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The baseball field improvement workday, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28, has been cancelled, due to field conditions. Call 948-3258 for more information.

Mildred Alsdorf, Garfield County Clerk, reminds every eligible voter that Friday, Nov. 3, is the last day to vote early in this years General Election.Hours for early voting are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at either the Garfield County Courthouse, 109 Eighth St., Glenwood Springs; or the Garfield County Human Services Building, 195 W. 14th St., Rifle.The last day to request for an absentee ballot to be mailed is Oct. 31, 2006.The last day to apply for an absentee ballot is Nov. 3. No one can request an absentee ballot after the Nov. 3 deadline.Beginning Nov. 1 through Nov. 3, the clerks office will give voters the ballot across the counter at their request.All absentee ballots from Rifle and Glenwood Springs must be returned by 7 p.m. Nov. 7. Parachute and Carbondale Town Hall will accept absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Nov. 7th.

RFTA will operate extended evening service to accommodate your festivities. The Aspen shuttle routes will operate until 2 a.m. The downvalley local and express buses will operate at 12:15 a.m., 1:15 a.m. and 2:15 a.m. Direct service from Aspen to Snowmass will be offered at 12:15 a.m., 1:15 a.m. and 2:15 a.m.



Drop off a new, unwrapped toy worth at least $20 at the LIFT-UP holiday toy drive collection box at the Aspen Valley Harley-Davidson dealership at 2922 South Glen Ave. in Glenwood Springs by Saturday, Dec. 9, and Aspen Valley Harley-Davidson will donate $5 to LIFT-UP. The dealership is open Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by or call 928-7493 for more information.

The Redstone Community Association will kick off its 2006-2007 Winter Series program, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Redstone Church. The movie, Once Upon a Horse, will be shown. This recently completed film produced by local western artist and author, Anita Witt, contains interviews with some of the last of the old-time cowboys in the Roaring Fork Valley. This film, recently shown to sold-out audiences, is being offered to those who were unable to see it earlier. For more information, call 963-1372.



The 62nd Colorado Association of Conservation Districts (CACD) Annual Meeting will be held Nov. 13-16 at the Hotel Colorado. Representatives of the conservation districts will hear from keynote speaker Russell George, Department of Natural Resources Director, and others. The Colorado Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWSC) will host the awards luncheon where the Colorado District Employees Association, SWCS, Earth Team, and CACD winners will be awarded.The meeting will also feature a banquet, dance, auction, inspirational presentations on the Farm and Ranch Conservationists of the Year, and other awards.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park will begin its winter hours on Monday, Oct. 30. The park, tramway, gift shop and attractions will be open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting. Cave tours will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with tours leaving approximately every hour. The restaurant will be open for lunch Thursday through Sunday from 11:30 to 3:30, and the bar will remain open until 5 p.m. The park, tramway, gift shop, attractions and restaurant will be closed Monday through Wednesday. Wild Tours and Adventure Tours are available on Saturdays by reservation; please call 970-945-4228, ext. 11.

The Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork will offer a tour of its campus and observation of classes in progress at 8:25 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2. Interested parents are asked to reserve space by calling Julie at 963-1960. The tour will be held at the Waldorf Schools eco-campus on Old Highway 82, one-half mile upvalley from the Catherine Store. The independent school offers classes for pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade boys and girls. For more information, contact the school at 963-1960.

The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities Council Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming First Friday opening from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 3 at 645 Main St. in downtown Carbondale. The November show features five individual artists displaying a wide variety of creative talent. The featured artists and their media are Lorraine Morrison mixed media, Shannon Muse – glass, Frank Norwood – etchings, Jennifer Perez poster art, and Barry Sheehan – ironwork.

Purchasing an Aspen/Snowmass season pass by Nov. 10 saves you money and allows you to buy a Locals Clinic pass for unlimited clinics. Locals clinics cover it all, from learning to ski, snowboard or telemark to hitting the bumps and steeps and hiking Highland Bowl. Call 877-282-7736 (970-923-1227) for pass information.

The Rifle High School Veterans Day assembly will be held at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the Rifle High School gymnasium. The purpose of the assembly is to give special recognition to veterans who have served this country.The assembly will last for approximately one hour, including a keynote speaker and music by the Rifle High School choir and the Rifle Middle School eighth-grade band. Afterward, an appreciation brunch for all veterans will be provided.Organizers of the assembly would like the veterans attending the assembly to provide brief information on their military service: branch of service, years of service, rank, what war or action served, etc. If staying for the brunch, veterans need to contact Rifle High School secretary Jeannie Cox at 625-7748.

The Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library announce their fall book sale, during library hours starting Thursday, Nov. 2. The sale will continue through the weekend and the following week. For more information, please call the Gordon Cooper Library at 963-2889.

The Ferdinand Hayden Chapter of Trout Unlimited presents A Land Out of Time, doors open 6:30 p.m., film starts 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1, at ACES, Aspen Center of Environmental Studies, 100 Puppy Smith in Aspen.

St. Vincents is hosting its fifth annual Christmas Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and is looking for vendors who wish to showcase their holiday wares. Vendors must make reservations before Nov. 8. For further information, please call Rosie McSwain at 927-2208.


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