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Senior briefs

High Country RSVP offers a program for senior and disabled tax assistance, serving those in Aspen, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Silt, Rifle, and Parachute, and relies on volunteers to be tax counselors for this very important program.

Volunteers are needed, particularly in the Carbondale and Rifle area. Training is provided, and each volunteer must pass a test required by IRS. RSVP provides plenty of help to pass the test.

Qualifications? Willingness and some love for numbers, plus a desire to work with seniors and those in need.

Training will be held Jan. 7 and 8 at the Blake CMC Campus, 1402 Blake (behind the

Glenwood Springs City Market) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

The time commitment from each volunteer is variable, based volunteer’s time schedules in February, March, and April; but generally takes about four hours a week, but can be more or less depending on the volunteer.

Please contact RSVP at 947-8462 or

The Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library is holding a meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, in the library conference room for all members and citizens wishing to participate in the Friends group. The agenda will include election of new officers and the ongoing book sale. Anyone wishing to join the popular One Book One Town author selection committee should plan to attend this meeting. The committee will be forming and the process of choosing next year’s One Book for Carbondale will begin.

For more information, please call the library at 963-2889.

The Silt Historical Society will host its annual meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Silt Historical Park, 707 Orchard Ave. in Silt.

For more information, call Bonnie at 876-5652.

The public is invited “Astrophotography,” a one-man photography exhibit featuring Jimmy Westlake’s celestial studies, which opens with a reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at the Colorado Mountain College Gallery, Ninth and Grand, in Glenwood Springs.

The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 11. The CMC Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, or by appointment.

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