Community News & Notes
Candidates for Glenwood Springs City Council and the Re-1 School Board will be on hand to debate issues and answers at the 22nd annual Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Issues & Answers Forum, to be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Glenwood Springs City Hall. David Sturges and David Blazier, at-large candidates for the only contested City Council seat, are expected to attend, as well as unopposed candidates Bruce Christensen, Russ Arensman and Shelley Kaup. Re-1 school district candidates include Brad Zeigel and Debbie Bruell (District B Carbondale); Bruce Wampler and Bill Lamont (District C small portion of Carbondale and southern portion of Glenwood); and Myles Rovig (District D northern portion of Glenwood Springs, Canyon Creek area and No Name area). The event is co-sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, the Post Independent, Cable Channel 12, Colorado West Broadcasting (KMTS) and local State Farm Insurance agents, who are providing refreshments. The public is invited to attend. The event will also be broadcast live on Cable Channel 12 and will be covered by KMTS and KUUR radio stations and TV Aspen/Glenwood. Ron Milhorn, news director of Colorado West Broadcasting/KMTS Radio, will moderate. A media panel will question candidates, and questions from the audience will be accepted. All questions will be reviewed before being submitted to the debate moderator. Glenwood chamber staff and ambassadors will act as proctors, and the League of Women Voters format will be used. For more information, contact the Glenwood Springs Chamber at 945-6589.
Train your brain to alleviate pain: pain management for fibromyalgia, sports injury, arthritis, etc. The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 1901 Grand Ave. (U.S. Bank Building). Call 618-7842 to reserve a seat.
The Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library will host its fall book sale at the library starting Friday, Oct. 5, and continuing until Saturday, Oct. 13, during regular library hours. An incredible assortment of like new adult and childrens books will be available for purchase, in addition to books on tape, CDs and DVDs. For more information or to sign up to volunteer to help with the sale, please call 963-2889.
The eighth annual Historic Ghost Walk through Linwood (Pioneer) Cemetery in Glenwood Springs will be held Friday-Sunday, Oct. 10-21; and Friday-Sunday, Oct. 26-28.Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended, and will be available at Through the Looking Glass bookstore and at the Frontier Historical Museum beginning Oct. 1. Tickets may be reserved with a credit card by calling the museum at 945-4448.
Colorado Mountain College Senior Center, 1402 Blake Ave., will be sponsoring two AARP Driver Safety Programs. The first class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10; the second class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 16 and 17. Both sessions will be held at the Colorado Mountain College Senior Center in Glenwood Springs. The nominal fee includes the workbook and handouts, the newly revised AARP Driver Safety course directed towards drivers age 50 and over. Call Linda at 945-9117 for information and registration. Most automobile insurance companies in Colorado offer a discount to those completing the course.
JVA Consulting is offering three workshops in the coming months. The first is Getting the Most out of Your Direct Mail from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Learn how to more effectively use direct mail to build a strong and sustainable base of individual donors. Registration is required. The second is Bring a Board Member to Lunch, an engaging lunch session to help energize board members. The session is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Registration is required. The next workshop is Get Ready for Grants, a session focused on all things grants from finding funders to developing a strong proposal to managing the money when its in the door. The session is from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. For more information and to register visit events.jvaconsulting.com or call 970.319.1674.
The Western Colorado Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society will welcome back Mel McFarland, acknowledged Colorado Midland Railroad authority, at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Glenwood Railroad Museum, located in the east wing of the historic Glenwood Springs train station.The Colorado Midland Railroad served our valley until 1919. The event is open to the public and is free of charge. (Use the wide outdoor stairway to the west to get down to the passenger loading platform, then proceed east to the museum doorway.) Any questions should be directed to Jan at 928-8721.
In observance of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Komen Aspen encourages all women to take charge of their present and future breast health care by doing monthly self breast exams, receiving yearly mammograms and doctors exams after the age of 40, by leading a healthy lifestyle and by staying informed about current breast health issues. Komen Aspen is a trusted local resource for women living with breast cancer.
Anyone who has had a child die in their family is invited to an informal meeting from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1st, at Christ Community Church in Basalt. This meeting has the intent of establishing a local chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child.The organization is non-sectarian and welcomes bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents and immediate family members to its meetings. The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. Meetings will be from 6 – 8 p.m. the first Monday of every month. For more information, call Maralyn Bloomer at 963-3145 or Cindy Long at 970-261-4789. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit the national Website at http://www.compassionatefriends.org.
KDNK Community Access Radio is holding its annual election Thursday, Nov. 15, and is taking applications for three board members to serve three-year terms on its nine-member board. Requirements include: ability to make monthly meetings (second Monday of each month), and a passion for community radio. These members are elected by mail ballot by the 1,000 members of KDNK. Applicants should send a list of significant current and prior community radio/nonprofit affiliations and a 200-word statement of purpose to board president Jeremy Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the board and this process may also be directed to Simon. The deadline for application is Monday, Oct. 15.
The Glenwood Springs High School Booster Club seeks area businesses to volunteer to run concession stands at athletic events. All proceeds benefit the Booster Club, which distributes funds to all GSHS teams, clubs and organizations as needed. Businesses can support student activities at volleyball, football and basketball games, as well as spring sports concessions. Contact Bob at bob@vlgrealtors. com or 945-1010 to reserve a game today.
Channel 20 Comcast will show highlights of the Sept. 21 Demons-Bears football game at 8 and 9 a.m. and 5 and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30.
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