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Save the date for the Mount Sopris Montessori School’s first home tour in River Valley Ranch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4. Tour five luxurious dream homes in RVR via complimentary shuttle service or by bicycle. The event includes a full interior and exterior tour of the dream homes and a taste of the town luncheon featuring food and dessert samplings from local restaurants. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 day of event, per person. All proceeds support the students of the Mount Sopris Montessori School. For more information, to volunteer or to donate services, call (970) 963-3506, ext. 7, or visit http://www.mtsoprismontessori.org.

The students at Cactus Valley Elementary in Silt will greet you with a smile that will make your day when you visit their beautiful school and listen to them read. Grandmas, granddads, aunts, uncles, friends, neighbors, even moms and dads have a wonderful opportunity to hear the children read and get acquainted with them.

There is no training required, just a desire to listen and help with a few words. The stories they read are fun and exciting, and the one-on-one conversations with the children are truly enlightening. Talking about the stories adds to the fun. You will be amazed at how quickly they learn to sound out the words and how fast they progress.



Working with the teachers and staff at Cactus Valley adds to the pleasure. They are appreciative and pleasant to work with.

An hour or two a week with no rigid schedule makes it a no-stress and delightful community service, and a great help to the children’s reading ability. The more they read the better they read and the more they enjoy reading.



There is a great need for your help. The more the merrier. Call 665-7764 and join the fun.

Riverside Middle School will hold its 11th annual Harvest Daze Celebration on Friday, Oct. 30.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Cami Duty at 665-7823.

Come join the day’s festivities – students will enjoy arts and crafts, fun snacks, and a variety of community-sponsored activities.


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