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The Town of New Castle is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on its Historic Preservation Commission.The commission reviews proposals to designate properties as historic landmarks, advises property owners on physical and financial aspects of property preservation, advises the New Castle Town Council on matters related to preserving the historic character of the town, and performs related duties. The commission developed the conceptual plan for the Main Street Streetscape project. It is currently working on the creation of a New Castle Veterans Memorial. The commission meets at least four times per year, at 5:30 p.m. on the third Mondays of the month.This is a non-paid position, and the person appointed will serve until April of 2009.Submit letters of interest to Lisa Cain, town clerk, Town of New Castle, P. O. Box 90, New Castle, CO 81647, or drop them off at Town Hall at 450 West Main St., or e-mail them to For more information, call 984-2311, or fax 984-2716.

KSBP (KSUN community radio), 101.1 FM in Parachute, broadcasts live Grand Valley home and away football games. For more information, call 285-2246.

Grant applications are now being accepted from organizations whose missions focus on the Roaring Fork Valley and the Carbondale community. All applications will be reviewed. However, those projects that have a direct, immediate and identifiable long-range benefit to the quality of life in the midvalley area of Carbondale, El Jebel and Basalt and coincide with Rotary Internationals goals of literacy, health, hunger, water management and youth services will receive greater consideration.Application deadline is Oct. 16, with the grants awarded Nov. 8. Applications are available at Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave.

Calling all chili and salsa chefs! Do you think you have the best chili or salsa in the West? Enter yours in the 27th Annual Rifle Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-Off, to be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle.The competition is based on three categories; red chili, green chili, and salsa. Judging begins at 5 p.m. and at 6 p.m. Doors are open to the public. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places, plus a showmanship and peoples choice award.For an entry form, contact the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce at 625-2085, ext. 2, or visit our Web site at, Calendar of Events and download a Chili Cook-Off entry form. Space is limited, so enter early.

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