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Springs Theatre: Dec. 20-Jan. 9: “Two Weeks Notice” (PG-13) 7 and 9 p.m. nightly; Saturday and Sunday matinee at 1 and 3 p.m. Featuring Dolby Digital Surround Sound; 915 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Call 945-4000 to verify show times.Crystal Theatre: Jan. 3-9: “Far From Heaven” (PG-13) 7:30 p.m., 427 Main St., Carbondale; call 963-0633 to verify show times.Movieland: Jan. 3-9: “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” (PG-13) 12, 3:45 and 7:30 p.m.; “Two Weeks Notice” (PG-13) 12:15, 2:45, 5:05, 7:15 and 9:25 p.m.; “Star Trek: Nemesis” (PG-13) 12:35, 3:15, 7 and 9:30 p.m.; “Gangs of New York” (R) 1, 4:30 and 8 p.m.; “Maid in Manhattan” (PG-13) 12:20, 2:45, 5, 7:20 and 9:35; “Die Another Day” (PG-13) 9:10 p.m.; “Catch Me If You Can” (PG-13) 12:30, 3:25. 6:30 and 9:20 p.m.; “The Wild Thornberries” (PG) 12:45, 3, 5:10, 7:10 p.m.; at the stoplight in El Jebel. Call 920-1300 to verify show times.Mall 3: Jan. 3-9: “Lord of the Rings 2” (PG-13) 12, 3:30 weekend matinee; 7 p.m. nightly; “Maid in Manhattan” (PG-13)12:15, 2:45 and 4:45 p.m. weekend matinee, 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. nightly; “Wild Thornberries” (PG) 12:30, 2:45 and 5 p.m. weekend matinees, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. nightly; at the Glenwood Springs Mall, call 945-1400 to verify show times.Rifle Creek Theater: Jan. 3-10: “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (PG-13) 7 p.m. nightly, Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m. matinee. Call 625-2323 to verify show times.
“True Colors: Recent Works by Mary Noone” is now on exhibit at the Colorado Mountain College Gallery at Ninth and Grand in Glenwood Springs. The show runs through Jan. 10.The Kahhak Fine Arts & School, 411 Main St., Carbondale, offers art classes emphasizing individual creativity without neglecting the mechanics of painting, for ages 12 and older. Classes are on a drop-in basis. For more information, call 704-0622.
Mapping Scorpio and Def Kong play at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, and Robert Dubois plays at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Feral Book Cafe, 723 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. For details, call 928-8744. Drum circle Wednesday, spoken word, open mike Wednesday. Stories for children 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.F.O.G. will play classic rock at the Carbondale Folk Music Center at Steve’s Guitars, 19 S. 4th, Carbondale, Friday, Jan. 3. The doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. $10 donation. Call 963-3304 for details. Twirp Anderson and John Sommers will play from 3-6 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through April at the Silvertree Hotel, 100 Elbert Lane, Snowmass Village.Billy and the Rattlers play at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3 and Saturday, Jan. 4, at O’Leary’s Saloon in Rifle. Classy karaoke is Wednesday and Sunday at 9 p.m.
The Glenwood Springs Community Center presents “Hour of Power,” an ABS climbing wall competition from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3. The competition is sanctioned by the American Bouldering Series. For information call 384-6301.A performance of “Charlotte’s Web, The Musical,” will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at Rifle High School auditorium. Admission donations will be gratefully accepted and will support the Rifle Youth Drama Club. Sponsored by Mike Bourget, Our Father’s House Ministries.LOVE – Love in Family Education, a home school support group, will meet for fellowship Saturday, Jan. 4 for a potluck. The theme is Central America. Call coordinator Donnalyne LaGiglia at 945-6222 for information.Motorists are urged to watch out for wildlife near highways through western Colorado. In the local area, motorists should be on the lookout for deer and elk on Highway 82 between Glenwood Springs and Aspen and Interstate 70 and Highway 6 between Rifle and Gypsum.The New Castle Art Guild will meet on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 303 Main Street in New Castle. The meetings usually take place the first Thursday of the month and the public is welcome to attend. For more information call Jim Hoppal at 625-0246.The January meeting of the Western Colorado Watercolor Society is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Mesa County Library Kiva Room, 5th and Grand Ave., Grand Junction. Local Grand Junction artist Bev Keith will demonstrate using pastels over watercolor. There will be a board meeting at 10 a.m. at Main Street Bagels, 559 Main St., Grand Junction.All Valley Music Together classes offer music and movement classes for parents with their infants, toddlers and preschool children and begin Thursday, Jan. 9, in Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Basalt. All families need to pre-register. Call Annie Flynn 963-1482 for registration and information.Healthy Beginnings is selling a special edition, spiral bound engagement calendar at the Book Train, the Valley View Hospital gift shop, Red Mountain Book Store, Women’s Health Associates and the Healthy Beginnings office. Proceeds go to Healthy Beginnings prenatal care programs.Carbondale is accepting Christmas trees for recycling Dec. 26 through January. Bring trees stripped of ornaments etc. to Carbondale Town Hall west parking lot. Remove all decorations, etc. No flocked trees, wreaths, garland or roping. The compost will be available for landscaping. Call Andee Neeley-McCauley at 963-1307 for information.Early Head Start is an enrichment home visitation program open to eligible pregnant women and families with children age three and under. For information call Eagle County Health and Human Services, 328-8840.Ken Eielson offers a free 15-minute quit smoking consultation. Call him at 379-4476 or 945-8439.
Garfield County commissioners defend Uinta Basin Railway against local opposition
Garfield County commissioners are bucking the Western Slope trend against the proposed Uinta Basin Railway (UBR), 88 miles of new track that would connect the eastern Utah oil fields to Gulf Coast refineries via the national railroad network running through Colorado.
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