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Community Briefs

The Frontier Historical Society and Museum, located at 10th and Colorado, will be closed the week of Sept. 26 for fall cleaning and exhibit changes. We will re-open Monday, Oct. 3, at 1 p.m. Winter hours will be Monday and Thursday through Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Museum staff will begin taking reservations for Ghost Walk tickets on Monday, Oct. 3. For more information, call 945-4448.

The Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club will not meet this Tuesday, Sept. 27. The next meeting will be held at the Ramada Inn on Sixth Street at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, when they will induct new officers. Call Karl Oelke, vice president (945-1043), with any questions.

Rifle hosted its first ever Take Steps Walk on June 5, led by Take Steps co-chairs Mary Moore and Mary Lee Morlang. Through their leadership and the help of many volunteers they raised more than $10,000 to support research to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.Both Moore and Morlang have direct connections to the diseases through family members. Dani Gonzales, Moore’s daughter, served as Honorary Hero for the event and spoke passionately about the affect her disease has had on her young life. She described the many weeks she has spent in the hospital in diagnosis and treatment. She also shared how her role as National Youth Spokesperson for the foundation gave her strength and courage to cope with her disease. Gonzales also attended the Crohn’s & Colitis Camp Oasis, a week-long camp for young people ages 7-17, living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Funds raised will go to support eight research projects at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, free educational programs offered around the state, support groups and full scholarships for those attending Camp Oasis.

This fall the Common Reader program at Colorado Mountain College invites all community members to explore the topics of challenging injustice and improving access to education by reading the book “A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School.”This powerful and praised memoir was written by Carlotta Walls LaNier, the youngest member of the “Little Rock Nine,” the nine black teenagers from Arkansas who were some of the first to attend all-white segregated public schools in the southern U.S. in 1957. Community members are encouraged to read “A Mighty Long Way.” Copies are available at local bookstores and libraries. Also, Denver resident LaNier will visit seven Colorado Mountain College locations for public talks or visits with students Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 25-27. Through the Common Reader program, the college is sponsoring an art and creative writing contest titled Challenging Injustice. All entries inspired by the book or the October author’s talks are due Nov. 18. The contest is open to students and community members.More information is available at

Grand River Hospital and Medical Center will be hosting a flu shot clinic on Thursday, Sept. 29, and Friday, Sept. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Primary Care Clinic, located at 501 Airport Road in Rifle. Grand River Clinic in Battlement Mesa, located at 73 Sipprelle Drive will also host a flu shot clinic the following week on Thursday, Oct. 6, and Friday, Oct. 7. Flu shots are $25 and are for current Grand River patients only. No appointment is necessary. For more information call 625-1100.

Free foreclosure prevention counseling is now available in Garfield County through a partnership between the Garfield County Housing Authority and the Grand Junction Housing Authority. HUD-approved housing counselors are local and trained to speak to mortgage companies. Schedule a free one-on-one appointment to find out about your options. Counseling services are available two Fridays each month in Glenwood Springs.Call directly today to schedule an appointment (970) 683-1056.

Celebrate our rivers by entering the Roaring Fork Conservancy’s 2011 Roaring Fork Watershed Photography Contest. Photos must include rivers, streams or water in the Roaring Fork watershed, either directly or indirectly. Amateur and professional divisions; deadline for entries is Sept. 30, 2011. Info and contest rules at

Bargains will be plentiful at the upcoming used book sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. The sale will be held from Oct. 1 – 8. Don’t miss the special preview for Friends members on Friday, Sept. 30, from 5 – 7 p.m. Memberships are available at the door.Visit the sale often and choose from more than 15,000 used hardback and paperback books, conveniently sorted by category. New items will be added throughout the week. The sale opens at 10 a.m. each day except Sunday, when it begins at 1 p.m.Book donations are gratefully accepted year-round, during the library’s regular hours of operation. The library is located at 413 Ninth St. Call 945-5958 for more information.

The Garfield Legacy Project is seeking steering committee members for the upcoming “Garfield Greenprint” project. The Greenprint project will result in a plan establishing goals and priorities that can be used to guide future conservation investments. The steering committee will help provide overall project direction, review and refine conservation priorities, and provide information to interested residents. The first steering committee meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 3, in Glenwood Springs.To learn more and become a steering committee member, visit, or email info@garfieldlegacy. org .

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