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The Garfield County Assessors Office invites everyone to come to their office, located at 109 Eighth St., Suite 207 (in the County Courthouse), in Glenwood Springs, to give Shannon Hurst your best wishes, from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Join the Western Colorado railroad aficionados for an evening featuring video of Portuguese trolleys that sat in Aspen for many years, in their home in Lisbon. The evening will also feature Brill cars, now more than 100 years old, Peter Witt cars and the famous 60 Minutes segment about just what happened to Americas trolley systems. The electrifying free presentation is by Western Colorado chapter member Jon Busch, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Glenwood Railroad Museum, located in the east end of the historic Amtrak station; since the Amtrak doors are closed at that hour, use the outside stairs down to the loading platform, then proceed to the open door in the museum. For more information, call Jan or Pat at 928-8721.

The Garfield County Public Library Systems Carbondale Branch is holding a Teen Advisory Board Meeting from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11. Young people in grades 7-12 can have a voice in the selection of library materials and programming for teens. Pizza, snacks, and beverages will be served. For more information, call Melissa at 963-2889.

The Coal Ridge Booster Club will host a spaghetti dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at Coal Ridge High School. The booster club also encourages attendees to stay and support the JV and Varsity basketball teams, whose games start at 4 p.m.All proceeds will be used for assisting academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs sponsored by Coal Ridge High School. Past funding has included the Speech & Debate Club; the Junior Class trip; River Watch program; Link Program; Student Council speaker, Stu Cabe; AP coursework; CRHS Cheerleaders; and CRHS sports teams.

Nia a dance blending elements of yoga, tai chi, martial arts and modern and ethnic dance will be offered from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings at the Hot Springs Athletic Club. Price includes an all-day pool pass. Visit or call Julie at (303) 333-3311 for more information.

This is the last week for restaurants to sign up for the fourth annual Soupskl, as registration closes Friday. The most anticipated event of Winterskl, this soup cook-off attracted more than 5,000 people last year. Restaurants compete to create the most delicious soup, and tasters vote for their favorite recipe. Soupskl will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 on Hunter Street and Cooper Avenue in Aspen.The event is free to participants, but registration is required by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5. To register, visit or contact Julie Hardman at 925-1940. All soup must be made in certified/licensed kitchens, and each restaurant will be provided with a 6-foot banquet table, 10-foot-by-10-foot tent space, and plastic serving cups for samples. Any decorations, signage and serving equipment must be provided by the participant. Each restaurant should make at least 20 gallons of soup for consumers (approximately 5,000 to 6,000 people).Soupskl is part of the Winterskl celebration, a spirited tribute to Aspens winter playground that will toast another snowy season Jan. 11-14.

A free Homebuyer Educational Workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the St. Mary of the Crown Church, 395 White Hill Road in Carbondale. A continental breakfast will be provided. Free child care provided upon request. Preregistration is required by calling (970) 384-6447.

There will be a retirement party for Garfield County Clerk and Recorder Mildred Alsdorf on Sunday, Jan. 7, from 1-3 p.m. at the County Administration Building, Room 100, located at 108 Eighth St. in Glenwood SpringsFamily, friends and business associates will gather to wish Mildred the very best in her retirement as the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder.Cards and mementos will be greatly appreciated no gifts please.If you are unable to attend this celebration, please send cards to P.O. Box 692, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602Sponsored by: County Clerks Office Staff and Board of County Commissioners

The Redstone Community Association will continue its 2006-07 Winter Series program at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at the Church at Redstone. Please plan to join the community for the presentation Mountains to Mississippi, from Tom Dalessandri, project coordinator for the Pearlington Project. He will share the current state of progress in Pearlington, the work that remains and how contributions have been used to aid in the recovery. For more information, call 963-1372.

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