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Cross Cultural Connections Crew, a diversity club at Colorado Mountain College, is celebrating American Indian heritage all day Tuesday. The club hosts an informational table in the atrium of the academic building from 9-11 a.m. At lunch, the cafeteria serves American Indian foods. The day wraps up at 7:30 p.m., as the independent film “Smoke Signals” ” a portrayal of American Indian life ” shows in the Recker Room of the Student Services building.

Notice is hereby given that a proposed revised budget has been submitted to the Spring Valley Sanitation Board of Directors for the current year of 2006. A copy of such proposed budget has been filed at the Basalt Sanitation District office located at 227 Midland Ave, Suite C2, Basalt, where the same is open for public inspection. Such proposed budget will be considered at the regular November meeting of the board of directors to be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 2300 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs. Any interested elector of the Spring Valley Sanitation District may inspect the proposed supplemental budget and file or register any objections thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget.

The town of New Castle is sponsoring its annual free fall cleanup through Nov. 17 for residents to drop off trash and unwanted items at the town shop, located at 200 Kamm Ave., south of Main Street in downtown New Castle.

Drop-off times are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Small appliances are accepted for a fee. Oversized items such as large appliances or mattresses or hazardous waste items such as computers, batteries or chemicals are not allowed. For questions, call the shop at 984-3855.

To celebrate Valley View Hospital’s 50th birthday, local history buff Jim Nelson researched and wrote a book chronicling the hospital’s story. “50 years of Caring: The History of Valley View Hospital” is now on sale at the hospital’s Heart to Heart gift shop.

A book-signing reception for the author will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Valley View Hospital’s upper lobby.

Nelson’s friends and fans are invited to attend.

“If Walls Could Talk,” the weekly series on HGTV Sundays, is coming to Glenwood Springs to film homes with intriguing pasts and unusual stories. Now in production on its eighth season, the series kicks off with new homeowners who make surprising historical discoveries about their homes as they explore and restore them. A lucky few will be amazed to learn that the historic artifacts they’ve discovered are worth a fortune when the “If Walls Could Talk” appraiser drops by for a look.

The series, which premiered in September 1998, has aired more than 200 episodes ” each filmed in historic neighborhoods throughout the country.

“If Walls Could Talk” is produced for HGTV by High Noon Entertainment in Denver. Homeowners who would like to be considered for the program should contact Keri Grogan at (303) 712-3302 or e-mail at

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