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Garfield County real estate activity for the month of October showed improvement. October was the first month since May that posted increases higher than 2009 in both dollar volume and transaction activity. The October dollars totaled $20.3 million, which is an increase of 7.5 percent above October 2009. The transaction volume of 60 was an increase of 5.3 percent above October 2009.

For the year, Garfield County is still tracking ahead of 2009 in both dollars and transactions. The dollars through October total approximately $192 million, an increase of 1.7 percent from 2009’s October total of nearly $189 million. The transaction total of 560 is up 8.3 percent from 2009’s total of 517 through October.

Take a stroll back in time for a first-person account of one of Colorado’s oldest and most beloved resorts in the heart of the Rockies, Woods Lake. Pauline Bowles gives a rich, colorful history of the founding and eventual sale of the resort in “Woods Lake: Colorado’s Oldest Resort.” Woods Lake is a family heritage resort founded because of deep love and enthusiasm for the great outdoors. This book is available for purchase at the Basalt Historical Society, the Book Train in Glenwood, and the Explore Book Store in Aspen.

Steve Aurand, MA, was recently hired as Mental Health America of Colorado’s (MHAC) pro bono outreach coordinator in Glenwood Springs. He has worked for 20 years in human services in Garfield County, including YouthZone, Garfield County Department of Human Services and in private practice. He holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and counselor education from the University of Colorado at Denver.

As MHAC’s pro bono outreach coordinator, Steve will work with the local mental health community to help increase access to mental health services in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Pro Bono Outreach Program has provided free mental health services in the Denver metro area for 25 years. For more information visit

Amy Fetterhoff, Edward Jones financial advisor, will be holding a holiday open house on Friday, Dec. 10, from 4-7 p.m. Come join us for refreshments and good cheer. Located in the Glenwood Commercial Buildings on South Highway 82. Call 928-0585 for directions.

Facility managers responsible for running and maintaining large buildings are invited to attend the next quarterly Facility Energy Workshop to learn about holiday shutdown energy savings, ways to engage building occupants in saving energy, and Xcel Energy’s recent rate changes for the commercial electricity demand charge.

The Facility Energy Workshop will be held from 8-11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The $20 fee covers workshop materials, coffee and bagels. Register in advance at

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