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Construction remodeling will temporarily close the Glenwood Springs office of the Garfield County Clerks Office at 109 Eighth Street, Glenwood Springs, beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, and reopening 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 a clerk will be directing traffic. Please understand that the demolition and remodeling will create a crowded and cramped working area, but motor vehicle clerks will be assisting during normal business hours, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.Motor vehicle business conducted after 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, should be routed to the Rifle office, located at 144 East Third Street, which will be open until 4:30 p.m.

Enjoy the spectacular display of fall foliage on board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroads special Fall Photographers Train. Sept. 22 and 23, the railroad will make special stops along its route to Silverton for unique photo opportunities. For more information, visit

Fall daily off-peak admission prices and fall hours at the Hot Springs Pool will be in effect beginning Sept. 4 through May 22, 2008. New fall hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.The Hot Springs Pool will be closed for routine maintenance Wednesday, Sept. 12.Please update the Hot Springs Lodge & Pool phone numbers. Pool: 947-2955; Athletic Club: 947-2953; and Business office: 947-2954.The popular off-peak pass offers unlimited swimming from Sept. 4, through May 22, 2008.

Carol Ann Kates will be demonstrating fried green tomatoes with tomato salsa; and T. Ray Beckers riveting vocal and instrumental performances will entertain at the Glenwood Springs Downtown Market, which will be held from 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the corner of Ninth and Blake in Glenwood Springs.

The Childhelp River Bridge Advocacy Center will host the For the Love of a Child Celebration Ball to benefit Childhelp River Bridge Advocacy Center, at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the Hotel Colorado. Guests, appearing in their best mountain formal wear, will be treated to an evening of fun and excitement including a silent auction, dinner and dancing, with live music provided by The Sirens and a special performance by Cindy Glowacki, Scott Mackracken and Emma Howie.The evening will honor Alpine Banks Chairman Bob Young and will feature Nobel Peace Prize nominees and Childhelp co-founders Sara OMeara and Yvonne Fedderson. The event will benefit programs and services provided at the Childhelp River Bridge Advocacy Center, dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Childhelp River Bridge Advocacy Center at 945-5195.For more information on Childhelp programs and services, visit or call 480-922-8212.

Due to technical issues regarding trail construction and highway access, the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Department has decided to postpone the Thompson Creek project; and Roaring Fork Outdoor volunteers has cancelled the work scheduled for Sept. 15.

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

A Parenting Through Divorce Class will be 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 divorce. Registration is required. Call Tammy Perry at 963-1010.

The town of Basalts 2008 Discretionary Fund grant applications are available at Basalt Town Hall, 101 Midland Ave. Applications may be requested by nonprofit organizations. The deadline for completed applications is 5 p.m. Sept. 21.For additional information, call 927-9851.

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 970-928-8328.

Valley View Hospital is hosting Knowledge, Strength & Grace Living through Breast Cancer, a survivorship conference created by Dr. Carolyn M. Kaelin to educate those who have been treated for breast cancer, from Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 26-28, at the Hotel Colorado.Topics covered at the symposium include resources, health screenings and services, quality of life issues, and strategies to speed recovery. Professional portraits, nutrition, relaxation and massage will also be available to attendees.Register by e-mailing Dee Warwick at; mail completed registration form to Dee Warwick, Community Relations, Valley View Hospital, 1906 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601; or fax registration to 970-384-4235.For questions, call Dee Warwick at 945-6535.

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