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The Eighth Annual Rifle Gap Ice Fishing Tournament will be held Jan 21 and 22. As of Jan. 3, the Gap had anywhere from 5″ to 10″ of ice. Applications are still being accepted. Adults are $30 each, children 17 years and younger are free, but must register. Registration fee increases after January 13. For registration form and rules and regulations, visit [ http://www.riflechamber.com ]www.riflechamber.com, calendar of events or call the Rifle Chamber office at 625-2085, ext. 2.

The next topic of the Physicians Speaker Series will be First Trimester Down’s Syndrome Screening: The Applications of 3-D Ultrasound with Dr. Shelley Binkley, OB/GYN. The discussion will take place from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the WestStar Bank Community Room, 1901 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs.

The next session of Carbondale Clay classes for children and adults begins Monday, Jan. 9th and runs for six weeks. Choose from our after-school programs for kids ages 5-17, morning and evening classes for adults of all experiences levels, Mudpuppy Fridays for toddlers and preschoolers. Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 6, call 963-CLAY.



The Mountain States Better Business Bureau is accepting nominations of local companies that demonstrate ethical business practices for the 2006 Torch Awards for Business Ethics.To nominate a company in Northern Colorado or Wyoming, visit [ http://www.mountainstates.bbb.org/ ]www.mountainstates.bbb.org and click on either the Consumer or Business sections and select the link to Nominate a Company right below the Torch Award logo. If Internet access is not available, call the BBB at 970-484-1348 to have a form mailed or faxed.

Literacy Outreach is looking for volunteer tutors to help people who are eager to improve English-speaking skills. Volunteers do not have to have prior teaching experience or need to speak Spanish—just a desire to help, the ability to read and speak English, and at least two hours of time a week to work one-on-one with an adult. Volunteer informational sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 at the Gordon Cooper Library in Carbondale and at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.11 at the Glenwood Springs Library.These informal and brief presentations will provide details about Literacy Outreach’s volunteer tutoring program and allow for questions. A training session will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Glenwood Springs Library. Reserve your space by calling Literacy Outreach at 945-5282.



The third annual Street Cat Coalition Winter Rummage Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Fourth St. in Rifle. Come out of the cold for lots of bargain hunting fun and help improve the lives of stray and feral cats throughout Garfield County. The Street Cat Coalition is a nonprofit affiliate of Colorado Animal Rescue. For more information or to make donations please call volunteer Kathy Hall at 625-6173.


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