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To celebrate the Chinese calendars Year of the Dog, dog owners are invited to bring their furry friends on the Iron Mountain Tramway at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park on Sunday, Jan. 29. At the top, they can head out for a hike on the Flat Tops, or hike down Traver Trail. Trail maps will be available. Dogs must be on a leash at all times, are not allowed in the caves or in the Visitors Center, and must be friendly around other dogs. This event is free for annual pass members. For those without annual passes, the cost is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors 65 and older, and $7 for children ages 3-12. Children 2 and younger ride for free. The Adventure Park will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Garfield County Human Services Commission has openings for human service representatives.Positions are open for Human Service Agency representatives. The representatives should be employed by an agency providing human services in Garfield County. One position each is open for a representative from Valley View Hospital, Employment Services, Public Safety/Law Enforcement, and County Extension/4H.Meetings are held each second Wednesday of the month alternating between Rifle and Glenwood Springs. For an application contact Nancy Reinisch,, or 945-8503, ext. 3336. Applications are due Feb. 8.

The annual Ag Day is from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the New Castle Community Center, 423 W. Main St. Speakers include a representative from the National Renewable Energy laboratory, local author Fiona Lloyd, Robbie LeValley from the Colorado State University Extension Office, Shannon Meyer from the Aspen Valley Land Trust, and Steve Anthony, Garfield County weed coordinator.The conservations districts will provide a barbecue lunch.There is no fee for this workshop, but reservations are required. Please call 945-5494, ext. 101, by Monday.

Mildred Alsdorf, Garfield County Clerk, announces that the last day to affiliate with a political party or change party affiliation in order to participate/vote in the precinct caucus is Monday.

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is starting a new Business Womens Network for chamber members and their guests. The first monthly meeting is at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Vanderhoof Room at WestStar Bank, and future meetings will be held on the last Wednesday of each month. A light breakfast will be provided. The group is looking for speakers who would like to make a presentation. For additional information, contact Raelyn at the Chamber at 945-6589.

An internationally acclaimed guitar quartet is commemorating a $1 million gift from Williams at an upcoming concert. Williams donated the gift for a new technology wing at Colorado Mountain Colleges planned West Garfield Campus. The Santa Fe Guitar Quartet from Argentina will play music ranging from sizzling Latin tangos to Old World Baroque pieces at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Spring Valley center.For tickets and directions, please call 947-8367.

KDNK Community Radio presents Great American Taxi at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at The Thunder River Theatre Co.s new theater. The new Thunder River Theatre is located at 67 Promenade Way, one block off Main Street in downtown Carbondale.Tickets are on sale at Sounds Easy in Carbondale, Glenwood Music in Glenwood, or by calling KDNK at 963-0139. Tickets are $18 for KDNK members and $20 for others. For more information, or to become a member of KDNK, call 963-0139.

Parents and community members are encouraged to participate in two surveys currently under way in the Roaring Fork School District. RFSD committees are collecting input through two different districtwide questionnaires available in English and Spanish, both online, via the school district Web site at, and in hard copies available at the schools.A survey conducted by the Superintendents Advisory Council asks about possible changes to the school calendar for the next two years.A different survey organized by the District Accountability Committee is collecting information regarding parent awareness of school programs, preferred methods of communication and other issues important to parents.The district asks that participants complete these surveys by Jan. 31.

The American Red Cross is offering a Shelter Simulation disaster training class from 6-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at the Aspen Valley Hospital Conference Room, 0401 Castle Creek Road, Aspen. Registration is required at least two days prior to the class. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. Registration information can be obtained by calling (970) 242-4851.

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