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Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association will host an Issues & Answers Night to discuss the proposed replacement of the Grand Avenue bridge.The event is set for 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, at Glenwood Springs City Hall, 101 W. Eighth St.Everyone is invited to submit questions in advance for a panel of experts and citizens who have been involved with the project for the past year. Questions can be submitted online until 8 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, at Questions can also be submitted in writing at the Grand Avenue Bridge Public Open House, set for 5-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road, and from 5-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, at City Hall.

Barbara Martinez, a representative from the Denver Regional Veterans Benefits Office, will be in the conference room at the Colorado State Veteran’s Home in Rifle from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, offering information about veteran’s benefits. Martinez’s specialty is homeless and at-risk veterans, although she can assist with a variety of veterans’ benefit issues, including Initial Service Connected Disability Claim for compensation; pension requests for low income veterans who served at least one day during wartime; appeals of DIC claims for widows of “qualified” veterans; service connected disability; and pension claims for extremely low income widows of wartime veterans.

A day after hosting Governor Hickenlooper’s West Slope press conference on strengthening mental health services and support systems, Colorado West introduced advanced crisis response services to its 10-county western slope area covering Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Mesa, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt and Summit counties. A simple, toll-free call to 1-888-207-4004 will now put individuals in direct touch with a trained clinician who will listen, assist, evaluate and connect them to the right services in averting or managing a mental health crisis. This emergency services number is manned by trained clinicians 24 hours a day, seven days a week without exception.

The Carbondale Town Board of Trustees have selected Michael Dunton’s 2012 sculpture “To the Core” as the winner of the board’s “Best in Show” award for 2012. The selection comes with a prize component of $1,000. “To the Core” is on view on the corner of Main Street and Sixth Street for the duration of the year-long presentation of 2012’s Art aRound Town exhibition.The call for artist entries for the 2013-2014 edition of the Art aRound Town exhibition is available now through the Call for Entry (CaF) website

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