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Community News & Notes

The Carbondale-Aspen Glen Rotary Club, in conjunction with the town of Carbondale, is constructing a new bus shelter for RFTA riders. The bus shelter will be built this Saturday, Nov. 10. It will be located on Main Street, near Highway 133 in Carbondale. The new shelter is being built as a part of the Main Street Improvement Project of the Town of Carbondale. The town has poured a concrete slab for the new shelter. The shelter will have steel framework, with back and side panels and an inside seat for RFTA riders. Club members have volunteered their labor to build the shelter. For more information about the Carbondale-Aspen Glen Rotary, call Craig Rathbun at 704-1515, ext. 101 or Vicki Peterson at 948-0083.

Freckles the Clown celebrates Childrens Book Week at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library with a performance at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.Children of all ages are invited to this free program. The library is located at 413 Ninth Street. For more information, call 945-5958.

Carbondale Chamber Business After Hours will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Gateway Plaza, 995 Cowen Drive in Carbondale. Co-hosts: The Fleisher Company and Steve Martin Insurance. Catered by Smiling Moose Deli. Other Chamber members include Alpine Angling, Easy Living Interiors, and Independence Run & Hike. For more information, call 963-1890.

In coordination with the Community Banks of Colorado, Community Touch Program, Community Banks of Colorado in Aspen, Basalt, Glenwood Springs and Rifle are asking the community to bring food items to the banks. Collected goods will be distributed throughout the valley by LIFT-UP. Each of the four Community Banks of Colorado will donate $1 to LIFT-UP for each food item brought in, up to $500 per bank. For more information, call Michele Diamond at 945-7035.

Get Ready For Grants, a grant-writing workshop presented by JVA, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. This session focuses on finding funders to developing a strong proposal to managing the money when its in the door. A great starting point for those new to grant-writing or those agencies thinking about starting a grant-writing campaign.Advanced registration is required. For additional information and to register online, visit

The annual Carbondale Christmas Bazaar will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the new Carbondale Firehouse. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Carbondale Fire Department.

An open house featuring jewelry will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 15, at 926 Bennett Avenue in Glenwood Springs.For more information, call Diana Kaufman at 947-1776 or Julia Williams at 309-0387.

The New Castle Lions Club is hosting the 29th annual New Castle Community Thanksgiving Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the New Castle Community Center in downtown New Castle. Everyone is invited. Lions will provide turkey, dressing, mashed and sweet potatoes, gravy and drinks. Guests are invited to bring table service and a side dish or dessert. Stephen Piker will provide great piano music.

Jared Polis, who is running for Mark Udalls seat in Congress (CD 2) will be meeting friends at the Toklat Gallery, 213 Midland Avenue, Basalt from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Jared has been a mover and shaker for Democrats for a long time and has served on the State School Board among many other things.Meet fellow Democrats and plan for the upcoming caucuses. Sponsored by the Eagle County Democrats. For information, call 963-9852.

The Bureau of Land Managements Northwest Resource Advisory Council will meet at 8 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road.The meeting is open to the public, with public comment periods scheduled for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Agenda topics include updates from NW Colorado BLM field offices; reasonable foreseeable development scenario discussion; federal oil and gas leasing basics; ongoing reclamation study related to energy development; natural gas presentation: Western Colo. To Western Europe; and RMP subgroup updates.

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