The Sierra Club will sponsor a short hike to the top of Mt. Medaris in New Castle Sunday, Nov. 16, to provide a birds eye view of the town and a discussion of the challenges of developing smart growth in a mountain community. This trail climbs about 300 feet and is three miles round-trip. It overlooks New Castle and has views of the Grand Hogback, as well as the Garfield Creek wildlife area. Limit is 12.The group will meet at 1 p.m. at Alder Park in Castle Valley Ranch, and the hike will take about two and a half hours. Please contact Mike LaVigne at 274-6313 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood. The program presented by members Sue and Bob Ludtke will be Archaeo-astronomy: Visiting Equinox Sites in Southern Utah. Anyone interested is invited to attend. For information on club activities, call Cynthia at 524-7981.
The Carbondale Chamber is working on its 2009 Carbondale Business Directory & Community Guide, and we need photographs for the photo gallery and throughout.The theme is Carbondale Chamber: build. grow. succeed. Eight thousand directories will be circulated throughout the Roaring Fork Valley in 2009, and photographers will receive photo credit if their work is used. Photos of Mt. Sopris in all seasons and of businesses and downtown Carbondale would be seriously considered.Those with high-resolution photographs may send them to email@example.com by Monday, Nov. 17.
Hot Springs Pool employees will lead this tour from the source to the outflow and will discuss water rights, mineral rights and pool history on Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. Register online at http://www.roaringfork.org/events. For more information, call Roaring Fork Conservancy at 927-1290. Sponsored by Roaring Fork Conservancy and Hot Springs Lodge & Pool.
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