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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.

The Glenwood Springs High School alumni tailgate party is scheduled from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 in the Glenwood Springs High School dirt parking lot. Join parents of Demon football players before the Palisade game, and bring a dish to share.For more information, call 379-8230.

Catholic Charities has funds through CORE (Community Office for Resource Efficiency) to help with installing and setting programmable thermostats; checking and replacing furnaces and boilers; replacing hot water heaters; evaluating duct work (identifying the need for sealing, etc.); installing carbon monoxide detectors.Renters or owners can qualify for this assistance. Please refer those in need to Catholic Charities at 384-2060, ext. 1.

Thirty-six local artists studios will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14 for the Roaring Fork Valley fifth annual Studio Tour. The self-guided tour from Glenwood Springs to Aspen includes sculptors, glassblowers, painters, weavers, photographers, woodworkers, metal workers, potters and more. Kicking off the weekend is a reception/silent auction from 6 – 9 p.m. Oct. 12 at the River Valley Ranch Sales Barn in Carbondale. Silent auction items donated by local artists are on display at Roaring Fork Valley Alpine Bank locations Oct. 1st through Oct.11. The event is underwritten this year by Alpine Banks of the Roaring Fork Valley and supported by many local businesses.Silent auction and guide map sale proceeds benefit the Carbondale Community School. The studio tour is the primary fundraiser for the school, and funds raised support the schools art education program.The studio tour is a family-friendly opportunity to watch artists in action, ask questions, and purchase artwork directly.Map guides will be available at the studios on tour days. For other map purchase locations and information, please call 963-9647 or visit

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 Issues & Answers Forum sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and the Post Independent, to be held from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Glenwood Springs City Hall.Candidates running for Glenwood SPrings City COuncil and the Roaring Fork School District Boards will be on hand.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. For more information, contact the Glenwood Springs Chamber at 945-6589.

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