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Dogs ‘N Doughnuts

Enjoy a sweet treat and meet the dog of your dreams. Join Colorado Animal Rescue at Sweet Coloradough from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, April 26. Free dog-themed doughnuts. Free ID tags. $35 adoptions. Contact Colorado Animal Rescue at or 970-947-9173 for more information.

One Book 4 Colorado

The Garfield County Libraries are promoting the importance of early reading by providing a free picture book (in English or Spanish) to any 4-year-old as part of the One Book 4 Colorado program. One Book 4 Colorado is a statewide initiative aiming to support family reading at home. Families of 4-year-olds can stop by any of the libraries until April 27 to pick up a copy of “How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?” by Jane Yolen while supplies last. For more information, visit

Town Wide New Castle Garage Sale

There will be a “Town Wide New Castle Garage Sale” on Saturday, May 2nd, 7 a.m. until noon located through out New Castle — look for the balloons tied to trash containers. All New Castle residents are encouraged to take leftover items to Second Hand Thrift Store from noon until 2 p.m. A tax donation receipt will be available. From noon until 2 p.m. different service organizations will be located at the downtown Burning Mountain Park — we’re asking New Castle residents to donate 5 percent of the proceeds from the garage sale to these worthwhile organizations. Questions call 970-987-3710.

Rifle Rotary looking for host families

Rifle Rotary Club is currently looking for families to host two exchange students studying in the area during the 2015-16 school year.

Rifle High School will be hosting a female exchange student from Thailand who plays the trombone, and Coal Ridge High School will be hosting a young man from Denmark who loves soccer and has played for more than nine years, according to a press release. Participating families would host one student for three months. With both students participating in a year-long exchange, the Rotary Club is look for as many as eight interested families.

Go to for an overview of Rotary International and Rotary Youth Exchange. Contact Kaaren Peck at 970-355-4859 or for more information on hosting a student for the Rifle Rotary exchange program.

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