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On Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, the White River Forest Alliance is hosting “Wilderness Defined,” an Environmental Open Forum at Dos Gringos in Carbondale beginning at 7 p.m. Anyone who enjoys the beauty of and the recreation in our mountain community is invited to attend. Input from all user groups is encouraged including : Mountain bikers, hikers, snowmobilers, dirt bikers, ATV riders, hunters, fishermen, backcountry skiers, 4W drivers, ranchers and land owners. Learn about working together as a community to preserve our wilderness. Discuss cross-stewardship, tolerance and protocols among user groups on our public wild lands. Listen and share during this open dialogue. For more information visit whiteriverforestalliance.org or call Jack Albright at (970) 379.3244.

The Glenwood Springs Chapter of HEARTBEAT – Support for Survivors After Suicide – is open to anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one through suicide – no matter how long ago. This peer group does not provide or replace therapy; it is a safe place where mutual support can be found with others who share this unique pain. HEARTBEAT meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs. Use the Bethel Chapel entrance of the church located at 824 Cooper Street. For more information, please call Pam Szdelyi at (970) 945-1398 or email at pamsz@sopris.net.

An account at the Bank of Colorado has been opened to receive donations for the Haiti Family mission school in Carrefour, Haiti, a small city near Port au Prince.The school was destroyed, and many of its “family” of students died, in the Jan . 12 earthquake that devastated the island nation (for more, go online to http://www.postindependent.com or see the Feb. 8 edition of the Post Independent).The bank opened the account with what supporters called a “sizable” donation by the bank itself, and all funds collected in the account will go toward food, medical supplies and other resources to aid in the recovery of Carrefour and other locales.The account is named Friends of Haiti Family, and donations will be accepted in person, over the phone or by mail to Bank of Colorado, P.O. Box 520, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, 81602.


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