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Choirs from up and down the valley will be performing a free Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 13. The concert begins at 7 p.m., and will be at St. Mary Catholic Church located at Seventh Street and Birch Street in Rifle.This year’s participants include The Awakening Chorus from Grand Valley United Methodist Church, the St. Mary Sanctuary Choir from St. Mary Catholic Church in Rifle, and choirs from the Rifle Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. There will also be a performance from the Mertensia Handbell Choir, sponsored by the Carbondale United Methodist Church.For information call 625-2333.

Students in Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program’s radio broadcasting class present a special radio program examining issues such as medical marijuana and climate change, from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9 on public radio station KDNK.The broadcast will also feature student biographies and family history interviews. Students interviewed their peers about diversity issues, their attitudes about marijuana and the environment, and will host a live interview with Dr. Hughes, a local doctor, about marijuana and its application in the medical world, and with KDNK News Director Conrad Wilson about the climate change summit in Copenhagen, Denmark.Throughout the semester, students have been learning interview techniques, portable recording, editing, engineering and production. The class is available to students from Aspen, Basalt, Roaring Fork, Bridges, Colorado Rocky Mountain School, Yampah and Glenwood Springs high schools. The class meets each Wednesday afternoon at KDNK. For more information about the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program, visit

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