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The 19th annual Glenwood Springs Post Independent/Garfield County Humanitarian Service Awards will be held Jan. 28 at the Hotel Colorado.Nomination forms for outstanding Garfield County residents are now being published in the Post Independent. Anyone from Garfield County may nominate anyone who lives in Garfield County. Categories are youth, senior, volunteer and staff. Completed nominations must be received via e-mail by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4. E-mail your nominations to kvasilakis@postindependent.com. Late nominations cannot be considered.If you cannot e-mail the nomination, call 384-9118, and arrangements will be made.The reservation deadline for the dinner is Jan. 24. Call Ronda at 384-2357 anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday only. Nominees are the guests of the event and receive a complimentary dinner. Everyone else is required to pay for their own dinners. This event is not a fundraiser for any organization.

The Roaring Fork Contractors Association and the Housing and Building Association of Northwest Colorado will be conducting their general membership meeting from 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 23 at Rivers Restaurant. The meeting will feature a special education seminar on small business protection strategies through financial solutions. All RFCA/HBA members are encouraged to attend. Call the HBA at 1-877-245-0253 for more information.

The EAB meeting scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 3, is canceled because COGCC has scheduled a meeting on its new regulatory proposal from 5:307:30 p.m. that day at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. Glenwood Parks and Recreation activities guideThe 2008 Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation winter activities guide is now available on line at http://www.glenwoodrec.com, or pick one up at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.



Carbondales Julie DeVilbiss is the featured artist in a special four-day event through Monday in downtown Carbondale at the Carbondale Community Food Co-op/GEO Store.DeVilbiss rings were the most popular jewelry pieces at the GEO Store in 2007, and she now has a new set of designs that were produced at an artisan silver cooperative earlier this year.DeVilbiss went out of her way to ensure that she was abiding by fair trade practices to create sustainable beauty. This exhibition will run through Dec. 24. DeVilbiss works can also be seen at Samsara Spa, Bliss and Fine Things. For more information, call 948-1092.

Sopris County, Channel 20 Comcast, will feature the torchlight celebration from Sunlight Mountain Resort at 7 and 8 a.m. and 5 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23.



The First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs, invites everyone in the community to a chili dinner and Christmas Carol Sing at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23. Carols will be sung and a hot, tasty, winter chili dinner will be served. Come and join us for an evening of Christmas fun and celebration.

The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to Denver Water is announcing an opening for a Western Slope representative. The CAC is a 10-member volunteer standing committee, which facilitates public involvement on Denver Water policies and programs. The CAC has been involved with a number of issues including rates, water conservation, and Denver Waters long-range planning to ensure adequate water for customers in the future. Additional issues of interest to CAC members may also be addressed.An applicant must be a resident of Mesa, Delta, Montrose or Garfield counties, and have been a resident of Colorado for at least five years. The term of the position runs through December 2010.The CAC meets from 5-7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Denver Water, 1600 W. 12th Ave. in Denver. Regular attendance is important. Members are expected to participate in additional task-force activities. Some meetings may be attended via conference calls. For further information about the CAC and this position, contact Joe Sloan, Community Relations, Denver Water, (303) 628-6320; 1 (800) 610-6393 ext. 6320; joseph.sloan@ denverwater.org, or Rick Sackbauer, Western Slope representative, (970) 845-2354 (W).The CAC will review applications at the Jan. 17 meeting. Interviews of selected candidates will be held at the February CAC meeting. Nominations will be sent to Denvers Board of Water Commissioners, which will make the final selection.

Elbra Wedgeworth will be visiting Glenwood Springs Jan. 21 to be the keynote speaker at the Garfield County Democratic Partys annual Martin Luther King Day Dinner. Many people are expected to be coming to the Roaring Fork Valley because of her efforts to bring the Democratic National convention to Denver. Denvers hotels will be filled with delegates and reporters, tourists will be coming to the mountains, which will translate into new business for the Roaring Fork Valley.Tickets to the Martin Luther King Day Dinner, which will be at the Glenwood Ramada Inn, are available from Cheri Brandon (970) 285-5670.


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