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The town of Snowmass Village invites citizens to be a part of the sustainability solution. Workshop II will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the Snowmass Village Town Hall council chambers. Lunch/dinner will be provided.For more information, call 923-3777.

Alpine Legal Services Do it Yourself Divorce Class will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. Attendees will be provided with all of the necessary documentation required to complete the divorce process along with the necessary information about how to manage the case start to finish.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 the Glenwood office at 945-8858.

The Colorado Department of Wildlife will sponsor a Bowhunter Education course 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 19 and 20. Classroom instruction will take place at the Re-1 school district building in Glenwood Springs. An outdoor class will be held on Sunday to cover hands-on subjects specific to bowhunting. Preregistration is not required.For more information, please call 945-7274.

The organizers of the Class of 1958 Garfield County High School reunion, scheduled for Sept. 6, are searching for members of the class and its teachers. Call Joe Tonso at (970) 824-5821 or e-mail for details and registration.

The Western Colorado Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations whose activities benefit people living in Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray and Rio Blanco counties. Grants will be made to nonprofit organizations focused on health and human services, education, arts and culture, civic projects, conservation or natural resources. Preference will be given to organizations where a grant of $500 to $1,000 will make a difference. Proposal guidelines are available on the Western Colorado Community Foundation website at The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, Aug. 15. For more information, call (970) 243-3767 or visit

Kids have a great time learning to sew during two different classes at the Glenwood Sewing Center classroom, 822 Grand Ave.The Kids can sew: Beginning quilting class is being offered from 2-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, July 22-25. Beginning quilters with some sewing machine experience will make a small quilt for doll or pet or newborn baby. They can select fabrics, cut out the pieces and construct the quilt top, add batting and backing, and tie to finish. Patt Jones will be their teacher. Kids can sew: beginner level introduces kids age 9 and up to the pleasures of sewing. They will learn to use a sewing machine, and to cut, press, pin, and sew fun stuff. Patt Jones will teach the class, which is offered from 2-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 5-7.Call 945-5900 to register.

Kids of all ages are invited to join Silts Heyday Parade Saturday, Aug. 2. Decorate your bikes, wagons, and scooters and join in on the fun. The theme this year is Through the Eyes of Children. Parade entry forms are available at Silts Town Hall or contact Peggy Swank at 876-5861 and request a form to be e-mailed or mailed to you. Booth spaces still available.For additional information, please contact 876-5801.

New Castle Recreation will be hosting an American Red Cross First Aid and CPR class from 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the New Castle Community Center. Upon completion of this class, participants will receive certification for First Aid and CPR in adult children and infants. Registration is available online at or at the New Castle Community Center. For more information, please call 984-3352.

The Garfield County Oil and Gas office will move to 0375 County Road 352, Building 2060, the new Garfield County Administration building at the Garfield County Airport in Rifle off Airport Road.For more information, call Judith Jordan, oil and gas liaison at 625-5905; or Wendy Swan, oil and gas administrative assistant at 625-5915.

Organizers of the Class of 1998 Basalt High School reunion remind all its members the event will be held Aug. 1-3. For event schedule and RSVP, contact Laura Podolak at 303-549-2511 or e-mail

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