Community News Briefs
With the change to Daylight Savings Time, the West Garfield County Landfill will begin its summer operating hours this weekend. Starting on Sunday, March 13, the West Garfield County Landfill will be open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The board of directors of the Roaring Fork Water & Sanitation District will hold a public hearing at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, at the district’s wastewater treatment plant, 2550 County Road 109, Carbondale, to consider the following changes to the current water and sewer tap fee structure. The new tap fees are proposed to take effect on March 16, 2011, for new construction:CurrentProposed Water Tap Fee per EQR$3,000$3,700Sewer Tap Fee per EQR$3,900$6,500If you would like a copy of the Water and Sewer Tap Fee Report that provides the basis for this increase, contact the district office at 945-2144. Written comments may also be submitted prior to the hearing by mailing to PO Box 1002, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Two Rivers Art Project is looking for high quality sculptures for the 2011/2012 year-long public art display. The exhibit is open to professional and amateur artists of all backgrounds. Each artist may enter up to two works. There are no limitations on the dimensions. A selection committee will review all entries and choose up to 10 pieces based on the originality of the piece, its durability and suitability for outdoors and safety for the public.The application deadline is today. Upon acceptance into the year-long display, artists must be able to deliver their works by May 26/27, to the designated installation site. Chosen artists will receive a $100 stipend. Applications are available online at glenwoodarts.org or by calling the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts at (970) 945-2414. It has been a longtime dream to create a strong public art program for the city of Glenwood Springs. The upcoming display will mark the fourth year-long Two Rivers Art Project exhibit. The Two Rivers Art Project is a collaborative effort of the city of Glenwood Springs, the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association. For more information, please contact Gayle Mortell at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts (970) 945-2414 or Angie Anderson at the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association (970) 945-6589.
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association invites interested food vendors, farmers market vendors and artisans to apply for the 114th annual Strawberry Days to be held June 17, 18 and 19. Food and farmers market applications are available at strawberrydaysfestival.com or by calling the chamber at (970) 945-6589. Interested artisans may apply at zapplication.org. The application deadline has been extended to March 31. Books for BabiesThe Garfield County Public Library Foundation has launched “Books for Babies,” a program aimed at families of newborn children. Books for Babies provides a book bag with a library card application and a high-quality, age-appropriate board book with bilingual text (English and Spanish), as well as information on the importance of reading and library services for new parents. The bags are being distributed through pediatrician’s offices and family medical clinics throughout the county at the first well-child visit. Books for Babies is a great opportunity for the library to connect with new parents from the start, and is funded through the Library Foundation and the City Market Cares program. For more information on this program contact 625-4270.
Local Special Olympics competitors including, from left, Mady Oakes, Alyssa Richman and Lucy Oakes, and the Roaring Fork Mountain Nios competed at the winter statewide Special Olympics games at Copper Mountain last weekend. The local Special Olympics team will be raising funds for future competitions by offering a hot dog lunch, with a beverage and chips, for $3 from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at WalMart in Rifle.
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The Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge experienced vandalism in the form of significant water damage after a man removed a pipe valve with a fire extinguisher flooding four hallways. The lodge however remains open and operational.