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The city of Glenwood Springs and its contractor for the Donegan reconstruction project are extending the closure of the road to through traffic on Donegan immediately west of its intersection with Stone-ridge Court. The closure will be in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14. People wanting to access Stone-ridge Court and points east will need to access Donegan from the east at the intersection of State Highway 6. Residents of Gamba Drive can go west on Donegan, then turn left onto Soccer Field Road.The reason for the extended closure is to facilitate the curing process for the concrete pedestrian crossing in Donegan Road, and to guarantee the preservation of the control staking. The contractor will also be putting additional gravels in the new roadway, which requires a quantity of equipment in a small area that will result in safety concerns and long delays.

Yampah Mountain High School is accepting applications for the 2007-08 school year. Call Rachel at 945-9463 or stop by 695 Red Mountain Drive in Glenwood Springs for information.

Roaring Fork High School (RFHS) has the opportunity to participate in an international student exchange program for high school juniors and seniors if it can find host families for students starting in September. If you are interested in participating, please call Dale Parker, RFHS principal, at 384-5757.



Fourteen rooms filled to the brim with bargains will be open at 6:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Maloit Park outside Minturn at the Eagle Valley Community Fund Auction and Rummage Sale. The live auction begins at 8:45 a.m. A silent auction, bake sale and lunch will also be offered.The sale continues at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, and the weekend of Aug. 25 and 26, everything is half price or make a deal.For more information, call 926-0577 or 827-9426.

The New Castle Town Council will kick off its Comprehensive Plan update process, at a public barbecue and picnic from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the New Castle Community Center in downtown New Castle. The barbecue will give local residents an opportunity to learn more about New Castles Comprehensive Plan and to meet the planning team that will be managing the plan update process. The Comprehensive Plan will provide a framework, including goals, objectives, and future land use maps that will guide the development of the town for the foreseeable future. The project is expected to take 18 months and will provide many opportunities for public input.



The 53rd annual Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will be held from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Ninth and Grand in downtown Glenwood Springs. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, orange juice, coffee and milk. Enjoy breakfast and visit with old friends while supporting Kiwanis projects. The club uses proceeds for community projects and youth scholarships.Contact any Kiwanian or call 945-2345 for advance tickets at a reduced price.

Sharill Hawkins of 4-Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast will demonstrate cooking with squash blossoms, and Lesa Russo will be providing musical entertainment at the Glenwood Downtown Market from 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Meet the Rifle feasibility plan consultants and share your ideas about a new Rifle community center from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Re-2 Learning Opportunity Center, 839 Whiteriver Ave. in Rifle. This event, to gather input on what is wanted in the proposed facility, is sponsored by the Rifle Economic Development Corp. For more information, call 625-6433.

A vaccination and licensing clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Cottonwood Mobile Home Park outside of Rifle.These clinics are brought to you by the Garfield County Sheriffs Office.

A support group for widows is organizing in the valley. If interested in fun activities and emotional support, please call Kathy at 984-2939.

All Kids Dental will hold Toothprint Day, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at its Glenwood Springs office, 2624 Grand Ave., Suite 200. Toothprint, a thermoplastic wafer that records the size and shape of a childs teeth, can serve as an accurate method of identification for law enforcement or other community-sponsored child identification programs. Dr. Robert Henry plans to see 500 children for free toothprint impressions. The event is open to all children ages 3-6, and reservations must be made by calling All Kids Dental at 928-9500.

The first day of classes in the Roaring Fork School District public schools in Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs will be Tuesday, Sept. 4, with all schools under construction opening on schedule. The new Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale will host a community open house from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, and then open for classes at RFHS on Thursday, Sept. 6, as planned.School personnel and principals will be available in all schools starting Wednesday, Aug. 15, to answer questions about registration times and dates for new students. Call your local school, or for questions, call the district office at 384-6000 or e-mail info@rfsd.org.


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