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Community News and Notes

The Day in the Life publication, which was scheduled to be distributed Sept. 28, will now be published and inserted in the Post Independent on Thursday, Oct. 12.

The section is full of photographs taken on Sept. 9, capturing the day in the life of Garfield County.

The public is invited to attend a breakfast conversation with Colorado’s next governor, Bill Ritter Jr., from 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Don and Diana Kaufman home, 926 Bennett Ave. in Glenwood Springs. There is a suggested contribution amount.

RSVP to Amber Belindo at (303) 534-0660 or

The annual farmers market in the Glenwood Springs High School parking area near 14th Street and Grand Avenue will be open Saturdays through the fall season.

The Downtown Market, which normally was held on Tuesdays, closed for the season with a special Oktoberfest last Saturday.

The Farmers Market plans to be open through October and into November.

The Post Independent has switched to a new phone system. The 945-8515 number will still be the number to reach the Post Independent, but the phone extensions have changed. Also, all employees will have direct dial numbers where callers can call employees directly and bypass the automated system. Look for advertisements with a complete list of extensions and direct dial numbers.

A debate on energy issues between gubernatorial candidates Bob Beauprez and Bill Ritter will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Rifle High School auditorium. The debate is being hosted by the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado. For more information, contact the AGNC at 625-1723.

On Oct. 4, at noon, the Garfield County Democratic Party will be celebrating a grand opening and hosting a rally for Ken Gordon, Democratic candidate for Secretary of State. The headquarters are located at Grand Central Station, 727 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. For more information, call 945-7064.

The Frontier Historical Society Museum will be closed this week for cleaning and exhibit changes. It will reopen Monday, Oct. 9, with winter hours. Winter hours are Monday and Thursday through Saturday from 1-4 p.m. For more information, call 945-4448.

The town of Carbondale will be completing chip and seal road maintenance on Colorado Avenue between Highway 133 and Eighth Street over the next two weeks. The process will start on Wednesday, Oct. 4, and be completed by Friday, Oct. 13, (weather permitting). Colorado Avenue will be closed at times during the maintenance process. Call Public Works at 963-1307 for more information.

Garry Zabel and Tal Hardman will give a presentation today on Colorado Mountain College’s upcoming Semester in Spain program, which will take place during the spring 2007 semester. Learn how you can spend three months in Granada, Spain, while earning college credit. This event is open to all interested CMC students and all community members. The presentation will be held in the residence hall at Colorado Mountain College at Spring Valley. Contact Tal Hardman at 947-8227 for more information.

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