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Representatives from 38 colleges will be available at a free college fair at Roaring Fork High School, 2270 Highway 133, Carbondale, on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 6-7:30 p.m. All students and parents in the Roaring Fork Valley are welcome.This is is an excellent opportunity for local families to meet the people who read college applications.College representatives from the following schools will attend: Adams State College, College in Colorado, Colorado Christian University, Colorado Mountain College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Fort Lewis College, Johnson & Wales University, Mesa State College, Northeastern Community College, Regis University, Rocky Mountain School Art and Design, Trinidad State Junior College, United States Air Force Academy, University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, University of Colorado-Denver, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, Western State College, Casper College, Central Wyoming College, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Grand Canyon University, Hastings College, Laramie County Community College, Montana State University, Montana Tech, Sierra Nevada College at Lake Tahoe, University of Wyoming, and Western Wyoming Community College.

A Suicide Prevention Education class is being held at the Silt Fire house on Sept. 16 from 6-8 p.m. This class is for professionals as well as lay people. Those having attempted suicide, who are depressed, or who know someone who may be suicidal are encouraged to attend. This is free to the community, and donations accepted. For further information please contact Donnalyne LaGiglia at (970) 948-6108, chairperson for Suicide Prevention Education Awareness in Garfield County.

Community Banks of Colorado is pleased to hold the third annual Community Banks Garage Sale on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the bank parking lot at 1810 Grand Ave. Come and shop. All proceeds of this sale will benefit the United Way of Garfield County. The garage sale is the kick-off event for the United Way’s fall campaign. Information about the different service organizations that the United Way supports will be available or go to needed items. The community is invited to bring their new or “gently used” items to Community Banks of Colorado, any time. This applies to businesses, too. Please leave the large ones at home until the day of the sale. No clothing. Please call Michele Diamond at 945-7035, before dropping off items.

Valley View Hospital bids farewell to the original 1955 hospital building with a special commemoration and time capsule opening on Tuesday, Sept. 14.The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The time capsule opening and program begins at noon.The original building and the adjacent addition will be torn down this fall to make way for VVH’s new Cancer Center.Personal memories of the original hospital are being gathered for the event. To submit a story or recollection, e-mail

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