Community News & Notes
Everyone is invited to attend a screening of the documentary “Invisible Children” at noon today at Christ Community Church in Basalt. This story exposes the effects of a 20-year-long war on the orphaned children of Northern Uganda.Please call Scott Bolitho at 379-8202 for more information, or visit the Web site at http://www.invisiblechildren.com.
All Garfield County libraries will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day.A previously announced Preschool Pix session scheduled for the Rifle Library on that date has been cancelled.
The West Garfield County Landfill will be closed Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of Presidents Day. Normal business hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The landfill will re-open 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.
Radio Evolution, KDNK’s youth radio program, will be holding an all-night radio marathon from 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, until 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, to raise funds to attend the National Federation of Community Broadcaster’s Conference, in April. The NFCB Conference brings together youth and community broadcasters to further their technical and creative skills. Radio Evolution can be heard on KDNK from 3-5 p.m. Mondays, as well as Latino youth programming from 7-8 p.m. Thursday nights. To pledge your support, please call Felicia Trevor at 309-3506. KDNK can be found at 88.1, 88.3 and 88.5 on the FM dial or streamed at http://www.kdnk.org.
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Cirque Café at the far end of the Snowmass Mall for the Zebulon Ski and Snowboard Race, with races from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Spyder Sabbich course. A decade of Zebulon Ski and Snowboard Races have raised more than $75,000 for scholarships for local students while spreading the important “Don’t Drink and Drive” message.Competitors are required to sign a contract that they will never drive under the influence of alcohol. For event questions, contact Diane Corbett at 384-5758 or Chris Hays at 704-1104.
A Guanella Pass/ptarmigan field trip is planned for Sunday, Feb. 26. Contact Roaring Fork Audubon field trip leader Tom McConnell at 379-7356.There are few places with access to the winter habitat of white-tailed ptarmigan, and Guanella Pass is known as the best in the country. Dress warmly for changing weather and bring lunch, snacks and water.
“Saving the White River National Forest Roadless Areas” will be presented by The Roaring Fork Sierra Club Group from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at WestStar Bank, 1901 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs.Sloan Shoemaker and others from the roadless campaign will talk about the history and issues surrounding the Roadless Areas of our White River National Forest, the value of protecting these areas, and what you can do to save the roadless areas of our public lands.Refreshments will be served. For information, call 947-9613.
Rainier Mountaineering will be giving a free slideshow presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Summit Coffee House in downtown Glenwood Springs. Join RMI senior guide Lindsay Reither on a virtual climb of Mount Rainier and several other peaks. For more information, call (970) 945-6994.
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