Community News & Notes
Youthentity (formerly Computers for Kids) hosts a Cuban-cuisine-themed fundraiser, including a pig roast, beer and whiskey tasting, music and silent auction, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Aspen Glen Club, 545 Bald Eagle Way, Carbondale.Carl Gould, founder and direct of CMT, and Larry Bangs of Bangs Business Coaching, will speak about Youthentity’s Partnering for Success Program.Tickets are $100 each or $175 per couple. For information, contact Morgan at (970) 379-5608.Or, to donate separately, mail a check to: Youthentity d.b.a. C4K, P.O. Box 1989, Carbondale, CO, 81623. Youthentity is a 501 (c) (3) organization, and a portion of the ticket cost is tax deductible.
The Basalt Chamber River Day is changing its venue and moving closer to the river. This year’s River Day will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Old Pond Park.”The change of venue will offer Basalt the ability to really incorporate the river and bring our most prominent feature into focus for the day,” Chamber Executive Director Heather Smith said. “We will also be encouraging Chamber members to set up booths for free at this event to showcase our local businesses.”Business sponsorships are also now available. Contact the Chamber for more information, 927-4031 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wednesday, June 17, at 5:30 p.m., the Rifle Fire Protection District will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony for 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 who 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, contact the District Office at 625-1243.
Alpine Legal Services is holding two new events this month. The first is a “Do it Yourself Divorce Class,” on June 18 in the Garfield County Courthouse. At 1 p.m., information will be given about managing divorce cases, and divorce proceeding documentation will be provided. Attendants are asked to preregister and bring a small donation, though no services will be denied based on lack of ability to pay.The next week, they will present the Thursday Night Bar, where people can ask questions about legal issues. The event is at 5 p.m. on June 18. Attendants will be received in order of appearance for 15-minute private consultations with volunteer attorneys, regarding matters like divorce, custody, renters’ rights and more. Case documentation including leases, contracts and court papers should be brought. This event occurs the third Thursday of every month. Once more, a small donation is requested but not required.For further information about either of these events, Alpine Legal Services can be contacted at its Glenwood office (945-8858).
Laurel Dewey, author of “Protector,” will be signing her exciting new book, “Redemption,” at the Book Train book store on Friday, June 19, from 5-7 p.m. The Book Train is located at 723 Grand Ave. in downtown Glenwood Springs. For more information call 945-7045.
Allen Ringle of the Twin Lakes Reservoir and Canal Co. and Tim O’Keefe of the Roaring Fork Conservancy will give a presentation about how water is collected from the headwaters of the Roaring Fork River and diverted under the Continental Divide. The tour will visit Lost Man Reservoir, the Roaring Fork collection dam and tunnel, the Grizzly Reservoir, and the Twin Lake tunnel that brings water to the eastern slope. The tour goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 20. Participants should bring a lunch and weather-appropriate clothing, and meet at Lost Man Creek Campground (Highway 82 Mile Marker 55, east of Aspen). The tour is free, but registration is required, either online at http://www.roaringfork.org/events or by phone at 927-1290.
A three-day God Rally will be held Friday through Sunday, June 19-21, featuring music vendors, speakers and local artists at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 625-2511 or visit http://www.godrally.com.
During Strawberry Days the Ride Glenwood buses have extended their hours of operation from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. with buses scheduled to make stops every 30 minutes throughout this time. Parking is limited during the festival, so citizens are encouraged to help themselves and the environment by riding the Free Ride Glenwood buses. These extended hours apply from Friday, June 19, through Sunday, June 21. Call (970) 925-8484 for more information.
What would Strawberry Days be like without those delicious home-baked pies on “Pie Day”? The Valley View Hospital Auxiliary members do this to raise money for their projects to benefit the Nurse Residency Program at Valley View Hospital. Join us at the Methodist Church at 824 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs on Friday, June 19, at 9 a.m. until the pies are gone. Slices of pie with coffee or a cold drink will be served, and whole pies will be sold beginning at 10 a.m. Come join the fun, and support the Valley View Hospital Auxiliary project.
Wednesday, June 24, is Bike to Work Day. Citizens are encouraged to ride their bikes to work and stop at one of several stations for snacks, gifts and prize drawings. Stations will be set up in Glenwood Springs from 7-10 a.m. at Centennial Park; in Basalt from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lion’s Park; in Aspen from 7-10 a.m. at Fourth and Hopkins, East Hopkins Pedestrian Bridge, Roundabout Underpass and the Rio Grande Skate Park; in New Castle from 7-10 a.m. at Burning Mountain Park; and in Rifle starting at 7 a.m. at Rifle City Hall. For more information, call (970) 384-4985.
The Garfield County Suicide Prevention Coalition and Mental Health America are offering a free, one-hour suicide prevention training called QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) in Glenwood Springs on June 23 from 6:30-7:30pm. Training is limited to the first 30 registrations received. To reserve a seat in the QPR training, please call (970) 665-6382.
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