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The campaign of Roger Wilson, Democratic nominee for House District 61, has announced an official listening tour of House District 61.

“The unique mountain communities of District 61 deserve accountable and transparent leadership,” said Wilson. “I’ve been visiting with citizens all over the district, because the people deserve a voice in their government. I’m traveling the district to hear their views and concerns, because we need representatives that listen.”

A resident of rural Garfield County, Wilson and his wife, Kris, have lived in the Roaring Valley since 2000. Roger has worked as a self-employed small businessman, as well as for companies such as Blue Mountain Arts, Lockheed Martin, and on scientific projects including the Hubble Space Telescope and the Iridium Satellite Phone, as well as various national security projects.

Students will return to school in Garfield Re-2 on Aug. 16. Bus route information, school supply lists, and the year-long school calendar, are available and can be found under the Parent Resources tab on the left of the district’s webpage – http://www.garfieldre2.k12.co.us/.

School telephone numbers are also listed on the website under the “Contact” button at the top of the page.

DENVER, Colorado – All across Colorado, safety experts are mounting a Booster Seat Blitz this weekend to help parents comply with an expanded child passenger safety law that went into effect on Aug. 1.

The law now requires all children under age 8 to be seated in a child restraint when traveling in a motor vehicle. A statement from the Colorado Department of Transportation declared, “The biggest change to the law means children who have outgrown a car seat will have to remain in a booster seat longer.”

In addition to expanding the use of booster seats, the revised law gives parents more flexibility in choosing the best safety seat for their child or baby, as long as they adhere to the upper weight and height limits set by the seat’s manufacturer, stated a CDOT press release.

The Booster Seat Blitz is being held at 16 locations across Colorado this Friday through Sunday. They are free events that are staffed by certified child passenger safety technicians, according to CDOT. Some locations will have a limited number of booster seats available for families with financial need.

The nearest “Blitz” locations to Glenwood Springs are in Grand Junction on Aug. 14, at the Salud Family Health Clinic, 1635 Blue Spruce Dr., from 1-4 p.m.; and on Aug. 14 at the Eagle Swimming Pool in Eagle, at 1700 Bull Pasture Rd. from noon to 3 p.m.

For more information, got to http://www.carseatscolorado.com or call toll-free at 1-877-LUV-TOTS (877-788-8687).

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