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Community News Briefs

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The West Garfield County Landfill will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The landfill will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 6, with normal operating hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The New Castle Branch Library will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Library staff will be attending a Topping Off Ceremony as the final beam is placed on the remodeled New Castle Branch Library building.

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction provides storm identification spotter training and weather safety classes each year. These classes are free and open to anyone interested in learning how to identify severe weather and the dangers associated with these storms.

There will be a BASIC storm spotter class in Gypsum on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Eagle County Maintenance Service Center, 3289 Cooley Mesa Road, in the Building B conference room.

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For more information, visit www., or call the weather office at 970-243-7007.

The Fall Spellbinders storytelling training session begins on Tuesday, Sept. 6. To become a volunteer storyteller in the school and classroom of your choice, to register or just to get more information, please call 923-1230.

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and the Hotel Colorado are proud to present the Biz-Opoly Business Trade Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Hotel Colorado. It’s free. It’s fun. It’s community.

The annual business trade fair offers an opportunity for local businesses to share the products and services they have available to the general public, while offering a fun Saturday activity for families to enjoy. Booth space is limited, and the event will sell out. Reserve your booth space before Sept.15 at or by calling (970) 945-6589 to take advantage of early-bird pricing. Booth space will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Admission to the event is free, and the entire community is invited to attend. In addition to visiting with local business booths, attendees will get a chance to sample food from area restaurants. There will be fun activities for the entire family, door prizes and the chance to win two round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the United States that American Eagle/American Airlines flies. The airline tickets are sponsored by the Grand Junction Regional Airport. Glenwood Springs’ soon-to-be most popular character, “Glen Wood,” will also be introduced for the first time.

For more information, visit or call the chamber at (970) 945-6589.

The town of Carbondale’s 10th annual Celtic Fest and Oktoberfest celebrations, in conjunction with EverGreen Events, are currently looking for volunteers to man the Zero Waste Stations at the events. Celtic Fest will be Friday, Oct. 7, with shifts from 5-7 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., and Oktoberfest will be Saturday, Oct. 8, with shifts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1-3 p.m., 3-5 p.m., 5-7 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Please contact Jessi at or call 970-704-4115.

2011 marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. As a tribute to the men and women who lost their lives and those who bravely responded to the attacks, the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association will observe a “Moment of Silence” at 9:11 a.m. on 9/11/11. The chamber also encourages local businesses to participate.

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