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GSPI forming teen advisory boardThe Post Independent is forming a teen advisory board, seeking input from teenagers on the issues they face and stories they would like to see in the paper.Anyone age 14-17 can apply. The board will meet once per month for dinner and discussion. We’re looking for eight teens to serve out the remainder of this year.If you’re from Re-1 or a private school, contact Ryan Graff, 945-8515, ext. 520. If you’re from Re-2 or District 16, contact Amanda Holt Miller, 625-3245, ext. 103.Town of Basalt closing roadEast Valley Road will be closed from Juniper Court west to Harris Street for construction improvements from mid-March until late summer or early fall.For safety reasons, there will be no pedestrian traffic permitted through the construction site. Vehicular traffic will detour to Willits Lane via Evans Road or Meadow Drive. Pedestrian traffic will also detour to the Willits Lane trail via Evans Road or Meadow Drive.Garfield Garden ShowColorado State University Cooperative Extension in Garfield County and the Associated Master Gardeners announce the first Garfield Garden Show, May 13-14 at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle.Both days will feature many educational presentations, as well as garden-related vendors and free drawings.For additional information or to learn about sponsorship and vendor opportunities, contact Patrick McCarty at 625-3969.Basalt Library to hold bilingual story timesThe Basalt Regional Library will celebrate two cultures in the Roaring Fork Valley with bilingual storytimes from 6-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays from April 6 through May 11.Local native-speaking book lovers will share stories in Spanish, and the library’s children’s specialist will read them in English. For more information, call the Basalt Regional Library at 927-4311.- from GSPI staff reports


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