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Community News & Notes

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.); and 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.

Uz Jsme Doma of Czechoslovakia will bring its explosive, engaging concert, featuring frenetic tempos and time changes, soaring operatic vocals and guttural chanting, rock anthems and folk dances to the Eagles Lodge Oct. 27.For more information, please call 945-5506 after 4 p.m. The Eagles Lodge is located at 312 Seventh St. in Glenwood Springs.

Each month throughout the school year, the Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers will offer free one-night parenting workshops in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt. New this year is the Supper Series, with supper included and a one-hour interactive workshop and discussion time to give parents the opportunity to support one another and connect with other parents. The key ingredients are free food, free child care, experienced parenting instructors and parents supporting parents.Call the Family Resource Centers at 384-5694 for a complete schedule of the fall/winter classes.Registration for the workshops is not required, although children should be registered for the free child care provided.The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers is the nonprofit arm of the Roaring Fork School District, connecting families, schools, and communities to improve student health, well-being and academic achievement.

The Glenwood Springs Business After Hours event scheduled for Friday, Oct. 12, at Lakota Canyon has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

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 fifth annual Roaring Fork Valley 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. 1-11. 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

The Colorado Rocky Mountain School Class of 2011 will be out and about in Carbondale the weekend of Oct. 13-14, hoping to fill a grocery list of canned goods and other foodstuffs. All collected goods will be donated to LIFT-UP. CRMSs freshmen are looking forward to meeting community members, and ask for their generosity and compassion for those less fortunate. CRMS is located on County Road 106 in Carbondale, one mile from the Highway 133/City Market intersection. For more information, contact Jeremy Simon at 963-2562.

More than 200 people sampled soups cooked on-site during the third annual soup contest hosted by by Glenwoods Downtown Market Tuesday, Oct. 2. Participants included local restaurants including 8th Street Deli, Atmosphere, Good Health Natural Grocers, Rosis Bavarian Restaurant, Glenwood Canyon Brewpub, Summit Coffee Shop and Chomps Deli. This years Peoples Choice winner went to Glenwood Canyon Brewpub with its creamy zucchini Asiago soup. Chef Greg Avila took home the golden soup bowl award and a big smile. Chomps, with its chorizo Cuban black bean soup, and Summit Coffee Shop, with its six onion soup, tied for second place.The soup contest is a tradition that marks the last Downtown Glenwood Market of the season. The Glenwood Downtown Market will be hosting the 33rd annual Unique Boutique Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, at the Masonic Temple, located at Ninth and Colorado Avenue. For more information, contact Cindy at 618-3650.

Alpine Legal Services presents the Do it Yourself Divorce Class Oct. 18, at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. Participants will be provided with the necessary documentation required to complete the divorce process, along with the necessary information about how to manage the case, start to finish. The class will be held from 1-4 p.m. A small donation is requested for this service, but no one will be denied services for lack of ability to pay.This clinic is supported by grants from Aspen Valley Community Foundation. For further information please contact our Glenwood office at 945-8858.

Representatives from the Broncos organization will visit Rifle from 2:30 – 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Davidson Park (across from Highland Elementary), Seventh and Fir Ave. Meet the Broncos cheerleaders, Miles the Mascot and Ring of Famer Billy Thompson, check out the Bronco Super Bowl Trophies and the Broncos punt catch machine. Sign the official Rifle is Broncos Country flag, to be flown at Invesco Field at Mile High. Bring cameras, Broncos memorabilia to be signed, and the family for this great opportunity.

Register by Friday, Oct. 19, for fall classes, including adult classes and childrens after-school classes.Fall gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday by appointment. Call 963-2529.

The Rifle Hunters Information Center will be open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, through Friday, Oct. 19; and Wednesday, Oct. 31, through Friday, Nov. 2, in the Rifle rest area, 200 Lions Park Circle off 1-70 Exit 90. The DOW, BLM, Colorado State Parks, U.S.D.A. Forest Service and Garfield County Search and Rescue will be on hand to answer questions and assist hunters. Free coffee and doughnuts and hunting tips, too.

Community Health Initiatives Inc., a nonprofit based in Carbondale, will have a grand opening and open house from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, for the launch of Pathways Adolescent Recovery Program in Glenwood Springs. An official ribbon-cutting ceremony and a native blessing by a local shaman will take place at 1 p.m. Pathways is located at 2001 Blake Ave., Suite 1A. Pathways Adolescent Recovery Program is the only outpatient treatment center for substance-abusing youth and their families in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys, serving youth from Pitkin, Garfield and Eagle counties. Pathways will offer two levels of care. Enhanced outpatient meets twice per week for a total of four hours, and intensive outpatient meets three times per week for a total of more than 10 hours. A weekly ongoing aftercare group will also be available for clients to attend for up to two years after graduating from the program. Most treatment is addressed in groups of eight to 12 adolescents at a time. Pathways staff includes Art Kleinschmidt, the adolescent counselor, who has a masters degree in addiction studies and has worked at the renowned Hazelden in Minnesota; Suzanne Uhrich, business manager; Karyn Simmons, development director; and Shelley Evans.

The Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a chili cook-off from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle. Taste the competition for red and green chili and salsa honors, and vote for your favorite. Doors open to the public at 6 p.m., with winners announced at 7 p.m.For more information, contact the chamber at 625-2085, ext. 2.

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. 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. For more information, contact the Glenwood Springs Chamber at 945-6589.

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