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Glenwood Springs Fords 11th annual Classic Car Show to benefit LIFT-UP will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Glenwood Springs Ford in West Glenwood, adjacent to Glenwood Springs Mall. This will be a day of food, music and fun for a good cause, where families can appreciate fine automobiles from 1974 and earlier, and vote for the peoples choice winner. Donations of food, Angel Tree gifts and money will be collected for LIFT-UP at the event.LIFT-UP will be commemorating its 25th anniversary in September, and wishes to thank the folks at Glenwood Springs Ford and the entire community for their continued support.For more information, please call Ginger Mitchell at 945-2317.

Fall daily off-peak admission prices and fall hours at the Hot Springs Pool are now in effect 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.

The Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Colorado Sportsmens Wildlife Fund, the Division of Wildlife, Colorado State Parks and the BLM will be hosting Pathway to Fishing from 9:30 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Sept. 8, at Lions Pond (Rifle Rest Area). This free fishing seminar is open to all children ages 6-12, and is limited to 120 children on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up, please contact the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce at 625-2085, ext. 2, or sign up on line at This event fills quickly, so dont delay. All participants will receive free gifts. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Learn how much fun fishing in Colorado can be.

Roaring Fork Conservancy invites all photographers to enter the 2007 Roaring Fork Watershed Photography Competition. Categories include amateur category and professional photographers. Organizers are looking for striking digital images of the rivers, streams and wetlands of the Fryingpan, Crystal and Roaring Fork rivers and their tributaries. Entry deadline is Dec. 31. For more information and contest rules, visit

The Ferdinand Hayden Chapter of Trout Unlimited is hosting the seventh annual Roaring Fork River Cleanup at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at several locations. Cleanup will be held in Glenwood Springs at Two Rivers Park; in Carbondale at Gateway Plaza, Alpine Angling & Smiling Moose Deli; in Basalt at Lions Park; and in Aspen at Aspen Art Museum parking lot.Bring gloves, solid footwear and the kids.A volunteer barbecue with prizes will begin at noon at Arbaney Park in Basalt.For more information, call 963-3051.

The Glenwood Springs Concert Association presents Bravo, Broadway! at 7:30 Friday, Sept. 14, at Mountain View Church. Admission is by membership ticket. For information, call Judy at 945-5384.

GrassRoots TV12 is hosting the third annual Aspen Poker Championship Sunday, Sept. 9, starting at 11 a.m., with no buy-in required. The event will take place at Jimmys An American Restaurant and Bar in downtown Aspen. This year GrassRoots TV12 upped the ante by enabling the winner to win a seat at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas in 2008. Participants have a chance to receive great prizes such as a 42-inch plasma television; a week vacation at Siesta Breakers in Florida, airfare included; a full day at Aspen Racing Sports Car Club; an Aspen Golf Club 20 punch pass for 2008; an Aspen Club and Spa AspenSpa Indulgence package; a two-night stay at the Independence Square; and an Aspen Recreation Center 20 punch pass. There are few seats left. Interested players are encouraged to call GrassRoots TV12 at 925-8000, ext. 17. If you are not a poker player but would love to support GrassRoots TV12, come by Jimmys to enjoy great food and watch the NFL opener, the Broncos vs. Buffalo Bills, kickoff at 1 p.m. Sept. 9.

Construction remodeling will temporarily close the Glenwood Springs office of the Garfield County Clerks Office at 109 Eighth St., 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 E. Third St., 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. On Sept. 22 and 23, the railroad will make special stops along its route to Silverton for unique photo opportunities. For more information, visit

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 Community Integration Initiative Aspen to Parachute is sponsoring a free training, Toolkits to Promote Cultural Proficiency. The group 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.

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