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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Garfield County Public Library District is seeking local artisans to submit designs for features inside the new Carbondale Branch Library. Artisans located in Garfield or neighboring counties may apply.

The current competition is for the new library’s service desk cladding and service desk lighting. A feature pendant light and decorative panels to the front of the desk will be selected on a competitive basis.

Entries due Dec. 1. All competitions are hosted by the website where additional information and requirements can be found.

Learn about CASA of the Ninth District, a nonprofit organization that helps children involved in abuse and neglect cases in Garfield, Pitkin, and Rio Blanco counties. CASA of the Ninth is looking for volunteers interested in working with children as a special advocate or helping with marketing, fundraising, or serving on the board. A series of introductory meetings, CASA 101, will be held in Rifle, Glenwood Springs, and Carbondale.

6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, Rifle Library

6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, Glenwood Springs Library

6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, and Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Carbondale at the Gordon Cooper Library.


Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park has switched to winter hours. It will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday each week, and closed Tuesday through Thursday.

The Adventure Park will offer extended hours over the holidays. During Thanksgiving, the park will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Nov. 16-26, but closed on Thanksgiving Day. It will be be open daily Dec. 21 to Jan. 7, but closed on Christmas Day.

Info: or 945-4228, ext. 0.

National Donor Sabbath, observed Nov. 9-11, is an annual faith-based celebration of the lifesaving gift of organ, eye and tissue donation. Because faith plays a significant role in the decision to register as a donor, donation and transplant organizations work closely with communities of faith to bring the message of donation to congregations. All major religions support organ, eye and tissue donation as a final act of kindness and generosity. Regardless of their religion, everyone is encouraged to register. Visit

Local info: Kathy Springer-Lechuga, 309-6408 or

The Roaring Fork Group of the Sierra Club presents two free films, “The Next Industrial Revolution” and “Spoil,” with screenings at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. “Revolution” is about two men’s efforts to develop products that can be recycled. “Spoil” is about the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, the area’s wildlife, and threats posed by a pipeline that would transport Alberta tar sands to the Pacific.

Elks looking for crafters

The Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge (BPOE #2286) is looking for crafters to sell homemade products at a Holiday Craft Fair on Dec. 1.

Contact or 970-379-9705.

As winter approaches, River Center is partnering with Canyon Cleaners, the Salvation Army and the Silt Chamber for its second annual Winter Coat Drive.

Today is the last day to donate gently-used winter outerwear – coats, hoodies, hats, gloves and boots – for families in need.

Collection boxes are located in all the schools in New Castle and at the following businesses:

New Castle: Alpine Bank, City Market, Community Center, Elk Creek Mining, Mr. T’s, New Castle Diner, New Castle Family Fitness, New Castle Library, the River Center.

Silt: Canyon Cleaners, Municipal Building.

Rifle: United Methodist/Presbyterian Church.

Glenwood Springs: American National Bank, Crystal Property Management, Glenwood Insurance.

All items will be cleaned by Canyon Cleaners and available for distribution on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon at Riverside Middle School, 215 Alder Ave., New Castle.

Ramada Inn of Glenwood Springs is hosting a food and clothing drive for Feed My Sheep through Friday, Nov. 16. Suggested donations include canned soups, chili, tuna, single-serve snacks, candles, used tents, AA and MA batteries, camping gear, gloves, warm socks, boots and coats. Info: 928-8340

The Roaring Fork School Board is hosting one more community meeting to gather input on the Two Rivers Expeditionary Learning Charter School proposal. It is set for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Glenwood Springs Middle School, with a presentation by Jon Mann, regional director for Expeditionary Learning schools.

He will be discussing the ins and outs of converting an existing school to an EL model.

Gypsum Creek Middle School PTO is hosting its 27th annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 3. The cost to participate is $40. The fair will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include photos with Santa, face-painting, concessions, donation-based babysitting from a local girl scout troop, and lots of wonderful creations from more than 40 vendors.

If you are interested in participating, call or email Sam Gale at (970) 904-9000 or

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