Community News & Notes
The city of Glenwood Springs will hold a household hazardous waste collection event Saturday, April 24, at the South Canyon Landfill. Items that will be accepted include paint, used oil, pesticides, herbicides, etc. The schedule is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only. To make an appointment or if you have any questions, contact South Canyon Landfill at 945-5375. Additional information can be found on the city’s website, http://www.cogs.us.
Robert K. Steel will be the featured presenter at the next Roaring Fork Cultural Council dialogue, beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale.Steel is the former president and CEO of Wachovia Corporation. He joined the Board of Directors of Wells Fargo upon its merger with Wachovia, and served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance for two years in the George W. Bush administration. Previous to that appointment, he spent nearly 30 years with Goldman Sachs in Chicago, London and New York, retiring as vice chair. He is now the chairman of the Aspen Institute Board of Trustees.Steel will be speaking on the topic of “Wall Street vs. Main Street.”This is the second in this year’s series of events organized by the Roaring Fork Cultural Council, in partnership with Colorado Mountain College.Tickets are $10, and seating is limited. For more information, visit http://www.rfculturalcouncil.org.
Space is still available for Laurie Loeb’s Rhythms of the Heart African-inspired drumming workshop, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 25 at the Carbondale Community School.Appropriate for beginners and intermediates, the workshop will focus on developing rhythmic sensibilities, playing multi-part rhythmic patterns in ensembles, and basic techniques for djembe/ashiko hand-drumming. Participants will also have the opportunity to play African-style bass drums and cowbell, as well as create their own improvisational rhythms. Workshop fee is $50 after April 18. Drum rental: $8. Advance registration is required by calling 963-2798.
The Garfield County Department of Human Services Childcare Program will host its annual Provider Appreciation Brunch on Sunday, April 25, at the Hotel Colorado. The purpose of the event is to honor providers in licensed child care homes and centers throughout Garfield County. Individual providers will be recognized. If you would like to honor your child’s provider with a letter please send it to Dana Damm, Garfield County Department of Human Services Childcare Program, 195 W. 14th St., Rifle, CO 81650, or mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please take a minute to honor our providers for the essential role they play in the lives of our children.
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Though it won’t bring major changes for most Garfield County businesses, local public health officials were notified Thursday that the county will move to the less-restrictive Level Blue, effective first thing Friday.