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Community News & Notes

The Magical Moments Summer Concert Series, presented by the Redstone Community Association and Bighorn Toyota, continues with Kraig Kenning, slack key guitarist, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 18, in Redstone Park.

La Leche League, a mother-to-mother support group for breast-feeding mothers, meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of every month at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. This month it will be held July 14. Older children are welcome. This La Leche group has been led by Sally Lippman for 40 years.For more information, call Barbara Sexauer Corcoran at 384-2829.

The New Castle Lions Club will sponsor a pie and ice cream booth at the Burning Mountain Festival, July 17-18. Come out and enjoy a big slice of homemade pie and support your local Lions as they raise funds to support vision needs of local youth. A wine tasting will be held at Spirits of New Castle on Thursday, July 16, from 4 – 6:30 p.m. They are located at 302 W. Main. Other Thursday events include the talent show and farmers market, both held downtown at Burning Mountain Park. For more information on the Burning Mountain Festival go to

Colorado State University’s summer outreach tour will kick off with visits to communities in northwestern Colorado July 12-16.The tour will include meetings with CSU Extension staff, members of CSU’s Colorado State Forest Service and the university’s Agricultural Experiment Station network, as well as with alumni, political officials, business and community leaders, students, parents and other interested citizens. CSU President Dr. Tony Frank and others will be on hand to meet directly with constituents.Alumni and friends events are free and open to the public. Anyone interested in attending can visit the web at or call (800) 286-2586 for more information and to RSVP.Stops include at Rivers Restaurant in Glenwood Springs from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 14.For more information about the Colorado State Community Tour, please contact Brad Bohlander at Brad.Bohlander@ or (970) 491-6621.

The Glenwood Springs Art Guild is looking for volunteers for its upcoming Fall Arts Festival in September. Volunteers are needed to distribute posters, help with registration tasks and much more. To volunteer, call Arlene Law at 945-6650 or send an e-mail to

The Grand River Hospital and Medical Center will hold a dedication ceremony at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, followed by a tour of the new medical office building for primary care and the new physical therapy center to show all the services it now has to offer. The dedication and tour will start in the conference area through the south entrance of the southwest campus, 501 Airport Road in Rifle. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 625-6429.Pet licensing and vaccinationsThe Divide Creek Animal Hospital and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office are offering $5 licensing and vaccinations for county residents on Saturday, July 18. The clinic will be at the Divide Creek Animal Hospital located at 470 County Road 311 in Silt, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.For more information call Aimee at 945-0453, ext. 5dog.

There will be a free women’s self-defense class on July 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Glenwood Springs Community Center, in the Red Mountain Room.Sign up for the class at High Country Security, 218 Eighth St. Glenwood Springs or call 945-HELP (4357).

Everyone loves a parade! We are celebrating the “Wild, Wild West” at the 36th annual Burning Mountain Festival in New Castle and are looking for parade participants. Always a lot of fun, this event takes place July 18 in downtown New Castle. For parade information, contact Dan Harbour at (312) 560-6120 for more information. For application information, go to

The Grand Valley/Parachute Centennial Publication books are now available at Parachute Town Hall. The booklet is rich in history and makes for exciting reading for residents and non-residents alike. Your first copy is free; any additional ones are $3 each.

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