Community News & Notes
Colorado Mountain College Theatre is holding open auditions for its fall performances, A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia” and John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine.” Auditions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at CMC’s New Space Theatre at Spring Valley. Those auditioning should prepare a 1-2 minute monologue and will be asked to do a cold read from the script (scripts are available at the CMC Glenwood Center and at Spring Valley). Please contact 947-8177 or visit http://www.coloradomtn.edu/theatre for more information.
Everyone is invited to the grand opening for Silt’s three new solar arrays at Town Hall, Silt Senior Housing and the Wastewater Treatment Plant.The event will be on Thursday, Sept. 2, from 10-11 a.m., at Silt Town Hall, 231 N. Seventh, and includes comments from key players, tours and a reception.The three arrays are part of the Garfield New Energy Communities Initiative, which is using grant money from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs to install solar arrays on public buildings from Parachute to Carbondale. More information at http://www.GarfieldCleanEnergy.org.
Join the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m., for an evening of music and live entertainment. Presenting the talents of Ira Shore, “Collage” featuring Tom and Karen Cochran, Noemi and Kris Kosmowski, Ashton Taufer, Cameron Scott, and more… Tickets are $10 and benefit the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Join us, enjoy our bar selections and light fare, as our entertainers sing the night away. Call (970) 945- 2414 to reserve your tickets today. A great event for the entire family.
The historic Cardiff School will play host to a cowboy melodrama on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 3-4, and continue the following Thursday through Saturday evenings on Sept. 9-11. Shows will be at 7:30 p.m.The show, “Blazing Guns on the Roaring Fork or The Perfumed Badge of Cardiff,” will be conducted by Camp Chair Productions and be part of the 125th anniversary celebration of Glenwood Springs. Spectators should be prepared to get involved in the action with sing-a-longs, booing, cheering and more. This will be fun for the entire family. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students 18 and under and a special family rate of $45. Seating is limited so call ahead for tickets and information at 945-6247. To get to the Cardiff School drive past Sopris Elementary and look for the event parking signs.
The Colorado Trappers Association Rendezvous will be held five miles up Garfield Creek (follow signs) south of New Castle on Labor day weekend (Friday evening to Monday morning). There will be lots of camping available. Activities include trapping and fur demonstrations, contests (baking, shooting for all ages, tomahawk and knife throw, trap setting, frying pan toss), barbecue dinner, auction and a dance. The Girl Scouts will have a chuck wagon set up for the weekend.Call Kevin at (970) 379-5976 for more information.
Survivors of domestic violence need your help. Your understanding and support can help survivors through a difficult time. Join our team of dedicated volunteers and staff at the Advocate Safehouse Project and make a difference in your community. The free training will prepare you to respond to calls received by the Advocate Safehouse Project’s 24-hour Help Line. Classes include, but are not limited to, the following topics: dynamics of domestic violence, crisis intervention, listening skills, and the legal system, Advocate Safehouse Project’s Policies and Procedures and other community resources. As an advocate you will have the flexibility to choose your shifts and you will always have staff support while you are covering the helpline. We are currently taking applications for our next training which will begin in October. Please call Karen at 945-2632 ext.107 for more information
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s 24th annual Issues and Answers Night will be on Tuesday, Sept. 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Glenwood Springs City Hall. The community will have the opportunity to hear from Garfield County Commissioner candidates Trsi Houpt and Tom Jankovsky; Garfield County Assessor candidates John Gorman and Jim Yellico; and Garfield County Sheriff candidates Thomas Dalessandri and Lou Vallario.Kathleen Curry, Luke Korkowski and Roger Wilson – candidates for Colorado House District 61- will be in attendance. Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes will provide a brief statement. The public is invited to attend, and the event will also be broadcast live on Cable Channel 12. Ron Milhorn, news director of Colorado West Broadcasting/KMTS Radio, will moderate.The event is co-sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Cable Channel 12, Colorado West Broadcasting (KMTS) and local State Farm Insurance agents, Jeff Leonard and Dee McCown.
Geothermal energy has huge advantages over other forms of energy; it’s clean, available 24/7, and once infrastructure is in place, the fuel is free. The Governor’s Energy Office and the Colorado Geothermal Working Group are hosting a public workshop in Glenwood Springs to share information about geothermal energy uses, technologies, and the potential for expanding uses of this clean, abundant and renewable energy resource. The free Geothermal Workshop will be held from 2:45 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road in Glenwood Springs. Advance registration is requested. To RSVP, send an email to John Gitchell, John@SustainableBusinessSolutions.net or call (970) 389-4429.
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