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Any citizens or organizations with an interest in the future uses for the area known as The Crown are invited to attend a series of public meetings. The Crown is located southeast of Carbondale and is managed by the BLM. Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) is facilitating these meetings to provide citizen input into the revision of the BLMs land use plan for this area, with three to four meetings likely before the Feb. 1, 2008 deadline. All neighbors and users are encouraged to attend. The next meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the El Jebel Fire Station. For more information or meeting materials, contact RFOV at 927-8241 or rfov@sopris.net.

A Large Animal Disease Update and Ask a Vet session will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, in the Event Hall at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle.A member of the State Veterinarians Office will answer questions and share updated information on large animal diseases and more. Food, snacks and coffee will be available. Please RSVP with Lyndsay by 5 p.m. Dec. 17 at 625-3969. Basic information and application materials for the 2008 Garfield/Eagle Counties Master Gardner classes are available at the Extension Office at 1001 Railroad Ave. in Rifle, or call the number above.

The Danse Arts Theatre Company will perform the Enchanted Christmas Party 7 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8; and a matinee at 2 p.m. Dec. 8. at the Roaring Fork High School auditorium. In keeping with its commitment to give back to the community for its continued support, The Danse Arts Theatre Company will perform a free concert at 2 p.m. Dec. 9 for area nursing homes and assisted living residents. Invitations have been sent to all. The general public is welcome to attend, but will be charged the regular ticket price and will be first-come, first-seated after the special guests.Advanced tickets are on sale from 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Glenwood Dance Academy studios at 100 Midland Ave in Glenwood Springs.Call 945-2717 or e-mail dance@sopris.net for more information.



Colorado Mountain College is celebrating its newest facility, the West Garfield Campus, EnCana Academic Center, with a free grand opening reception from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 1, at the campus located at 3695 Airport Road, near the Garfield County Airport in south Rifle.Local choirs from Coal Ridge High School, Rifle High School and Grand Valley High School will perform throughout the morning. Tours of the campus and continental breakfast will also be offered. For more information contact CMCs West Garfield Campus at 625-6900.

The Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The program will includes a video entitled, More Than Bows and Arrows, describing Native American technologies such as Hohokam Canals and mounds. The public is invited to attend. For information, call Cynthia at 524-7981.


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