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Local R.W. Boyle has spent a lifetime perfecting the art of the portrayalist. His in-depth study of Doc Holliday makes him qualified to speak to the life of the gunslinger dentist who made a living dealing Faro when he could no longer practice dentistry. Doc’s association with the Earp brothers preceded his involvement in the infamous shootout at the O.K. Corral.

Boyle brings Doc to life in his one-man show, “How it Was: Young Doc,” to be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15.

Boyle discusses the facts surrounding the best-known and often-debated gun battle in Tombstone, Ariz., at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.

Both performances will be held at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 Sixth St., Glenwood Springs. No children under six, mature language used. Tickets for this fundraiser are available by calling the Frontier Historical Museum at 945-4448 with a credit card or through Glenwood Springs Central Reservations.

For more information, contact the Frontier Historical Museum at (970) 945-4448 or at

Sarah Oliver, nurse practitioner, be offering free breast exams to senior women over the age of 55 from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 14 at Carbondale Senior Housing. This is part of the monthly Columbine Home Health Senior Wellness Clinic, made possible by a grant from the Susan G. Komen Aspen Branch Foundation. Early detection of breast cancer improves survival rate.

Schedule an appointment for Aug. 14th by calling Sarah Oliver at 618-3606.

Friday Night Flicks will return Fridays in August at Two Rivers Amphitheater in Glenwood Springs. This year’s series will kickoff with the showing of “ET” Aug. 1; followed by “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” Aug. 8; and “Back to the Future” Aug. 15. The final film in the series will be “The Wizard of Oz” Aug. 22.

The final show includes a costume contest, movie trivia, live music and children’s amusements.

Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and showtime is at dusk.

Tour the Crystal River Hatchery, a cold-water facility, which raises rainbow, Snake River, and cutthroat trout brood fish from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. Designed for those 8 and up.

No other Colorado hatchery produces as many eggs each year as the Crystal River Hatchery. Please dress appropriately; the tour will happen rain or shine. The tour is free and open to the public, but space is limited, and registration is required. Please register at

Sponsored by Colorado Division of Wildlife and Roaring Fork Conservancy.

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