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Community Briefs

The city of Glenwood Springs is seeking public input on its parking planning through an online survey and is providing an incentive to participate by offering prizes of $500 in Downtown Parking Perks cash-equivalent tokens to two random winners. The tokens are redeemable at more than 20 participating businesses in the downtown. The survey may be accessed by the Parking Survey link on the city website at or by typing in the case-sensitive short URL The 10-minute survey will be available until Jan. 31. To be eligible for the prize drawing, participants must be 18 years or older, submit only one response and provide their names and contact information.

New Castle Family Fitness presents “Ask the Doc,” a free neck, back and shoulder pain clinic with Dr. Errik Enewold D.C. Learn how chiropractic, stretching and strengthening can help reduce pain and improve your quality of life. The clinic is free to everyone and takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at New Castle Family Fitness. Call 984-3200 for information.

Annual Ag Day will be held at the New Castle Community Center from 9:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23. Mount Sopris and South Side Conservation Districts will be kicking off their 60th year anniversary at Ag Day with a drawing for a free day rental of the no-till drill.

A few of the topics are: reed grass, a new noxious weed; agritourism, hydro and solar power – it really is feasible for you; and snow survey technology.

Mike Kishimoto will prepare his famous barbecue, so reservations are required. Call Sharie at the district office by Jan. 18 for reservations at 945-5494, ext. 105.

The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers is offering the dynamic 15-week program Nurturing Parenting starting Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Carbondale from 5:15 – 8:15 p.m. This program enhances empathy, teaches discipline and the families grow closer through nurturing time together. This program is unique in that the children (age 3+) are in classes learning the same things their parents are learning in their class time. Dinner and children’s classes are included, and scholarships are available. Call 384-5689 or email Classes will be offered in English or in Spanish.

The Pitkin County Airport reminds travelers to arrive two hours before flights during the busy winter season. An increased number of flights and travelers puts a strain on ticketing and mandatory security checks. Watch TV Channel 8 for up-to-the-minute arrival and departure information. Call Guest Services at 920-5380 for more information.

Learn the science and skills needed for homebrewing beer at the Silt Branch Library from 1-3 p.m Saturday, Jan. 26. This Big Read event will be taught by a local award-winning homebrewer and president of the High Altitude Mashers homebrewing club. The demonstration will cover the creation of a popular beer style from start to finish sampling of a pre-made homebrew. All participants must be 21 years of age, or older. There is a limit of 30 individuals. To register, contact the Silt Branch Library at 876-5500.

Local artist Shannon Muse of Paradise Art Glass is creating a permanent public art installation, titled “Pillars of Light/Pilares de Luz,” for the new Carbondale Branch Library. The multi-part sculptural piece will form the seven entryway columns on the front porch of the new library. Each pillar will include a number of tiles featuring thoughts on libraries, learning, enlightenment and community. Garfield County Libraries and Shannon Muse invite community members to submit content to be embedded in the columns – such as quotes, words, numbers, or symbols. Participants are asked to include information about their submission, such as what it means to them. Entry forms are available at the Carbondale Branch Library or online at Contact Shannon Muse at for more information about participating in the creation of the piece or submitting an idea.

The 2013 Winter Lecture Series kicks off at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library with local author John A. Reeves speaking on “Mines of Coal Basin.” Reeves’ book recounts tales of adventure, courage, determination and innovation in Redstone. Reeves was the vice president and president of Mid-Continent Coal and Coke Co. and Mid-Continent Resources. The Winter Lecture Series is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. For more information please call 945-5958 or 945-4448.

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