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Community News & Notes

Project crews will move barriers and pave the temporary 4-foot wide pedestrian/bike path of the existing Maroon Creek Bridge between 4 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Motorists will experience single-lane, alternating traffic and travel delays, which will vary depending on travel time. The purpose of this paving is to even out asphalt between the pedestrian portion and the travel lanes. Early in 2008, when pedestrian and bike traffic is moved onto the new bridge, concrete barriers on the old bridge will be removed and the vehicular travel lanes will regain their previous wider alignment.

Employment verification and labor laws will be the topics to be offered to employers at free roundtable discussions on Sept. 26.Effective January 1, 2007, House Bill 06S-1017 became a new Colorado law (C.R.S. 8-2-122), which requires Colorado employers to verify and document the legal eligibility for employment of newly hired employees. This law is in addition to federal employment verification requirements (such as the Form I-9 requirements).To comply with the law, Colorado employers must affirm, within 20 days after hiring a new employee, that the employer has complied with all requirements. Roundtables will be presented from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 in Glenwood Springs at the CMC Blake campus, and at 9 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Re-2 Learning Opportunities Center in Rifle.To RSVP for this event, please contact Colorado Workforce Center at 945-8638 and specify which session you will attend.

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.

The Kids and Teens Safety and Health Fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Glenwood Springs Mall. The fair is designed for parents and their newborn to teenage children. Eighteen booths will feature carseat safety checks, bike helmet safety, jungle mobile, fire prevention, child identification, gun locks, sun safety, face painting, and lots of free stuff. Obtain a sticker card to win great prizes.

LIFT-UP will be hosting a building dedication and Thrift Store Fashion Show Saturday, Sept. 15. The building dedication will be held from 10-11 a.m. at 800 Railroad Avenue in Rifle, and the fashion show will be held at 6 p.m. at Rifle Middle School. LIFT-UP invites the public to this milestone in its 25-year history, and will honor and thank all who helped make the new facility possible, and those who have supported our mission to serve the community over the past quarter-century.

Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey will be hosting a huge garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at The A Team Realty Co., 1010 Grand Ave., for the peewee and bantam teams of the Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association. Raise money for both teams to go to a tournament in Aspen. For more information, call 285-7724.

The annual Ghost Walk in Glenwood Springs is spooky and dark, but a fun fall treat for the entire family. Flashlights and lanterns cast an eerie glow as visitors walk the steep and winding trail up to historic Linwood Cemetery. This is where some of Glenwoods famous and not-so-famous former residents are buried. The Frontier Historical Society hosts the event Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19, 20 and 21, and again Oct. 26, 27 and 28, with tour guides who lead the way through the old tombstones with different characters portrayed each week. Friday and Saturday tours leave promptly at 7 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Sunday tours are held at 7 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available Oct. 1 at the Frontier Historical Museum at 1001 Colorado Ave. or Through the Looking Glass bookstore at 816 Grand Ave., both in Glenwood Springs; or may be purchased with a credit card by calling the museum at 945-4448. It is suggested that children participating are six years of age or older. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended, as the tours sell out quickly. Tours begin at the Linwood Cemetery trailhead located at 12th and Bennett streets. Bring a flashlight or lantern and dress appropriately for weather conditions. Kerosene lanterns are available for rent at the trailhead. For more information, call 945-4448.

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