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The White River Trail Runners ATV Club is meeting on Thursday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at the Casey Concrete office located at 28575 Highway 6 between Silt and Rifle.The purpose of the family oriented club is to represent riders throughout the White River National Forest region. One main goal is to work with local Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to maintain trail access and discuss trail management in our area.For more information contact: Mike at (970) 401-2857, Jeff at (970) 319-3577, or Dan at (970) 309-5368, or by e-mail at

To sign up for the first-ever Burning Mountain Festival Baby Back Rib Cook-Off scheduled for July 18, e-mail Steve Higgs at, or call 379-7076.

Two upcoming Carbondale community events, the July 4 Boogie in Bonedale celebration and the Carbondale Mountain Fair, are seeking volunteers.Volunteers who put in four hours at any CCAH event will have their name entered in a drawing for a New Belgium cruiser bike. Mountain Fair volunteers will also receive a 2009 Mountain Fair T-shirt.Duties include the cantina, ambassadors, Green Team and set-up/break down.The July 4 celebration begins at 4 p.m. on Main Street with the kids parade, followed by a variety of activities in Sopris Park and music by Aphrodesia.The 38th Carbondale Mountain Fair takes place July 24-26, featuring arts and crafts vendors, entertainment and competitions.Sign up to volunteer online at, or call 963-1680.

Free breast exams for senior women 55 and older will be conducted at Manor 2 in Glenwood Springs Thursday, June 25, from 1-4 p.m. Sarah Oliver, certified adult nurse practitioner, will provide these exams as well as educate women in breast self-examination. She will refer women without insurance to cover mammograms to a program to obtain a mammogram at a local hospital. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in Aspen has awarded a grant to Columbine Home Health to provide this service to senior women. To schedule an appointment contact Sarah Oliver at 618-3606.

The Basalt Chamber’s Summer Music Series continues on Wednesday nights from 5:30-7:30 p.m., alternating between Lions Park in downtown Basalt and Triangle Park at the Willits Town Center.Frank Martin and the Postmark Band on June 24 (Lions Park); H3 & Bobby Mason on July 1 (Triangle Park); The Mike Mauer Band on July 8 (Lions); Brad Manosevitz on July 15 (Triangle); The Matt Clark Band on July 22 (Lions); and The Redtones on July 29 (Triangle).For more information contact the Basalt Chamber:, or call 927-4031.

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.

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 Lions 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.

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