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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Flu shots have arrived at the Glenwood Springs TeleHealth Clinic, 2425 S. Grand Ave., near Rivers Restaurant. The shots are free to veterans, National Guard members and reservists.

Flu shots are given on a walk in basis from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Veterans do not have to be enrolled with the Grand Junction VA Medical Center to receive the shot. They just need to provide proof of military service.

Veterans are encouraged to get the shot before cold weather sets in. Studies show the flu shot immunity lasts much longer than previously believed and the flu season has become increasingly unpredictable.

The single-dose flu shots given to most veterans by the Grand Junction VA Medical Center and its satellite clinics are preservative free and contain no Thimerosal.

The multi-dose flu vaccine, reserved for patients with latex allergies does contain trace amounts of Thimerosal.

For details, call 970-945-1007.

Fourteen locally based nonprofit organizations received grants totaling $13,500 from the 19th annual Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund.

The following local organizations received a grant: Early Childhood Network, Feed My Sheep, Girls on the Run of Western Colorado (GOTR), Growing Years School, High Country RSVP, Mt. Callahan Community Fund, Our School, Response Help for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Riding Institute for Disabled Equestrians, River Center, Roaring Fork Business Resource Center, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, Roaring Fork Valley Early Learning Fund and Tom’s Door.

The Advocate Safehouse Project has been awarded a grant of $20,000 by the Aspen Community Foundation, according to Julie Olson, ASP executive director. Olson says the grant will be used for operational support.

The mission of the Advocate Safehouse Project is to promote healthy relationships free from violence through education, advocacy, empowerment and safe housing.

The Colors of Colorado Quilt Show sponsored by Roaring Fork Quilt Guild will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5; from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6; and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. Featured quilter is Patt Jones. There will be a silent auction and vendors. Auction proceeds will be donated to Search and Rescue. Admission is $3.

The Garfield County Public Library District is seeking local artisans to submit work for possible inclusion in the new Carbondale Branch Library. Artisans located in Garfield county or counties contiguous to Garfield are welcome to apply. The current competition is open for the new library’s bike racks and after hours gate. Entries are due Nov. 1. A second competition will be opened in the coming weeks for the service desk cladding and service desk lighting. All competitions are hosted by the website, where additional information and requirements can be found. For additional information about the competition process please call competition administrator Andi Korber at Land+Shelter – 970-963-0201.

The Glenwood Springs Art Guild is sponsoring two new exhibits July 1 through Sept. 30. Noemi Kosmowski will be exhibiting her oil paintings at the Flower Mart, 210 Sixth St., Glenwood Springs and Judy Milne will be displaying her watercolors and pastels at Bullock Hinkey Real Estate, 311 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs. Shows will be open to the public during business hours.

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