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Carbondale fire plan meetings

The Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District is hosting a series of neighborhood meetings on its master plan this spring.

Residents of Carbondale proper will have one last chance to provide input from 7-9 p.m. April 21 at the Third Street Center. Additional meetings are planned for other service areas as well as department members and ranchers. Residents who cannot attend the meeting in their area can attend one in a different neighborhood. For the full schedule, visit

CMC pig roast set

Colorado Mountain College’s second annual pig roast takes place at 11 a.m. April 23 at the Spring Valley Campus.

Each year, the campus collects its food waste and donates it to a local pig farmer. In return, the local farmer roasts one of his pigs for the students, faculty and staff.

The event includes a chance for students to learn about where their food comes from and how what they are doing helps their local community. It organized by Sodexo, a food service company whose customers include many colleges.

Recognizing crime victim rights

A vigil for National Crime Victims Rights Week will start at 6 p.m. April 22 at Sayre Park.

The event will include rock painting for all ages, refreshments and music by the Defiance Stringband, culminating with a candlelight vigil. It is hosted by Advocate Safehouse, River Bridge, the district attorney’s office and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.

Alpine Bank annual Shred Day to take place May 2 and benefit LIFT-UP

Alpine Bank invites the community to its annual on-site document shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 2, at two Colorado River Valley locations: West Glenwood and downtown Rifle. The service is free, but a donation of canned goods, nonperishables or cash to benefit LIFT-UP is suggested.

Organizers encourage individuals to bring any unwanted documents that contain personal information to the Shred Day event, including tax documents (seven years and older), old bank statements, medical records, canceled or blank checks, credit card statements and personal bills. A maximum of seven boxes of paper per person is encouraged; staples or paperclips do not need to be removed. All paper will be recycled.

The West Glenwood Alpine Bank is located at 50891 Highway 6 in Glenwood Springs, and the downtown Rifle branch is located at 100 E. Fourth St. in Rifle.

Hunter Education Internet completion course

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be offering a Hunter Education Internet completion course from 9 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. May 30 at the Rifle Colorado Mountain College campus. This class is a mandatory completion course for students who have completed the online portion of the class, which is available on the CPW website. Registrations will be taken by the CMC staff at 970-625-1871.

Carpet replacement at the Glenwood Springs Library

The carpet at the Glenwood Springs Library will be replaced beginning Tuesday, April 21. The library will be open regular hours throughout the project, but some services will be limited. Available services will include: picking up holds, checking out items, public computer access, printing, and Wi-Fi. All books, movies and other materials will be available for check out, but only limited items will be available for browsing. Please note the library may need to be closed for a day during the project. However, all programs and meeting room reservations will take place as scheduled. For more information visit or call 970-945-5958.

Hospice Memory Bear Workshop

Hospice of the Valley volunteers present a free four-hour instructional, hands-on class to make a remembrance bear, from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at Glenwood Sewing Center, 822 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Some of us may make a bear out of a beloved former Hospice patient’s article of clothing. The first bear is a gift to the family; additional bears come with a suggested $25 donation. This becomes a treasured memory for a family member or loved one. Prior sewing machine experience is required. Bring scissors; needle; pins, etc. To register, call Marti at 930-6020.

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