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Glenwood Veterinary Clinic is proud to host its upcoming sixth annual horse owners continuing education seminar from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. This year’s featured speaker is Dr. Scott Marx from Parker, who is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in equine dentistry. Dr. Marx will discuss normal and abnormal anatomy of the equine mouth, sedation and exam techniques, dental care for the geriatric horse, and the effects of proper and improper dental care on equine performance. Dr. Marx will also discuss the controversial role of lay equine dentists in Colorado. Additional short topics include new information on repair of severe tendon lacerations by Dr. Eric Everett and a summary of new diagnostic imaging options for horses by Dr. Anthony DeRouen.Attendance is free and refreshments will be served, but seating is limited and registration is required no later than Sept. 21. Call Glenwood Veterinary Clinic at 970-945-5401 to sign up.

The town of Carbondale Recreation Department’s Fall programs are available for online registration. Go to the website for more information or to sign up following programs begin soon: youth climbing class, Tuesdays in October (registration deadline Sept. 27); youth skateboard lessons, session 2 on Wednesdays in October (registration deadline Sept. 28); adult volleyball league, Monday nights in October, November and December (registration deadline Sept. 26).For more information contact the Carbondale Recreation & Community Center front desk at 970-704-4190 or

English In Action is honored to announce that the organization has been awarded a special three-year grant of $25,000 per year by the Aspen Community Foundation. “This grant will help take our organization to the next level,” said Lara Beaulieu, the organization’s executive director. “We have a long waiting list of individuals who are eager to improve their English skills. This support will help us to increase the number of people we serve annually, develop a leadership program, and make our organization more sustainable in the years to come.” English In Action’s primary service is a one-on-one tutoring program, where volunteer community members meet with students for an hour a week. The organization also has periodic workshops and drop-in classes once a week at their primary office in El Jebel. Currently, more than 230 adult students from throughout the Valley participate each year in English In Action’s programs with the support of more than 155 volunteer tutors. However, with no advertising, English In Action still has a list of more than 50 adults who wait up to a year to be paired with an individual tutor. For more information on English In Action, visit”English In Action builds lasting friendships between immigrant and nonimmigrant community members,” said Ellen Freedman, chair of English In Action’s board of directors. “Not only do we help our participants to get better jobs and participate more fully in their children’s education, but we also strengthen the fabric of our community as a whole,” she added. “We deeply appreciate this very significant investment from our long-time supporter, the Aspen Community Foundation.” “This three-year grant will help EIA achieve the goals outlined in their strategic plan while enabling the organization to focus on developing additional funding sources to sustain its future growth and operations,” said Valerie Carlin, program director at the Aspen Community Foundation. Over the past 13 years, English In Action has been granted $101,650 from Aspen Community Foundation’s unrestricted and field of interest funds and $192,100 from Donor Advised Funds. Unrestricted grantmaking, field of interested funds, and donor advised funds have made a substantial difference in English In Action’s ability to serve the community.

Grand River Hospital and Medical Center will be hosting a flu shot clinic on Thursday, Sept. 29, and Friday, Sept. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Primary Care Clinic, located at 501 Airport Road in Rifle. Grand River Clinic in Battlement Mesa, located at 73 Sipprelle Drive will also host a flu shot clinic the following week on Thursday, Oct. 6, and Friday, Oct. 7. Flu shots are $25 and are for current Grand River patients only. No appointment is necessary. For more information call 625-1100.

Free foreclosure prevention counseling is now available in Garfield County through a partnership between the Garfield County Housing Authority and the Grand Junction Housing Authority. HUD-approved housing counselors are local and trained to speak to mortgage companies. Schedule a free one-on-one appointment to find out about your options. Counseling services are available two Fridays each month in Glenwood Springs.Call directly today to schedule an appointment (970) 683-1056.

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