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Bill Ritter, Democratic candidate for Colorado Governor, will be upstairs at the Brew Pub in Glenwood Springs from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday. All community members are invited and welcome to attend and meet Bill Ritter.

Roaring Fork Volvo is participating in Volvo for Life Days, Saturday through Oct. 16. Nearly 300 Volvo retailers in cities nationwide to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for their local children’s hospital in addition to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a national pediatric cancer research charity that raises funds through lemonade stands.

The retailer is calling on people to visit its facility to test drive any 2006 model Volvo car. For every test drive taken, Roaring Fork Volvo will donate $20 on behalf of the driver to charity. While there, visitors can buy cups of lemonade from Alex’s Lemonade Stands.

At the conclusion of the event, Roaring Fork Volvo will donate 50 percent of funds raised to Border to Border, and the remainder to Alex’s Lemonade Stands.

The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit, in partnership with Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, is planning to conduct a prescribed burn in Garfield County near Mamm Peak in the next few weeks, weather permitting. The purpose of the burn is to reduce the accumulation of natural fuels, improve the overall health of vegetation and improve wildlife habitat.

The Mamm Creek Burn is located approximately seven miles south of Rifle and will include 160 acres of White River National Forest. During active burning, smoke and flames may be visible from various points in Garfield and Mesa County. Though unlikely, smoke may settle into lower elevations in the evening hours.

Persons with health concerns that may be aggravated by smoke production may contact Hal Coombs at 625-2872 to be personally notified prior to any burning activities.

Contribute to the Koats for Kids coat drive by dropping off good, clean coats at the Buzick and Associates office, 1301 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs.

Coats will be distributed prior to Thanksgiving. Hats, gloves and sweatshirts in good condition are also being accepted.

Parents whose children are in need of a coat, please call 945-6917.

At the end of September, Girl Scouts of Chipeta Council began selling nine varieties of nuts, including Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace tin with mint trefoils, whole cashews, chocolate toffee almonds, deluxe mixed nuts, GORP, chocolate covered raisins, chocolate covered peanuts, malted milk balls and butter toffee peanuts. Products vary in price for $4 to $6.

Products ordered now will be delivered Nov. 5-17. Please contact (800) 288-0463 or (970) 242-4461.

The first Roaring Fork International Celtic ‘and beyond’ Music Festival is Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 14. The festival offers four days of in-school programs presented by Celtic guest performers. Schools included in this event will be the Aspen Community School, the Aspen Country Day School, Basalt Middle School, the Waldorf School and the Carbondale Community School.

Other activities include a 7:30 p.m. performance at Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale on Tuesday and a fiddle workshop from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Woody Creek Store.

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