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Two acclaimed experts from Europe are coming to Carbondale to debate and discuss the future of the European Union (EU) with students from Roaring Fork High School, the Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) and Aspen High School.

Consul General Beverley Simpson from the United Kingdom and Philippe Le Guen, director of l’Association Jean Monnet, will speak to the perspectives of the Euro skeptic and European integration, respectively. The panel will comment on questions and points made by students and offer perspectives to enlarge our understanding of Europe starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale.

Local students will join students from other Colorado communities to debate a question that will enhance their knowledge of European politics, economics, and history. Community members are invited to listen in, ask questions, and provide feedback to students. Following the student event, everyone will then have an opportunity to interact with panelists about the underlying issues and solutions to the European financial crisis.

This year the Glenwood Springs Percussion Ensemble competed in four events on the Front Range, ending in the 2012 Rocky Mountain Percussion Association state competition on April 7. As in years past the Percussion Ensemble again made finals and finished fourth for a classical assortment of Tchaikovsky pieces directed by Adam Soloman.

Director Adam Soloman has accepted the position of band director for Rifle Middle School, and the group is currently looking for someone to fill the director’s position. Anyone interested can contact the ensemble through

The Percussion Ensemble’s next performance will be the premiere show at Glenwood Springs High School on Friday, April 27, and Sunday, April 29. There will be a variety of different percussion pieces and the Tchaikovsky competitive piece. Tickets are available at the door.

Colorado Mountain College in Rifle is hosting a free seminar, “OSHA Recordkeeping: Requirements and Deadlines,” and an “OSHA Regulatory Update” from 9 a.m. until noon Friday, April 27, at the campus, 3695 Airport Road in Rifle. Concluding the seminar will be an open question and answer period with the area director of the Denver OSHA Region VIII office. Participants will gain valuable guidance on preparing and submitting OSHA required records, and will hear an update on OSHA regulations that could impact their business. To register for the seminar, or to obtain additional information, call 970-625-6950 or 970-625-6951.

Help clean up one of the most beautiful and most visited stretches of river in the country starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28. Volunteers of all ages welcome. There will be a free breakfast in Lions Park in Basalt before cleaning up a mile section of the river. Dress appropriately with warm layers, gloves, long pants, a hat and sunscreen. Prizes for: Best of Trash, Most Toxic, Most Useful, Most Unusual Trash. More info: or call 927-1290.

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