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Community Briefs

GSHS Class of ’97 20-year reunion

The Glenwood Springs High School class of 1997 is holding its 20 year reunion later this month. On Saturday, July 22, the class will celebrate with drinks at Rivers Restaurant starting at 8 p.m. (adults only). On Sunday, July 23, there will be a family barbecue and potluck at Veltus Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join former classmates and reminisce. For more info or to RSVP, contact Rebekah (Apodaca) Blodgett at or Katy (Sheriff) Nardecchia at

911 for Kids

The Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority (our county’s 911 center) will be giving three safety presentations to kids regarding how and when to dial 911. They will color and/or read together to learn about emergencies and 911. Two events will be held on Tuesday, July 25, with the first starting at 11:30 a.m. at the New Castle Branch Library, and the second at 1 p.m. at the Silt Branch Library. The third presentation will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. These presentations will be a great chance for kids to meet the guys and gals who answer the calls. For more information visit

Silt Heydays

Silt Heydays celebrates this year with a Beach Party in Silt. Catch the first wave with the town of Silt-sponsored concert and fireworks show on Friday, July 28. Hit the second wave Saturday morning when Silt heads to the beach. Put on your beach attire and join us for breakfast, parade, body building contest, beach volleyball, horseshoes, corn hole, limbo, kids games, food and craft vendors, vintage base ball, quilt show, jalapeno eating, pie eating and much more along with free music at the Stoney Ridge Pavilion. The third and final wave moves in Sunday morning with the Heyday Hobble 5K and the Classic Car Show. Tickets for the Friday night concert and vendor, parade, hobble and car show forms are all available at under the Special Events tab or during business hours at the town of Silt. For more information call 876-2353 or email

Art in the Stacks featuring Rifle Shots

Rifle Shots members Jennifer Bartels, Brenda Brandenburg, Dawn Hayes and Gail Zentmyer have been brought together by photography, and work to inspire and push each other’s art. Join them for an artist reception from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, at the Rifle Library. Their photography will be on display at the library in July and August. For more information call the library at 970-625-3471.

Classical concert series

Enjoy free classical concerts on three Saturdays showcasing students from the Aspen Music Festival. The concerts will be held at the Carbondale Branch Library on July 22, Aug. 5, and Aug. 12. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., and the music begins at 6 p.m. Each week features new music and instruments. The concerts take place in the Calaway Community Room and are made possible by a generous donation from Jim Calaway. For more information call the library at 970-963-2889.

Let’s Talk Life

Join us for an engaging, interactive discussion and presentation by HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley about how we want to live until we die. On Monday, July 24, at 6 p.m. at the Rifle Library participants will hear stories, tell stories, and get tools and resources for bringing family together to talk about future medical care. All forms, including a Medical Power of Attorney, are provided for free. Let’s Talk Life is a program funded by a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation to promote the importance of Advance Care Planning by providing free education, resources, coaching, and tools. For more information about this free event call the library at 970-625-3471.

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