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Community Briefs

The city of Glenwood Springs will host a household hazardous waste and electronic waste collection event from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Glenwood Springs Recycling Center, 1015 School St.

Hazardous waste will be accepted from private parties only. No commercial waste will be accepted. No waste oil or tires.

This service will be free, for most items, to people living within the Glenwood Springs city limits. People living outside the city limits will be charged a $25 fee.

There is a limit of 20 gallons of paint for no fee – over the limit will be charged $2 per gallon. Please no containers larger than 5 gallons.

Call 945-5375 for an appointment or information on what is accepted and what is not.

Families, teachers, schools, family providers and all children up to age 5 are invited to celebrate. Wear a costume, ride a trike, make a sign and bring a friend. Parade route starts at 10th and Pitkin Ave. in Glenwood Springs and finishes at the Garfield County Court House lawn. Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 20. Bring a snack and let the children play on the Garfield County Courthouse lawn after the parade from 11 a.m to noon. Call the Early Childhood Council at 384-4393 for information.

To celebrate Arbor Day, the city of Rifle Parks Department is sponsoring a Tree Care Seminar and seedling tree giveaway from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 27, at the Rifle Library, 207 East Ave. Call 970-665-6480 to register, there is no charge.

Maroon Bells Recreation Area opens early for summer season

The Forest Service has announced an early opening of Maroon Creek Road at 9 a.m. Friday, April 20. Unseasonably warm temperatures and record low snow levels have allowed Forest Service crews to access the area and open limited recreation facilities. There will be a partial opening of the Day Use Area with one bathroom and no drinking water. Guests are encouraged to bring their own water.

Any recreation in and around the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness will involve some over-snow travel. Inherent risks related to winter conditions still exist in the area.

Silver Bell campground will open on Friday, April 20, and is currently snow free.

The White River National Forest website has recreation, trail information, and current photos of the Maroon Bells available at For further information, contact Aurora Palmer, at 970-945-3317.

Registration for summer semester classes at Colorado Mountain College begins April 23. Most classes start in May and June. There is a variety of transfer-level classes offered to students who may wish to gain college credit over the summer.

Class schedules are available at college centers at 690 Colorado Ave. in Carbondale, 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs or 3000 County Road 114 in Spring Valley south of Glenwood Springs. You can also browse for classes online at

The Glenwood Springs/Carbondale continuing education schedule will be mailed to residents in early May. The college is seeking input on continuing education offerings in the two communities. An online survey is now available at Completed surveys will be entered in a drawing for ten $50 certificates to apply toward the cost of any continuing education class in Glenwood Springs or Carbondale.

For more information about programs, classes or registration, visit your local campus or call 963-2172 in Carbondale, 945-7486 in Glenwood Springs or 945-7481 at Spring Valley.

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