Community News & Notes
The Thompson Divide Coalition will be hosting a free showing of the film “Split Estate” on Friday and Saturday evenings, Jan. 22 and 23, at 7 p.m. at the Carbondale Community School, 1505 Satank Road, Carbondale.”Split Estate” is a documentary on the land use policies, mineral rights, environmental concerns, health effects and community impacts of natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the western United States. This “must see” film gives a glimpse of what could take place on the leased federal lands in Thompson Creek, Four Mile Creek and the Three Mile Creek watersheds, as well as portions of the Muddy Basin, Coal Basin and the headwaters of East Divide Creek. An update from the Thompson Divide Coalition and its 2010 campaign plans, as well as what you can do to help, will follow the film.
Between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, 20 percent of all sales taken in at the McDonald’s restaurant in south Rifle will be donated to Highlands Elementary School to do with as they see fit. Students and their families are encouraged to come in and be served by teachers from their school. Students are already creating posters and banners for the event in their classrooms. The posters will be hung on the walls of the restaurant and be judged by customers. At the end, McDonald’s of Rifle will give a check to Highlands Elementary. “People are encouraged to come in and vote,” said Manager Klaus Minter. “Those who win can bring in their families or just themselves and win a free meal.”
It’s that time of year again – Girl Scout Cookies. Everyone loves a box of Girl Scout Cookies, even our troops. Whatever the flavor is. This is the second year Alida Eide is teaming up with Operation Vacation, with a goal of sending 1,000 boxes of cookies to the soldiers in Iraq and/or Afghanistan. You can help. Purchase an extra box or more, and they will be sent to our men and women, who so selflessly do their jobs. Order your cookies until Jan. 20 for $3.25 a box. Checks made payable to: Girls Scouts. Please mail all orders with boxes allocated to our soldiers to: Alida Eide c/o Operation Vacation, PO Box 2371, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602. Choose your flavors and/or the soldiers. If blank, flavors will be chosen. If boxes within order are for personal consumption, you will be notified when they are ready. Please include a phone number or email on check. Thanks for your support!Operation Vacation
The Glenwood Springs Republican monthly luncheon will feature Jeff Carlson, who will be speaking about auto legislation. The luncheon will be at Beau Jo’s Buffalo Valley Restaurant on Thursday, Jan. 21, from noon to 1 p.m.
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Danna Cuc Valenzuela and Logan Averill are second graders at Riverview School and have been friends since preschool, so they’re pretty familiar with what’s behind each other’s masks.