Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

Garfield County Libraries sees increase in Food for Fines donations

The Garfield County Libraries is pleased to announce it gathered a record amount of food this February during its Food for Fines program. More than 5,600 nonperishable food items were donated to local LIFT-UP locations.

“This program is the perfect opportunity for our patrons to not only take care of their pesky fines, but also to help feed the hungry in their communities,” said Amelia Shelley, executive director of the Garfield County Libraries.

To date, there has been about a 570 percent increase in donations since the program began in 2008. There were 4542 donations last year. Patrons at the six Garfield County Libraries in the district traded nonperishable food donations for LIFT-UP and received a$1 credit for each item to pay overdue fines. For more information, call 970-625-4270.

GSHS grad works on documentary

Glenwood Springs High School graduate Christian Bergren-Aragon (2011) has set off on his newest adventure after attending Emerson College in Boston for three years. This summer he will be traveling the United States with a crew of filmmakers, set out to answer one simple question: What unites America? This documentary, “Round Trip,” will focus on the lives of everyday people: the grocery store clerk, the mail man, the grave shift worker, and many more, as they look past the politics and policies of American culture. His team will travel to 19 different cities, including Glenwood Springs, with cameras in hand ready to tell the story of the American people. To learn more, visit their website at:

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User