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Congregations and Schools Empowered (CASE) invites the public to attend the third in a series of meetings with elected officials from Aspen to Parachute aimed at creating valley-wide solutions to the housing crisis. This meeting will also include representatives of major employers in the valley. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs. For more information, call CASE at 384-2060, ext 4.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions at the 17th annual Komen Aspen Race for the Cure, to be held Saturday, July 21, in Aspen. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt.Cure leader workshops will be held at Dance Progressions, 403 AABC on Thursday and Friday, July 19 and 20. For more information, call Heather Starr-Kallas at 544-9771. For more information about the 17th annual Komen Aspen Race for the Cure events or to volunteer, please call the race hotline at 970-920-0250,, or visit:

Russell George, executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation, will be the keynote speaker at Transportation and the New Economy, a workshop from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, June 22, at The Hotel Colorado. The event is sponsored by New Century Transportation Foundation, Healthy Mountain Communities and other local associations.For more information and to register, call 704-9200 or visit

The Friday noon Glenwood Springs Rotary Club is sponsoring a Rotary Symphony Swing Come Dance with Me, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at The Hotel Colorado. This event is a fundraiser for YouthZones Restorative Justice Program.Tickets can be purchased from Ted Edmonds at 404-2879 or e-mail, and include dinner, Big Band swing music by Symphony in the Valley and a live auction.

Beginning June 20, the city of Glenwood Springs and its contractor will be starting Phase 1 of the Donegan Road Reconstruction Project, the first of a five-phase project. Construction will start on Soccer Field Road and progress north to the intersection of Soccer Field Road and Donegan Road. It will then proceed east on Donegan to a point east of Stoneridge Court. Traffic will be limited to one lane during working hours. No parking will be allowed on the shoulder of Donegan Road day or night during construction. Construction will be tentatively completed by Aug. 31.Any questions should be directed to the city of Glenwood Springs at 384-6435.The city and the contractor would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

The standup comedy of laugh Your Aspen Off! will play a second Hotel Colorado gig at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 23, with guest headliner Sam Adams; a first-time show at the Buffalo Valley Restaurant Saturday, July 7; a third performance at Rifles Winchester Nite Club Saturday, Aug. 4; concluding Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Wheeler Opera House.For more information, call Clifford Fewel at 970-274-8248.

The American Red Cross is offering a baby sitter training class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the American Red Cross facility in Grand Junction. Please pre-register by calling 970-242-4851.

The Aspen Dance Connection is bringing Abdoulaye Camera to teach African Drumming and Dancing starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 25, at Sopris Park in downtown Carbondale. Come dance and bring food for a potluck afterwards. Photographers are welcome.Abdoulaye Camera will also be performing with local African Dancers at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 30, during the Aspen Dance Connections ECO-Fringe Experience Red Brick Art Center Celebration Performance and Parade.For more information and how to participate in the Farmers Market Parade, call 927-0641 or e-mail

Volunteers are needed Saturday, June 23, to help Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) improve several of the trails climbing to the north of Hunter Creek in Aspen. Work priorities include fixing erosion problems and trimming back encroaching vegetation on portions of the Secret Singletrack, Hobbit, Sunnyside and Loge Plunge Trails.RFOV and its project partners the U.S. Forest Service, the Aspen Sking Co. Environment Foundation, the Colorado State Trails Program, the National Forest Foundation and others will provide the tools, materials, leadership, and some great rewards including a dinner at the end of the day. To volunteer or for more information, call RFOV at 927-8241, e-mail or visit

Saturday morning, June 30, Mantra Yoga Studio in Basalt will host a very special workshop presented by Nova Sprick, Certified Anusara Yoga Instructor and RYT 500. Yoga as a Path to the Unbounded is specifically focused for cancer patients and survivors. Sprick will guide students to use the breath, visualization and relaxation techniques along with gentle asana to unveil an inner quality of delight and radiance. Sprick has had firsthand experience with cancer and credits her yoga practice as her guide through the process of healing.Some restrictions apply. Workshop will be held from 9-11a.m. and cost is $32. Please contact Meggan at 970-379-3289 to register by June 26, as space is limited. Mantra Yoga Studio is located at 104 Midland Avenue, Basalt. (Upstairs above Saxys Caf)

The Heart of the Valley 5k Race/Walk coordinators are looking for volunteer course marshals and traffic controllers along with additional helpers for Family Fitness Day set-up, registration, food and drink distribution, fitness station facilitation, herding children, awarding prizes and clean-up after the race from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 24, at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale. The committee is also looking for a volunteer photographer to take publicity shots of the events for use in future promotional pieces. All volunteers will receive a commemorative Heart of the Valley t-shirt for participating.To volunteer, contact race volunteer coordinator Michelle Lefebvre at 384-0027 or

A major break in the Shoshone Power Plant water flume has caused damage to the Glenwood Canyon bike path. As a result, the bike path will remain closed indefinitely between the Hanging Lake Tunnels and Grizzly Creek Rest Area. Additionally, the Grizzly Creek Rest Area is closed due to a lack of power. Access to the river is prohibited in the area. River recreational activity is heavily discouraged as there is significant debris in the water. Highway travel along I-70 has not been impacted.

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