Commmunity News & Notes
The Whimsical Women of the West are celebrating Spring. Eighteen artisans will be showing their work in the loft of the barn at Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast. A percentage of sales will go to the Arts Round Room at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. The event is Friday, May 7, 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast is located on the road to Sunlight Ski Area. For more information call Sharill Hawkins at 945-4004.
The Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) will host a trail work day Saturday, May 8, on the Scout and Forest Hollow trails in Glenwood Springs. RFOV and its project partners will once again be performing trail maintenance over the entire length of these trails.The 2.5-mile Scout Trail on the east side of Glenwood Springs is popular among hikers and mountain bikers, and the Forest Hollow Trail is a mountain biking favorite that contours the west end of the Glenwood Canyon before connecting with the Scout Trail above Glenwood Springs to the east.Volunteers will focus on correcting erosion problems, re-establishing trail width and trimming back encroaching vegetation.Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and its project partners – the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association, National Forest Foundation and Summit Canyon Mountaineering – will provide the tools, materials, leadership, and some great rewards, including a dinner, at the end of the day.To volunteer for this project, log on to http://www.rfov.org, e-mail email@example.com, or call (970) 927-8241.
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) announced today that the nation’s largest annual food drive to combat hunger will be conducted on Saturday, May 8. On that day, letter carriers will collect nonperishable donations from homes as they deliver mail along their postal routes.The 18th annual NALC National Food Drive to “Stamp Out Hunger” is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Carriers collected a record 73.4 million pounds of food in last year’s drive. The drive is held annually on the second Saturday in May in more than 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.Donations will be collected by more than 1,400 local branches of the 295,000-member postal union and delivered to food banks, pantries and shelters that serve the communities where they are collected. Assisting in the effort are rural letter carriers and other postal employees, as well as members of other unions and thousands of civic volunteers.Persons who have questions about the drive at their location should ask their letter carrier or contact their local post office.
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The BLM will conduct an environmental assessment of the proposed wells needed to begin the NEPA process on the larger quarry expansion.