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Two Rivers Trails is announcing an opportunity for volunteers to work on the construction of a hiking and mountain bike trail, Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This trail will be part of the trail network planned for Wulfsohn Mountain Park, behind the Glenwood Meadows shopping center. Volunteers should meet in the parking lot near the community gardens, behind the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

Volunteers are asked to bring drinking water and snacks. Soft drinks and lunch will be provided. Please wear sunscreen, work gloves, long pants and sturdy boots. Rain gear and clothing appropriate for fall weather are suggested. Tools will be provided.

TRT is a newly formed volunteer organization based in Glenwood Springs, dedicated to planning, building and maintaining unpaved trails for bicycling and hiking, to improve the already excellent outdoor experience in Glenwood Springs for residents and visitors.

TRT intends to assist with implementation of the Wulfsohn Mountain Park master plan; planning efforts for other Glenwood Springs park lands, such as Red Mountain and South Canyon; the completion of the Jeanne Golay Trail and other primitive trails; and having fun while doing it. The organization is in the process of forming a board of directors that will make decisions on the group’s future activities, but has no plans to hire any paid staff.

The Wulfsohn trail project is being undertaken in partnership with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, a 15-year-old, valley-wide group that has organized and overseen previous trail work projects at Wulfsohn Mountain Park and other Glenwood Springs locations. TRT is also working in cooperation with the Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department, but is not directly affiliated with the City of Glenwood Springs.

There is plenty of vaccine and plenty of opportunity to get your flu shot at Public Health this fall. The health department has already administered hundreds of flu shots this season with more clinics planned at locations around the County.

“We have plenty of vaccine and are expecting more,” said Laurel Little, Nurse Manager for Garfield County. “We have had a steady number of people getting vaccinated, but we are not seeing the long lines that we saw during last year’s flu season.”

So far Colorado has not had any cases of seasonal flu, but the Health Department speculates that the first cases of influenza, including H1N1, will begin to circulate as we head into the late fall and winter.

The health department will be vaccinating at Downtown Drug in Glenwood Springs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Oct. 27, at the Rifle and Glenwood Public Health offices, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 28, at Ace Hardware in Carbondale and Fred’s Hardware in Rifle, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Oct. 30 and at the Glenwood Springs Community Center and Rifle City Hall voting stations from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. on Nov. 2.

RIFLE, Colorado – The local hospital’s medical records department is offering to help local businesses and individuals to get rid of unwanted paperwork.

On Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. until noon, Grand River Hospital District’s Medical Records Department will be hosting a free Community Shredding Day.

Individuals and businesses can bring their unwanted paperwork, confidential documents, checkbook ledgers, and other, non-hard bound documents to be shredded to Grand River Hospital and Medical Center’s south parking lot, where Colorado Document Security will be on site shredding the documents that contain sensitive information.

Grand River Hospital and Medical Center is located at 501 Airport Road in Rifle. For more information about the community Shredding Day hosted by the Medical Records Department of Grand River Hospital District, call 625-6410.

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