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The Garfield County Public Library District is looking to relocate the Carbondale Branch Library (Gordon Cooper) to the corner of Sopris Avenue and Third Street, adjacent to the Bridges High School in Carbondale.

This library will be approximately 13,000 square feet and will share parking with the existing school and businesses located nearby.

The Library District is completing work on an agreement with the Roaring Fork School District Re-1 on a parking agreement, as well as with the town of Carbondale, before going forward with the project.



It anticipates starting the planning process for this library before the end of 2011.

During the month of April, Curves of Glenwood Springs will participate in the 13th annual Curves Food Drive to collect nonperishable food and cash donations to benefit their local food bank. Current members who make a $30 donation or an equivalent donation of food are eligible to receive a Curves reusable Food Drive grocery bag.



And, from April 4-17, Curves will waive the membership fee for new members who donate a bag of nonperishable food or make a minimum donation of $30. “Our goal is to top the donation that we made last year,” said a Curves of Glenwood Springs staff member. This is a great opportunity for the members of our Curves community to help strengthen the Glenwood Springs community, too. Everything that our members donate at our club will benefit local families in need.”

In addition to the food and monetary donations that each gym collects, Curves International is offering gyms the opportunity to win cash prizes for their local food banks. Prizes will be awarded to clubs with the most food collected, clubs who beat their 2010 donation level by the largest amount and to two randomly selected clubs drawn from all the clubs who enter the contest. Curves clubs have donated more than 61 million pounds of food in the U.S. and Canada since 2004.

This year’s Food Drive will get off to a strong start when Curves International founders Gary and Diane Heavin are featured on ABC Television’s new show, Secret Millionaire, airing Sunday, April 3.

“The past few years have been difficult for many families,” said Diane Heavin. “Curves annual Food Drive is one way that everyone in the Glenwood Springs area can make a real difference for a local family that is struggling. We encourage everyone, not just our members or those who are thinking about joining our gym, to make a cash donation or drop off a bag of non-perishable food items in April.”

For more information about Curves of Glenwood Springs, located at 3230-A S. Glen Avenue, and the 2011 Curves Food Drive, contact a Curves of Glenwood Springs staff member at 945-0660 or gwscurves@yahoo.com.

For more information about Curves, please visit http://www.curves.com.

Suicide Prevention is a community responsibility. Help educate and take a stand with those who are experiencing depression or suicide ideation or who are currently in a crisis. Are you willing to present this education in your place of business to help protect those who maybe suffering? By learning about the myths and facts that surround depression and suicide ideation, as a community we can stop the most preventable kind of death. People don’t want to die by their own hand, they want to stop the pain that has completely engulfed their everyday ability to function. By bringing the topic of suicide into the open, we as a community can cleave together and make a difference for a healthy way of life for one another in Garfield County. To schedule your presentation, call Donnalyne LaGiglia, chair/suicide prevention education at 948-6108.

Bookcliff, South Side and Mount Sopris Conservation Districts are offering for a nominal fee seedling trees to landowners who live in Garfield and Pitkin counties and who own two or more acres of land. The seedlings and small potted trees can be used for wildlife plantings, reforestation, windbreaks, snow fences and erosion control. Last day to order trees is April 11. Call the conservation districts’ office at 945-5494, ext. 105, to get an order form.


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