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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

During the month of April, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with Prevent Child Abuse America’s Pinwheels for Prevention, as well as members of the community to spread awareness of child abuse and neglect by planting pinwheels throughout Garfield County. The pinwheel is reflective of the bright futures that all children deserve and serves as the new symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention nationwide.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to invite the community to join in preventing the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children by participating in a Pinwheels for Prevention ceremony on Thursday, April 5. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. at the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Annex, which is located at 106 County Road 333A in Rifle.

The pinwheel represents Prevent Child Abuse America’s efforts to change the way our nation thinks about prevention, focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur.

For more information, please contact the Garfield County Sheriff Office at (970) 665-0200 or visit

This training teaches the practices of core shamanism. It lays the foundation for our advanced journeys such as “Healing with Light” and future training in “Soul Retrieval.”

In this training, you will learn how to create sacred space and “Call-In” the spirits; enter into nonordinary reality to the realms of the compassionate spirits in the lower, upper, and middle worlds; meet your power animals(s) and helping spirit(s) in human form; retrieve a lost power animal for another person; share the giving and receiving of guidance and healing working with others; and learn sacred songs and dances to create your own ceremonies.

The class will meet for six consecutive Sunday afternoons, March 25 through April 29, from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Third Street Center, suite 31, Carbondale.

Cost for new participants is $145, which covers tuition, materials and rental of the space.

For returnees, tuition is free and the cost is only $30 to cover the rental costs.

Richard Lyon is a highly trained shamanic practitioner who has studied with shamans in the Siberian, Congolese, Bon Tibetan and Core shamanic traditions.

For information call Richard at 970-230-9016.

One of the state’s leading experts on civil liberties and constitutional rights will fill valley residents in on ACLU projects in Colorado at the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist congregation. The presentation, “And Justice for … Some,” is a discussion of key issues and cases impacting the work of civil libertarians in Colorado and across the nation. It’s scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at Third Street Center, 520 Third Street, Carbondale.

Mark Silverstein, ACLU of Colorado Legal Director, will be speaking about ACLU involvement in the state, including its role in the current Carbondale issue regarding the dual assignment of a police officer for school resource and immigration duties. Silverstein is a 1989 graduate of the Illinois College of Law. In 1991, he began working as a staff attorney for the ACLU of Southern California in Los Angeles. Since 1996, he has worked as Legal Director of the ACLU of Colorado, where he oversees the ACLU’s litigation in a wide variety of cases raising issues of civil liberties and constitutional rights.

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