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The annual Rocky Mountain Smiths Blacksmithing Conference begins Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale. Four blacksmithing experts will demonstrate: William Bastas from Austin, Texas, head of the Metals Department at Austin Community College; Frank Turley, who runs a blacksmithing school in Santa Fe, N.M.; Susan Madacsi from Vermont, who is owner of Madacsi Metalworks; and Christopher Thomson who owns Christopher Thomson Iron Works and is a graduate of Colorado Rocky Mountain School.The gallery is open 9 am. to 6-7 p.m. Aug. 2-4.

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 mail@riflechamber.com 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.

That shoulder still sore from pouring beer? Achy low back from all that boogying? Stiff neck after garbage sorting? Dr. Scott and his staff of massage therapists at Sopris Chiropractic are donating a day of free chiropractic and massage for Mountain Fair volunteers Friday, Aug. 10. Sopris Chiropractic is located on Fourth Street across from Steves Guitars in Carbondale. Call 927-9204 and make an appointment soon, as there are only so many slots available.


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