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A free public dialogue on Global Warming as a Crisis of Geological Proportions: Welcome to the Anthropocene with Raymond T. Pierrehumbert, Louis Block professor in Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Aspen Center for Physics, Sixth and Gillespie in Aspen.Geologists divide past time up into epochs delineated by major events such as extinctions, massive climate changes and changes in the composition of the atmosphere. Until recently, humanity has been living in the Holocene, the period of generally mild and steady climate beginning at the end of the last ice age and continuing up to the dawn of the industrial age. Professor Pierrehumbert argues that the Holocene has ended as a result of human influence on climate, global chemical cycles and worldwide ecosystems. He will explore the implications for the future of humanity and other species with which we share the planet.For more information, call 925-2585 or visit http://www.aspenphys.org.

The Garfield County Library District is initiating a library card campaign as part of National Library Card Sign-up Month. All Garfield County are welcome to get cards. Stop by any Garfield County Branch Library to obtain a card. Be sure to bring a current photo ID and proof of local address such as a utility bill or lease agreement. You can also get a card online at http://www.garfieldlibraries.org by clicking on About Us. If your card has been lost or stolen, we will replace it free during the month of September. Need more information? Call us at 625-4270.

The annual Day in the Life of Garfield County photo shoot is set for Saturday, Sept. 6. This highly popular section gives photographers of all ages and talents the opportunity to see their photography work published in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.All photos must be taken on Sept. 6. Photographers must include exact time and place photo was taken, and include their name.This year, theres a limit of three photos per photographers, so pick out your three best. Please do not send more than three photos. Submissions of more than three photos will not be considered.Digital photos should be at least 200 dpi. Photos will not be returned but prints or CDs may be picked up until Sept. 30.Deadline for submitting photos is Friday, Sept. 12.We prefer digital photos that are e-mailed but if prints work too.Send photos to: photos@postindependent.com; 2014 Grand Ave. Glenwood Springs, CO 81601; call 384-9110 for more information.



The Glenwood Springs Ford annual classic car show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Glenwood Springs Ford.Free hot dogs and beverages will be served.Donations support LIFT-UP.For more information, call Lowell Bushnet at 384-7834 or Nichole Bergman at 384-7823.


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