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The Friends of the Rifle Animal Shelter will be holding an Adoptathon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, in the parking lot of Divide Creek Animal Hospital, just south of the Silt exit and the Colorado River on Divide Creek Road. There will be mostly kittens and puppies, with a few young adult pets looking for forever homes. Adoption fees are $30 to $50 including spay/neuter vouchers for any unaltered puppies and kittens. Most of the pets have already been altered, and all pets have current vaccinations.

Sheriff Lou Vallario of the Garfield County Sheriffs Office completed participation in the 91st session of the National Sheriffs Institute (NSI) held in Longmont Aug. 20-26. Sheriff Vallario was awarded a degree of completion from Larry Solomon, deputy director, National Institute of Corrections (NIC), and Fred G. Wilson, director of training, National Sheriffs Association (NSA).

Are you interested in a career helping to manage Colorados wildlife? Applications for district wildlife managers are now being accepted. The primary job duties for these multi-purpose field positions include wildlife management, law enforcement, and field customer service. Those individuals meeting the minimum qualifications and hoping to land a position as a district wildlife manager are encouraged to see the job announcement and associated information sheets at: Applications must be received by Sept. 22.The DOW has a rich tradition in hiring the best qualified, talented and dedicated professionals to help manage Colorados wildlife resources. In working to maintain this tradition, the hiring process is rigorous and competitive. Anyone interested in applying for these positions must first meet the minimum qualifications: good moral character, clean background, and a bachelors degree in natural resources, biology, wildlife management, environmental science, zoology, fisheries, or another closely related field.

There will be a mini-rally to advance Bill Ritters bid for governor from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Centennial Park in downtown Glenwood Springs. Supporters can pick up yard signs, bumper stickers, literature, and sign up to volunteer. The rally will be an opportunity for people in Garfield County to meet each other and participate in the campaign. Bill Ritter is a strong advocate for renewable energy, health care for all Coloradans, early child care, quality education and a solid economy. For further information, contact Jack Real at 947-9194 or

The KDNK Early Bird Membership runs Sept. 7-26 with a goal of $10,000.To encourage people to pledge early, KDNK is entering all early birds into a drawing for two nights at the Fairmont Heritage Place Franz Klammer Lodge in Telluride. The Franz Klammer is located in Mountain Village with stunning views of the San Juan Mountains, a top-notch spa and lots of activities close at hand. A dinner for two at La Cocina in Telluride comes with the stay.The KDNK Fall Membership Drive begins Sept. 27 and runs through Oct. 6. KDNK is listener supported and depends on membership, grants and underwriting to bring independent music and media to the Roaring Fork Valley. For more information on how to support KDNK go to or call 963.0139.

Business Planning: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 26 A 12-week program that meets once a week for three hours on business planning. Get in-depth explanations on all aspects of starting and growing a business from those who provide business services and who have experienced business startup and growth. Class size limited.eBay Basics and Beyond: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 14Four week, 12-hour program provides participants with the nuts and bolts to begin selling on e-Bay, the revolutionary method of e-commerce being used by millions of people worldwide. E-bay certified instructor. Class size limited.For information and reservations, call 1-800-621-8559, ext. 8522

The Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce, along with KMTS Radio and Channel 13, is sponsoring a 2006 Election Forum to be held from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Rifle City Hall. Meet the Garfield County candidates for commissioner, clerk & recorder, treasurer, assessor and surveyor. Learn about the questions affecting the Rifle area. Since time will be limited, we are seeking questions in advance, indicating the county position (not candidates name) for which your question is intended. Please send questions to or fax to 625-4757. Contact 625-2085, ext. 3, for further information.

As a part of Emergency Preparedness Planning, Grand River Hospital District is conducting a survey to identify members of the community willing to assist in the event of a disaster. If you are interested, please pick up a survey form at Grand River Primary Care, Grand River Medical Center, E.D. Moore Care Center, or Battlement Mesa Medical Center. Forms may also be downloaded at

The Friends of Wulfsohn Mountain Park along with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers are looking for volunteers to help with the Glenwood Meadows Trail Project starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. The project will help connect the Glenwood Community Center with trails on the new parcel of open space. Materials, dinner and prizes provided.To volunteer contact RFOV at 927-8241 or or

The Carbondale Clay Centers next session begins Sept. 11. Childrens classes: KidSculpt students (Mondays 3:45-5:15 p.m., ages 5-8) explore the essential elements of hand-building with terra cotta clay. The Potters Wheel (Thursdays 3:45-5:15 p.m., ages 9 and up) introduces students to the basics of throwing pottery on the wheel.Adult classes: Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding Techniques meets Mondays 6:30-9 p.m. Instruction is individualized to meet projects or goals. Call 963-2529 for more information.

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