FYI: For Your Information
US Bank has established a Tsunami Relief Fund for people wanting to contribute to relief efforts in the aftermath of the devastating and deadly disaster in South Asia. Contributions can be made at any of U.S. Banks 2,346 locations, which can be found online at usbank.com or by calling 1-800-USBANKS. Current U.S. Bank customers can also make donations via phone by calling 1-800-USBANKS and speaking with a customer service representative. Donations to the fund will be forwarded to the American Red Cross International Response Fund. Basalt Christmas tree recycling will run through Friday, Jan. 7. at Arbaney Park or City Market in El Jebel. Trees must have all lights, ornaments, stands, decorations, wire, etc. removed. Please do not bring wreaths, garlands, roping or gift wrap.Information: 927-4723 or 927-4701. Basalts Town Code requires owners and occupants of property in town, including homes and businesses, to clear the walkways adjacent to their property within 24 hours.Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park holiday hours are: New Years Eve, Friday, Dec. 31: second annual Toast at the Top celebration at Exclamation Point Restaurant & Bar. Enjoy an elegant prime rib buffet, a midnight champagne toast, music by The Dags, and a free tram ride. Cost: $75 per person, $65 for annual pass members. Information: 945-4228 ext. 17, or 1-800-530-1635. Bring your live Christmas trees to the collection site at Carbondales Town Hall parking lot. All decorations must be removed no ornaments, tinsel, garland, tree stands, wire, screws or nails. No flocked trees, wreaths, or roping. Trees will be chipped into mulch available for landscaping projects in the spring. Information: 963-1307.Bring in the New Year with a splash with the Hot Springs Pool and Athletic Club. The annual New Years Eve Celebration will take place on Friday, Dec. 31. The alcohol-free party includes complimentary noisemakers for the big countdown to midnight and a drawing for an annual pool pass. The pool will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Eve; noon to 10 p.m. Christmas Day; 9 a.m. New Years Eve to 1 a.m. New Years Day; and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. New Years Day. Information: (800) 537-SWIM (7946) or 947-2954Art of Defense Taekwondo and the New Castle Recreation Department present an alcohol-free family New Years bash from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at the New Castle Community Center. The night will include dancing, games for all ages and contests. Cost: $2 donation. Information: Sabrina Carmichael, 984 2109 (home) or New Castle Community Center, 984-3352.Dance and fitness classes take place at 6 p.m. Fridays and 4 p.m. Sundays at Crystal River Ballet School in Carbondale. Information: 948-1180.An open Alcoholics Anonymous meeting takes place at noon Fridays at 1530 A Railroad Ave. (back of Wells Fargo, between video store and Chinese restaurant), as part of Rifles 12-step meetings.Bridge Club meets every Friday at 11 a.m. as part of the Midvalley Seniors program at Valley Pines, 1400 E. Valley Rd., Basalt. Information: Liz at Senior Services, 704-2767. The Silt Historical Societys needlework group meets 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays at the Silt Historical Park. Information: 876-5801.The Basalt Emergency Management Committee meets at 9 a.m. the first Friday of every month at Basalt Town Hall, and all meetings are open to the public. Information: Dick Merritt, 927-5178.
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The two rest areas in Glenwood Canyon reopened last week for the first time since the Grizzly Creek Fire began in August.