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Local county candidates are extending an invitation for voters to meet at the New Castle Caf from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28.The following Garfield County candidates will be present: Jean Alberico for clerk, John Gorman for assessor, Georgia Chamberlain for treasurer and Trsi Houpt for commissioner.For more information, contact Susan Gorman 945 5087.

The Carbondale Tree Board and Tree Stewards will present a tree pruning demonstration and informational booth from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Potato Day on Oct. 7 in Sopris Park, Carbondale. There will be a discussion on why and when to prune, proper pruning techniques, and proper tools. The pruning demonstration will be held from 121 p.m. Bring your questions!

Colorado Animal Rescue will be at Alpine Bank from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 30. Adorable kittens will be featured in the Community Showcase viewing area. Get your tickets to CAREs annual fundraiser, Puttin on the Dog and Cat Ball.



Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side conservation districts and Garfield County Vegetation Management are offering cost share for fall treatment on noxious weeds that respond to fall treatment.The key to controlling Russian knapweed is to stress the weed and cause it to expend nutrient stores in the root system. The best management plan included cultural control combined with mechanical and/or chemical control.Call the Conservation District at 945-5494, ext. 101 for more information or to receive an application.

The nonprofit Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers will offer free, one-night parenting workshops each month throughout the school year in Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs.Each month the workshops will explore a new topic. Registration for the class is not required. Free child care is provided, please register for child care. Feel free to bring a brown bag dinner or snack. Instructional books will be available for sale.For more information, contact Betsy McMichael at 384-5694.



The Lions at Lakota Charity Golf Outing will open with a 9 a.m. shotgun start Saturday, Sept. 30, at Lakota Canyon Golf Club in New Castle.The golf fee includes two golf carts per team, lunch and beverages after the tournament, tee prizes, hole-in-one prizes, and door prizes.For more information, call Jennie Marcotte at 984-9384 or Harry Garner at 876-2210.

A highlight from KDNKs Sustainable Radio Membership Drive is the Guest DJ Day on Sept. 29, broadcast live from Steves Guitars. Guest musicians from the valley play from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The Garfield County Democratic Party is pleased to announce the opening of its new headquarters for Garfield County. It is located in the Grand Central Station shopping mall, 727 Grand Ave., Suite 3, in Glenwood Springs. Hours are approximately 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.The office will be a clearing house for all Democratic activities during this election year, and will stock signs, bumper stickers, and literature on Democratic candidates on local, state and national levels. Democrats and others are encouraged to visit and use the headquarters as the place to gather information, volunteer and meet candidates from time to time, as announced. Call 945-7064.

Donations accepted from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 4-6 at 1112 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs for the Glenwood Springs High School Key Club Rummage Sale. The sale date is Oct. 7, doors open at 9 a.m. Call Vicki at 618-8357 with questions.


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