All five re-1 school board seats open

The Roaring Fork School District Re-1 has announced five seats are opening on the district’s board of directors and will be voted on in November 2003. Two two-year terms and three four-year terms are opening. Directors must live in the areas they represent. Nominations must be received by Aug. 29. For descriptions of district areas, to obtain nomination petitions and information, contact Joan Telinde at the Roaring Fork District office, 1405 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, 384-6009.

Natural health seminar

A free natural health seminar on diabetes, cancer, weight management and other topics is from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 1400 E. Valley Rd., #128, next to Mid-Valley Medical Center in Basalt. Information: RSVP, 927-1373.

Explore the wilderness

Explore the 8,000-acre wilderness area in Deep Creek Sunday, Aug. 17, 15 miles northwest of Glenwood Springs. A limestone canyon with aspen, spruce and fir forest and Groaning Cave. Information: Corrie Knapp, 303-534-7066.

Hip-hop aerobics

Take a high energy hip-hop aerobic class with Laura Lee at 6 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Information: 384-6300.

Paonia boat ramp closed

The boat ramp at Paonia State Park is closed for the remainder of the year due to low water levels. Personal watercraft (jetskis) are not allowed. Hand-launch craft such as small fishing boats, canoes and kayaks are still allowed on the water. Visitors can also picnic, camp and fish. Information: 970-921-5721,

Trail volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers upgrade trails around the historic Ashcroft ghost town near Aspen Saturday, Aug. 16. To volunteer call 927-8241.

Rummage sale

There will be a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, through Sunday, Aug. 10, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at the Eagles Hall, 712 7th St. Glenwood Springs. All proceeds benefit Eagles’ charities.

Scuba certification class offered

Open water scuba class for PADI certification will be offered Saturday, Aug. 9, and Sunday, Aug. 10. For adults and children over 10. NITROX class is also offered. Information: Dars Divers, 984-2820.

End of life care video

An interactive video presentation, “Advance Medical Directives: Choices for End of Life Care,” will be presented at Colorado Mountain College locations from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Colorado Mountain College, Spring Valley Center and downtown Glenwood Springs. The educational program will address end-of-life issues such as living wills and power of attorney. Each person who attends the lecture will receive a copy of the “Five Wishes” booklet that includes a living will and durable medical power of attorney form that is valid in the state of Colorado. Information: Daryl Yarrow at CMC, 384-8502.

This week’s paving schedule

The Colorado Department of Transportation will pave sections of Highways 82 and 133 Monday through Thursday and Saturday evening at the following locations and times: today, Highway 82 between El Jebel and Basalt; Wednesday, Highway 133 north of Redstone; Thursday, Highway 133 near Redstone and Saturday night, Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs between Sayre Park and City Market, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Preschool pix

Aspen Filmfest’s August edition of Preschool Pix video programs presents the funky favorite “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom,” “Chrysanthemum,” “One Was Johnny” and “Monty” for preschoolers at the following times and locations: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at the Glenwood Springs Library; 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Pitkin County Library and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Basalt Regional Library. Free.

For a complete summer schedule, contact the Pitkin County Library at 925-4025, the Basalt Regional Library at 927-4311, the Glenwood Springs Library at 945-5958, or Kimi Bensen at 925-6882 ext.102 or at

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