Community News & Notes
The Needle and I Quilt Guild of Carbondale and the Quilters of the Rockies Guild of Glenwood Springs, will present the 16th annual Mothers Day Quilt Show from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, May 8 and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 9 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 10 at the Glenwood Springs Mall, Glenwood Springs. The event features local quilt artists with over 70 quilts on display.
The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 413 Ninth St., will hold its spring Used Book Sale from May 2-9, with the preview for members scheduled for May 1. Volunteers estimate there are well over 15,000 used hardback and paperback books available, including works of fiction and non-fiction, and both adult and childrens books. Books are sorted by category. The sale is held in the basement. Book donations are gratefully accepted year-round, during the librarys regular hours of operation. Please call the library at 945-5958 for specific times for the book sale or for more information.
The First Baptist Church of New Castle will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at the church parking lot, 172 N. Seventh Street. The proceeds from the yard sale will go toward mission trips for Misty Kearns, traveling to Uganda, and Julie Chelewski, going to Florida. A cake auction was held April 5 to sponsor Ali Simonson. She will be traveling with the Continentals, a Christian choral group and band, performing coast to coast this summer.
Bridges High School in Carbondale hosts a community spaghetti and chili dinner from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6. The cost is $5 per person to help raise funds for an upcoming school trip to Europe.There will be a recognition of students Abbey Leone and Tyler Newcomb, who placed first and third, respectively, in the recent statewide Moral Courage essay contest sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League. The students were given awards by Gov. Bill Ritter in Denver last week.The guest speaker will be Kathleen Keelan, program director of Creating Caring Communities of Denver.Bridges is located in the Bridges Center (former middle school) at the intersection of Fourth Street and Sopris Avenue in Carbondale. For more information, call 384-6160.
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, CMC, the city of Glenwood Springs and Roaring Fork Community Health Plan will present the Eye on the Economy Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road. The event is free for Glenwood Springs Chamber members, and lunch will be provided by Chomps Deli. Tickets can be reserved at glenwoodchamber.com/seminars or by calling 945-6589. Teen Advisory Group meeting in RifleAll teens (grades 7-12) are encouraged to join us Thursday, May 14th at 5 p.m. for a discussion about what you would like to see at the Rifle Branch Library. Voice opinions, share ideas, and improve the programs and collections in the library. So come by, have fun, and help make your library a better place. For more information call 625-3471.
Chill the Drills: Oil Development and Climate Change in Americas Arctic. A presentation by Kit McGurn, National Arctic Organizer for the Sierra Club. Come and learn about the impacts of fossil fuel development and climate change on the pristine American Arctic landscape, and what you can do to help. Glenwood Springs Community Center, Tuesday, May 5, 7-9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Roaring Fork Sierra Club Group. For information, call 947-9613.
Cowen Drive between Latigo Loop and Eighth Street in Carbondale will be intermittently closed to thru traffic between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from April 23 until May 1 for utility work. Cowen Drive will be open to thru traffic between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. each day. Traffic may use Village Road as an alternate route.
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A Carbondale man who roamed the world for 25 years using a stolen identity was sentenced on Monday to two years in prison for aggravated identity theft.