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Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers has announced its Young Stewards Initiative, a program aimed at developing a lifelong sense of stewardship of public lands in today’s youth. Under the direction of new Youth Coordinator Hannah Lippe, the nonprofit’s goal is to raise awareness among youth about public lands, trails and the teamwork it takes to sustain them. On each family-friendly RFOV project, the youth coordinator will delegate important and age-appropriate tasks to kids, and break up the day with some fun and educational outdoor activities. The family-friendly projects include the Smuggler Mountain Trail and Restoration Project on Aug. 18, and the Anderson Lake Trail Restoration on Sept. 8.Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers also will host Youth Trail Work Parties throughout the summer for youth ages 12-18. This provides an opportunity for youth to get outside, meet new friends, and get dirty maintaining, building or restoring trails, while earning seven hours of community service. A Youth Trail Work Party will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, in Aspen.For more information or to register, contact Lippe at 970-927-8241 or

Join the Redstone Castle and Colorado Preservation Inc. for the Historic Places Traveling Tour. This screening of the film “Centennial Statehouse: Colorado’s Greatest Treasure” takes place on 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Redstone Castle, 58 Redstone Blvd. Ticket proceeds support the Colorado’s Most Endangered Places Program, and additional donations will help in the Share in the Care campaign to restore the capitol dome. For ticket information call 970-963-9656.

The public is invited to attend the Garfield County Energy Advisory Board meeting from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. The Energy Advisory Board is a monthly forum for the public, oil and gas industry, landowners and local government to engage in positive and proactive communication and actions that encourage responsible and balanced development of energy resources. Each month there is an educational presentation related to oil and gas industry topics. This month’s educational presentation is “Fact versus Fiction of Technical Aspects of Hydraulic Fracturing.” Our speaker is Dr. Jennifer Miskimins, associate professor and director of the Fracturing, Acidizing, Stimulation Technology Consortium at the Colorado School of Mines.Beginning at 5:30 p.m., a light meal and social time is provided for meeting attendees. The meeting will begin promptly at 6 p.m. For meal-planning purposes, RSVPs to Denice Brown, Garfield County Oil and Gas assistant at 970-625-5915, are encouraged.

The Wilderness Workshop’s free summer hike series continues on Saturday, Aug. 4, with the annual full-moon hike to Hay Park. This easy hike will take hikers into proposed wilderness areas included within Sen. Udall’s Central Mountains Outdoor Heritage Proposal. Join hiking guides as they discuss current preservation issues within the state and enjoy Colorado’s moonlit wildlands. On Aug. 5 a guided hike to Huntsman Ridge will give hikers a chance to explore the top of McClure Pass. And be sure to mark your calendars for Wilderness Workshop’s backpacking trip Aug. 18-19 on Red Table just north of Ruedi Reservoir. To register for a hike or learn more please visit

Bring your family to Filoha Meadows near Redstone and explore beaver ponds, learn about the local bat population, and go on a scavenger hunt to discover the uniqueness of this special place. There are two trips, from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 4 and Sept. 8. Also learn about the other larger hooved animals that call Filoha home. Appropriate for families with children of all ages and their parents. Please dress appropriately; the tour will happen rain or shine. This free event is underwritten by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails. Registration is required at. http://www.roaringfork. org/events. Call 970-927-1290 with questions.

The Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge (BPOE #2286) is looking for crafters who would be interested in selling their home made products at a Holiday Craft Fair on Dec. 1. Anyone interested can email or call 970-379-9705.

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