signs, and advertising.

This event features wine, beer and appetizers from Western Slope wineries, a local brewery and many restaurants. A donation of $15 can be paid at the door. The fundraiser is sponsored by Spirits of New Castle and the ANB Bank. There will also be music by the Leonard Curry Trio, a silent auction, and if you love hats now is the time to create your special Derby Hat. There will be a prize for the best hat, too.

Walk MS: Glenwood Springs

Walk MS: Glenwood Springs takes place on Saturday, May 20, at Glenwood Springs High School. Registration opens 7 a.m., 5K run begins at 8 a.m., program begins at 9 a.m., and walk begins at 9:30 a.m. To register as a participant or volunteer go to, call 855-372-1331 or email Walk MS: Glenwood Springs is presented locally by Toyota.

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.

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.

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