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Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Ongoing throughout the winter are guided tours of the historic Redstone Castle, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. Special holiday tours: Dec. 25 & 28 and Jan. 1. Tickets are available at Tiffany of Redstone and the Redstone General Store. $15 for adults and $10 for seniors/children over 5 years. More info: 963-9656 or

Throughout the month of December, the dental office of Dr. Jay Heim and Dr. Corey Johnson will be collecting nonperishable food items to be donated to LIFT-UP. For every donated item, participants will be able to enter a drawing for a SoniCare FlexCare toothbrush. Address: 2425 S. Grand Ave., Suite 109, in Glenwood Springs.Contact: 945-9119;

Medicare D Open Enrollment continues through Dec. 30. All those on Medicare should have a Medicare D (Prescription) Plan, and make sure to have the best plan for them, as both costs and drug coverage change yearly.High Country RSVP is the state contracted information center for Garfield County. As a State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provider, High Country RSVP assists Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers to make informed health care choices. High Country RSVP has a group of trained volunteers and is always looking for more. This service is provided without charge.The State Health Insurance Assistance Program identifies Medicare Prescription Drug Plan and assists with enrollment; helps organize, understand and process medical bills; assists with private health insurance claims; identifies gaps in Medicare coverage and options to fill them; evaluates Medicare supplement insurance options; and helps seniors understand hospital bills and Medicare rights.To request a SHIP client appointment, please call 384-8744.

The town of Carbondale will once again sponsor a Christmas Tree recycling program. Starting Dec. 26, Carbondale residents may bring their once-live Christmas trees to the parking lot on the northeast corner of Fourth Street and Colorado Avenue (across from Town Hall). Please place them in the designated area. No artificial trees, flocked trees, sprayed trees, wreaths, garland, ornaments, tinsel, plastic bags, wire, rope or lights are accepted – bare trees only.

Join your friends on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at 1 p.m. for a Movie Day at the New Castle Branch Library. This month’s movie features Disney’s Buddies, those adorable talking puppies, who venture way up north to a snowy wonderland. The Buddies must all pull together to succeed and help out their new friends. Stop in, hang out, and enjoy a free movie featuring the loveable puppies. For more information call 984-2346.

There will be a Happy New Year 2010 Relay For Life Kick-off Fundraiser event on Dec. 31.The event will be for children 12-16 years old and will be held in Rifle at the Garfield County Fairgrounds from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.Cost is $16 with refreshments, prizes games, TV, music and lots of fun.Contact: 618-3847 or 471-3059 for more information.

Join the 2010 Fitness Challenge at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Sponsored by Fitness Systems Inc. and the WIN Health Institute, the challenge can help motivate you with your fitness resolutions. This program offers fitness assessments, group “personal training” classes, an online support message board, a comprehensive final fitness challenge/healthy potluck and more. Use this challenge to increase your level of personal fitness, awareness and knowledge, not to mention the fabulous prizes you can earn.Participants must be at least 18 years old, register by Jan. 3 and the start date is Jan. 4. The fee is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.Visit or call 384-6301 for more information.

Register today for the 12th Annual Rifle Gap Ice Fishing Tournament, Jan. 16 and 17. Early Bird registration fee is only $30 for adults and free for kids 17 and under. Deadline for the Early Bird fee is Thursday, Dec. 31, at 4 p.m. Registration fees go up to $35 from Jan. 1-9. Fees go to $50 per entry after Jan. 9 for adults until the day of the tournament. Cash prizes will be awarded to the adult classes for the first 5 places in three categories. The winner of the largest catch gets a chance to win $20,000! Don’t miss out as spaces are limited and filling fast! Go to for details rules and a registration form or call 625-2085×4

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