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Community Briefs

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Denver, Western Slope, has been awarded a grant of $25,000 by Aspen Community Foundation, according to Marian McDonough, Western Slope regional director. The grant will be used to provide emergency financial assistance, primarily for rents and utilities, for residents from Aspen to Parachute, McDonough said.

The Roaring Fork School District is hosting two informational meetings to explore the Expeditionary Learning model and how it affects school structure and student learning, from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, and from 8:30-10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13. Both meetings will be held at the Glenwood Springs Elementary School cafeteria. For information, call 384-5450.

Studio for Arts and Works (SAW) is celebrating its new, expanded location at 525 Buggy Circle, Carbondale, from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 13. Paintings, sculpture, ceramics, and metalwork by 14 SAW artists will be on view, and each artist’s studio will be open. There will be live music by Guy Welles (Spore Favore) and friends. Light refreshments will be served, and this event is free and open to all. For more information find Studio for Arts and Works on Facebook, or email

The Bookcliff Conservation District is sponsoring a Silt Resident Meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Silt Library to discuss the Basin States Salinity Program, Russian knapweed and fire water sources.

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association will host its popular Issues & Answers Series from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Glenwood Springs City Hall. “Ask the City Council Candidates” will allow the community to ask questions of the candidates running at-large in the April 2 election. Stephen Bershenyi (incumbent) and Lyle Beattie are the only two candidates running in a contested race. Mayor Matthew Steckler and Leo McKinney are running unopposed in their respective wards. Andrew Gorgey, Garfield County manager, will also be there to explain Ballot Question A. If voters approve this measure, it would allow the Glenwood Springs City Council to release the city-held portion of two municipal lots. They are currently used for downtown parking at the corner of Seventh Street and Colorado Avenue, and adjoin parking lots owned by Garfield County. The public is invited to attend and to submit questions in advance on by noon Wednesday, March 13. All submittals must be written in question form.

A free workshop that explains Medicare updates, helps understand how to file for Social Security and gives an estate planning overview will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to 928-0585.

The Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork’s annual fundraising event, Hands & Heart, is an evening of music, laughter, and celebration starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at The Gathering Center at The Orchard in Carbondale. Dance to bluegrass music by Acoustic Mayhem, eat local organic food prepared by Pan and Fork Supper Club. Cash bar featuring Rabbit Hill Winery and High County Kombucha; raffle, silent auction and games benefiting the programs of the Waldorf school. For tickets go to or for more information call 970-963-1960.

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