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Rotary Youth Exchange is a not-for-profit, volunteer run program in which students (ages 15-18) are selected to spend a year in a foreign country, attending high school, learning the native language, living with Rotary host families immersing themselves in the host country’s culture and sharing the American culture with their new friends, family and communities.Glenwood Springs High School, the Glenwood Springs Rotary Club, Sunrise Rotary Club and Club Rotario have hosted many Rotary exchange students over the years.This year, two students will be traveling to Ecuador and Turkey. Rifle, Aspen Glen, Carbondale, Snowmass and Aspen Rotary clubs also have a long history of Rotary Youth Exchange participation. Interested students from any area high school are welcome to apply for the Rotary Youth Exchange program. Go to and look for the Students & Youth tab to apply.Applications are due to your sponsoring Rotary Club by Sept. 30. Selection and submission to Rotary district office is Oct. 31.Contact Trish Kramer at 945-9874 for more information.

There will be a chili cook-off at the Missouri Heights School Friday, Sept 25, at 6 p.m. We will also have Tom Paxton to call square dances. It will be so much fun, and we have wonderful prizes for the winners.For info, directions or to enter the contest please call 963-2180. Make some great chili and come join us.

Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side Conservation Districts, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Garfield County CSU Extension Office will once again host a small acreage workshop. This workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, at 9 a.m. at the Mountain View Church in south Glenwood Springs (next to Beau Jo’s Pizza-Buffalo Valley.) Registration will begin at 8:30. This workshop shop will address fall and winter resource issues including: Basic Beer Brewing – Pat McCarty, Garfield County Extension; Garden to Table Produce – Carla Farrand; Putting your Garden to Bed/Preparing for Winter and Spring – Deb and Dietre Martin; Raising small animals for small acreages; Renewable Energy Update-Heather McGregor, Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER); Wildlife Mitigation for your Home – Perry Will, Division of Wildlife; and Russian Knapweed – Death Sentence for Horses & How to Calibrate a weed Sprayer – Steve Anthony, Garfield County Vegetative Management. The $10 registration includes lunch, prepared by the “Dancing Pickle.” Rebecca Loveless will be preparing lunch with fresh vegetables from her garden – we thought that would fit in with our agenda! This workshop filled to capacity this spring so we encourage you to register early. Send your $10 registration to Gar-Pit CO CD, 258 Center Drive, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

The Carbondale Rodeo Club and Senior Matters present the Last Days of Summer & Bareback Bonanza on Sunday, Sept. 20, at the Carbondale rodeo grounds.The Bareback Bonanza will feature rodeo events, live entertainment with Anita Witt, barbecued meat from local ranchers and a live auction featuring a 10-year-old quarter horse mare. Rodeo registration and barbecue begin at 2 p.m. Live entertainment is at 2:30, and the Bareback Bonanza is at 3:30. The horse auction will start at 4:15 p.m.

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