A Community Wildfire Firewise Conference is planned to educate homeowners about protection of homes from the danger of wildland fire from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The free seminar is sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Fire Protection District.For more info, contact Glenwood Springs Fire at 384-6433.
The Frontier Historical Society will host its annual pre-Memorial Day clean-up at Linwood Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17. Meet at the trailhead at 12th and Bennett streets at 10: a.m. Bring your love of history, a sense of community service, gardening tools, hat, and sunscreen and help us ready the cemetery for the busy summer season. Lunch will be provided. Groups are welcome, but please RSVP. For more information, contact us at 945-4448.
Basalt Middle School will host a Walk-a-thon to raise money for the education assistance fund and medical clinic in Lwala, Kenya. The event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 18, at Sopris Park In Carbondale and end at the Basalt High School parking lot. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
The public is invited to the Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 19, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Ave., in Glenwood. The program will be a video titled, The Silk Road The Dark Castle, which follows the travels of Marco Polo linking the riches of China with the European markets of the Middle Ages. For information, call Cynthia at 524-7981.
Join a Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Naturalist as well as a Roaring Fork Conservancy Naturalist for a free evening of viewing Great Blue Herons from 5:30-7 p.m. May 21 at James H. Smith Northstar Open Space in Aspen.James H. Smith Northstar Open Space houses a vibrant heronry that is the home to many birds. A few spotting scopes will be provided, and feel free to bring a pair of binoculars or a spotting scope of your own. Please dress appropriately for being outside the entire time.Space is limited, and registration is required. Sponsored by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails and Roaring Fork Conservancy. Register online at https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/RoaringForkConservancy/RegistrationWishList.html.
Sopris Chiropractics annual Healthy Foot Month runs May 5 – June 6. During this time, Dr. Tesoro, an expert in the non-surgical management of foot, ankle, knee, and hip conditions, offers free evaluations, examinations, and treatment options.This year, Sopris Chiropractic has teamed up with Soles 4 Souls, and is a drop off location for all gently-worn shoes to be provided to those in need.Feel free to drop off donations Monday through Thursday. Please call 927-9204 to schedule an appointment for your free exam at either the Willits or Carbondale locations.
Photo shy? Or just dont want a picture in the newspaper? The Post Independent hasnt receive many photos of citizens recreating in the outdoors. So, whats the deal? Do people really not take pictures when they are out and about?Well, I (John Gardner) for one am not buying it. So Ill ask again.What did you do this weekend? Be it anything having to do with outdoor activities in general, we want to see the proof.It doesnt have even have to be an activity in Garfield County or Colorado for that matter. If you went on a fishing trip to Arkansas, or a hiking trip in Moab, send in the photos and we will publish it. Two requirements: No indoor pictures, outdoors is a must. And there has to be people doing something in the photo. Save your sunset shots for Photos by you submissions.Send submitted photos of you enjoying the outdoors to Post Independent Outdoors writer, John Gardner at email@example.com. Or drop them off or mail them to the Post Independent c/o John Gardner at 2014 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601. We will publish it in the Thursday edition of the Post Independent in the Outdoors section.Information including where you were, what you were doing and who you were with (whos in the photo) and a contact phone number to verify information is greatly appreciated. If no information is included, dont be surprised if the photo doesnt make the cut.
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Policy that dictates what for-profit activities should be officially sanctioned within Glenwood Springs parks is being reviewed by city staff and will likely come before the city council for final approval later this summer.