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Memories & Milestones

River Center appreciates help with Senior Luncheon

The River Center in New Castle hosts a Senior Luncheon every Wednesday. Seniors come together for a hot meal and to converse and enjoy a short program. River Center could not do this week after week without the generous support of two business owners in New Castle. John Webber from Elk Creek Mining Company and David Souders from the New Castle Diner donate a monthly meal, feeding 15 to 20 seniors each month. Thank you for supporting your community, John and David. The River Center could not make the luncheon possible without you.

Summer Advantage program hosts College Fair

The Roaring Fork Valley Summer Advantage program hosted a “College Fair” Aug. 3. Twenty student volunteers represented their colleges — Princeton, USC, Duke, Wake Forest, Purdue, Syracuse, and others. Each Summer Advantage site (Carbondale, Basalt and Glenwood Springs) had its own separate block of time allocated at the fair. Each school split its scholars into two groups with half in the cafeteria with Dr. Kathy Klug (college counselor extraordinaire) for 30 minutes while the other half were in the gymnasium with the college students for 30 minutes. Each Summer Advantage scholar got to meet with reps from three different colleges.

Summer camp students learn how to make “survival bracelets”

A group of almost 100 elementary-aged students learned how to make “survival bracelets” as one of their many lessons during BoostCamp in Rifle. A big thank-you to the folks at Factory Outdoor in Glenwood Springs for providing a substantial discount on the purchase of the paracord and buckles. The month-long camp was organized by ACCESS Roaring Fork and took place at Rifle Middle School. For more information about ACCESS visit

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