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Laurel Dewey, author of “Protector”, will be signing her exciting new book, “Redemption”, at the Book Train book store on Friday, June 19th from 5 to 7 p.m.. The Book Train is located at 723 Grand Ave. in downtown Glenwood Springs. For more information call 945-7045.

Youthentity is hosting its first annual Pig Roast Event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, at the Aspen Glen Club. Carl Gould, founder and direct of CMT, and Larry Bangs of Bangs Business Coaching, will speak about Youthentity’s Partnering for Success Program. The benefit will include cuban cuisine, a beer and whiskey tasting station, both live and silent auctions, and a live band. To purchase tickets or donate, checks can be mailed to Youthentity d.b.a. C4K, P.O. Box 1989, Carbondale, CO, 81623. For more information, contact Morgan at (970) 379-5608

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and Valley Vista Business Services are sponsoring QuickBooks Made Profitable, a FREE one day instructional course for chamber members. The course will be taught by Mike Kalous of Valley Vista Business Services on Thursday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Community Room at US Bank, 1901 Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs. Lunch is included. Attendees will receive a Business Assessment Executive Summary of how their business compares to competition and nationwide industry averages in 20 key financial measurements – what banks or investors would use to evaluate a business. Attendees will discover the financial strengths and weaknesses of their businesses and what to do about them. Class size is limited. Contact Call Jared Buckner at1-800-459-3370 x 1119 to register or for more information.

Three walks along the Roaring Fork River and Castle Creek in the Meadowlands open space will be offered before Aspen Music Festival and school concerts. The walks will be guided by a Roaring Fork Conservancy naturalist, who will talk about the local flora and fauna. Afterwards, participants can enjoy the concerts, either by purchasing a ticket or by sitting on the lawn outside the Benedict Music Tent in Aspen.The walks take place from 4 to 5:45 p.m. on June 26, July 17, and August 21. They will occur rain or shine, so weather-appropriate clothing is a must. The walks are free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. For more information about these walks, sponsored by the Aspen Music Festival and School, City of Aspen Parks and Open Space, and Roaring Fork Conservancy, visit, or call 927-1290.

New Castle’s summer irrigation restrictions are in effect. Residents with street addresses ending in odd numbers may irrigate only on odd-numbered calendar days, and residents with addresses ending in even numbers may irrigate only on even-numbered calendar days. Watering is limited to a maximum of four hours on the allotted day. No watering is allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. These restrictions are in effect through Sept. 30. Limited exemptions are available; call Code Administrator/Planning Technician Tim Cain at 984-2311.

This returning week long camp will be offered for ages 4-17 years old will run the week of June 22nd. Munchkin, Half day and Full Day camps are offered with prices ranging from $70 – $180 for the whole week. Each child will receive a high level of British instruction and fun from MLS Certified coaches, an MLS ball and shirt. The deadline for registration is Friday, June 12th. Space is limited, call the Recreation Center 922 2240 for more info. You can also see information at or

On Wednesday, June 17, at 5:30 p.m., the Rifle Fire Protection District will be holding a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Fire Station No. 3 at 419 Last Chance Drive. (County Road 332). The Rifle Fire Protection District would like to cordially invite you to attend this ceremony.The new station will allow the Fire District to better serve Rifle residents and businesses. Once this station is occupied, Rifle will have comprehensive fire protection and advanced life support coverage, which will help to reduce response times to incidences in South Rifle and rural areas, and ultimately help enhance health and safety while protecting the life, home, and property of the people served by the District.Rifle Fire Protection District is a combination department, staffing full time, part time and volunteer members which are responsible for fire, EMS, and rescue services in a 411 square mile area. Design of the facility was led by Rich Carter of Johnson-Carter Architects. The builder is Kuersten Construction, LLC.For additional information, please contact the District Office at 625-1243.

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