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New Castle Town Council currently has one Council Member position vacant. To serve on Council, one must be a U.S. citizen, a registered voter, at least 18 years of age, and a resident of the Town of New Castle for at least 1 year. Council Members receive $370 per month.Council meets in regular session the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, starting at 7 p.m., at New Castle Town Hall, located at 450 West Main Street. The person appointed would serve until April 2012.Residents interested in serving on Council are encouraged to review orientation materials on the Town website at Submit your letter of interest by Aug. 12, 2010 to Town Clerk Lisa Cain by any of these methods:Hand-delivery to Town Hall at 450 West Main Street Mail to P O Box 90, New Castle, CO 81647 Fax to (970) 984-2716 E-mail to Council will interview applicants on Aug. 17, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. If Council selects one of the applicants, that person will begin serving on Council starting that evening at 7 p.m. For additional information, call Ms. Cain at 984-2311.

Healing Partners presents “Paws to Read” every Thursday through Aug. 12 at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library. You can sign up to have a 15-minute reading session between 10 and 11:30 a.m. with Sky or Zoe, two trained dogs who love it when children read to them. Paws to Read provides a fun, stress free environment where children practice reading aloud. Parents must sign a release waiver at the library, and you must reserve a reading time. For more information call the library at 963-2889.

The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo takes place every Thursday through Aug. 19 at the Gus Darien Riding Arena, located one mile east of Carbondale on Garfield County Road 100 (Catherine Store Road).Events include bull riding, team roping, barrel racing, junior breakaway roping, plus mutton bustin’ and calf scramble for the kids.Gates open at 5:30 p.m., slack is at 6:30 p.m. and the grand entry is at 7:30 p.m. Spectators and participants are invited to bring a portable BBQ or a picnic dinner. There are also concessions on site.Admission is $8 per person (10 and under free), or $25 for a carload up to six people (each additional person is $5). More information at

Volunteers are needed for the Senior Matters sno-concession stand at the weekly Wild West Rodeo in Carbondale, which is a major fundraiser for the new senior center. The rodeo runs every Thursday through Aug. 19, at the Gus Darien Riding Arena. For more information and to sign-up for a shift, contact Diane at Senior Matters, 963-2536.

Rifle Women’s Connection presents A Concert in the Park, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at Heinze Park on Railroad Avenue in Rifle. Music from local artists and a special speaker, Adrian Miller. In addition, join us for BBQ from Rib City, adults $10 and children 12 and under $5. Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets and join us for a great time. Call 625-5220 for more information. Rifle Women’s Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

Lunch & Learn – Managing Childhood Asthma: A Team Approach on Aug. 12 from noon to 1 p.m., Grand River Hospital and Medical Center Conference CenterPresented by LuAnn Moss, registered respiratory therapist.LuAnn will talk about identifying asthma triggers, managing asthma medications, knowing the signs of an asthma attack, developing an action plan, and proper use of a peak flow meter.Presentation is free, and light lunch will be served, but you must RSVP to ensure a spot, (970) 625-6200.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and its Threat Assessment Group (TAG) specialists will be holding a community education session on local gang issues Thursday, Aug. 12, from 6-8 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Office Annex, 106 County Road 333-A in Rifle (just south of the Garfield County Regional Airport off Airport Road/County Road 352). The presentation will cover what TAG is and does; why kids join gangs; identification of symbols, signs, graffiti and tattoos; and recent gang activity and associated impacts in the local area. There will be a follow-up question and answer session for concerned citizens, parents, guardians and teachers. This educational session is open to the public and is free-of-charge. Similar events have been highly beneficial in helping citizens better understand current gang trends and how to best address the threats in their neighborhoods, schools and communities.For more information, please contact TAG Deputy James Miller at (970) 945-0453 or

“Collage” will be performing a musical travelogue, a concert combining poems, stories and songs through their varied life journeys at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Cardiff Schoolhouse in south Glenwood Springs. The concert is produced by Camp Chair Productions. Admission is $12. Call 945-6247 for more information. A portion of the proceeds goes to benefit Red Mountain Friends of Historic Preservation.

On Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. Daniel Hallford will present an exciting evening of classical guitar music in the Historic Cardiff School in south Glenwood Springs. Admission is $12.Daniel graduated with a masters in classical guitar performance at Mannes College of Music in NYC in May. He is currently planning to attend Stoneybrook College on Long Island to pursue a doctorate degree. For more information look at Daniel’s website at To order tickets call 945-6247.

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