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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet will kick off his Western Slope “Recovery in Action” tour with a series of town hall meetings on Saturday, April 4. Bennet will highlight local economic recovery projects, and discuss how the economic recovery plan is helping to create jobs and spur economic growth in small towns and local communities across the state. In addition, Bennet will discuss his recent Senate efforts to reform education and improve Colorado public schools; expand access to quality, affordable health care; rebuild Colorado’s crumbling roads and bridges; and improve forest health.

Bennet will also be available to field questions from area residents, elected officials and community leaders on other issues of local concern. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The senator will participate in a roundtable discussion with members of the Colorado River Water Conservation District Board at 2 p.m. at 201 Centennial, Suite 200, Glenwood Springs.

Bennet will host a town hall meeting with area residents, elected officials and community leaders at 3 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, Red Mountain Room, 100 Wulfsohn Road.

Bennet was appointed to the U.S. Senate by Gov. Bill Ritter after Ken Salazar was accepted as the secretary of the Interior.

The city of Glenwood Springs will conduct a household hazardous waste collection event from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at 1015 School St., next to the Glenwood Springs Recycling Center.

Household hazardous waste will be accepted from private parties only. No commercial waste will be accepted.

Household hazardous waste will be accepted by appointment only. Call 945-5375 for appointment or information.

This service will be free to people living within the city limits of Glenwood Springs. People living outside the city limits of Glenwood Springs will be charged a $25 fee.

Waste types accepted: aerosols; oil-based paints; latex paints; motor oil (no more than 20 gallons per customer); pesticides; flammable liquids; cleaners; acids; bases; miscellaneous household solids; oxidizers; fertilizers; Ni-Cad/Ni-Fe batteries; and batteries with mercury, lithium or lead acid.

Waste types not accepted: compressed gas cylinders; explosives or shock-sensitive materials and ammunition; unknown materials; radioactive materials; infectious or biologically-active materials; dioxin; tri-, tetra- and pentachlorphenols and their chlorophenoxy derivative acids; esters; ethers; and amine and other salts (Le, sodium pentachohlorophenate, 2,4,5-T, silvex and 2,4,5-TP).

Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley is accepting applications for a new home in the Rimrock subdivision in Rifle. The organization builds homes to sell at no profit to families who cannot otherwise afford a home.

Qualifications include: a current housing need, a willingness to partner with the organization in completing 250 volunteer hours per adult, attending a first time home buyers class and public events, and an ability to repay a 20-year interest-free mortgage. Applicants must be permanent legal residents with an annual income between $20,000 and $43,000.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on May 15.

Orientations will be held in Rifle on April 14, at St. Mary’s Church at 7 p.m. Another orientation meeting will be held in Glenwood Springs at the Glenwood Springs Community Center on April 17 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Applications will be available at the orientation sessions, at the ReStore in Carbondale, or can be mailed if requested.

For more information or to request an application by visiting http://www.habitatroaringfork.org, or e-mail director@habitatroaringfork.org, or by calling 963-8555.

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