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Community News & Notes

Renovations are well under way at the Hot Springs Athletic Club. To accommodate the installation of safety walls, the facility will be closed to the public on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 22 and 23. All fitness classes will be cancelled those two days. Club members who wish to access the pool can show their membership card at general admissions. Massage appointments are still available daily in a new therapy room at the Hot Springs Lodge. Access to the Hot Springs Athletic Club will resume on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Please watch your e-mail for regular construction updates.

The date for completed second-round Garfield County Human Services grants due to grant coordinator Linda Morcom has been changed to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15.Application forms can be picked up from Linda Morcom, grant administrator, Garfield County Administration Office, Administration Building, 108 Eighth St., Suite 213, Glenwood Springs; or can be requested by calling Linda Morcom at 945-5004. Any questions or comments should be directed to Linda Morcom.

The Garfield School District Re-2 and an additional anonymous donor are offering a total of up to $2,000 in reward monies, in addition to the $1,000 offered by Crime Stoppers of Garfield County, for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the graffiti and vandalism at Coal Ridge High School Oct. 13, and/or the graffiti and vandalism that occurred at Coal Ridge and Rifle High schools Sept. 27.Sometime between 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, and 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, vandals struck Coal Ridge High School. On the night before the Titans 2007 homecoming football game, someone spray painted the football field and the sidewalk entrance to the football field, leaving behind an estimated $1,000 in damages.Students and staff at Coal Ridge High School were victimized by another vandal leaving behind graffiti on the southeast wall, facing Highway 6. This occurred sometime between 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. People with information about either of these two incidents can remain anonymous by calling 945-0101.

Carbondale Clay Center will host a yard sale, featuring seconds donated by CCC artists and gently-used art supplies, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21.Call CCC at 963-2529 for more information.

The students of Rifle High School are putting on a production of their take on American Idol, entitled Rifle Idol. Preliminary auditions have already taken place and the production will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, in the Rifle High School auditorium. Students will dazzle you with their talent.This is a senior seminar project by Paige Ulmer.

To order from SHAREs November menu, please visit Eagles Lodge located on 312 Seventh St. from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 3. Order pickup is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 17.

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.

The local brain injury support group will hold its next meeting from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the U.S. Bank Building next to Safeway on Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs. For more information, please call Mary at 984-2446.

The New Castle Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at the Dawson residence on 245 Road. Call 984-2136 for information.

Aspen Elks Lodge #224 will again host its annual Veterans Day Luncheon and Program at noon Friday, Nov. 9, at the Lodge in Aspen. Veterans are cordially invited to attend.The 232nd birthday of the United States Marine Corps will be observed at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Aspen Grove Cemetery flag pole.A luncheon will follow at the Hickory House. Marines and friends of the Marine Corps are invited. A traditional Veterans Day Ceremony will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Roaring Fork Valley Veterans Memorial in Aspen, next to the Pitkin County Courthouse on Main Street. Veterans will lay a memorial wreath. The Memorial Flame will be lighted, and expressions by those in attendance will be heard. The public is invited. Veterans are encouraged to wear items of military memorabilia.For further information, contact George Radakovich at (970) 242-0830, Dan Glidden at 927-4183 or Dick Merritt at 927-5178.

Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side Conservation districts and Garfield County Vegetation Management are offering cost share for fall treatment on noxious weeds. Call the conservation district at 945-5494, ext. 105, for more information or to receive an application.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 30 and 31, Salon Sublime in Carbondale is hosting a fundraiser for the Advocate Safehouse Project called Cut it Out for Advocate Safehouse Project. Proceeds from all the haircuts on Oct. 30 and 31 will be donated to the Advocate Safehouse Project to provide services to victims of domestic and/or sexual violence.Salon Sublime is located at 46 N. Eighth St. in Carbondale. To schedule an appointment, call 963-8499.

Sunlight Mountain Resort will conduct the official meeting for all who are interested in working for a season pass as a part of the Mountain Host program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the lodge at Sunlight. Mini-interviews as well as the full orientation to the program and the mountain will be held. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Erin Johnson at 947-5141 or e-mail sales@sunlightmtn. com.

In addition to 40 booths showing the latest in business products and services available in the Roaring Fork Valley, this years guests at the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Associations Nov. 9 Biz-opoly business showcase will be educated at seven free one-hour seminars. Biz-opoly will be held at the Hotel Colorado; the seminars begin at 8 a.m., the Expo portion of the day begins at 1 p.m., and the Budweiser-sponsored Business After Hours mixer begins at 5:30 p.m. Biz-opoly is free and open to the public and includes giveaways, munchies, and food samplings from area restaurants.Trade show booths are sold at reasonable fees on a first come, first served basis and sold out last year. Chamber member pricing will be extended to any Roaring Fork Valley chamber member. Exclusive and nonexclusive sponsorships with associated advertising benefits are available.For information, visit or contact Krista Kaufman, or 945-6589.

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