New Year’s happenings

The Powder Hounds will host a New Year’s Eve celebration at Buffalo Valley. Dinner will be available by reservation, followed by hours of live music and dancing. Call 945-5297 for more information.

Rifle Fireside Lanes is offering an alcohol-free New Year’s Eve party from 9 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31. A bowling and buffet package is offered. Call 625-2231 for reservations.

Bring in the new year with a soak in the mineral-rich thermal waters along with your favorite companions at the Hot Springs Lodge and Pool. This annual tradition on Dec. 31 has grown in popularity over the years and is a fun, non-alcoholic event the whole family can enjoy. Noisemakers will be provided to everyone for the big countdown to midnight. There is even a chance to win an annual pool pass.

On New Year’s Eve, the pool and athletic club will extend its hours past the normal 10 p.m. closing, remaining open until 1 a.m.

Sunlight Mountain Inn presents a Rockin’ ’70s Gala in the Trails End Bar with music by DJ Andre. Cocktails (cash bar) will be served starting at 7 p.m., with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a classic New Year’s Eve dinner buffet. A champagne toast, party favors, a balloon drop and midnight buffet will ring in the new year, with special activities for kids.

A shuttle from Glenwood Springs to the inn and back will be available; call 945-5225 for details. For more information or reservations, call the number above.

The Toast of the Top at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, originally scheduled for New Year’s Eve, has been canceled so employees can spend the evening with their families.

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