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Community Briefs

Street Survival is a teen driving course that places your teen behind the wheel of their own car for hands-on driving instruction. In its fifth year of operation, the course will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Eagle County Airport. Students drive their car on a course set up by the Street Survival crew and have an instructor advising and coaching them on car handling, braking, sliding and other exercises provide a great overview of how to drive during the winter and in rain. Registration is available online at under schedules and registration. The course is for students between 16 and 21 years of age, costs $75 for the day and includes beverages and lunch. Contact Linda Hill,, 970-471-1594 for more information or register online.

Fall vaccine clinics have been organized by Garfield County. For the 2012-13 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older should get an annual vaccine. While currently the CDC reports very little flu activity, the season usually begins in October and can last through May.No appointments are necessary for community clinics in Garfield County. Adult flu shots or nasal mist are $20, and children’s shots or nasal mist are $10, payable by cash or check. The health department accepts Medicaid, Medicare Part B and CHP+. Flu vaccine clinics dates and locations are:Tuesday, Nov. 6: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at both Garfield County Fairgrounds (South Hall), 1001 Railroad Ave., Rifle, and Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road; and Saturday, Nov. 17: 1-4 p.m. at Glenwood Springs Mall, 51027 Highway 6 & 24.For more information, please visit, or call 970-625-5200 in Rifle, or 970-945-6614 in Glenwood Springs.

Pack shoe boxes with gifts such as small toys, personal care items, stickers, school supplies and hard candy to be distributed to children in more than 100 countries who are suffering from natural disaster, war, terrorism, disease, famine or poverty. In 2011, the Roaring Fork Valley contributed more than 1,000 shoe boxes. This year, hope to collect 1,250 shoe boxes from area families, kids, churches, schools and civic organizations by Sunday, Nov. 18.Deliver shoe boxes to The Gathering Center at The Orchard, 110 Snowmass Drive, Carbondale at any of these times:11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, Wednesday, Nov. 14, and Friday, Nov. 165-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, and Thursday, Nov. 1510 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18To register shoe box gifts and find out what country they are delivered to, use the EZ Give donation form found at

Students at Crystal River Elementary School are searching for local veterans in the community to invite to the annual Veterans Day Celebration in November. If you, or someone you know, is a veteran please email your mailing address to so CRES students can send an invitation to the program. The Veterans Day performance is at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at The Orchard (Church at Carbondale) in Carbondale.

Due to unusually high demand, the Glenwood Springs Veterans TeleHealth Clinic has received an extra 100 flu shots. These shots are free to any veteran who can provide proof of service. Veterans do not have to be enrolled with the TeleHealth Clinic. Visit the clinic at 2425 S. Grand Ave., Suite 101, or call 945-1007.

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