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Monday, April 9, the final Colorado showing of Winter Wildlands Alliance’s 2011-2012 Backcountry Film Festival will take place in Carbondale, courtesy of Wilderness Workshop and the Colorado Mountain Club. The seventh annual world tour of the festival highlights the beauty and fun of the winter backcountry experience. The 90-minute program features some of the most amazing backcountry and extreme winter athletes in the world.

Proceeds from Monday’s screening will support the work of Wilderness Workshop and CMC’s Backcountry Snowsports Initiative (BSI), the leading advocate for human-powered winter recreation on our public lands in Colorado.

This year’s program includes nine different films including festival award winners “Solitaire” (festival cut) from Sweetgrass Productions, voted Best of Festival. Two years in the making, this film from the wilderness of South America is worth the wait. The Best Short award goes to “Chalk and Ski.” Produced by Chris Dicky and Purple Orange LLC, it’s a chalk-in-hand daydream about skiing and winter. And the Best of the Backcountry award goes to a “Breaking Trail” (festival cut) from Powderwhore Productions. Known for their amazing ability to capture deep powder and fresh lines, brothers Noah and Jonah Howell remind us why we venture into the backcountry.



Buy tickets for $10 at http://www.cmc.org/bcffcarbondale.

For more information go to http://www.backcountryfilmfestival.org or contact Jay Heeter at jayheeter@cmc.org or 303-996-2759.



Valley View Hospital Community Health Fairs will take place from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Coal Ridge High School; 7-11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale; and 7-11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at Glenwood Medical Associates in Glenwood Springs. When having blood work, fast for 12 hours. Drink plenty of water. No appointment needed. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate. For more information call 384-6651.

The fourth annual Rocky Mountain Teacher Job Fair will be held on April 7 at Glenwood Springs High School. Five Districts, including Aspen School District, Eagle County School District, Garfield County School District, Roaring Fork School District and Summit County School District are sponsoring this job fair.

Nikki Jost, Human Resources Director for the Roaring Fork School District, says “This is a great opportunity for our Districts to work together to recruit talented teachers and special service providers to our region. Having a centralized job fair with these five districts not only provides us an opportunity to promote the region, but to help our communities find the best teachers and special education staff to work with our students.”

This job fair is a great opportunity for candidates to learn tips to getting a job as a teacher and gives them a chance to talk with HR directors and principals regarding the teacher profession.

The Northwest Colorado Council of Governments and the Colorado State Forest Service are hosting a half-day workshop on financing and lending opportunities available for forestry and wood products businesses. The workshop starts at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Colorado Mountain College-Glenwood Center on Blake Avenue in Glenwood Springs. RSVPs are necessary by calling Tim Reader at 970-247-5250. Space is limited.

Carbondale’s Wild West Rodeo is looking for cowgirls to try out for the 2012 Rodeo Royalty on May 7. Categories are princess (ages 10-13), queen attendant (ages 13-15) and queen (15-21). For application or information, contact Diane Teague, 379-7673 or letsrodeo10@yahoo.com. Application deadline is May 1.


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