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Enjoy free ice skating ($2 skate rental) while skating to some of the top music from the 1950s trom 6:15 – 7:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28th. Come dressed to impress with a 50s-era costume contest giveaway, ice bowling, hula hoop contest that will be plenty of fun for all ages. For more information please visit http://www.glenwoodrec.com.

The Wilderness Workshop and Dos Gringos Burritos are teaming up again this year to host the popular Naturalist Nights slide show series at Dos Gringos.The free programs will be held at 7 p.m. most Wednesday nights from Jan. 9 through March 5. Everyone is welcome to come early for food and drinks. Dos Gringos is located at 588 Hwy 133, Carbondale.Jan. 9ths presentation will be No Place Distant: Roads, Motorized Recreation, and Public Lands, by David Havlick from the Wild Rockies Field Institute in Missoula, Montana.

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 their new regulatory proposal from 5:307:30 p.m. that day at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center.



Old, un-used cell phones are being collected for a nonprofit organization which ships them to AT&T, in exchange for pre-paid calling cards to the soldiers based overseas. Any brand, any age, any style of cell phones are OK. There is no deadline. Chargers and batteries are useful, but not necessary. The drop-off location will be at the Aspen Highlands Winter Artisans Market on the Aspen Highlands Mall for the next three weekends beginning Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Dec. 30.Those unable to make it to the market, please call Cyndy Love at 927-1108 in Basalt to arrange for other drop-off/pick-up times.

All Valley Music Together is enrolling now for winter music and movement classes for parents with young children. A new class will be offered for parents with infants (newborn to 10 months) in Glenwood Springs. Baby classes are designed for parents who want to learn about, observe and support musical growth for their babies. Regular mixed-age family style classes are also held in Glenwood Springs on Thursdays, and in New Castle on Wednesdays. Classes are limited and registration is required. For more information, http://www.AllValleyMusic.com or call 963-1482.

The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to Denver Water announces an opening for a Western Slope representative. The CAC is a ten-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.Applicants 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 January 17 meeting. Interviews of selected candidates will be held at the February CAC meeting. Nominations will be sent to Denvers Board of Water Commissioners, who will make the final selection.

Donations are still being taken for the Henry Akim Gama fund at any Alpine Bank location. For more information, call 928-8813.

Certified Anusara Yoga Instructor, Nova Loverro Sprick is offering a special adjusting and assisting workshop from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6. It will focus on how to use the biomechanical principles of alignment of Anusara Yoga to guide you to safely adjust and assist students in a sensitive manner. Through furthering your understanding of asana biomechanics, you will help yourself and others to find the optimal flow of energy and freedom in poses. Space is limited to 10 students. To register or for more information, contact Nova at 945-9515 before Dec. 27.

The 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.

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. 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.

Free ice skating for everyone from 6:15 – 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 will be sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Police Department, YouthZone and Glenwood Parks and Recreation. Glenwood Springs Police Department will pay for all skate rentals for kids under 14, so if you see an office,r say Thanks.Hot Chocolate, hot dogs, and giveaways will all provided for free during the event. Skate rentals are limited so bring your own if you have them. For more information please visit http://www.glenwoodrec.com.For more information, call 704-0622.

Defiance Community Players will be holding auditions for a February production of Greater Tuna. Please contact the director, Jacquie Meitler, at 945-2174 for details.

The town of Carbondale is sponsoring its annual Christmas Tree Recycling for Carbondale residents. Collection will run from December 26 until January 20, 2008 in the northeast corner of the parking lot on the northeast corner of Colorado Avenue and Fourth Street (same place as the Leaf Days collection site) across from Carbondale Town Hall. Please, all decorations must be removed. No ornaments, tinsel, garland, tree stands, wires, lights, plastic bags, screws or nails of any kind. No flocked or artificial trees. No roping, garlands, or wreaths accepted. Questions, call 963-1307.

The Carbondale-Aspen Glen Rotary Club has contributed $2,500 to Challenge Aspen. The Challenge Aspen program provides recreational, cultural, competitive and educational experiences for individuals who have mental or physical disabilities. Its participants include disabled veterans, children with mental or physical disabilities, and other handicapped individuals. Participants in the Challenge Aspen program have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of outdoor activities, including summer hiking and rock climbing, as well as skiing and snow boarding in the winter. The Carbondale-Aspen Glen Rotary meets every Thursday at noon at the Aspen Glen Country Club, and is open to all Rotarians and potential Rotarians. For more information, call Craig Rathbun at 704-1515, ext. 101, or Vicki Peterson at 948-0083.

The 10th annual Rifle Gap Ice Fishing Tournament will be held Jan. 19-20.The grand prize winner has a chance to 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 http://www.riflechamber.com.


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