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Community News & Notes

Locals are invited to thank the most noteworthy fellow citizen and philanthropic businesses of 2007 through the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Associations annual awards program.Nominations for the Citizen of the Year Award for 2007 are now being accepted. The award is intended to honor an individual who makes a substantial contribution to Glenwood Springs. The chamber is also seeking nominations for the 2007 Philanthropic Business of the Year Award in small and large business categories, to honor a business that makes a substantial contribution to Glenwood Springs through assistance to nonprofit organizations or community volunteer efforts.All nominees should be involved in active civic participation in the areas of health or human services, education, recreation, arts or cultural improvements, economic development, or community-based organizations that contribute to the quality of life in the community. Nominations may be submitted by anyone in the community and are encouraged from all clubs and organizations. Nominees will be judged in all categories on the basis of community involvement and leadership. The winning citizen and businesses of 2007 will be announced at the chambers Annual Ball and Auction scheduled for early in 2008. Previous active community members who have been named citizen of the year have come from all walks of life, including: Steve and Jeanne Beckley, Jim and Mary Nelson, Bob Young, Bob Zanella, Don Vanderhoof, Tillie Fischer, Hank Bosco, John Martin, Emmy Neil, Gen Doak, Dr. Carter and Mrs. Louise Jackson and Mary Steinbrecher. Nomination forms are posted on the chamber Web site at The deadline has been extended to Dec. 10.

The Carbondale Rotary Club now meets at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at the new Carbondale Fire District Training Center at Meadowood Drive and Highway 133. All Rotarians and prospective new members are welcome.

The Aspen Writers Foundation, in collaboration with Anderson Ranch Arts Center, present Story Swap at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen. The exhibition is the culmination of an innovative student program that uses storytelling, creative writing and visual arts to generate understanding between native and non-native English speakers at the high school level. The opening will feature the writing, portraits and presentations of approximately 40 Basalt High School students. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The Red Brick Center for the Arts is located at 110 E. Hallam St.

The Colorado Snowmobile Association, the Rifle Snowmobile Club, Flattoppers Snowmobile Club, and Sopris Rec Riders are sponsoring a free mandatory Colorado State Parks Snowmobile Safety Class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Search and Rescue Barn in Rifle. This class is designed for those from 12 -16 years old who wish to drive a snowmobile. It also is a good refresher for all snowmobilers. For more information, and to register for the class call Peter Hayes at (970) 379-7217.

Laurie Loebs Rhythms of the Heart presents a beginning and intermediate frame drumming workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Pyramid Peaks Center, 65 N. Fourth St., Suite 3, in Carbondale. No experience needed. Workshop fee includes use of a frame drum if you dont have your own. (Pre-registration is greatly appreciated, and absolutely required for drum reservation.) To register or for more information, call Laurie at 963-2798.

Carbondale Clay Centers Student Sale, originally scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8, has been canceled.Please contact Lauren Kearns, director, at for further information.

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