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Alpine Legal Services presents the Do It Yourself Divorce Class at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. Attendees will be provided with all necessary documentation required to complete divorce process. Call 945-8858 for more information.

Columbine Home Health, Inc and Columbine Homemakers for Independent Living are having a Clean-A-Thon from 10 to noon Saturday, Nov. 5, and are looking for volunteers wanting to help clean senior citizens homes. If you are a senior or know of a senior that may need some cleaning for that day, please call 945 8050.

Columbine Home Health, Inc is a non profit home health care agency that services our valley’s seniors and disabled adults from Basalt to Parachute.



Bookcliff, South Side and Mount Sopris Conservation districts are sponsoring a sixth grade poster contest in conjunction with natural resources instruction from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. This year’s theme is Celebrate Conservation.

Student posters will be judged at the conservation districts’ annual dinner meeting on Nov. 11. First and second place posters will go to the state competition Nov. 13. Students and teachers have the opportunity to win prizes. Call 945-5494 ext 101 to set up an appointment or for additional information.



The city of Glenwood Springs will accept leaves collected by city residents through mid-December. The collection location is the south parking lot at the Rodeo Grounds on Airport Road. Please empty all bags on the ground for the street department to load and haul to the composting site at the city landfill.

Residents can also take leaves directly to the landfill with no disposal charge. The leaves must be removed from bags.

Leaves only will be accepted, no tree branches. For further information, call 384-6366.

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.

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 November 5 through 17. Please contact (800) 288-0463 or (970) 242-4461.


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