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The Garfield Re-2 School Board will hold an informational forum regarding 3A and 3B, the bond and mill levy questions on this November’s ballot, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Garfield Re-2 Learning Opportunities Center (839 Whiteriver Ave., Rifle).

Contact 625-7621 with questions.

The Arbaney Park playground will be closed Oct. 23-25 for repairs. Maintenance crews will create a safer playground by increasing the depth of children’s fall zone. The Public Works Department appreciates your patience. If you have any questions, please call the Basalt Public Works Department at 927-4723.



A Meet the Candidates Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Redstone Church. Candidates for the two commissioners’ seats (Rachel Richards versus Jim True and Patti Clapper versus Tim Mooney) will be present to state their positions and answer questions from the public. Both candidates for Pitkin County Sheriff (Bob Braudis and Rick Magnuson) will also attend the forum and present their positions.

Along with an array of state ballot questions, Pitkin County voters will have questions relating to human services and open space. Nan Sundeen, director of Human Services for Pitkin County, will discuss the ballot question asking for a continuation of a dedicated property tax for a healthy community fund. Bill Fales, past chairman of the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Board, will discuss the ballot question requesting an extension of the sunset for the existing open space property tax and an increase in bonding capacity.



Call for Artists for Winterfest 2006. The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is calling all artists of crafts, fine art, cards, clothing, jewelry, foods, chocolates and other delicate treasures of the holiday Winterfest exhibit. Please call 945-2414 for an application and for information. The exhibit will open Nov. 7 and continue through Dec. 14 with a holiday party and reception at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18.

The Basalt Chamber of Commerce will host its annual meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Members’ Lodge at the Roaring Fork Club. All members are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to 927-4031.

The thirteenth annual Basalt Peace Tree Lighting and the Basalt Holiday Stroll will take place Saturday, Dec. 9, in Lions Park, Basalt.

Santa Claus, carolers, hot cider and all types of holiday activities will be found throughout Basalt on that Saturday.

The Rifle Branch Library is holding a Costume parade at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.

To sign up, please stop by the Rifle Branch Library or call 625-3471.

A free Homebuyer Educational Workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at the St. Mary of the Crown Church, 395 White Hill Road in Carbondale. A continental breakfast is provided. Free child care provided upon request. Preregistration is required by calling 963-7350.


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