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Commuity News & Notes

The Yagatta Regatta begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Grizzly Creek Rest Area. Contestants will compete in a costume contest and race their boats down the Colorado River to Two Rivers Park. Spectators can cheer competitors on as they arrive at the park.A locals favorite, the Yagatta Regatta is best described as a rafting flotilla and costume contest that brings together the Glenwood Springs whitewater community. In addition to the raft race, spectators can enjoy Coors beer, pizza, barbecue, ice cream, nine live bands throughout the weekend, kids activities and more at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs.Admission is free for veterans, $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger, and free for children 3 and younger. Parking at Two Rivers Park is free. The regatta is the primary fundraiser for Operation Vacation, a nonprofit organization, which provides all-expense paid weekend getaways for deserving soldiers and their families.

Saturday is your chance to get your dog clean and raise money for the American Cancer Society.The Amazing Racers Relay for Life team will have a dog wash on May 30 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Small dogs: $5; large dogs: $8.All proceeds goes to the American Cancer Society.

Carbondales Main Street Streetscape project will resume the first part of June. However the street will remain open during the construction season.The first phase of the project will be located between Highway 133 and Eighth Street. Work will then proceed east to the Eighth Street intersection, and end at the Second Street intersection.For more information, call Carbondale Public Works at 963-1307.

The city of Glenwood Springs recycle center will be changing hours of operation on Tuesday, June 2, for the summer. The new hours will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call 945-2931 or 945-5375.

Teddy Bear Picnic at the Glenwood Springs Community Center June 3 at 11:30 a.m. for children 3-6. Activities include face painting, crafts, castle bounce and lots of Teddy Bear fun. $3 per participant and children must be accompanied by an adult. For more info call 384-6301.

The American Patriots is a new group being formed in Glenwood Springs. Our goal is to find ways to preserve and put into practice the American Constitution that we love. Please join us for our next meeting Friday, May 29, at 9 a.m. For more information and directions please call 928-7578.

Highland Elementary School in Rifle will be participating in the American Cancer Societys Relay for Life fundraiser in June. Area artists have painted chairs as part of the second annual chairity auction the teachers are having on Wednesday, June 3, at the Rifle Golf Course at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12. This gets you in the door with an auction paddle and appetizers. Pictured with a sample of the chairs are two team members that are also cancer survivors, Christy Walters and Barb Ackerman. Tickets for the auction can be purchased by contacting Jade Lutes at (303) 570-7862, Christy Walters at 625-4932 or Kelly Bina at 625-1828.

Come join the Gardeners of the New Community Gardens in Glenwood Springs celebrate the planting season. Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m. till 1 p.m., in the northwest parking lot of the Community Center, next to the New Community Gardens, 100 Wulfsohn Road. Rivendell Sod Farm will talk about organic gardening at 10 and 11 a.m. Dwyer Greens will be offering organic vegetable plants and flowers for sale. Osage Gardens will also offer organic vegetable plants and early season produce. Come and have your gardening questions answers. More info. call 945-4004.

The employees at the Colorado State Veterans Home in Rifle are hosting a benefit yard sale on Saturday, May 30, at 650 E. Fifth St., Rifle, at 8 a.m. until sold out.The sale benefits Alexia, the daughter of nursing assistant Amanda Rubalcave. Alexia is in need of a stem cell transplant. Please stop by on Saturday we appreciate everyones support.

Join others in your community to deliberate, make choices with others about ways to approach difficult issues, and work toward creating reasoned public judgment. The Community Forum will meet monthly, with the next meeting on Wednesday, May 27, at 7 p.m. at the New Castle Branch Library. This months topic will be A Sense of Community with discussions on how we define our community, how we build community, and how we identify and help those in need within the community. For more information please call 984-2346.

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