Community Briefs

Call for prom dresses

The Glenwood Springs Branch Library will be accepting donations of gently used prom or formal dresses beginning March 1. Donated dresses will be available for teens to try on and take home at a Prom Dress Giveaway event at the library from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 2. For more information, call 970-945-5958.

Cybersecurity Lunch and Learn

DTCI and Glenwood Insurance will make a presentation about how cyber technology can affect your business security and risk from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Basalt Library. Intended for those with an interest in learning retaining hard-earned profits, reducing business risk with technology and increasing understanding of business insurance.

Panel Discussion: Inclusion As It Needs to Be

Come see a panel of experts answer key questions around how children and adults with disabilities are included in their schools, their workplaces and their communities, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Courtyard Marriott in Glenwood Springs. Attendees will be able to ask the panelists questions that most resound for them. Spanish translation is available. For more information, contact Sandy Schroeder at:

Medicare 101 group education session

Get the answers to questions about Medicare at the Medicare 101 group education session from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 5, at the CMC Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave.

How do I enroll; when can I sign up; what if I am still working; what does Medicare cost; do I need additional coverage; what is a Medicare Savings Program and do I qualify; when can I sign up for Medicare D (prescription drug coverage); what is the 2013 Standard Drug Benefit; what is the 2013 Gap Benefit; and how do I get Extra Help (LIS).

Information will be presented by High Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) volunteer medicare counselors and will not be represented by any insurance brokers. There is a $10 requested donation for materials.

Students can register by phone (970-945-7486), in person, or online at Click on the yellow bar, Continuing Education, and register by using the gold syn#.

Glenwood Railroad Museum seeks volunteers

The Glenwood Railroad Museum needs the help and support of the greater Glenwood Springs community. In an effort to recruit and train new volunteers to support the ongoing operation of the Glenwood Railroad Museum and its programs, the public is invited to attend a seminar for prospective volunteers at the Glenwood Railroad Museum at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Glenwood Railroad Museum.

Additional information about the Glenwood Railroad Museum and the volunteer opportunities available may be obtained by contacting museum president Pat Thrasher at 456-6593 or via email at

RSVP free tax program

If you are a senior, have a disability, or your household income is less than $49,000 per year, High Country RSVP volunteers can prepare and electronically file your federal and state income taxes free of charge.

RSVP volunteers are certified by the IRS and can prepare returns that include: Form 1040; Schedules A, B, EIC (Earned Income Credit) and R; Child and Dependent Care Credits; Education Credits; and Schedule C-EZ for small business owners. (RSVP cannot file Schedule C Profit or Loss from Business; Schedule E for rental properties; complicated and advanced Schedule D for capital gains and losses.)

Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through April 18 for clients from Aspen to Parachute. Call 384-8740 to have a volunteer schedule an appointment.

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