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Does anyone remember when attendants cleaned your windows while topping off your gas tank? Pull into the Thunder River Market on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, and members of the Glenwood Springs Percussion Ensemble will provide an old-fashion “service station” experience.

The ensemble will be pooling their tips and donations to buy a new marimba and set of “quad” marching drums. The ensemble has performed at GSHS football games, the Strawberry Days Parade, the July 4th Community Picnic and other local events.

Fill ‘er up, and support this nationally competing ensemble of local high school and middle school students.



For more information about supporting the Glenwood Springs Percussion, contact Frank Martin at 970-928-9347.

The Glenwood Springs High School Class of 2000 is celebrating their 10-year reunion on Saturday, July 31, at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.



Kids of all ages are invited to join Silt’s Heyday Parade on Saturday, July 31. Decorate your bikes, wagons, and scooters or cars and join in on the fun. The theme this year is “Hats off to Volunteers.” There will be a car show on Aug. 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park – come join us and show your favorite car. Parade and Car Show entry forms are available at Silt’s Town Hall, or contact Peggy Swank at 876-5861 and request a form to be e-mailed or mailed to you. For additional information, please contact 876-5801. Booth spaces are still available, and application forms are at Silt Town Hall or call 876-5801.

The Garfield County Libraries are excited to announce we have new library cards. Trade in your old library card, and you’ll receive a new card and keytag for free. You can pick one of four designs featuring scenes of the beauty and excitement that can be found in our area. The new library cards are available now at all six Garfield County libraries. Additionally, adorable new designs for children will be available soon. The free promotion ends July 31 so don’t delay.

Silt Heyday is July 31, and Aug. 1 is the Silt Heyday Car show at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Silt, located about 18 miles west of Glenwood Springs along I-70.

This is the civic celebration’s 41st anniversary, and the theme is “Hats Off to Volunteers.” In keeping with that theme, organizers are looking for volunteers that can help us make it happen.

This year the music will come from Defiance Stringband at breakfast, Rocking Horse in the afternoon, with Exit 42 in the evening.

Forms for booth spaces and parade have been mailed to those who participated in previous years.

Booth forms, Parade and Car Show entries can be picked up at Silt Town Hall. To volunteer please call 876-5801.

The Democratic candidate for Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper, will appear at a “meet-and-greet” in Carbondale on Aug. 1, from 10-11 a.m. at Sopris Park in Carbondale. In celebration, supporters from Aspen, Basalt, Glenwood Springs and Carbondale will be bicycling to the event. Groups will leave Sunday morning from the Glenwood Springs City Hall at 8:30 a.m.; Basalt High School at 9 a.m.; Snowmass Village Rec Center and the Aspen Parking Garage at 8:30 a.m.

For further information contact Jacque Whitsitt, 970-379-8854, or Leslie Robinson, 970-618-0890.

Roy Deschazer is a longtime resident of Rifle and an Rifle High School graduate. He was diagnosed with stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2005. Roy is a friend to many in the Rifle community. Since his diagnosis, Roy is not able to do the things that he loves and is unable to work. He continues each and every day with a positive attitude.

Because of Roy’s illness the medical and everyday expenses have become a burden. Let’s show our support and help Roy and his family. Please join us Sunday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. at WingNutz in Rifle.

We are still looking for donations and auction items. If you would like to donate or would like more information please contact Ava St. Pierre Cogburn at (970) 618-0233, e-mail: racogburn@yahoo.com or via Facebook.

BBQ by WingNutz Bar and Grill, live music by Coy Keithley and Tim Bradly, a live and silent auction, drawings for Colorado Rockies tickets and Cabela’s gift cards.

People can also donate to the RDF fundraiser account at Wells Fargo.

Roger Wilson, Democratic candidate for Colorado House District 61, will be at the Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse in Glenwood Springs on Sunday, Aug. 1, from 2:30 to 4:40 p.m.

He will be looking for comments and questions from voters, and an talk about his views of the issues affecting this district. Also on hand will be Senator Michael Bennet, who is running for re-election, and is scheduled to be at Sacred Grounds between 3 and 3:45 p.m. as part of his campaign swing through this area.

There will be a volunteer work day on Saturday, July 31 to plant garden beds in the new Roaring Fork High School agricultural grow dome in Carbondale.

Volunteers are needed with shovels and garden gloves for any length of time between 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Then, on Sunday, Aug. 1 from 5-8 p.m., will be a community potluck at the greenhouse to celebrate the completion of the project. Bring a dish to share.

The facility will function as a food-growing science class lab for RFHS students, and will also be used for a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) venture during the summer months.

The greenhouse is located behind the high school building, at Highway 133 and Meadowood Drive in Carbondale. For more information about the project, visit http://rfhs-greenhouse.blogspot.com/.


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