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GLENWOOD SPRINGS – All Garfield County and city of Glenwood Springs administrative offices will be closed today for Presidents Day.

This will include the offices of all Garfield County elected officials and county and city departments. The regular Garfield Board of County Commissioners meeting will take place beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

Offices serving the community in emergency or 24-hour capacity will remain open, including the sheriff’s and coroner’s offices, the city police department and criminal justice services.

The Garfield County Regional Airport will be open for general aviation, weather permitting, although the airport’s administrative offices will close. The Garfield County Landfill will also be closed.

And most state and federal offices, as well as banks and post offices, will be closed for the holiday as well.

The Ursa Operating Co., which last year purchased Antero Resource’s oil and gas assets in Garfield County, will hold a “meet and greet” from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on March 5 in Battlement Mesa.

The session is to be held at the Grand Valley Fire Protection District station at 124 Stone Quarry Road.

A second meet-and-greet is scheduled from 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 6 at the Holiday Inn Express, 1535 River Frontage Road in Silt.

The meetings are billed as opportunities for members of the communities to meet the Ursa development team and ask questions regarding the company’s oil and gas drilling plans.

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for several awards honoring local businesses and individuals. Award categories include: DECA Entrepreneur of the Year, Bosco Tourism Business of the Year, Green Business of the Year, Philanthropic Business of the Year, Top Brass Awards, ATHENA Young Professional award, ATHENA award and Citizen of the Year.

Award winners will be honored at the chamber’s Annual Gala on Saturday, April 20, at the Aspen Glen Club. The Annual Gala will combine what were formerly known as the chamber’s Annual Ball and Annual Awards Gala into one large event. Information about the event is available at

Nomination forms are available at The nomination deadline for all of the awards is Friday, March 1. Please contact the chamber at 945-6589 for more information.

Mae Peshlakai, a well-known Navajo silversmith, will share stories of her life and work at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School Barn. Mae will also be available to chat and answer questions following the presentation. For those interested, some of her silver work available for purchase. Admission is free.

Author Joyce Yoder from Glenwood Springs recently had her book “Memories from Grandma’s Playhouse.” Raised on a small farm in northern Lower Michigan, Joyce learned the value of working together as a family and the importance of the community and church pulling together during difficult times. She shares a poignant tale of her youth that may cause you to chuckle or bring tears to your eyes as you read about the good, the bad, the funny, the sad, and the mundane experiences that profoundly formed her character and identity. A book signing will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Valley View Hospital in the upper lobby.

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