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The Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 2007 Election Candidate and Issues Forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, in the Rifle City Hall council chambers.Citizens of Rifle and the media are encouraged to attend this forum to meet the candidates for city council, and to learn about the issues affecting Rifle on the September mail-in ballot. Rifle residents will have the opportunity to meet the candidates running for city council and to hear statements and debate on the issues of lodging tax, lifting residency requirements for the Rifle Police Department and a proposed land swap between the city of Rifle and Western Rockies Federal Credit Union.If you would like to submit a question to the city council candidates or on the issues, you are asked to submit them in advance to the Rifle Chamber via e-mail to or fax 625-4757 no later than Friday, Aug. 17.Please include your name, city of residence, daytime phone number and for which candidate or issue the question is intended.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) is hosting an Angler Roundtable at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Ramada Inn, 752 Horizon Drive in Grand Junction. Angler Roundtables are public meetings designed to provide people who fish with the opportunity to hear about DOW management and to ask questions and provide suggestions. The roundtable will feature management information on waters in northwest Colorado. Scheduled presentations will provide information on potential changes in regulatory definitions of bait and artificial fly and lure, and recent efforts to enhance area fisheries and fish habitat. The Colorado Division of Wildlife is the state agency responsible for managing wildlife and its habitat, as well as providing wildlife-related recreation. The Division is funded through hunting and fishing license fees, federal grants and Colorado Lottery proceeds through Great Outdoors Colorado.

Boy Scout Troop #242 is hosting a car wash and bake sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 28, at Alpine Bank in El Jebel to help the Jacobson family, who recently lost their house and all belongings to a fire.Please call Mark Murphy at 927-1515 with questions or to help.

A hospice volunteer training class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. The class will meet for three Tuesday evenings, July 31, Aug. 7 and Aug. 14.The training is an in-depth look at hospice services and the critical role volunteers can play in the end-of-life journey for hospice patients.If you want to learn more about hospice care, or if you are interested in being a hospice volunteer, please contact Sean Jeung at 384-7531.

The Roaring Fork School District Board of Education will have two director seats from Glenwood Springs and one seat from Carbondale open for election this fall. Interested community members may pick up nomination paperwork starting Aug. 8 at the RFSD district office at 1405 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The three volunteer directors will be elected to serve four-year terms. Candidates must have been a registered voter and resident of the school district for at least one year before the election. Interested individuals must reside in the director district to be represented.Completed nomination petitions must be submitted to the district office by 1 p.m. Aug. 31. For questions, contact election coordinator Cyndy Hallford at 384-6009 or

Boy Scout Troop #242 is hosting a car wash and bake sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 28, at Alpine Bank in El Jebel to help the Jacobson family, who recently lost their house and all belongings to a fire.Please call Mark Murphy at 927-1515 with questions or to help.

Family fun night kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at Carbondales Roller Hockey Rink Park. The event includes an in-line skating obstacle course, BMX bike races for all ages and free food. For more information call Becky at 704-4116.

From July 30 until approximately Aug. 13, Two Rivers Road (Old Highway 82) will be closed from the stoplight at Aspen Junction to the four-way stop at Midland Avenue in Basalt. The closure is due to the Division of Wildlifes project at Lake Christine. RFTA bus stops at Aspen Junction (east and west) will be on Highway 82 near the stoplight. The downtown stop will be closed with riders being asked to use the Highway 82 Park and Ride. Updated road closure information will be published immediately upon receipt.

Learn how to take care of your pet dog or cat Aug. 15 at Carbondales Town Hall. The course starts off with participants learn how to approach a sick dog or cat, followed by rescue breathing and CPR. Please do not bring your own pets; skills will be practiced on Fluffy and Jerry, our stuffed mannequins. For more information, call Becky at 704-4116 or sign up for this class by filling out a registration form at town hall.

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