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Community Briefs

As of March 12 Carbondale town crews began cleaning and burning irrigation ditches throughout Carbondale. Be advised there may be smoke in your neighborhood when the crew is working near your home. Please keep access open, inspect the ditch condition and remove any debris and plant growth that has accumulated since last year. It is anticipated that ditches will be turned on on April 15.

In preparation for this year’s irrigation season, please make appropriate adjustments to your pump intakes to allow for low flow conditions that appear toward the end of the season.

The low flow conditions in the Crystal River will pre-empt calls by the Colorado Water Conservation Board to reduce diversion amounts throughout the Crystal River basin as appropriate for minimum stream flow. These calls will reduce the depth of the irrigation ditches throughout town.

Call the town Utility Department with any questions at 963-3140.

It’s time to honor your friends, colleagues and fellow citizens nominated for the 23rd annual Garfield County Humanitarian of the Year Awards.

The awards dinner will be hosted by the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners, the Garfield County Human Services Commission, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent and The Citizen Telegram.

The dinner event is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs.

Dinner tickets are $20 each, and the strict deadline for ticket sales is Tuesday, April 10. Go to or call 456-3271 for more information.

The Rifle Thrift Shop, a nonprofit organization, raises funds for high school scholarships, GED assistance, American Cancer Society, Pregnancy Resource Center, Social Services, Feed My Sheep and other local needs.

Donations are tax deductible. We are now offering pick-up services for yard sales, storage units, or any items wishing to be donated. A tax receipt will be given at the time of pick up.

Storage units will be completely emptied out and left clean.

Any questions or to schedule a pick up, please call Julie at 625-9939 or 355-0059 or Kathy at 625-0507.

The Orchard, located at 110 Snowmass Drive in Carbondale, will be offering a special seminar for couples called The Art of Marriage. The seminar will take place from 7 – 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28.

The Art of Marriage is a fresh and unique approach to helping couples in their marriage by bringing together some of the most respected and influential experts on marriage and family in one setting. This video event weaves together several elements that help the principles come to life including; engaging stories, real-life testimonies, man-on-the-street interviews and humorous vignettes.

The cost of $45 per couple covers the cost of the seminar and the seminar manual. This manual is designed to be used during and after the event and offers articles, date night ideas, and useful tips for continuing to strengthen the couple’s marriage. Child care will be available on-site for a nominal charge.

For more information or to register contact 970-945-8940 or

Valley View Hospital’s Community Health Fairs begin with predraws for blood drawing only (no appointment needed) at the Glenwood Springs Community Center from 6:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21.

Blood draw testing includes cholesterol, cardiac risk, blood sugar, kidney and liver function for $45. Add Prostate Specific Antigen for $35. Blood count $20. Colorectal kit $15. Requires fasting 12 hours before blood draw. You must be 18 years and older. For more information call 384-6651.

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