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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

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 dwarwick@vvh.org; 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.

Teens interested in a free-form art class, listen up! Rifle Branch Librarys TAG (Teen Advisory Group) will be hosting Clay Day at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Rifle Library. Bring your creativity and a small fee, and the library will provide the clay and teacher-free environment for you to create your personal masterpiece. A follow-up Clay Day will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, for anyone who would like to glaze creations before being kiln-fired. The event is open to teens in seventh through 12th grades. Registration is required and limited to 20 participants. Call 625-3471 to register or for more information.

The Lower Colorado River Habitat Partnership Program (HPP) will conduct a public meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Gypsum Town Hall. New projects to resolve conflicts between wildlife and landowners (public or private) are welcome. The purpose of HPP is to reduce wildlife conflicts, particularly those associated with forage and fences. The partnership creates local solutions to local problems on both private and public lands. For questions, contact Darren Chacone (DOW representative) at (970) 947-2920 or Danielle Smith (administrative assistant) at (970) 260-0147.

Author Harold Shepherd will be signing copies of his book, Compromising Democracy The Rise and Fall of the Second Conquest of Western Rangelands, from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at The Lift Coffee Shop, 400th block of Main in Carbondale.Many of the environmentalists predictions such as global warming, conflicts over water, degradation of water quality and public lands have or are coming true. In Compromising Democracy, Shepherd reveals a unique insight in the management of federal rangelands in the West. He inspires hope that there is finally public and political momentum for the protection of ecological systems on western public lands.


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