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Bindweed is a prolific and most frustrating weed to gardeners, choking out their precious flowers. If you have a problem with bindweed, it may be time to try a different approach.Bindweed mites will be available for purchase at the Garfield Garden Show Saturday, May 14, at the County Fairgrounds in Rifle. Bob Hammon, entomologist with Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, will give a presentation at 2 p.m. about this method of biological control. Sample bags of mites will be available for purchase after the presentation.The Garfield Garden Show runs from 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 13, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14.For additional information, call the Extension Office at 625-3969.

Volunteer to help refurbish the Linwood Cemetery overlooking Glenwood Springs on Saturday, May 14. Event organizers will provide the tools, materials, leadership, and a great dinner at the end of the day. To volunteer or for more information, contact RFOV at 927-8241, or rfov@sopris.net, or visit http://www.rfov.org.

University of Colorado System president Elizabeth Hoffman, CU regents and the new athletic director will visit Glenwood Springs and Vail, May 16-18. The outreach tour will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, with a community dinner at the Buffalo Valley. On May 17, a meeting with K-12 administrators will focus on programs to increase recruitment and retention of area students to CU and other higher education institutions in Colorado.

The Colorado River Riders equestrian drill team is recruiting new members. Members must commit to a minimum of one day per week. Tryouts will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. Contact Mary Beth at 948-6726.

Attention all incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors – the Glenwood Springs Rotary Club is sponsoring three students to attend the Western Youth Leadership Program (July 10-13). Applications are available at the Glenwood Springs High School counselor’s office or for more information, contact Michelle at 384-0027.

The Glenwood Springs Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to help in the office from 9 a.m. to noon, Mondays through Fridays. Call Micaela at 945-6976.

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