Senior Briefs

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Sopris County, Channel 20 Comcast, will feature the torchlight celebration from Sunlight Mountain Resort at 7 and 8 a.m.; and 5 and 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Dec. 21 – 23.

The Carbondale Recreation Department will provide transportation around Carbondale and Glenwood from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9. Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 4.

The 10th annual Rifle Gap Ice Fishing Tournament will be held Jan. 19-20.The grand prize winner has a chance to win $20,000 in cash. Categories include adult and youth adult rainbow trout, brown trout and yellow perch. Registered youth will be awarded prizes in two age brackets, 11- to 17-year-olds, and 10 years and younger for each of the three tournament fish species. For an official registration form or for more information, contact the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce at 625-2085, ext. 2, or visit

The Carbondale Recreation Department will provide transportation for seniors Friday, Jan. 4. Come and enjoy a night out on the town. Reservations must be made three days in advance by calling 704-4115.

William and Bobbie Merriwether of Glenwood Springs can use a little help. William, a longtime photography instructor at Colorado Mountain College, will be having a stem cell transplant in January, and has been undergoing chemotherapy as well.The couple is looking for help with travel to Denver, and a fund has been set up for donations at Alpine Bank under the William Merriwether Fund. William needs to make one more trip to Denver for chemotherapy in December in preparation for the stem cell transplant next month. He will be hospitalized for four to six weeks after the transplant.For more information, call Mary Williams at 984-2446.

The First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs, invites everyone in the community to a chili dinner and Christmas Carol Sing at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23. Carols will be sung and a hot, tasty, winter chili dinner will be served. Come and join us for an evening of Christmas fun and celebration.

Old, un-used cell phones are being collected for a nonprofit organization which ships them to AT&T, in exchange for pre-paid calling cards to the soldiers based overseas. Any brand, any age, any style of cell phones are OK. There is no deadline. Chargers and batteries are useful, but not necessary. The drop-off location will be at the Aspen Highlands Winter Artisans Market on the Aspen Highlands Mall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Dec. 30.Those unable to make it to the market, please call Cyndy Love at 927-1108 in Basalt to arrange for other drop-off/pick-up times.

The 2008 Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation winter activities guide is now available on line at, or pick one up at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

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