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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Sonja Linman, Democratic candidate for Garfield County commissioner, District 2, has launched a listening tour of the county so that she can hear from a broad range of county residents.

“I want our Board of County Commissioners to be open and accessible, a truly representative body that collaborates with local citizens, governments, nonprofits and business leaders for the good of our entire county,” Linman said. To that end, she’s attending community parades, fairs, and farmers markets, visiting special events, and meeting with a variety of people, to seek out information and opinions from a broad range of constituents.

Linman will be touring extraction industry businesses, taking an eco-flight over the entirety of Garfield County, and will be participating in debates and community forums throughout the fall.

“If anyone would like me to meet with their group or business organization, please contact me via my website,, or by emailing me personally at,” she said.

Rock ‘n’ Rugby, a concert fundraiser for Glenwood Defiance Rugby Football Club, is slated for Sept. 8 at the Eagles Club in Glenwood (312 Seventh St.).

The doors open at 4 p.m., and the bands go on at 8 p.m.

Concrete Vibe (Glenwood’s very own rock band), Grand Junction’s The Haven Effect and Denver’s V.O.I.E.D. will be playing. For info on all three bands, go to Facebook, Reverbnation and their own websites.

Admission is $10 at the door, $7 in advance at the Eagles Club or online at

Becoming a Parent! is offering a series of discussion-based classes tailored to the expecting or new parent. Classes meet from 3:30-5 p.m. Sundays at 33 Gillespie in El Jebel starting Sept. 9.

Meet other moms, get acquainted with the latest parenting research, get answers to your questions about sleep, feeding, discipline, education and health. One-on-one family and birth coaching services available. $90 per semester. Contact or 970-355-9982.

The Colorado Workforce Centers is offering a series of free roundtable discussions for businesses this fall beginning with the first of the series on “Wage and Hour” by Mark Kochman of the Colorado Dept of Labor. The series is free to all local businesses and will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in both Rifle and Glenwood Springs via the Colorado Mountain College Internal Video System. For more information and to RSVP, contact the Glenwood or Rifle Workforce Centers at 970-945-8638 or 970-625-5627.

Sunnyside Retirement Center presents a free concert by the award-winning Roe Family Bluegrass Band at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. The concert takes place in Sunnyside’s first floor meeting room, 601 21st St. in Glenwood Springs. For information, call 945-7225.

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