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Community Briefs

The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers is offering the six-week Love and Logic parenting series, which teaches simple and practical techniques to help parents experience less stress and have more fun while raising responsible children. All classes will meet at the Glenwood Springs Middle School from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evenings, Feb. 13 through March 2. Preregistration is required. Cost for this program for RFSD area parents is $60 per couple or $35 per individual. Child care is available for $5 per child per night or $25 per child for the series. Parents that live outside of the RFSD area are also welcome for $120 per couple or $75 per individual. Child care rates for out of district children are $10 per child per night or $50 per child for the series. Scholarships are available prior to classes beginning. For more details on course content please call or email Katie Marshall, at 384-5689 or

Celebrate Garfield County Libraries’ Big Read and revisit the 1930s and learn the science and skills needed for homebrewing beer. Classes will be taught by a local, award-winning homebrewer who serves as president of the High Altitude Mashers homebrewing club. Demonstrations will cover the creation of a popular beer style from start to finish. Garfield County Libraries will offer this class at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library; and at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Rifle Branch Library. All participants must be at least 21 years of age and show identification. Classes are limited to 30 people, so preregistration is required. To register, stop by the library branch or call the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 945-5958 and the Rifle Branch Library at 625-3471.

On Valentine’s Day the Post Independent will publish its popular Valentine “Love Notes.” Again this year the first 20 words are free for each note when you use our web form to place the note. Just go to for more info or to place your note. Or for a small fee you can call it in- 945-9937 or e-mail it to The deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 13.

Outcast Productions presents the Vance Flynn Memorial Bull Riding starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for children. Call 625-2514 for more information.

Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. The only way to know if radon is a problem in your home is to test. Free test coupons are available in February at the Glenwood and Rifle Public Health offices, town and city halls throughout Garfield County, the CLEER office in Carbondale, or by calling 970-665-6383.

Sunlight Mountain Resort’s annual winter celebration, Ski Spree, takes place on Feb. 9 and 10. Event highlights include a chili cook-off, a Need-4-Speed race, a rail jam competition, a torchlight parade followed by fireworks, and local band Missing Link playing all afternoon and into the evening.

Garfield County Libraries is offering the Food for Fines program again this February. Bring nonperishable food items to any of the six branch libraries and receive credit on your library card account. For each item you donate, you will receive a $1 credit toward overdue fines that are currently on your account. All items donated will be given to the local LIFT-UP.

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