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The Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society will meet on Monday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Ave., Glenwood. The guest speaker will be club member Alan Leslie describing his trip to Machu Picchu in Peru. Anyone interested is invited to attend. For information, call Cynthia at 524-7981.

Friday, Jan. 14 Stimulus PackageSaturday, Jan. 15 Fire in the Asylum

The Wheeler Opera House has announced three events that it will produce as its contribution to Aspen’s annual Winterskl festivities for Jan. 13-15. All events are free and open to the public. On Thursday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m., the Wheeler will screen the classic concert film, “Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones.” Ahead of the film screening, the Wheeler will host a “Get Your Rock Off” rock costume competition. Fans of all ages are invited to show up in their finest extreme-rock-star gear and compete for one of three great prizes. On Friday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m., Nathan McEuen and friends will return to the Wheeler. And on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 9 p.m., A Benefit for Feed Them With Music will play at the Wheeler. Also, the Wheeler lobby will be open early for Saturday night patrons so that they can enjoy the Winterskl fireworks from the best vantage point in town. Come enjoy the celebration, starting with the torchlight descent at 8:15 p.m. and fireworks immediately thereafter. For more information, please call Wheeler Opera House Executive Director Gram Slaton at 920-5790, or e-mail

Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side Conservation Districts will once again offer the Small Acreage Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The workshop speakers will address holistic horse hoof health, soils 101, forensic horticulture (why is that established tree dying?) and biological control. The program will start promptly at 9 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. Cost for the workshop is $10 and will include lunch. This workshop has filled to capacity, so call with your reservation early. Reservations are required by Feb. 23 by mailing your $10 registration to Gar-Pit Conservation Districts, 258 Center Drive, Glenwood Springs.

The new LIFT-UP office in Basalt will be open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are in the Basalt Community United Methodist Church at 167 Holland Hills Road. We can be reached at (970) 279-1492 or

Alpine Legal Services announces its Do it Yourself Divorce Clinic. The clinic will take place on Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. Those that attend will be provided with all of the necessary documentation required to complete your divorce process along with all of the necessary information about how to manage your case start to finish. The class will commence at 5 p.m. A small donation is requested for this service, but no one will be denied services for lack of ability to pay. This clinic is supported by grants from Aspen Valley Community Foundation. For further information please contact our Glenwood office at 945-8858.

Join staff from Roaring Fork Conservancy and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails on Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at James H. Smith Northstar Open Space, as we explore these amazing riparian wetlands on snowshoes. Bring your own snowshoes or use a pair provided by the Roaring Fork Club. James H. Smith Northstar Open Space protects critical river and wetlands habitat and a migration corridor for deer and elk as they move across the valley. This free event is underwritten by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails. Registration is required at More info, call (970) 927-1290. Roaring Fork Conservancy is the watershed conservation organization in the Roaring Fork Valley that brings people together to protect our rivers. Celebrating more than 10 years of watershed conservation, Roaring Fork Conservancy focuses on keeping water in our rivers, keeping our rivers healthy, and keeping our riparian habitat intact. For more information call 927-1290 or visit

Dr. Richard Lyon, shamanic practitioner, will present a free lecture on The Art of Shamanic Journeying at the Third Street Center, suite 31, in Carbondale, on Friday, Jan. 21, from 7-8 p.m. All are invited. The lecture will be followed by a six-week experiential class, which will meet at the center on Sunday afternoons from 1-4 p.m., from Sunday, Jan. 23, through Sunday, March 6 (with Feb. 6 off for the Super Bowl). The cost for this training will be $90. From the earliest dawns of human time, shamans have used ancient ceremonies to alter consciousness and travel to the nonordinary realms that are home to the eternal and benevolent spirits. These Compassionate Ones have gifts of spiritual guidance and healing for each and all of us. In the sacred circle of this supportive class, you will learn how to enter into nonordinary consciousness and travel to the lower, upper and middle realms of nonordinary reality; meet your helping power, or totem, animal spirit(s); retrieve a lost power animal for another; and perform ceremonies to grow in relationship and power with our helping sources of wholeness and well-being. If your soul yearns to ride the windhorses of the spirit, consider yourself called to participate in the spiritual adventure of this initiatory class. Dr. Richard Lyon has trained with shamans in multiple traditions, most notably renowned practitioner Sandra Ingerman of Santa Fe, N.M. He lives in Glenwood Springs. For information or to register for this experiential class, e-mail Richard at

The Blue Bird Caf is showing photographic works of local photographer Scot Gerdes. The show titled “A World Apart” combines work from western Colorado and Japan. The show runs through Feb. 1. There will be an artist reception on Jan. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Do you have legal questions on civil issues? Divorce? Custody? Tenant rights? Powers of Attorney? Alpine Legal Services presents the next Thursday Night Bar on the Jan. 20 at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. Attendants will be received in order of appearance starting at 5 p.m. Volunteer attorneys will provide their time for a 15-minute private consultation about such matters as divorce, custody, renter’s rights, etc. To facilitate this service please bring all necessary documentation related to your case, such as leases, contracts, court papers, etc. Thursday Night Bar is sponsored by the 9th Judicial Bar Association and the Aspen Valley Community Foundation. It takes place the third Thursday of every month, in the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. A small donation is requested for this service but no one will be denied services for lack of ability to pay. For more information please contact our Glenwood office 945-8858.

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