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Community News and Notes

A section of Willits Lane will be closed until Friday, Nov. 24. Two new crosswalks will be added across Willits Lane. The closure will be from East Valley Road south to Hopi. Signs and a detour route will be clearly marked.

The town appreciates your patience. Call 927-4723 for more information.

Garfield County Clerk and Recorder Mildred Alsdorf announces that EagleRecorder for electronic recording will have training on the following days: Nov. 27 and Nov. 28, recording staff only; Nov. 29 county staff training only for assessor, treasurer and clerk’s staff.

Note: Recording will be closed for researchers all day Nov. 29.

A Professional Photography Portfolio review will be held from 4-7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley campus. This event is open to the public.

The KDNK Labor of Love Auction on air portion begins Nov. 26 and runs through the week. Listen between 6 and 8 p.m. each evening as guest auctioneers bring goodies galore at affordable prices. Look for auction catalogs in the mail or at stores and coffee houses near you. Register to bid by calling 963-0139 during business hours weekdays.

The KDNK on line auction is happening now through Dec. 2. Check out what’s available by logging on at and follow the links. The deals are plentiful and all proceeds benefit KDNK Community Radio.

Learn how to take care of your dog or cat, how to perform pet first aid, how to recognize an emergency, how to create makeshift muzzles, how to perform rescue breathing and CPR, how to approach a sick or injured dog or cat, and how to administer medication. Learn to help your pet in case of injures while hiking, playing or at home. To be held Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Carbondale Town Hall. Registration deadline is Friday, Dec. 8. Call Woodsie at 704-4116 for details.

Sixth Street Bar and Grill, downstairs at the Glenwood Springs Ramada Inn, hosts karaoke from 8-11 p.m. every Friday. Music from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. For information, call 945-8122.

The Family Visitor Programs would like to invite you to share the spirit of the holiday season with some of the 500 mothers in their program. Although there are many wonderful agencies, which provide toys for the kids and holiday food baskets for the family, this is one of the few programs that provide gifts for new moms. Donations of a new gift item, a gift certificate or cash, will help the Family Visitor Programs. So that the staff can have time to get the gifts out to their moms, the deadline to make a donation is December 6. Donations are tax deductible. Please contact the Family Visitor Programs at 945-1234, ext. 10, or drop off your gift at 401 23rd St., Suite 204, Glenwood Springs.

Winterfest, an annual arts and crafts exhibit benefitting the Center for the Arts winter programming, runs until Dec. 14. Call 945-2414 for more information.

“The Entrance to Aspen: How Did We Get Here?” video co-produced by The City of Aspen and GrassRoots TV12 is airing for a second week on GrassRoots TV12, starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22; 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23; 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24; and 6 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25.

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension is sponsoring a Beef Industry Update or “Beef University” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds Event Hall. Topics will include The 2005-06 BQA Audit and What it Means, Nutrition for During and After the Drought, Animal Health, A Chef’s Perspective, area and regional updates and more.

All cattle producers and others interested are welcome to attend. Please RSVP by noon Dec. 8 by calling the Garfield County Extension Office at 625-3969.

The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce urges citizens to shop locally. Purchase $25 or $50 gift certificates for friends, family, and co-workers from the Chamber and support our local economy. Chamber gift certificates are redeemable at more than 80 participating businesses. For more information, call Heather at 963-1890 or email

SHARE Colorado, a nonprofit organization, is a monthly food distributor that offers grocery packages at half the retail price to everyone. Every package you buy for yourself helps to put food on the table for another family in your community.

To order from SHARE, please visit Eagles Lodge located on 312 Seventh St. from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 2nd. For more information on the SHARE program, call 1-800-933-7427 or visit

A scrapbooking open house will be presented by an area Creative Memories consultant. A holiday open house and crop will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at WestStar Bank in Glenwood Springs. New product, organizing, digital scrapbooks and more. Free. RSVP requested: Susie 274-0247,

Hepatitis C Support Group, Hep C connection, offers a free monthly meeting to people with hepatitis C. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month starting Dec. 6 at the Community Services building, 510 291⁄2 Road, Room 1060, in Grand Junction. Contact Ken at (970) 948-0351 or Hep C Connection at (800) 390-1202 for more information.

The Carbondale Clay Center is offering winter classes beginning Jan. 8 and running until Feb 12. Adult sessions are held from 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays. Children’s classes are held from 3:45-5:15 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Classes fill up very quickly. Please register at Carbondale Town Hall or call the Carbondale Recreation Department 704-4116 for details.

The Salvation Army believes in giving people a chance at a better life. That is why it is providing free budget counseling to its clients. Volunteers are needed to become budget counselors using the Good $ense budget course model to teach clients how to become diligent earners, generous givers, wise savers, cautious debtors and prudent consumers. Volunteers from Aspen to Parachute are needed who would be willing to meet with clients individually or lead a workshop. Volunteer as much or as little as you like; no experience necessary.

Volunteer training session will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Alpine Christian Academy, 20451 Highway 82, Basalt. Please register by Nov. 24 by calling 927-3889 or 945-6976. Sponsored by Christ Community Church.

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