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Longtime Glenwood Springs resident Pat McCain Cerise returns to the Roaring Fork Valley to sign her debut novel, “Willow Creek Winter.”

The book signing will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Red Mountain Books in the Glenwood Springs Mall.

The book uses the spectacular backdrop of the Crystal River Valley to tell this modern tale of Cassie Darnley’s grief over her husband’s betrayal and her discovery of strength to survive being kidnapped and held hostage in the dead of winter in the Colorado Rockies.

KBDI, Denver PBS Station Channel 12, will rebroadcast a television show by Christy Smith, “Christy’s Kids: Challenge Yourself,” at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21.

Smith helps hearing and deaf children develop relationships and effectively break down communication barriers by encouraging them to facilitate communication any way they can. Future shows will be modeled after this concept, with the intention of introducing new characters and different locations.

For more information about Christy Smith and her show, visit http://www.ChristysKids.tv and http://www.AmazinChristy.com.

Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1949, must have completed an approved hunter education course to apply for or purchase big game licenses. If you have completed a course in another state, but no longer have your card, contact the Division of Wildlife (947-2920) or the issuing state to see if that record still exists. If no record exists, you will have to take another course.

As more classes are scheduled and locations are determined, the recording at 947-2921 will be updated. Listen for the hunter education prompts. Statewide hunter education classes are also available online at http://www.wildlife.state.co.us. The big-game application deadline is April 5.

There is a two-day class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 2 and 3 at the Re-1 School District building in Glenwood Springs. Participants must attend both days.

Forty-one registered Democrats attended the Garfield County Democratic Party’s central committee meeting on Feb. 12 at the New Castle Community Center.

The following were elected as officers for the next two years: Dana Barker, chairman; Greg Russi, vice chairman; Sherry Caloia, secretary-treasurer.

The group adopted new rules for the Garfield County party, elected committee members and discussed issues pending in the county.

A youth group from St. Stephen’s Catholic Church is serving a chili dinner from 4:40-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Parish Center. The group is raising funds to attend World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany. Chili, cornbread, salad and dessert will be served. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and children, or $25 per family. Tickets are available at the Property Shop at 1117 Grand Ave. and at the parish office in the church basement at 1885 Blake Ave. Information: Teresa McDermott at 945-7776.


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