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GSPI seeks candidates for editorial board The Post Independent is accepting applications from residents who want to serve a six-month term on the paper’s editorial board. The paper’s editorial board forms the opinions for the editorials that appear on the paper’s commentary pages. Two citizens will join five of the paper’s staff members on the editorial board. The board meets once per week, and the positions begin in January. Contact managing editor Thomas Martinez at 945-8515, ext. 517, or Cooperative Extension is now at FairgroundsColorado State University Cooperative Extension in Garfield County is now located at the new office space at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle. Cooperative Extension is a valuable source of research-based information on a wide variety of topics including high altitude cooking, successful gardening, lawn care and home horticulture, small acreage and livestock management, and 4-H and youth development. Most basic information is generally available without charge. Many books, brochures, and workshops do have associated fees, and due to continuing budget constraints at the state level, there will be charges for many of Extension’s services in the future. The new office location is next to the new Event Hall at the Fairgrounds at 1001 Railroad Ave. in Rifle. The mailing address remains the same at P.O. Box 1112, Rifle, 81650. Office personnel include Patrick McCarty, county director and agent with agriculture, natural resources, and horticultural duties. Nori Pearce serves as the full-time 4-H agent. These local extension agents are backed by a number of regional and state specialists in numerous subject matters.

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