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Community News & Notes

Completed nominations for the Garfield County Humanitarian Service Awards are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, to Kay Vasilakis, Humanitarian Service Awards Committee, c/o The Post Independent, 2014 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.Forms can be found in copies of The Post Independent, or by calling 945-8515, ext. 513.

Family Skate Night is scheduled for 6-7:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center ice rink. Fun games, contests and a prize giveaway are on the agenda. The skating is free, and the Glenwood Springs Police Department is picking up the tab for skate rentals for anyone under 14 years old. Enjoy free hot dogs, hot chocolate, skating and family fun.The event is presented by the Glenwood Springs Police Department, YouthZone and the Glenwood Springs Parks & Recreation Department. For more info call the Community Center at 384-6301.

Jim Griffin, author of the book, Rio Grande Railroad, a pictorial history of the D & RGW, is the guest speaker at the Glenwood Railroad Museum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4. Griffens topic will be How I accidentally wrote a book about the Rio Grande Railroad. The meeting is free and open to all interested railroad enthusiasts. For more information call 928-8721 or e-mail

Drop off your children at the Glenwood Springs Community Center on Jan. 12 and/or 26, and let them enjoy age-appropriate activities while parents have two full hours to shop, take a break, etc. Children need to bring a sack lunch. Time: noon to 2 p.m. Call 384-6301 for more information.

The town of Carbondale is again sponsoring its annual Christmas tree recycling for Carbondale residents. Collection will run through Jan. 22.Bring only live Christmas trees to the collection site at the northwest corner of the Town Hall Parking Lot at 511 Colorado Ave. All decorations must be removed: no ornaments, tinsel, garland, tree stands, wires, plastic bags, screws or nails please. No flocked trees, wreaths, garland or roping. Questions, call Public Works at 963-1307.

Garfield County Human Services offers free prelicensing training for starting up your own business of home-based child care. Learn about the process, fees and regulations for licensing your home to care for children.Classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 6 and 7, in Glenwood Springs. Register by Jan. 5 at 945-9191, ext. 3066. Sponsored by the Garfield County Department of Human Services Childcare Program.

The city of Glenwood Springs and Waste Management join together in offering the residents of Glenwood Springs the opportunity to recycle their Christmas trees. Signs have been placed on Midland Avenue to direct people to the lot south of the Rodeo Arena on Airport Road. Two green containers have been placed on site to take trees. Please remove all ornaments, tinsel, decorations, stands and screws from the trees. Please remove any trees from plastic bags, cut large trees in half and place trees in the containers.The tree-collection service helps to keep the trees out of the landfill. The trees will be taken to the Cacaloco Compost site and turned into compost. To purchase finished compost, call Jim Duke at 963-8381.The collection service will continue through the end of January. For further questions, call 384-6366.

10 Essential Daily Practices for Creating a Younger, Stronger Body workshop series is being presented by Nina Schnipper from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 7 and 14 at the new Glenwood Centre for Well-Being, 809 Grand Ave., in downtown Glenwood Springs.Interested participants can register or get more information by stopping by the Glenwood Centre for Well-Being, or by calling 948-0179.

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