Community News & Notes
There will be a horse clinic from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Rising Hearts Ranch, 295 County Road 262, Silt. Ricardo Rivero and Bob Boggs will discuss the importance of and the tools to keeping confidence and positive self-esteem in young horses preparing for competition. Breakfast will be for sale prior to the clinic and will benefit the Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Jesus Christ church in Glenwood Springs. Call 876-0933 for information.
The Sunlight Winter Sports Club and the Sunlight Volunteer Ski Patrol will be holding their annual Great Ski and Sports Swap on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The location is at the Orrison Distributing Warehouse, three miles south of Glenwood Springs on Highway 82. The swap is one of the first of the season so you can count on a great selection of items at great prices. There is a $1 admission fee and early birds are welcome to shop from 8-9 a.m. for a $5 admission price.If you wish to sell your gear, consignment items will be checked in on Friday, Oct. 1, from 6-8 p.m. at the warehouse. There is a $1 fee to sell your item and 20 percent of your sale price is donated to support the Sunlight Ski Club and Sunlight Ski Patrol. Volunteers are needed to work during the sale as well as Friday night check-in and Sunday afternoon check-out. We need cashiers, floor monitors, cleaning crews and back room accounting staff. Volunteers are able to shop early with no early bird admission fee. Please call Rona Fisher at (970) 379-9452 to volunteer.
The 56th annual Ski Swap will be held at a new start time of 9:30 a.m. at the Aspen High School.Drop off all new or used equipment, clothing and accessories Friday, Oct. 29, from 4-6 p.m.Shop the Swap on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Aspen High School Gym.Pick-up money and/or unclaimed items, Saturday, Oct. 30, from 2-4 p.m.Please do not use any tickets from prior years. We have gone to a two-color system.Tickets can be picked up at the Aspen Public Schools, Aspen Community School and the Alpine Banks in Aspen, AABC, Snowmass, Basalt, or Willits.If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering please contact Helene Gude at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Garfield County Public Health Department will hold flu shot times at meal sites for local seniors.• Tuesday Sept. 21: Rifle Senior Lunch, 50 Ute Avenue, 10 a.m. to noon.• Wednesday, Sept. 22, Parachute Senior Lunch at Valley Senior Center, 500 N. Parachute, 10 a.m. to noon.• Monday, Sept. 27, New Castle Senior Lunch at Castle Valley Senior Housing, 201 Castle Valley Blvd., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.• Wednesday Sept. 29, Silt Senior Lunchat the Burning Mountain Fire Stations, 611 Main Street, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.The flu shot is free for those with Medicare, Part B. Otherwise the cost is $20.Join us for lunch after obtaining your shot. Reservations are required. Any questions, please call Judy Martin at 945-9191, ext. 3061.
Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE) has tickets available for its upcoming annual event. This event will sell out so call for your tickets now. CARE is celebrating its 10th anniversary and is proud of what it has accomplished and how much it has done for the animals and people of Garfield County. The 10th Anniversary Bash will be at the Carbondale Recreation Center on Sept. 25.This will be a fun and entertaining evening that will include delicious food by Hestia, a cash bar, the premier of the video “10 Years of C.A.R.E.,” and the Aspen Choral Society, and will feature the hilarious comedy of Animal Planet’s E-Vet, Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald. Finally, dance the evening away to the music of the Hell Roaring String Band.Tickets are $75 each; CARE accepts cash, check or credit cards. Call for tickets and information at (970) 947-9173, or contact us via e-mail at email@example.com.
Next week, Sept. 20-24, elementary school kids have a chance to win prizes and make their community healthier. Walking and biking keep your body healthy through activity. Taking the bus, riding your bike, or walking increase your community’s health by reducing air pollution. So this week RFTA, the city of Aspen and the city of Glenwood Springs are encouraging their elementary school kids to travel as often as they can by bus riding, biking or walking. They will count the number of trips they take each day, without using a car, and let their teachers know so they can keep track. The top class in each school with the most noncar trips will get a pizza party. The second and third place classes in each school will win great prizes also. So please help us encourage our kids to help themselves and our community get healthier by walking, biking or taking the bus.
There will be a Dog Licensing and Vaccine Clinic sponsored by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and Divide Creek Animal Hospital.The clinic will be at the Cottonwood Springs Mobile Home Park, 27653 Highway 6, Rifle on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $4 per vaccine, $15 for microchips. This is for dogs only. Questions: Call the Sheriff’s Office at 945-0453.
The Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society will meet on Monday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Ave., Glenwood. The program will be an hour-long video from the Ancient America Series titled “Ancient Arizona” that explores the dramatic prehistoric past of sites such as Betatakin, Canyon de Chelly, Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, Keet Seel and more. Anyone interested is invited to attend. For information, call Cynthia at 524-7981.
Repairs on the Rio Grande Trail are scheduled for the weeks of Sept. 20 and Sept. 27. This scheduled trail work will result in trail detours in three locations between Aspen Glen and Hooks Lane Trail Head in West Basalt, and will require closure of the trail head parking lots at Catherine Bridge and Satank Bridge. Please go to http://www.rfta.com/updates.html for detailed information.Questions: Call the Rio Grande Trail Corridor Manager at (970) 384-4975. RFTA apologizes for any inconvenience that these detours may cause as we seek to make needed trail repairs
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