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The next meeting of HEARTBEAT – Support for Survivors After Suicide is Tuesday, Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs. Use the Bethel Chapel entrance of the church located at 824 Cooper Ave. For more information, please call Pam Szedelyi at (970) 945-1398 or e-mail

“Split Estate,” a documentary film that focuses on the impacts of the gas industry on Garfield County and the Rocky Mountain region, will be part of this weekend’s line-up at the International Documentary Association’s “DocuWeeks 2009,” which involves theatrical showings of documentaries as a qualifying event for consideration in the Academy Awards. The film will be shown at the IFC Center in New York City and the ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, Aug. 7-13.The film was made by Colorado native Debra Anderson, now living in Santa Fe, N.M., and features a number of Garfield County residents.In addition to the DocuWeeks showings, the film will air as a world television premier on Oct. 17 as part of the Reel Impact series on Planet Green, a network of Discovery Communications.Reel Impact is the new Saturday night documentary block, which premieres on Planet Green on Sept. 12.

The town of Carbondale and Zeta Epsilon Sorority are again co-sponsoring the recognition of a local man and woman of the year.Citizens are asked to submit nominations of a man and woman to be recognized for outstanding contributions to the community through volunteerism. Applications forms are available at Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave., and may be faxed to 963-8084. The deadline for submitting nominations is Aug. 28.The awards will be presented at the Sept. 8 Carbondale Board of Trustees meeting, and the recipients will serve as the grand marshalls for the 100th Potato Day Parade on Sept. 19.For more information, call 963-0161.

Community Banks of Colorado is pleased to hold the second annual Community Banks Garage Sale on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the bank parking lot at 1810 Grand Ave. All proceeds of this sale will benefit the United Way of Garfield County. The garage sale is the kick-off event for the United Way’s fall campaign. Information about the different service organizations that the United Way supports will be available or go to Much needed items! The community is invited to bring their new or “gently used” items to Community Banks of Colorado, any time. This applies to businesses, too! Please leave the large ones at home until the day of the sale. No clothing please. If you have any questions or before dropping off items, please call Michele Diamond at 945-7035.

Rifle High School new student registration will be held next week starting on Tuesday, Aug. 11.Registration dates and times are: Aug. 11 from 1-4 p.m.; Aug. 12 from 8 a.m. to noon and noon to 4 p.m.; Aug. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon.Call 970-665-7765 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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