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Community Briefs

Mr. T’s annual fishing derby from 1-4 Saturday, April 6, has been moved to Alder Park in New Castle. The event, hosted by the New Castle Cub Scouts Pack 221, is for kids 3-15. Preregister at the Community Center, or Mr. T’s. Prizes will be awarded. For information, call 984-0288.

April is National Poetry Month, and the Rifle Branch Library is celebrating with a community poetry project. Throughout the month, the library invites you to try your hand at writing a poem in various formats using pre-selected words. So, stop by the library, select your words from the Poetic Pockets, use those words in your poem, and then turn in your masterpiece at the front desk to share it with our community.

Is your bike in the garage collecting dust? Does repairing your bike sound intimidating? The Glenwood Springs Branch Library is hosting local bike enthusiast Dan Mickelson, who will present the basics of repairing and maintaining bikes at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Dan’s presentation will cover fixing a flat, lubricating your bike, replacing a worn out tire, and more. And, the library is raffling off two $20 certificates to a local bike shop to help with the more advanced repairs so that you can get back to riding your bike. This is a free program. Space is limited, so sign up early by calling 945-5958 or stopping by the library at 413 Ninth St.

Colorado Mountain College will hold a free one-day First Generation College Summit for students and their parents from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Glenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave.

The focus will be on educating students who will be the first in their family to attend college, also known as “first generation” students.

Students in grades 7-10 and their parents are highly encouraged to attend, but everyone is welcome, including high school juniors and seniors and non-first-generation students. The summit will feature:

• Breakout sessions on career pathways, parent involvement, financial aid, transitioning from high school and more.

• Information from local social service organizations to help maximize college success.

• The ability to meet with admission representatives from colleges across Colorado.

Register online at For more information, contact Yesenia Arreola, 947-8357 or

Dogs and cats 8 years and older are available for $2 through Sunday, April 7, at the Colorado Animal Rescue shelter in Spring Valley.

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