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Community News Briefs

The American West vintage Carbondale newspaper exhibit and reception

The American West as Living Space series kicks off with an exhibit at the Carbondale Branch Library of vintage Carbondale newspapers from the Mount Sopris Historical Society. Come enjoy an opening reception for this special exhibit at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at the library. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 970-963-2889.

Libraries closed for Labor Day

All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The libraries will resume normal hours at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6. You can still browse and request books, movies and more on our website,, during the closure. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Mini Medical School

In collaboration with Western Colorado Area Health Education Center and University of Colorado Medical School, the Garfield County Libraries are happy to host a free, eight-class series: Mini Medical School. Students may attend one or all sessions, and anyone who attends six or more will receive a diploma for graduating. Appropriate for lifelong learners, medical students or high school students. Join us at the Rifle Branch Library, New Castle Branch Library, and Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 7 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 7 through Nov. 2, or go to for a full schedule.

Center for the Arts dance company auditions

Dance auditions for Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts will be held 4:30-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, for the Advanced Dance Company (high school ages); and 4:30-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, for the Senior Dance Company (sixth through eighth grades) and Junior Dance Company (second through fifth grades) at the Masonic Lodge, corner of Colorado Avenue and Ninth Street in Glenwood. For more information call the Center for the Arts at 970-945-2414 or go to

Collaborative water management tour: Roaring Fork watershed

Join the Colorado Foundation for Water Education on Sept. 12 to tour exemplary collaborative water management projects in the Roaring Fork watershed from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12. Come together with a diverse group of decision makers, water professionals and interested citizens to learn how multiple public and private entities are working together on water quality, water quantity and riparian habitat improvement projects.

Cost is $105 or $85 for CFWE members. Registration is required at Call 303-377-4433 with questions.

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