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The Roaring Fork Sierra Club Group is hosting its annual Potluck Picnic in the Park from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Sopris Park in Carbondale. Live music from the Timberline bluegrass group will be featured. Soft drinks and wonderful microbrews will be provided by the Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co. Please bring a dish to share to this social gathering with opportunity to meet your local members and leaders of the Roaring Fork Group. It is open to Sierra Club members, potential members and their friends. Call 947-9613 for more information.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) is taking public comments regarding revisions to management plans for deer and elk on the Grand Mesa. These management plans, called Data Analysis Unit or DAU plans, contain population estimates and set goals for male-female ratios within populations. DAU 12, the deer unit under consideration, covers the north side of the Grand Mesa (Game Management Units 41, 42 and 421), while DAU 14, the elk unit (GMUs 41, 411, 42, 421, 52 and 521), covers all of the Grand Mesa. To aid the public in discussion, several management alternatives will be presented at the public meeting to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Rifle Fire Protection District in Rifle.

Western Colorado Independent Electrical Contractors Inc., a nonprofit organization, will be starting Electrical Apprentices classes. This four-year program offers a curriculum that is useful in attaining an Electrical Journeyman license. Classes begin the week of Aug. 21, and the registration deadline is Aug. 1.For more information and registration forms, call Neva at Western Colorado Independent Electrical Contractors Inc. at 876-5520.

Join the Roaring Fork Conservancy at 5 p.m. Aug. 9 for your chance to experience Ruedi Reservoir. Learn about transbasin water diversions and how Ruedi Reservoir operates. Speakers include Kara Lamb of the Bureau of Reclamation, Mark Fuller of Ruedi Water and Power Authority and Tim OKeefe of the Roaring Fork Conservancy. Participants will travel to the reservoir and tour the hydroelectric plant below the dam. Please dress appropriately; the tour will happen rain or shine. This tour is free and open to the public; however, space is limited, and reservations are required. Call (970) 927-1290 to register and for more information.

Learn firsthand how and why water is collected from the headwaters of the Roaring Fork River and diverted under the Continental Divide. Join Allen Ringle of the Twin Lakes Reservoir & Canal Co., Jim Pearce of the Colorado River Water Conservation District and Sharon Clarke of the Roaring Fork Conservancy for this informative tour at 10 a.m. Aug. 11. Bring a lunch and questions for our experts about the plumbing of the Roaring Fork headwaters. Please dress appropriately; the tour will happen rain or shine. The tour is free and open to the public; however, space is limited, and reservations are required. Call (970) 927-1290 to register.

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