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Every year during the holidays, LIFT-UP sees a huge outpouring of generosity to help local neighbors in need. Christmas in July is LIFT-UPs 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. Thats 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 non-perishable food items at any of LIFT-UPs 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.

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.

Basalt resident Shawn Stevenson is the guest of honor for a fundraiser from 5:30-10 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Buffalo Valley Restaurant to help offset the costs of $20,000 in medical bills she has collected over the past 18 months. Stevenson, who has been unable to work since January, recently received word she may be suffering from Lyme disease. Stevensons medical situation has been baffling to medical experts. Symptoms of Lyme are often confused with conditions such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. The fundraiser features live music by the Earthbeat Choirs teen singers and the Jimmy Dykann Band, free appetizers until 7 p.m., a cash bar, and live and silent auctions.

Colorados 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 carryout more effective searches for government information and services. The Google upgrade is available at

Learn all you need to know about purchasing a home at a free workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the St. Mary of the Crown Church, 395 White Hill Road, Carbondale. A continental breakfast is provided. Free child care provided upon request. Pre-registration is required by calling 963-7350.

The Eagle County Sheriffs Office, Colorado State Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies will be conducting DUI checkpoints in Eagle County this weekend, July 2123. The Checkpoint Colorado Campaign is funded by the Colorado Department of Transportation. Designate a safe way to travel this weekend, please dont drink and drive.

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 2:00 p.m. and work a variety of hours during the Air Fair on Friday 4-11p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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 (970) 625-4833 and ask for Alanna.

All Valley businesses and organizations are invited to participate in the Basalt River Days parade scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. Take part with a scooter or skateboard brigade, ride your decorated bike, enter a float or bring your band. Roaring Fork Real Estate will host a bike decorating party at 10 a.m. For more information and entries, call 927-4031

A five-week course designed specifically for the student new to yoga begins Monday, July 24, from 6:30-8 p.m., and continues Monday evenings at the Glenwood Centre for Well Being, 809 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Taught by Nova Loverro Sprick, the Anusara Yoga Basics class is for anyone who wants to start yoga from square one and for those wishing to refine their practice.Pre-register by calling the Centre at 928-0445.

Defiance Community Players are accepting applications for Music and Vocal directors for the fall production of Sweet Charity, for more information please contact the producer Jacquie Meitler at 945-2174.

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