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From 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, at the Garfield County Human Services Building in Rifle, a two-hour overview training will equip disaster responders with the skills necessary for providing emotional support to disaster survivors. Psychological First Aid is a job aid for responders allowing them to assist survivors in managing adaptive functioning during or following a disaster. The interactive course covers the core actions of Psychological First Aid, and provides education on emotional reactions associated with a disaster. There is a six-hour in-depth psychological First Aid training available as well. Both of these trainings are appropriate for all types of disaster responders.The training is sponsored by The Colorado Disaster Behavioral Health Traveling Training Institute.To register, visit the CO.TRAIN website at For information or help registering, contact Curt Drennen at Curt.Drennen@state.; or John and Mickey Neal at or call 625-3393.

Pianist Linda Jenks coordinates Western Slope performers in a rollicking evening of zany fun. “I’m Gettin’ Neutered in the Mornin'” and “Tabby Cat’s Lament (I Can’t Get Spayed)” will have the audience “howling.” All proceeds are “earmarked” for Friends of the Rifle Animal Shelter to spay and neuter cats. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and individual students, and a $35 family rate for parents and their children. Concert will take place at the CMC West Rifle Campus on March 19 at 7 p.m. For information call 625-2333.

This week’s Naturalist Nights presentations in Carbondale and Aspen will take audiences on a tour of one of our region’s lesser-known ecosystems.Local ecologist Dee Malone will present “Fens: Ancient Wetland Ecosystems” on Wednesday, March 17, at Dos Gringos Burritos, 588 Highway 133 in Carbondale. The show starts at 7 p.m., and food and drink can be purchased beforehand.She’ll repeat the slide show Thursday evening at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), starting at 7:30 p.m.Malone’s free presentations are part of the Naturalist Nights winter speaker series, presented by the Wilderness Workshop and the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.Malone is involved in a process being conducted by the Colorado National Heritage Program and the U.S. Forest Service to inventory and assess fens in the White River National Forest. For more information, contact WW at 963-3977.

The Go Green Team at Kathryn Senor Elementary in New Castle is conducting a fundraiser car wash from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 20, hosted by Vista Auto Group at the indoor car wash behind the Honda/Subaru building in west Glenwood Springs. The cost is a $5 donation, with proceeds to be used to purchase trees to plant at the KSE playground. The school’s green team volunteers note that washing a car at a car wash with biodegradable soap and a water filtering system is advisable compared to washing a car on the street and letting the soap run into the unfiltered storm drain system. For questions, call Chris DeSimone at 665-7667.

The Frontier Historical Society would like to invite community members to join the Linwood Cemetery committee. Community member involvement and input is solicited. There will be a meeting on Tuesday, March 23, at 5 p.m. at the Frontier Historical Museum at 10th and Colorado. For more information call 945-4448.

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