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Colorado Rocky Mountain College teacher Kayo Ogilby gives a free slide presentation on his recent research work involving the rate of erosion in the Himalayas, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dos Gringos in Carbondale.Ogilby teaches geology and coaches kayaking, mountain unicycling and telemark skiing at CRMS. A former student of his, Burch Fisher, went on to major in geology at Middlebury College and earned a master’s degree from Dartmouth and a PhD from UC Santa Barbara. Recently, Burch was able to secure a grant from the Geological Society of America for a research trip to the Himalayas, which included funding for a high school teacher to accompany him as a research assistant. He chose Ogilby.The two traveled to northern India this past fall to determine if the amount of precipitation a mountain range receives has any bearing on the rate in which the mountain uplifts and subsequently erodes. Ogilby will be presenting the team’s findings.

The 2010 Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow Talent Show is this Friday, Feb. 26. Show starts at 7 p.m. at the GSHS auditorium. Please come out and support the talented youth in our valley. Grand prize is a $1,000 scholarship.Tickets available at the door: $8/adults, $5/students and seniors, $25/family. For additional information contact Jeff Neer at 384-2444.

The Riverside Middle School Viking Voices honor choir and the Coal Ridge High School Concert and Varsity choirs present their annual “Broadway Dinner Theater,” on March 19 at Coal Ridge High School.The evening will include a pasta dinner (spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and a drink), and musical reviews from “Mary Poppins,” “Wicked,” “Grease,” “The Lion King” and “The Little Mermaid.”The cost will be $8 for the general public, and $6 for all students and teachers with a school ID, or $25 for a family of four.All proceeds will go to helping Coal Ridge and Riverside attend three upcoming competitions. For more information, call 665-6732.

More than 80 trail ride enthusiasts from Eagle, Parachute, Carbondale and everywhere in between gathered at the Silt Fire Station for the organizational meeting of a new Back Country Horseman Chapter in this area. The turnout thrilled Kay Robinson, the driving force behind the formation of this chapter.Several members from the Northern Colorado Chapter and Grand Mesa Chapter came to speak and support this effort. There were also representatives from the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management who spoke of the cooperation with the Back Country Horsemen in maintaining trails on Public lands.The next meeting will be 7 p.m., March 5, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds, north Railroad Avenue, Rifle. Please call Kay Robinson 625-3663, or Diana Vagneur 876-2435 for information.

“I love theater, and I love the process of learning theater. I know how revitalizing, exciting and interesting it is. I wanted to share that. I just love to teach. I read about the Third Street Center and how one of the first groups that was establishing themselves there was Senior Matters, so my brain fired up and said ‘I’m go to volunteer to teach an acting class.’ And so that is how it came about.” – Richard LyonsRichard Lyons is instructing “Acting Up” classes to begin Feb. 24 from 1:30-2:45 p.m. at the Carbondale Senior Center located at The Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St. Classes are free. For further information contact Senior Matters at 963-2536.

Bookcliff, Mount Sopris & South Side Conservation Districts are hosting a workshop on Feb. 27 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center for small acreage landowners that are interested in backyard farming and sustainability. This workshop will address: tree care and pruning fruit trees, challenges and opportunities in gardening, forest management, biological control, grazing management for horses, cattle selection and sheep guard dog management. Registration is $10 and includes lunch. Call Sharie at 945-5494, ext. 105, for more information.

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program (AZYEP) and community radio station KDNK sponsor a youth panel discussion, “Is High School Preparing Us for the World Beyond?” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24.The event will take place at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School Barn (doors open at 5:30 p.m.), and will be broadcast live from 6-7 p.m. on KDNK (88.1, 88.3 and 88.5 FM, with live streaming at from five area high schools will discuss students’ concerns about their high school education and the social and global issues that they face beyond their classrooms. The public is invited to participate in the conversation. The event is free, but donations will be accepted in support of youth radio broadcast education. For more information about AZYEP, visit and click on Youth Radio.

Don’t miss the premier of the GSHS Percussion Ensemble’ 2010 competitive percussion piece Sunday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m. and Monday, March 1, 7 p.m. in the Jeannie Miller Auditorium at GSHS. This year the GSHS Percussion Ensemble is performing an original composition written especially for this ensemble. “Where the Rivers Meet” was written by Mike Nevin of Philadelphia. Mr. Nevin visited Glenwood Springs last year to conduct a workshop with the ensemble. He was inspired by our area and set his inspiration to music. $10 for adults / $5 for students. Advanced tickets will be available from any ensemble member, the GSHS music department, the Glenwood Chamber or call Debbie Wilde at 945-2747. Tickets will be available at the door. All tickets are general admission seating.

The Sunlight Mountain Volunteer Ski Patrol and Winter Sports Club sponsor a drawing for a one-of-a-kind official 1990 U.S. Ski Team vest.Donate $5 to the volunteer ski patrol on sports club and be entered into the drawing, which will take place March 7 after the Buddy Werner Championships.The vest is on display in the bar area at Sunlight.

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