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This Friday, Jan. 6, is LaFarge Skier Appreciation Day at Sunlight Mountain Resort. Lift tickets will be sold for $15 each and all proceeds will go to support United Way of Garfield County.

Skiers and boarders should also wear their best ’60s costume, as Sunlight will award a prize to the best one. Sunlight opened in 1966, so for its 45th year, it is celebrating the ’60s.

The band Fifty50 will perform at 2 p.m. and will play all afternoon.



There will also be a drawing for a new pair of skis, a new snowboard and other items.

Sunlight Mountain Resort has most of its terrain open.



Sunday, Jan. 8, is Teacher and Student Appreciation Day at Sunlight. Re-1 and Re-2 students can get a lift ticket for only $15. Teachers and staff ski for free.

The Elks Hoop Shoot is slated for Saturday, Jan. 7, at Glenwood Springs Middle School. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the shooting gets under way at 10 a.m.

The free throw contest is open to boys and girls in the following age groups: 8-9, 10-11, 12-13.

Bring a copy of your birth certificate. Winners will advance to the district competition in Rifle on Jan. 22.

The Glenwood Springs Recreation Department is offering a developmental basketball program for first- and second-grade students.

Dinky Dunkers is a noncompetitive program for boys and girls that will focus on game fundamentals, including dribbling, passing, shooting and teamwork. It is suggested that players bring athletic shoes and a water bottle.

Two sessions will be offered and are open to all area first- and second-graders. Students may choose to participate in one or both sessions. The fee per session is $40 for Glenwood Springs Community Center members or $50 for non-members.

Session information:

• Sopris Elementary School gym: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m., starting Jan. 3 and ending on Jan. 26 (no class on Jan. 12).

• Glenwood Springs Elementary School gym: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., beginning Jan. 23 and ending on Feb. 13.

Call the community center’s front desk at 384-6301 or stop by to register.


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