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The Aspen Given Foundation’s Summer 2005 Health Education Series continues its summer programming with the latest research and goals in cancer treatment. The lecture will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Given Institute, 100 E. Francis Street in Aspen. Andrew Thorburn, Ph.D., will present “New Strategies for Treating Cancer: Highly Targeted Tumor Treatment.” All seating is free and unreserved.

Nathan Jaffrey, age 4, son of Marc and Mary Jaffrey, of Silt, was recently diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, a children’s cancer affecting various parts of the nervous system.

Nathan’s cancer is in his lungs. Nathan calls his disease the “Nasty Bug.” He is undergoing treatment at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver.



To help Nathan’s family with expenses, the Burning Mountain Fire Protection District has donated the use of their facilities in Silt to host a spaghetti dinner/silent auction on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 5-8 p.m., followed by a corresponding street dance from 6-11 p.m.

An account has been set up at US Bank in Nathan Jaffrey’s name for anyone wishing to donate to the cause.



The Garfield County Clerk’s office in Rifle will be closed Wednesday for training for a new Motor Vehicle computer system. The office will reopen Thursday, Sept. 1, at 8:30 a.m.

The Rifle office will be closed Friday, Sept. 9, for installation of the system. It will reopen Monday, Sept. 12, at 8:30 a.m.

The Glenwood Springs office of the county clerk will also close at noon on Sept. 9 for installation of the new computer system. It will reopen on Monday, Sept. 12, at 8:30 a.m.


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