Community News & Notes

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Stephanie Stanfield, Ph.D. is presenting a workshop, Awakening Your Natural Gifts, Archetypes and Sacred Contracts, based on the work of Carline Myss, Ph.D., and Norman Shealy, MD. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.Call 987-5029 for more information.

The 10th annual Rifle Gap Ice Fishing Tournament will be held Jan. 19-20.The grand prize winner could win $20,000 in cash. Categories include adult and youth adult rainbow trout, brown trout and yellow perch. Registered youth will be awarded prizes in two age brackets, 11- to 17-year-olds, and 10 years and younger for each of the three tournament fish species. For an official registration form or for more information, contact the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce at 625-2085, ext. 2, or visit

Get Certified in Basic First Aid and CPR on adults, children and infants at a class held from 7 a.m., to 5 p.m. Dec. 15 at Carbondales Town Hall. The Practical First Aid & CPR for Parents class focuses on CPR and first aid for infants and children. Skills that will be practiced include: how to save choking infants & children, opening airways, maintaining vitals, and caring for wounds. This course doesnt certify people in First Aid and CPR, but is a great tool to have if you have little ones running around. For more information on both these classes, call Becky at 704-4116.

Colorado Big Country Resource Conservation and Development, a regional nonprofit organization serving Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Mesa, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, and Summit counties, is currently accepting grant applications for their Partnership Grant Program. Applications will be accepted from county and municipal governments (and subdivisions thereof); conservation districts; water conservancy districts; school districts; and non-governmental organizations. Grant applications will be accepted in the areas of community development (including economic development and recreation related proposals); land conservation and land management; and water management (including water quality and water quantity issues). Applications must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2007.For more grant guidelines and application forms, please send an e-mail to, or contact 945-5494, ext 3.

Local author Michael Chandler will be signing copies of his new book, Cowboys Christmas, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Through the Looking Glass bookstore at 816 Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs.For more information, call 945-5931.

The American Legion Auxiliary #100 will be hosting a chili cook-off at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Chili entries must be at the Auxiliary location, 97 North Third St. in Carbondale, by 1 p.m.For questions, please call Kim Smiens at 618-2814.

The 16th annual Day of Infamy Snowshoe Race will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Sunlight Mountain Resort. This is an 8K race that winds through Babbish Gulch on Sunlights cross-country trails, and proceeds benefit the animal shelters of Garfield County.Participants may snowshoe, walk or run. There will be two age classes in mens and women’s divisions.Pre-registration can be done at Summit Canyon Mountaineering, and day-of-race registration can be done at 9 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Sunlight day lodge for a higher price. Registration includes T-shirt and goodies bag. Cut-off for pre-registration is 6 p.m. Dec. 8.Crescent Moon Snowshoes will provide snowshoes for the race and will also donate snowshoes for prizes.For more information, please contact Sunlight Mountain Resort at 945-7491 or Summit Canyon Mountaineering at 945-6994.

A ribbon-cutting for the Whitewater Park will be held at noon, Tuesday, Dec. 4, on the Devereux Road side of the park.

Actor auditions for Theater Masters second annual National MFA Playwrights Festival have been changed to 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Hotel Lenado in Aspen.Theater Masters will hold general auditions for the upcoming National MFA Playwrights Festival and Master Acting Class in Aspen. For more information, or to schedule an audition, please contact Pesha Rudnick at

In Memory: A Reminder of Individual Sacrifice and the Cost of War, an installation exhibition at the Glenwood Springs Community Center by artist Annette Roberts-Gray, will continue to be on display through mid-December. The exhibit, which honors individually and collectively the U.S. soldiers who have lost their lives in the invasion and occupation of Iraq, was held over at the request of area high school teachers so students could view and discuss the work.

Glenwood Springs Parks & Recreation invites you to a free afternoon from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Join us for bingo, live music, fitness classes, educational forums, gym games, castle bounce, climbing wall, kidkare, swimming, dance classes and more. For more information and a schedule of times, visit or call 384-6301.

The Jayne Gottlieb Production of the 1952 musical, Singing in the Rain, featuring valley children singing and tap dancing their hearts out, is opening at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Basalt Middle School.Additional performances will be held at 2 and 6 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen.Tickets and information, call 927-0555.

The Colorado Department of Transportation has closed the Glenwood Canyon Bike Path for the season. The path will be closed from Glenwood Springs at mile marker 116.8 to mile marker 131, on the east end of Glenwood Canyon. CDOT closes the Glenwood Canyon Bike Path each winter, when winter maintenance activities on I-70 above can create unsafe conditions on the path. The path typically opens in April each year, as weather permits.

The Danse Arts Theatre Company will perform the Enchanted Christmas Party at 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 for more information.

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