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Community Briefs

The Carbondale Rotary Club invites military veterans, active service members and their spouses to learn about the Purple Star Families Program, during the club’s regular meeting beginning at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Carbondale Firehouse.

The Purple Star program is currently working with the U.S. Military to ensure returning service members and their families have the support and mentoring they need upon leaving active military service.

Among the program’s goals are to implement an initial peer mentoring program, decompression training for combat soldiers, a post-separation plan with local VA hospitals, employment readiness and other homecoming preparedness.

Program co-founder John Henry Parker will be attending the Carbondale Rotary meeting to explain the program.

If you plan to attend the meeting, please RSVP by noon on Nov. 6 to Ken at 970- 376-1918, or Paula at 970-963-1383.

The Carbondale Firehouse is located at the corner of State Highway 133 and Meadowood Drive.

For more information about the Purple Star Families program, visit

The public is invited to attend a presentation addressing the city of Glenwood Springs parking study, view parking maps and provide feedback regarding parking. Two sessions will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road. The first is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and the second from 5-7 p.m.

The parking study will address the city’s current parking opportunities and future parking needs.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rosa at 970-384-6437 or at or Jeremiah, at 303-694-6622 or at

This presentation by Paul Huttenhower will cover an array of techniques and resources for planting the rain and growing ourselves a Garden of Eden. Water harvesting techniques increase the health of our watersheds and help us grow perennial food systems that give us food and sequester atmospheric carbon. The presentation takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in room 206 at The Orchard, 110 Snowmass Drive in Carbondale.

The relationship between America’s railroads and the national parks is the topic of the monthly program at the Glenwood Railroad Museum. Pat Thrasher, museum docent and board member, will present this illustrated program that explores the role played by railroads in the early development of the National Parks.

The public is invited to attend this free program at the Glenwood Railroad Museum beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. The museum is located in the east end of the Glenwood Springs train station and is accessed from the trackside of the station.

Are you looking for healthy options this holiday season? The Better Health Cafe of the Rifle Seventh-day Adventist Church invites all to a complimentary veggie dinner to be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at 0086 Village Drive in Rifle Village South. RSVP is a must due to limited seating. Call 625-0278 by Nov. 8.

The menu includes holiday loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, baked yams, green bean casserole, green salad, cranberry-apple sauce, whole wheat rolls and dessert.

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