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The Glenwood Springs High School 2005-06 yearbooks are here. Pick them up from 8-8:40 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, or Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the high school. For More information, contact Sandy DeCrow at 384-5600.

An additional showtime has been added to the premiere of Missouri Heights historian and all-around cowgirl Anita Witts documentary The Last of the Cowboys in the Roaring Fork Valley. Showings will be at 2 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale. This film is about the cowboys, the history and a way of life that will never be again in our valleys, Witt said. This is a documentary for the community. Witt also wrote the book They Came From Missouri: A History of Missouri Heights. Witt and Chip Comins and Julie Ramo, of American Spirit Productions, produced the film. Editors are Kyrsia Carter Getz and James Brundige. Twirp Anderson and John Sommers provided the soundtrack. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. A reception at Mi Casita, with limited seating, follows Sundays premiere. Contact Anita Witt at 963-2180 for more information.

An informational session will be held from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Yampah Mountain High School, 695 Red Mountain Drive, Glenwood Springs, for families or community members interested in learning more about the school. Yampah Mountain High School is a unique public school that houses an alternative high school, a teen parent program, and a short-term adolescent day treatment program. For more information, contact Dr. Liz Meador, 945-9463, ext. 101.

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts will be hosting a Hafla Celebration, a Middle Eastern-themed party, from 6-11 p.m. Oct. 28. You are invited to attend and either perform or be part of a very fortunate audience. Students and masters alike will perform dances from this ancient middle eastern tradition. Dancers from all over the state and from California and Washington will join in this autumn celebration. See fire dancers, drummers, belly dancers, the Sahara Moon dance troupe and more. Call 945-2414 for tickets.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is offering belly dance classes beginning the week of Sept. 11.The Wednesday night beginner class focuses on basic simple movements, building core strength and working with a veil. Concentrating on abdominal, back, arm and leg strengthening through pilates and belly dance is a large portion of this class series. The Tuesday night class is for dancers with some previous experience and focuses on layering, choreography, performance and the community of sisterhood. Dancers will perform in Dancers Dancing at the end of April.

All Valley Music Together offers music and movement classes for parents with infants, toddlers and preschool children Wednesday and Thursday mornings in Glenwood Springs. Classes are also available at 5:45 p.m. Thursdays for couples to come together with their children after the work or school day. Classes are available in New Castle on Wednesdays and Rifle on Monday mornings. In family classes, adults sing together, move rhythmically and dance, act out silly songs, and play instruments while children may choose to imitate, join in or learn from watching and listening to the rich musical textures and visuals created in class. The program introduces a new baby class this fall in Glenwood Springs for parents with infants (newborn to 9-10 months). This class is designed to help parents observe, understand and support music development for babies.Fall music term begins the week of September 18-22, running through December 1. Families can register online at or call Annie Flynn, center director, at 963-1482 for more information.

Glenwood Springs Ford is hosting its 10th annual Classic Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Glenwood Springs Ford, 55 Storm King Road, adjacent to the Glenwood Springs Mall. Proceeds from the event benefit LIFT-UPs local programs and services to serve the regions hungry. Enjoy free refreshments, oldies music and dozens of beautifully maintained classic automobiles. A silent auction features two childrens pedal cars reproductions of a 1932 Flamed Ford Roadster and a 1932 Ford Fire Engine. State troopers will conduct a free child seat safety check at the State Farm building just north of the car show, to ensure children are being transported safely.

The Salvation Army is offering a free budgeting workshop from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center for anyone that needs help establishing a monthly budget and sticking to it. This fun, informative, hands-on workshop will help participants with their budgeting needs, no matter what their income levels. Free child care and snacks will be provided. Please call 945-6976 to reserve childcare.

Thunder River Theatre Company has been selected as a finalist for a 2006 El Pomar Foundation Award for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities category. The El Pomar Selection Commission recognizes TRTC as one of the three best among all similar nonprofits in Colorado.As a finalist, TRTC will automatically receive a cash award of $7,500. In addition, it will be recognized at the 18th Annual Awards for Excellence Presentation Banquet at the Broadmoor International Center in Colorado Springs in November.

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.

A mini-rally to advance Bill Ritters bid for governor will be held 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 and 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.For further information, contact Jack Real at 947-9194 or

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 interested, 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

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