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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

RSVP with the Colorado Mountain College Senior Center, 1402 Blake Ave., will be sponsoring a two AARP Driver Safety classes The first class will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 27 and 28. The second class will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, June 3 and 4. Both classes will be held from 8:30 to 12:30 at the CMC Center 1402 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs. There is a small fee, which includes the workbook and handouts. The program is a driver refresher course directed toward drivers age 50 and over. Most automobile insurance companies in Colorado offer a discount to those completing the course.

Call the senior center at 945-9117 for information and registration.

The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is seeking volunteers for this summer’s rodeo series. Be a part of the action by working the front gate, in the arena or directing cars in the parking lot. Volunteers are being asked to volunteer for at least four rodeos, which take place from June 5-August 21st. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Call Veronica at 963-1506 to sign up today.

All work is done at the Gus Darien Riding Arena on County Road 100 in Carbondale between 5-8 p.m.

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The Valley View Hospital Cancer Center will be offering a new Coffee Walk and Talk Group at 10 a.m. Thursdays in the VVH upper lobby.

This informal group will meet every Thursday to walk outside, enjoy conversation, and return for lattes, coffee or tea in the lobby. The group is open to survivors of cancer and those presently in treatment. Family members are welcome to walk as well. Wear walking shoes and warm, comfortable clothing. Varied distances for varied abilities. No charge.

Contact Cindy Webb LCSW at 384-7582 or Nancy Reinisch, LCSW at

Hotchkiss activities

The Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials will be the spotlighted event May 9-11. Dogs will begin working sheep at 7 a.m. each day. Individual dogs will work a small group of sheep through a variety of prescribed courses, and prizes are awarded to winners.

Doug Hamilton will shear one sheep hourly beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday at the trials grounds, and answer questions.

The Grand Mesa Harness Club will be at the gate of the trial grounds to give rides with a team and wagon driven by Dick Pierce, who will drop people off and pick them up at various activities around town.

For more information, call Richard Bailey at (970) 921-7671, Dixie Luke at 872-6265 or the Hotchkiss Chamber of Commerce at 872-3226.

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