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The Forest Conservancy and White River National Forest present the volunteer opportunities discussion Join the Adventure. Become a Volunteer, to encourage new volunteers for summer 2006. The event takes place from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at the Church at Redstone.Speakers include Bill Westbrook, district ranger at the Aspen/Sopris Ranger District and Ruth Frey, Bernie Grauer, and Marcia Johnson of the Forest Conservancy.No registration is required. For more information, call (970) 963-8071.

A wellness/vaccination clinic for dogs and cats will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Rifle Animal Shelter, located on Prefontaine Avenue, across from Rifle High School. This is a reduced-cost clinic, with proceeds used to provide medical care for shelter animals.Please bring your pets health record and bring cats in carriers and dogs on leashes.

The Colorado River District is holding its annual Roaring Fork State of the River meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the El Jebel Community Center.Water users, recreationists and citizens can learn how the water year is shaping up for the Fryingpan, Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers, as well as for Ruedi Reservoir.Presentations will be given by the state Division of Water Resources on local water conditions, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on Ruedi Reservoir, Colorado Springs Utilities on Roaring Fork diversions to Twin Lakes, the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District on Fryingpan diversions to Turquoise Lake, and the Colorado River District. There will be a time for questions and answers.For information, contact Jim Pokrandt at the Colorado River District at 945-8522, ext. 236, or e-mail jpokrandt@ crwcd.org.


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