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2011 marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. As a tribute to the men and women who lost their lives and those who bravely responded to the attacks, the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association will observe a “Moment of Silence” at 9:11 a.m. on 9/11/11. The chamber also encourages local businesses to participate.  

With many partners including the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, the Business Civic Leadership Center of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has set up an online map to share how American businesses and local chambers of commerce are observing the anniversary – from moments of silence to communitywide volunteer campaigns. The map is available at, and businesses and organizations are invited to share their anniversary plans to be included on the map. According to Marianne Virgili, president and CEO of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, “We are honored to be among the Friends of the Manhattan Chamber – one of the chambers of commerce across the nation who joined that chamber to show solidarity and support after 9/11.”

The Glenwood Springs River Commission is asking for volunteers to help with picking up trash along the public riverbanks in town on Saturday, Aug. 27. The cleanup will start at 9 a.m., and will be followed at around 1 p.m. by refreshments, a community barbecue, and drawings for prizes. Prizes include restaurant gift certificates and pool passes. There will also be live music from All the Pretty Horses.

Volunteers should meet and sign in at Two Rivers Park. City vans will be available to shuttle volunteers to and from cleanup sites.

Anyone can volunteer. Let us know you’re coming, so we can plan for food and drinks. Sign up in advance at temp/RiverCommCleanup/RIVER_CLEANUP.htm.

Volunteers needed to help Alpine Hospice patients “tell their life story.” Rewarding opportunity to offer support, listen, and be a friend to someone facing end of life issues. Training provided. Volunteer office support positions are also available. Contact Sandy Miller at (970) 210-5912.

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