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RFTA valley services have resumed their winter schedules. New Valley service enhancements: I-70 route along the hogback will have an additional run at 6:05 p.m.; 30-minute continuous service between Glenwood Springs and El Jebel will now be consistent from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will not require a transfer at El Jebel Park n Ride. Pick up winter schedules for specific information on your route. Questions? Call 925-8484 or visit http://www.rfta.com.

Thirty-three nonprofit organizations, one business and several community leaders throughout the state of Colorado will be honored, and $380,000 will be awarded at the 18th annual El Pomar Awards for Excellence Presentation Banquet to be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the Carriage Museum in Colorado Springs. These organizations are recognized for their extraordinary contributions to the nonprofit sector and the more than 1 million Coloradans they serve.Thirty-three finalist nonprofit organizations will be honored, including Thunder River Theatre Company of Carbondale, nominated in the Arts and Humanities category.

The Redstone Community Associations 2006-07 Winter Series program continues at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Redstone Inn. Art Stephens, Western Slope historian and naturalist, will provide his slide show entitled Western Gunfighters and Their Girlfriends. Art has studied western gunfighter characters for many years and collected pictures from books, archives and from family collections. The lady friends of these gunfighters are as interesting as their men. Billy the Kid, Frank and Jesse James, Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday are a few of the fascinating characters in the slide show. For more information, call 963-1372.



Annig Agemian Raleys piano students will perform from 3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Hotel Colorado. They have prepared Christmas pieces, as well as selected solos and duets. The public is invited to attend. Any questions, call 945-2920.

A scrapbooking open house will be presented by an area Creative Memories consultant. A holiday open house and crop will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at WestStar Bank in Glenwood Springs. New product, organizing, digital scrapbooks and more. Free. RSVP requested: Susie 274-0247, http://www.mycmsite.com/sanderson.


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