Community News & Notes
As part of Get Yourself Tested (GYT09), all Planned Parenthood health centers across Colorado including the Glenwood Springs health center will offer low-cost STD testing April 21 and 24. The STD testing dates represent a larger effort to get people talking about STDs as they continue to be a public health concern. According to the CDC, at least one in four teenage girls has a STD. It is estimated nearly 19 million new STDs occur each year, and by the age of 25, one in two sexually active young people will contract an STD. Despite being a very common health issue, many young people still dont get tested for STDs due to a lack of knowledge and stigma. The goal of GYT09 is to generate buzz, remove the taboo and stigma about getting tested, and get young people talking about STDs testing in a comfortable way.
An artists talk will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in the Studio for Arts and Works (SAW) gallery in Carbondale. Participating architects, landscape architects, furniture designers, and lighting designers will be present to answer questions and discuss the current show in the gallery: Before it was Pretty.The show, about the design process, runs April 3-28, and is open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Habitat for Humanity will be hosting a family selection orientation at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 18 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. All interested families are encouraged to attend.Four families will be selected for homes in Rifle. Families with a current housing need, steady income, willingness to partner and permanent residents are being sought.More information available at HabitatRoaringFork.org.
Community Integration Initiative and Congregations and Schools Empowered in association with American Immigration Lawyers Association and Ya es Hora Ciudadania! are bringing the second free Citizenship Workshop for lawful permanent residents eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship. The workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Glenwood Springs Middle School, 120 Soccer Field Road, Glenwood Springs. Registration is required, call 303-727-8032. Walk-ins will not be accepted. All interested lawful permanent residents (green card holders) should call to determine their eligibility for this event and register for this opportunity to obtain support and legal assistance with their naturalization application.
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The family of Rosie Ferrin has worked to clean up and make safe again the old schoolhouse in downtown New Castle. Ferrin died this summer and had owned the building that included classrooms turned into apartments for years.