Community News & Notes
On Thursday, Jan. 21 the 2010 Winter Lecture Series will kick off with “From Redstone to Ludlow: John Cleveland Osgood’s Struggle Against the United Mine Workers of America.”All programs begin at 7 p.m. in the basement meeting room of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 413 Ninth Street. The lecture series programs are free and open to the public and refreshments are served. Local author, F. Darrell Munsell examines Osgood’s role in the early days of mining in Colorado. As an organizer of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, he was the UMWA’s most formidable foe in its efforts to organize workers in the Colorado coalfields. His approach to the threat of unionism ran the gamut from “The Redstone Experiment,” a model company town to the Ludlow tent colony and its subsequent massacre at the hands of armed guards paid for by Osgood. Munsell is Professor Emeritus at West Texas A&M University and former president of the Redstone Historical Society.The 2010 Winter Lecture Series is presented by the Friends of the Glenwood Springs Library and the Frontier Historical Society. Everyone is encouraged to read the selection prior to the program. For more information call 945-4448 or 945-5958.
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.
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.
The Pitkin Eagle Garfield Damage Prevention Council will be hosting the “Locator Demo 2010” at the Glenwood Springs Community Center on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. This free training event will include a joint presentation by SiteWise LLC and Underground Locators LLC discussing how locates are completed, how excavators should pre-mark a dig site, and how excavators can protect themselves, employees, and their company when excavating. Any and everyone is invited, and refreshments will be served. The object of the Damage Prevention Council is to establish an organization of facility owners/operators, excavators, UNCC representatives, locators, state, county and city entities, and other interested parties striving to work together to keep people safe, reduce damages to underground facilities, and promote the use of the One-Call System throughout Pitkin, Eagle and Garfield counties.
The Cancer Resource Center located in the Valley View Hospital Cancer Center is hosting its grand opening on Thursday, Jan. 21, from 6-8 p.m. in the Upper Lobby at Valley View Hospital. The grand opening is open to the general public and refreshments will be served. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and to lead tours to the new center.
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