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There will be a voter registration drive, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in front of the El Jebel City Market. Remember to bring your driver’s license. If you would like to volunteer to register voters, call 704-9535.Voter registration drive at El Jebel City Market There will be a voter registration drive, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in front of the El Jebel City Market. Remember to bring your driver’s license. If you would like to volunteer to register voters, call 704-9535.

CLEER, Clean Energy Economy for the Region, will present Amory Lovins of Rocky Mountain Institute at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Thunder River Theater in Carbondale.Mr. Lovins will speak about RMI’s latest ground-breaking work, “Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era.” Reinventing Fire maps pathways for running a 2050 U.S. economy 158 percent bigger than today’s but with no oil, no coal, no nuclear energy, and dramatically lower costs. Researchers at RMI spent much of 2010 and 2011 researching what was possible and how, while synthesizing current innovation with RMI’s 30 years of leading-edge research. The result is a grand synthesis that integrates the transportation, buildings, industrial, and electricity sectors, and shows how they can deliver the services society wants without relying on fossil fuels (see for more information). He also will discuss how Colorado can harness the economic opportunities of being at the forefront of this transition.Tickets can be bought at or purchased at the door. Seating limited, so advance purchase is recommended. Tickets are $15. Students are free, but must get a ticket in advance. Scholarships are also available for non-students, call 704-9200 or email for more information.

Find a great read at a bargain price at the upcoming used book sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. The sale will be held through Saturday, May 12. Don’t miss the special preview for Friends members from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, May 4. Memberships are available at the door.Visit the sale often and choose from more than 15,000 used hardback and paperback books, conveniently sorted by category. New items will be added throughout the week. The sale opens at 10 a.m. each day except Sunday, when it begins at 1 pm. The sale closes one half hour before the library closes each day.Book donations are gratefully accepted year-round, during the library’s regular hours of operation. The library is located at 413 Ninth St. Call 945-5958 for more information.

The Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council will meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 10 at the BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office, 2300 River Frontage Road in Silt.The meeting is open to the public, with public comment periods scheduled for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Agenda topics include:• New oil and gas technologies and BLM planning• BLM Colorado coal program overview• Wild horse and burro discussion• Partnering with Eagle County on river access• Updates from each field officeThe Northwest Colorado RAC is a citizen advisory council that advises the BLM Colorado Northwest District, which includes the Grand Junction, White River, Little Snake, Kremmling and Colorado River Valley BLM field offices. Its 15 members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior and represent a broad range of public land interests, including environmental, local government, wild horse and burro, and commercial activity. For a detailed agenda and more information about the NW RAC, visit

The family of 7-year-old Jayden Palm has organized a yard sale fundraiser for May 11-13 to help with travel expenses to and from Children’s Hospital in Denver to visit Jayden. The yard sale will take place at 455 Elm Ave. in Rifle, beginning at 8 a.m. each day. It is being organized by the boy’s father, Scott Palm, and stepmother, Caitlin Palm.Jayden is recovering at the Denver hospital, where he was admitted last month after developing a blood clot in his leg. He was also diagnosed with a rare type of staph infection.Donations of items to include in the yard sale are also being accepted. To donate, or for more information, call Caitlin at (970) 456-3663 or Scott at (970) 456-3600.A donation account to help the family with ongoing medical expenses has also been set up at Alpine Bank, account No. 2021344004, under the name of Victor Rung.To learn more about Jayden and his progress, visit his Children’s Hospital CarePage at:

HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley will offer a free workshop that addresses the importance of having an advance directive, such as a living will, or the “Five Wishes” document. The workshop will discuss the importance of initiating your personal advance directive and will give participants tools needed to make sure one’s affairs are in order. Workshop presenters are Jonathan Shamis, executive director at Alpine Legal Services, and Jennifer Bouchet, MSW, a social worker from HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley.The workshop will be held from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Valley View Hospital, Room 3-A in Glenwood Springs.Visit to register online or call Wendy Steckler at 970-927-6650, ext. 1568, for more information.

Farmers Insurance Loter Agency will be holding a Community Yard Sale to benefit the March of Dimes on May 19. The agency is asking for the community to bring donations such as furniture, toys, household items, clothing etc. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Local March of Dimes. Now accepting item donations from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the agency at 1850 Enterprise Court # D in Rifle. The yard sale will run from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19.

Senior Matters is announcing the advent of its spring fundraiser, A Grand Rummage Sale of Collectibles and Rejectibles, to be held on Saturday, May 19, at the Third Street Center in the Calaway Room. Anyone considering a move, spring cleaning, downsizing or recycling of goods, can donate unwanted items to this fundraising sale. Contributions are tax deductible and will benefit the operation of Senior Matters. Contact Diane Johnson with any questions at 963-2536 or by email

Volunteers are invited to come Thursday evenings in May from 4 p.m. to dusk beginning May 10 to help put the finishing touches on the trails at Wulfsohn. Plans are to rebuild a short return loop to the far west end of the Wulfsohn Trail and reroute a steep and unsustainable section of the Upper Loop Trail away from an erosion gulley.Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and its project partners – the city of Glenwood Springs and Two Rivers Trails – will provide the tools, materials, leadership, and some great rewards, including dinner and refreshments at night’s end.For more information:, 970-927-8241 or

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