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There is to be a CNA/First Responder training course every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, now through Sept. 2, at the Rifle Super 8 Motel in Rifle. Classes start today with interviews, applications and testing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the motel. Discounts are available for those who stay at the motel. Cost of the course is $1,500, including a $200 registration fee that is refundable or transferable. For information contact Jeanette A. Burgess, (970) 208-3947 in Grand Junction, or the Super 8 Motel at 625-9912.

Installation of the sanitary sewer force main to the new regional wastewater facility in west Glenwood Springs, from the existing treatment facility, will continue this month, necessitating several upcoming road closures.Midland Avenue will be closed to southbound traffic between the Glenwood Springs Community Center and Eighth Street from July 12-30. One lane of northbound traffic will be maintained as possible.Also the Eighth Street bridge will be closed from Aug. 2-20. It will be open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Alternate routes to 27th Street and exit 116 are advised.More information is available on the city’s website at Updates will be distributed as the project progresses.Any questions about the project can be directed to Adam Racette with SGM Engineering at (970) 319-2093.

Silt Heyday is July 31, and Aug. 1 is the Silt Heyday Car show at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Silt, located about 18 miles west of Glenwood Springs along I-70.This is the civic celebration’s 41st anniversary, and the theme is “Hats Off to Volunteers.” In keeping with that theme, organizers are looking for volunteers that can help us make it happen.This year the music will come from Defiance Stringband at breakfast, Rocking Horse in the afternoon, with Exit 42 in the evening.Forms for booth spaces and parade have been mailed to those who participated in previous years. Booth forms, Parade and Car Show entries can be picked up at Silt Town Hall. To volunteer please call 876-5801.

The Glenwood Springs High School Class of 1970 is planning a reunion for July 30 and Aug. 1, and is looking for class members to reply.Send an e-mail to, or contact one of the organizers: Joyce Heuschkel, 963-4100; Michelle Zwicki, 379-7612; Jean Alberico, 963-1985; or Kerry Smith, 945-8934.

Donate blood at the St. Mary’s Blood Mobile, which will be parked near the south entrance of Grand River Hospital and Medical Center on Tuesday, July 6, from 9 a.m. to noon, and receive a free cholesterol screening. Giving blood is an easy and quick way to potentially save a life.

Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario is hosting a community education and family safety session on local sex offender issues, from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, at the Carbondale Fire House, 300 Meadowood Drive, Carbondale.Local experts will explain how to deal with registered sex offenders living in area neighborhoods, separate myths from facts, and share personal safety measures for both individuals and families.There will also be handouts on a wide range of sex offender topics, as well as current photographs and background information on offenders living or working in Garfield County.

The Carbondale Community United Methodist Church welcomes the Rev. Richmond B. Stoakes as its new part-time pastor, effective this week.He replaces retiring pastor Wally Finley, who had served as a part-time pastor at CCUMC for the past three years. Finley also served the Carbondale church in the late 1980s and early ’90s.Rev. Stoakes joins Rev. Richard Lyon, who continues to serve CCUMC on a quarter-time basis.Stoakes recently retired as full-time minister of the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church in Rifle, where he had served since 2003. He also served the Rifle church from 1989-91 and from 1996-99, and has served Methodist churches in Colorado Springs and Lakewood as well.Stoakes earned his Master of Divinity degree from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver in 1989. Prior to that he was in the U.S. Navy from 1963-1987.He and his wife, Susan, have been married for 47 years and have six adult children and five grandchildren.

Glenwood Springs Women’s Connection, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, invites all women to a brunch 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 10, featuring local professional artist Cynthia Thomas and speaker DiAnna Perkins of Colorado Springs, who will tell of her scarred past and bright future. Brunch and program cost $10 or $5 for first-time guests. For reservations, call Connie at 876-0581 or e-mail Jean at

Red, White and Tuna, another comedy from the Greater Tuna saga. A Fourth of July Class Reunion at the Historic Cardiff Schoolhouse in Park East. We only have 60 seats; all tickets are $15, show starts at 7:30 p.m., July 8-10. 20 characters, male and female, played by four men, Jack Green, Bob Willey, Mike Banks and Dave Gardner. You don’t want to miss another Greater Tuna Texas comedy.

Tobacco Cessation Class will be held at Valley View Hospital on July 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Create a personalized plan to stop smoking using the Quit Smart Program from Duke University. Small group classes are taught by Sandy Hyra, RN. There will be two additional sessions, to be scheduled by consensus of the participants. All three sessions must be attended. Individual classes available upon request. Fee is $35. For questions, contact Martin Gaither at (970) 384-7702.

The Basalt Chamber of Commerce and Alpine Bank present the 2010 Summer Music Series.Music will run from 5:30-8 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 4, with the venue rotating each week between Lions Park and Triangle Park at Willits.Chamber members, including Smoke Modern BBQ, will have a variety of booths each week. July 7 – Carbondale Allstars, Triangle Park

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