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Community Briefs

The Red Cross is looking for volunteers in Glenwood Springs area. If you are interested or would like to know more call Charlotte Ralff 970-987-1362.

The death of a loved one can be an overwhelming experience for anyone. For a teen with family members overcome with their own experience of grief, it can be isolating, confusing, life-altering and devastating. This new peer-based support group will allow teens, ages 12-18, to connect with other teens who have lost a loved one to death and learn healthy coping mechanisms for dealing with grief. This free group, sponsored by Pathfinders, will meet Thursdays from 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 12 through March 1 at Coal Ridge High School. Limited to 10 teens. Registration is required. Please call Lindsay Patterson, MA with questions or to register, 970-456-8924.

The Frontier Historical Society’s 2012 calendar, Hunks & Honeys of History, is on sale now. Only $10, it is full of the beautiful people from Glenwood’s historical past. The calendar is available at the Frontier Historical Museum, the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and many downtown businesses. Thank you to our sponsors: The Hotel Denver, Bank of Colorado, High Country Gems & Minerals, The Property Shop, Gran Farnum Printing, Downtown Drug, Juicy Lucy’s, Glenwood’s Downtown Market, The Book Train, Glenwood Sew, Glenwood Springs Downtown Partnership and Personality. The calendars make great stocking stuffers and holiday gifts. For more information, contact us at 945-4448 or

Mount Sopris, Bookcliff and South Side Conservation Districts are offering seedlings in cooperation with the Colorado State Forest Service. The nursery produces more than 2 million seedlings and shrubs each year for use as wildlife plantings, reforestation projects, windbreaks living snow fences and erosion control.Area residents may order 35 different tree and shrub seedlings for delivery at the end of April. Through the program, landowners with two or more acres can revegetate their land for a minimal cost. Some species sell out so be sure to get your order in early. For an order form or more information go to or call the district office at 945-5494, ext. 105.

All Valley Music Together is enrolling now for Winter “Bells” Music Together classes beginning Jan. 9. These are music and creative movement classes for parents with their young children (infants to age 5). Early registration discount until Dec. 30 at Call 963-1482 for info.

The Garfield County Libraries and their design team seek to engage the Carbondale community in the new Carbondale library design process. The design team’s goal is to create a library that is not only in Carbondale, but of Carbondale. The Libraries’ goal for ground breaking is the summer of 2012. The third public open house is 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Third Street Center Calaway Room. This will be a progress check, scheduled mid-process so that the community can see the direction that the new library facility design has developed. The design team is lead by Willis Pember Architects with support from library architect Humphries Poli, Land+Shelter, DHM Design, Schmueser Gordon Meyer, Dan Richardson, KL&A, Beaudin Ganze, Group 3 Planners and Mark Chain Consulting. Community meetings are also graciously supported by the Third Street Center.The new library will be located at the corner of Third Street and Sopris Avenue, currently the home of two tennis courts.Contact Andrea Korber of Land+Shelter with any questions about the community outreach process: 970-963-0201 or

Suicide prevention is a community responsibility. Help educate and take a stand with those who are experiencing depression, suicide ideation or currently in a crisis. Are you willing to present this education in your place of business to help protect those who maybe suffering? By learning about the myths and facts that surround depression and suicide ideation, as a community we can stop the most preventable kind of death. People don’t want to die by their own hand, they want to stop the pain that has completely engulfed their everyday ability to function. By bringing the topic of suicide into the open, we as a community can cleave together and make a difference for a healthy way of life for one another in Garfield County. To schedule your presentation, call Donnalyne LaGiglia, chair/suicide prevention education at 970-948-6108.

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