Community News & Notes
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 today. At the top, they can head out for a hike on the Flat Tops, or hike down Transfer 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 an annual pass, 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.
There will be an open house for Pampered Chef/ Party Lites from 1-4 p.m. today, at 4103 Skyranch in Park East, Glenwood Springs. Call 945-6690.
The Great Outdoors Colorado Board of Trustees has awarded a Local Parks & Recreation Mini-Grant for the Redstone Park Playground Improvement Project. The project was one of nine projects selected for Local Government Mini-Grants by the State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund. The Playground Improvement Project will enhance opportunities for children residing in and visiting the Crystal River Valley by providing a safer play area with new and improved play features in Redstone Park. The playground in Redstone Park is the only playground in southwestern Pitkin County.
Roaring Fork School District committees are collecting community input through two different districtwide surveys available in English and Spanish, both online and in hard copies at the schools. A survey conducted by the Superintendents Advisory Council asks for input for possible changes to the school calendar for the next two school years.A second 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. Responses to both surveys are due by Jan. 31. Community members and parents may fill out the surveys electronically via links at the bottom of the school districts Web site homepage at http://www.rfsd.org. Paper copies of the community surveys are available at each school office for those without online access.
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