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Western Adventure Weekend in Rifle

Rifle’s Western Adventure Weekend takes place Sept. 22-24. Western Adventure Weekend is all about the uniqueness of Rifle, the abundance of outdoor activities possible in every direction and a community where you can experience a real western adventure.

The weekend kicks off on Friday night at the celebrated Ute Theatre presenting The Hazel Miller Band. Saturday at 9 a.m. mountain bike enthusiasts will gather for a race up Hubbard Mesa followed at 9:15 with the start of a 5K race running Rifle’s urban trails. Organizers Mountain and Desert (MAD) Racing will announce the race winners during Saturday’s block party.

Two blocks of historic downtown Rifle will be the center of activities with a block party from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The streets will fill with arts and craft vendors, food trucks, live music and activities for the kids.

Saturday night there will be a free street concert featuring tribute band “Get the Led Out” from 7-9 p.m. And the Rifle Chamber of Commerce will open the beer gardens.

Garfield County Fairgrounds hosts a Militaria Collector and Gun Show on Saturday and Sunday. Bring your skis, balls, skates, boats, tents and well-used sport toys for their All Sports Swap Meet.

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.

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

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