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Through the Looking Glass Bookstore in Glenwood Springs will host a book signing on Sunday, Oct. 25, for the author of “James G. Cayton Pioneer Forest Ranger.”The book is a pictorial history honoring the lives of local historical figures Ranger James G. Cayton and his wife Birdie Miller Cayton.The authors David Cayton and Caroline Metzler will be at the bookstore from 1-3 p.m. signing copies of the book. Proceeds will be contributed to the restoration of the Cayton Ranger Station, one of the oldest in the U.S. Call 945-5931 for more information.

The Grand River Hospital and Medical Center is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Blood Mobile from St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center out of Grand Junction will be in the parking lot east of the hospital’s entrance.For questions call 625-6439. For questions regarding St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center call 970 244-2555.

The 33rd annual Christmas Boutique will be held Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Carbondale Fire House, 300 Meadowood Drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wreaths, ornaments, baked goods and so much more.

Eagle County will host a public meeting on the Hidden Gems Wilderness Proposal from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28. The meeting will take place in the Eagle County Room, located at 500 Broadway in Eagle. Public input will be encouraged.County staff will facilitate the meeting and project proponents will be on hand to answer questions. Large maps will be on display indicating the areas within Eagle County that have been identified by the Hidden Gems effort as suitable for wilderness designation.Citizens who are unable to attend the meeting or those who wish to comment in advance can send remarks via email to or via fax to 970.328.7185. All comments received will be forwarded to the Board of County Commissioners for their consideration. For more information on the proposal, visit

Basalt High School’s very own leadership class is looking for motivated artists to participate in their first ever Yule Fest event.Our event will be hosted at Basalt High School on Dec. 5-6, and will display artists from all over the Colorado and Western Slope region. The registration deadline will be Oct. 25. To receive an application, e-mail us at or contact Basalt High School.

Glenwood Springs Boy Scout Troop 225 is taking orders for holiday wreaths, sprays, garland, and centerpieces through Tuesday, Oct. 27. These items can also be shipped making them great holiday gifts. Proceeds from the sale help fund scouting activities for the next year. Call Eric Pedersen (945-8276) or Earl McKerrihan (319-0161) to arrange for a Boy Scout to take your order. Or check our website for information about the troop and our activities:

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