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Photographer and author Gary Hubbell will speak on photography from 6-8 p.m. today at the Lapalla Center on Colorado Mountain Colleges Carbondale campus. The talk is titled Making The Moment Happen: Setting up the Scene.The Digital Media Club focuses on Web design, and still and video photography. Club members do not have to own digital cameras, and there are no dues. The club deals with editing images for Web sites, editing video, touching up photos, creating graphic art and printing images. Organizer is Roy Brandt, adjunct professor who teaches Photoshop and digital video courses at CMCs Roaring Fork campuses.Hubbell, who grew up on the banks of the Roaring Fork River near Carbondale, is a freelance writer, photographer, and fly-fishing and big-game hunting guide. His articles and photographs have appeared in Outdoor Life, Outside, Bugle (The Journal of Elk and the Hunt), Newsweek, Heartland USA, Sporting Classics, Shooting Sportsman, Black Powder Guns & Hunting, Trail Rider magazine, Fortune Magazine, Eddiebauer.com, Outdoorsite.com, and biggamehunt.net, and he was the still photographer on the CD-ROM The ESPN Fly Fishing School. He is the co-author and photographer of Shadowcasting: An Introduction to the Art of Flyfishing, which won a First Place Colorado Book Award in 2000.For more information about the Digital Media Club, contact Roy Brandt at 404-1623.

High Tails is hosting a unique dog adoption event called Valentine Matchmaker. Call High Tails before the event and take an eight-question quiz about what you hope to find in your canine companion for life. Answers will be circulated to all participating shelters and rescue groups, who will bring their matches to High Tails from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. Special gifts will be given to adopted dogs and their new families, fun and treats for all. Call High Tails to take the quiz: 947-0014, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days per week.

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. today in the Vanderhoof Room at WestStar Bank, and future meetings will be 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.

The 19th annual Aspen Hall of Fame banquet is at 6 p.m. this Thursday at the Hotel Jerome. Four prominent Roaring Fork Valley residents will be inducted into the institution Connie Harvey, Dottie Fox, Nick DeWolf and Maggie DeWolf. Historic video profiles of each of the inductees will be shown at the banquet. Tickets are $125 and are available by calling Linda Keleher at 925-2172. The public is welcome to attend.



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.

KDNK Community Radio presents Great American Taxi at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Thunder River Theatre Co.s new theater. The theater 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 Springs, or by calling KDNK at 963-0139. Tickets to the event are $18 for KDNK members and $20 for nonmembers. 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 are available online, via the school district Web site at http://www.rfsd.org, 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 Tuesday, Jan. 31.


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