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Construction remodel will temporarily close the Garfield County Clerks Office at 109 Eighth St., Glenwood Springs, beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, and re-opening for business for one day at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7.The actual construction demolition and closure of the clerks office will begin Monday, Sept. 10, and should be completed in approximately two weeks.Motor vehicle clerks will be relocated to the recording area, Suite 201, and there will be a clerk directing traffic. Please understand that demolition and remodel will create a crowded and cramped working area, but motor vehicle clerks will assist you during normal business hours, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.If you need to have motor vehicle business conducted after 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, please go to the Rifle office located at the 144 E. Third St. That office will be open until 4:30 p.m.

Literacy Outreach is looking for volunteers to tutor people who are eager to improve their reading, writing and math or English-speaking skills. Volunteers need at least two hours of time a week to work one-on-one with an adult, the ability to read and speak English, and a desire to help someone who wants to learn.A volunteer information session will be held from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. This informal and brief presentation will provide details about Literacy Outreach’s volunteer tutoring program. Please call Literacy Outreach at 945-5282 for more information.

A Parenting Through Divorce Class is being offered Saturday, Sept. 15, at 243 Sopris Ave., Carbondale. The class will equip parents with skills to raise well-adjusted children, despite the challenges of the divorce process. Registration is required. Call Tammy Perry at 963-1010.

The Glenwood Springs High School Alternative Cooperative Education coordinator is seeking employment opportunities for high school students. Jobs must provide students with at least 20 hours of work per week. Students attend school in the morning, and are available to work after 11:45 a.m. Please e-mail job description and contact information to jillwilson@rfsd.k12. or fax information to 384-5556.

The Community Integration Initiative Aspen to Parachute is sponsoring a free training, Toolkits to Promote Cultural Proficiency. The Initiative is responding to a community request to host cultural competency trainings for health and human services.This training is designed to improve cultural proficiency in health care providers. It is important for any care provider serving populations disproportionately affected by health disparities, and providers serving diverse patients. The training is also important for providers with diverse staff, and for those wanting to affect health disparities. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19, at the CMC Senior Center in Glenwood Springs. Space is limited.Attendees must complete a registration form, call Hanya Gottardo at 319-1677. Please return the registration form by Sept. 13 to Hanya Gottardo at or fax it to 928-8328.

The Carbondale Chamber annual business conference will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection Center. Topics will feature The Economic Forecast of the Roaring Fork Valley: Economic & Business Trends, including workforce, transportation, housing and a panel of mayors. Call 963-1890 for tickets or register online at

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