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Community News and Notes

Roy Altman will give a talk titled “Religions Do Not Cause Wars” at 7 p.m. Monday, July 24, at Yampah Mountain High School in Glenwood Springs. Altman recently retired after over 35 years of service as a pastor and educator. Refreshments and conversation will follow his talk. This event is the first in a series of lectures featuring various speakers titled “Gods, Guns, and Governments” and is sponsored by the Roaring Fork Peace Coalition.

Rifle High School will begin new student registration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 2. Birth certificate and immunization records are required. Call 625-7765 to schedule an appointment.

Every year during the holidays, LIFT-UP sees a huge outpouring of generosity to help local neighbors in need. Christmas in July is LIFT-UP’s way of reminding the public that the needs are just as great during the summer months as they are during the holidays.

When people are unemployed and struggling to feed their families, summer can be just as difficult as the harsh winter months. That’s why LIFT-UP is busy 12 months a year, filling in the gap for folks experiencing hardship. Donations of food and financial support will make a big difference. People can drop off nonperishable food items at any of LIFT-UP’s five offices (in Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Rifle and Parachute), or send a donation to LIFT-UP at P.O. Box 1213, Glenwood Springs, 81602; or make a secure online donation at

This is an opportunity to keep the spirit of Christmas alive all year long, and help LIFT-UP provide year-round assistance for year-round needs. With the help of a caring community, LIFT-UP can make sure that everyone in our region has food to eat.

The Garfield County Regional Airport needs volunteers to help with the 2006 annual Air Fair on Friday, Aug. 4, and Saturday, Aug. 5. Volunteers are needed to help set up Friday beginning at 2 p.m. and work a variety of hours during the Air Fair from 4-11 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Volunteers at the free air fair receive a $10 meal ticket and free T-shirt! To join in the fun call the Rifle Jet Center at 625-4833 and ask for Alanna.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies will be conducting DUI checkpoints in Eagle County through today. The Checkpoint Colorado Campaign is funded by the Colorado Department of Transportation. Designate a safe way to travel this weekend, and please don’t drink and drive.

The New Life Drama Company is coming to Rifle July 24-27, presenting a series of short, powerful skits touching on a wide variety of ministry topics.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Monday, at That Place, 201 W. Second St. in Rifle; 7 p.m. Tuesday, at The Master’s Sports Camp in Cottonwood Springs Park in Rifle; 7 p.m. Wednesday, at The Master’s Sports Camp in Apple Tree Park, New Castle; and 7 p.m. Thursday, at Heinze Park in Rifle.

For more information, call 945-7552.

Colorado’s official state Web site,, is working hard to ensure citizens of Colorado get what they need ” enhanced access to their state government. has launched a new and improved search engine, powered by Google, to help users carry out more effective searches for government information and services.

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