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A winetasting benefit is planned from 5-8 p.m. Thursday for the victims of the Rifle Labor Day fire. The event is at Columbine Restaurant at the Rifle Creek golf course. Tickets: in advance, Rocky Mountain Liquors, Columbine Restaurant, Creekbend Caf and Bistro, KMTS, 3230 S. Glen Ave., Glenwood Springs. Proceeds benefit Jack and Ava Bowles, of Rifle Fireside Lanes, and Dave Valencia, of Rifle Amoco.

Grant applications are now being accepted from nonprofit organizations whose missions focus on the Roaring Fork Valley and Carbondale community.Deadline is Nov. 30 with the grants awarded in December 2005. Applications are available at Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave.

Carbondales Economic Roadmap Group is on the home stretch after over a year of meetings, educational forums, neighborhood chat sessions, an open house and last months community feedback Town Meetings. Their preliminary findings, including a convenient executive summary and a summary of community feedback from the Sept. 22 public sessions, are available on the town Web site, Carbondale citizens are encouraged to review the results of more than 1,400 hours of work by the Roadmap Group, and post comments on the Web site.

Bookcliff, South Side and Mount Sopris Conservation Districts and Natural Resources Conservation Service will holding its annual dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Hotel Colorado. This meeting is held each year for those who would like to know more about the accomplishments and current projects of the conservation districts and Natural Resources Conservation Service, and for landowners that have worked with the agencies in the past. Make reservations by Nov. 4 by calling 945-5494, ext. 101.

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