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Come get your questions answered regarding all aspects of your retirement needs, including tax-smart strategies and long-term care, at a Senior Expo at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.Offering their expertise during this Senior Expo will be Frank J. Danzo III, estate planning attorney with Chayet & Danzo of Denver, Vail & Aspen; Andrea Uliano, life care planning specialist of iheartolderpeople in the Rockies; Chandra Mortensen of the Rifle Funeral Home; and Amy Fetterhoff, financial advisor with Edward Jones. Call Allison at 928-0585 to reserve a seat for this free event.

The ANB Bank Ski Spree winter celebration at Sunlight Mountain Resort takes place Saturday, Feb. 4. The event features skiing, races, a rail contest, live music, chili and fireworks. Locals and visitors alike join together in festivities that make winter in Colorado special. Saturday begins with the “Need-4-Speed” competition down the face of Joslin at 10 a.m. Skiers have reached 77 mph. The festivities continue with a broomball tournament at the Sunlight base lodge at noon. All proceeds go to Grizzly Hockey. The annual Chili Cook-Off begins at 3 p.m. Thirty contestants from the best restaurants, as well as individual entries, will be cooking it up for the title of Best Chili. Ski Spree buttons get you into the event. The Rail Jam contest starts at 4 p.m. right in front of the sundeck. The Missing Link band will be playing in the lodge all afternoon and evening. The Sunlight torch light parade and fireworks will inspire oohs and ahhs at dusk.

“Amtrak versus Russian railway passenger service” will be the duel of the rails presented by the Western Colorado Chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society at its meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Glenwood Railroad Museum, located in the Amtrak station, 413 Seventh St.Robert Rynerson, a rail advocate from Denver, took up the age-old debate in summer 2010 when he made similar trips on both countries’ long-distance passenger trains. Using a slide presentation, Rynerson discusses his discovery that the two systems share some common history and characteristics, but the Russians have taken American ideas and progressed with them.For more information, call the museum, 945-7044, or email Jan at

Garfield Clean Energy and Energy Smart will present “Energy Efficiency Programs for 2012 in the Region,” from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Carbondale.Join representatives from all the local utilities and local programs to learn about opportunities and incentives to help build business and provide efficiency options for customers. Free coffee and snacks will be provided. Please register in advance at

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