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Maxwell Goossens is graduating from University of Colorado – Boulder on Dec. 17, 2010. Max majored in environmental studies with emphasis on chemistry and plans on continuing on and attending Medical School in the near future. Max was a 2006 graduate of Rifle High School. His mom is unbelievably proud of him and wishes him all the wonders life has to offer.

Be a Reading Buddy at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Join us for reading and reading related activities. Buddy with a partner to practice and develop a love for reading. Reading Buddies meets at the library at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. The program will break after Dec. 14 for the holidays. For more information call Morgan at 945-5958.

The New Castle Branch Library will present Paws to Read on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m. You can sign up to have a reading session with a wonderful trained dog who loves being read to by children. Paws to Read provides a fun, stress free environment where children practice reading aloud. Please call the library at 984-2346 to reserve a reading session or receive more information.



Children’s mini college is hosting an open house on Thursday, Dec. 16, from 4-6 p.m. Children’s mini college is a part day preschool for children ages 3 to 6 years old. We currently have openings in our MWF morning and afternoon classes. We are located in Glenwood Springs at Colorado Mountain College, 1402 Blake Ave. Come and meet the teachers, tour our beautiful school and join us for refreshments. If you have any questions please call Joan Chovanec at 945-2446.

The Gordon Cooper Branch Library is excited to host a visit from Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop by the library to say hello to Santa, enjoy a holiday treat, and make some wrapping paper. Everything will be available for you to enjoy this fun-filled day. For more information call 963-2889.



Registration for the spring semester at Colorado Mountain College is underway. Many classes start the week of Jan. 17, and additional classes start throughout the semester.

Full schedules for the Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley sites were not mailed out. Instead, paper copies of the schedule are available at the Lappala Center, 690 Colorado Ave. in Carbondale; the Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs; or the Spring Valley Center, 3000 County Road 114 south of Glenwood Springs. Individuals can also browse for classes online at http://www.coloradomtn.edu/classes .

Students new to the college and those who have not taken classes within the past 12 months can apply and register in person, or can go to the college’s website to apply online and then fax or mail in a registration form. Students who have taken classes within the past 12 months can also sign up by mail, phone or fax, or online.

For more information, visit or call the Lappala Center in Carbondale, 963-2172; the Glenwood Center, 945-7486; or the Spring Valley Center, 945-7481.


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