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The opening of the town of Basalts swimming pool, located at Arbaney Park, which was originally scheduled for Sunday, May 27, for the Memorial Day weekend, will be delayed until further notice due to an equipment problem. The town will issue a press release as to the date of opening as soon as this problem is corrected.

Coal Ridge cheerleaders and their coach, Jill Morgan, will host a cheerleading miniclinic Mondays starting in July. For ages 5-8, classes will be held from 6-7 p.m. and for ages 9-12, classes will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at Coal Ridge High School.Girls will be participating in the Silt Heyday and the Burning Mountain Festival Parade.Proceeds from the minicamp will help the Coal Ridge cheerleaders pay to attend a cheer camp to be held at the end of the summer.Sign up at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Veterans Park in Silt and at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the New Castle Community Center. Contact Michelle at 948-5914 for more information.

Volunteers across the country will be celebrating the 15th annual National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2, and 100 or more volunteers are needed to work on three local trails projects in New Castle, Basalt and Aspen.Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) will sponsor three work days to help improve local community trails, including the Mount Medearis Trail in New Castle, the new Ponderosa nature trail in Basalt and the Ute Trail in Aspen.Volunteers will be treated to training, good exercise and fellowship, breakfast snacks, dinner, T-shirts and the chance at prizes donated by local businesses. To sign up, contact RFOV at 927-8241, or

The Colorado Department of Transportation will reopen Independence Pass on State Highway 82 for the season at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 24, weather permitting. The 12,095-foot pass is closed each winter, due to harsh weather conditions, for the safety of the traveling public. Any spring snowstorms could slow traffic at times.

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