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Staples is hosting Teacher Appreciation Day at store locations across the country to make it easy to provide teachers the tools they need to be successful in the classroom. Each year, more than 90 percent of teachers spend hundreds of dollars of their own money on classroom materials, according to the National Education Association.The first 100 teachers visiting the Glenwood Springs Staples store located at 51027 Highway 6 & 24 from 9 a.m. to noon today, will receive a reusable lunch bag filled with pens, eraser caps, note tabs, a one-subject notebook, glue sticks and sticky notes. Teachers will also receive a coupon sheet with great savings on classroom supplies from top brands like Crayola, Spectrum and Eureka.

Colorado Mountain College instructors will present a weekly mini-series of presentations, “A Walk Back in (Ice Age) Time,” on topics related to the Ziegler Reservoir fossil site in Snowmass Village.The sessions are free and open to the public. Each will be held on a Friday through Sept. 16, 5:30-7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted), at the Ice Age Discovery Center on the Snowmass Village Mall. Parking is provided in lots 4, 5, 8 and 9.Sessions include “Young Meets Old,” Aug. 12, with CMC student and dig-site intern Alex Curtiss; “So You Found 100,000-Year-Old Mastodon DNA. What’s Next?”, Aug. 19, with Dr. Ron Carsten; “Walk on the Wild Side,” Aug. 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m., with Garry Zabel; “How to Get a Date,” Sept. 9, with anthropology/archaeology faculty member Sandy Jackson; and “Why Are the Bones Here?”, Sept. 16, 5:30-7: 30 p.m., with Lee Wilson.For more information, contact Mary Clement at 947-8447 or, or Sandy Jackson, anthropology/archaeology adjunct faculty, at

The Garfield County Fair Parade is seeking 35 combat veterans to ride in the Grand Marshall float for the parade today in Rifle. To sign up, contact Dick Maddock at 876-2659 (work) or 876-2747

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