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The town of Basalt will begin construction activities April 2 on its new recycle center, to be located adjacent to Midland Spur and Two Rivers Road (just east of the present location). Work entails construction of a new recycle site with a street and bike path. Construction activities will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. During construction, the site will be closed and various parking spots on Midland Spur will be unavailable on a daily basis. Please use caution when driving or walking in this area. The recycle containers will be temporarily relocated on April 1 to the vacant lot immediately north of the post office.

Learn how to save energy and money while conserving the earths resources from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the New Castle Community Center. The event will include refreshments, prizes, information, displays, advice from local experts, childrens activities.Sponsored by the New Castle Environmental Advisory Committee.

Aspen ShortsFest films will be held at the Crystal Theatre at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday, April 4; 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5; and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 6.

The Walk for Multiple Sclerosis is scheduled for May 17. A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. April 2 at U.S. Bank next to Safeway in Glenwood Springs. New committee members are welcome.For more information, call Penny at 945-5343.

The Rifle Moose Lodge is hosting a prime rib dinner membership and fundraising drive Saturday April 5. This event is open to the general public. Cocktails will be served between 4 and 5 p.m., and dinner will be served from 5-8 p.m. Dinner includes baked potato, salad and desert and choice of petite cut or cattleman’s cut.Advance tickets are encouraged to reserve your prime rib dinner. Tickets can be purchased at the Moose Lodge, 133 E Third St. in Rifle, or phone: 625-5508.

Challenge Aspen staff and volunteers are organizing the fifth annual Vince Gill and Amy Grant Golf Classic to be held August 4 and 5. Aspen/Snowmass will offer a beautiful backdrop to the popular golf, food and entertainment event, providing another round of great golf, support and fundraising for individuals with disabilities served by Challenge Aspen.All proceeds benefit Challenge Aspen, providing year-round recreational, cultural and competition experiences for anyone with a disability. Golf enthusiasts, fans and serious players are invited to the annual Golf Classic, beginning with the August 4 dinner concert at the Doerr-Hosier Center in the Aspen Meadows Resort. Tuesday will include golf with Fred Funk and other PGA professionals, National Amputee Golfers Association players and their guests at The Snowmass Club.For more information and online registration, visit, or contact Geneva Templeton at 970-923-0578 ext 220.

Community Visioning public meetings will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, April 12; and from 4-6:30 pm. Saturday, April 19 at the New Castle Community Center.Join friends and neighbors for a fun and interactive session to help develop future visions for New Castle as part of the comprehensive planning process. These meetings are open to the public, both in and out of town. The events are presented by Davis Farrar, Western Slope Consulting LLC – 963-7172; and Mark Fuller, Fuller Consulting Services – 963-4959.

An Evening of Acoustic Old-Time and Celtic Music with The Crowlin Ferlies and friends will be offered from 7:30-10 p.m. Sunday, March 30 at The Pour House, 351 Main St., Carbondale. For more information, call 963-3553

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is offering the Glenwood Caverns Begin a New Adventure Scholarship. To support its employees interest in furthering their education, the Park will grant two $1,000 scholarships to students in pursuit of post-high school education. Applicants must have worked at the park at least 200 hours during the previous calendar year. The scholarships will be granted based on merit, with consideration given for number of years of employment with the park and dedication to its mission: making people smile. The first scholarships will be granted in 2009. Applications will be available online at or at the Parks tram base beginning January 2009 and will be due March 1, 2009. The park is now hiring for full- and part-time positions, including cave tour guides. Applications, which can be downloaded from, are being accepted at the tram base or by fax at 945-2051.

Teams are in full gear for the Rifle Area Relay For Life and beginning to host a variety of fundraising events. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society to turn hope into a cure.The Community Banks of Rifle team, The Grinch who Stole Cancer, is sponsoring a hairstyles and facials event beginning at 1 p.m. March 29, at Community Banks in Rifle. Besides hairstyling and facials, the event includes lots of samples, giveaways, and food and drink. Hair styling will begin at 3 p.m. Appointments are preferred, and walk-ins are welcome. Call 970-274-1075 and ask for Samantha for more details.Moes Southwestern Grill in Glenwood Springs will be hosting a fundraiser for Team Shrek, Happily Ever Laughter, April 10. Eat at Moes and 15 percent of the days profits will be donated to Team Shrek.For more information about the Rifle Area Relay For Life, contact Theresa Hamilton at 379-4942.

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