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The Glenwood Springs Branch Library and Frontier Historical Society present “Glenwood Springs: 125 Years in Photos”. Museum director, Cindy Hines will share nearly 100 photographs from the Frontier Historical Society Museum’s collection in a photographic history of our community which celebrates 125 years in 2010. These photos show the people, the places, and the evolution of Glenwood Springs. The event will be held on Thursday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 413 9th Street. All ages are welcome to this free, public event and refreshments will be served. Please call 945-5958 if you have any questions.

The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo takes place 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 and the grand entry is at 7:30. 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

The Artilluma Dance Company, owned by the Churchill Family of Rifle, is now registering students for their fall dance classes. ADC will offer a variety of classes, including: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Ballroom, Combo classes for the little ones, Yoga, and a special “Think You Can’t Dance?” class for high school students who might want a more casual atmosphere! Fall Dance classes start Monday, Aug, 23. Registration will begin on Thursday, Aug. 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fall schedule can found on their website: Call Lynn or Landon at 625-5616 for more info or to register over the phone.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and its Threat Assessment Group (TAG) specialists will be holding a second community education session on local gang issues on Thursday, Aug. 19, from 6-8 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road. 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-on 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 945-0453 or

On Aug. 19, as part of Glenwood’s Third Thursday celebrations, the Last Minute String Band will perform from 7-10 p.m. at the Bluebird Cafe at 732 Grand Ave. Call 945-0350 for info.Re-1 school board vacancyThe Roaring Fork School District Re-1 is seeking applicants to fill a Basalt-area vacancy on the five-member school board, following the recent resignation of Matt Flink from the board.The board oversees public schools in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt. The opening is for Director District A, which generally encompasses the area south of Frying Pan Road, including old town Basalt, the Basalt South area, and the area extending west along Highway 82 to Catherine Store.Anyone from that area who is interested in applying for appointment to fill the vacancy should contact Re-1 Administrative Assistant Cyndy Hallford at (970) 384-6009, or by e-mail at

Detailed maps depicting the Hidden Gems Wilderness Proposal for Pitkin County and surrounding areas are now available to the public at local libraries in the Roaring Fork Valley and at the Redstone Church.The package includes large, poster-sized maps showing an overview of the entire proposal and close-up, detailed depictions of the individual proposal areas. Information about the overall proposal and wilderness designation are also on hand. Comment sheets are provided so people can provide their thoughts and input.The maps were printed and distributed by the Hidden Gems Wilderness Campaign as part of its ongoing public outreach. The maps are available during regular business hours at the libraries and the church.The maps and information are currently available at the following locations.• Pitkin County Library, 120 North Mill Street, Aspen.• Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Avenue, Basalt.• Gordon Cooper Library, 76 South 4th Street, Carbondale.• Church at Redstone, 213 Redstone Boulevard, Redstone.The maps will also be available beginning next week at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 413 9th St.All of the maps and information is also available online at

Aquatic biologists and wildlife managers with the Colorado Division of Wildlife are asking the public for help in future planning for fishing opportunities in Rifle Gap and Harvey Gap Reservoirs in Garfield County. A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 31 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the South Event Hall at the Garfield County Fairgrounds.Rifle Gap and Harvey Gap are popular fisheries in western Colorado, but illicit introductions of fish species and other factors have changed the fisheries over time. This meeting will explain how the fisheries of both waters have changed and share results of angler creel surveys completed in 2009 and 2010. Information will also be provided about age and growth of species and predator-prey relationships within the water. Discussion will be held in regard to options for fisheries management and plans for an in-stream fish screen below Rifle Gap Reservoir. “We hope that anglers who are interested in the management of these reservoirs will come and discuss the options that exist,” said Lori Martin, DOW aquatic biologist.

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