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Garfield County Sheriff’s Office specialists will be holding a community education session on local sex offender issues Tuesday, March 23, from 6-8 p.m. at the Silt Fire House, 611 Main St., Silt. The presentation will equip the public in knowing how to deal with sex offenders living in their communities by covering sex offender registration (past and present), myths and facts, personal safety measures for the Internet and cellular phones (to include sexting), and current offenders living in the area.

This educational session is open to the public and is free. There will also be a question and answer period to clarify presentation points and address any concerns. Each attendee will receive a comprehensive “Sex Offender Information and Facts” handout as well as photographs and background information on each registered offender residing and/or working in unincorporated Garfield County. For more information, please contact Phil Strouse or Tanny McGinnis at the Sheriff’s Office, 945-0453.

The Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Higher Education will jointly host a town hall meeting in Glenwood Springs on Wednesday, March 24, as part of the ongoing effort to redesign the state assessment system.

The meeting will be held from 5-7 p.m. at Glenwood Springs Community Center.

It will focus on school readiness and primary level assessments, inviting educators, students, parents, business and community members and interested citizens to comment on the latest proposal.

Similar meetings are taking place around the state following the passage last year of Senate Bill 08-212, the “Preschool to Postsecondary Education Alignment Act,” also known as the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids (CAP4K).

There will be a free workshop on March 25 to address key issues surrounding the current threats of identity theft and provide you with information to best protect yourself and your family from this fast-growing crime.

The seminars will be held at American National Bank, 2624 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Available seminar times: 9-10 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon, and 2-3 p.m.

Seating is limited; please RSVP to 945-8511 by March 19.

Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. Speakers will be available after each program to answer questions and speak about local threats. Enter your name to win one year of free identity theft protection.

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