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Community News and Notes

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. Questions, call public works at 963-1307.

At noon today 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.

Join Roaring Fork Audubon for a trip to Hart’s Basin to look for migrating shore birds and passerines on Saturday, Oct. 7. We will also check Confluence Lakes. It’s an all-day trip so bring lunch, water and be prepared for all kinds of weather. Meet at the Lappala CMC parking lot in Carbondale at 7 a.m. Call Linda Vidal at 704-9950 or e-mail: if you’re planning to join us.

The Basalt Regional Heritage Society (BRHS) is hosting a public meeting to discuss plans to restore the historic two-story Arbaney Barn, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Basalt Town Hall.

BRHS plans to restore the Arbaney Barn and open it to the public as a living museum. A funding request has been submitted to the Colorado State Historical Society. Additional financial and skilled labor support from the Basalt Community is being solicited for this important historical project. The mission of the Basalt Regional Heritage Society is “To define the future by preserving the past.” Everyone interested in the restoration of the Arbaney Barn is urged to attend this meeting. Light refreshments will be served. For further information, contact BRHS President Diana Elliott at 927-4693.

Colorado Animal Rescue is hosting its fifth Puttin’ on the Dog and Kitty Cat Mascatrade Ball, from 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Aspen Glen Clubhouse.

Come out and support the animals that need help.

Join the Frontier Historical Society for a cleanup and restoration party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8, at the Cardiff Coke Ovens south of Glenwood Springs. Everyone is welcome to help preserve this historic place: gardeners, explorers, and locals are all invited to join in this Eagle Scout project. Park at the rodeo grounds (paintball arena). Bring branch clippers, gloves, shovels, a sack lunch and a friend. Drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Cindy Hines at the Frontier Museum at 945-4448.

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