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Colorado Rocky Mountain School and the Aspen Valley Land Trust have preserved an 18.5-acre stretch of land, abutting the Crystal River at a key Carbondale intersection, as open space forever.The conserved area stretches from County Road 109 to the Crystal River, for 500 yards along the west side of the Crystal from County Road 108 toward Midland Point. Currently an undeveloped part of CRMSs 300-plus-acre campus, the areas rich natural habitat and scenic open space are enhanced by resident wildlife species including bald eagles, osprey, elk, mule deer and black bears. CRMS purchased the property to be under easement, plus an added adjacent 11 acres (collectively known as the Wilson Property) in 1999, thanks to a donation by the Pettit Foundation and facilitation from neighboring rancher Sue Rodgers, owner of the Crystal River Ranch. CRMS has valued the land as a buffer from external development. For more information, contact Jeremy Simon at CRMS at 963-2562 or Bethany Collins at AVLT at 963-8440.

The conservation districts have partnered with Garfield County the last seven years to provide a noxious weed cost share program for Garfield County landowners. This year 2,698.23 acres were treated, the most successful year to date.It isnt too early to think of noxious weed control for spring treatment. Applications can be downloaded from http://www.southsideconservationdistrict, or call the office at 945-5494 for an application. Landowners must have an onsite visit by Steve Anthony, 625-8601, a map and a management plan. This program is made available through the Garfield County commissioners.Dan Bean of Palisade Insectary will give treatment options for tamarisk at the annual Ag Day Jan. 30 at the New Castle Community Center. Call the district office at 945-5494. ext. 105, for an agenda or to RSVP.

It is time for the Kiwanis Club of Glenwood Springs Stars of Tomorrow Talent show, an opportunity for amateur talent, children grades 4 through 12, to express themselves before the public.Due to the delay in the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium construction, show dates were delayed and the venue was moved to the new, innovative and fascinating auditeria at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale.Auditions will be held starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the St. Stephens School. A mandatory rehearsal will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at the Roaring Fork High School auditeria. The show will be held Friday, April 4, at the Roaring Fork High School auditeria. The Stars of Tomorrow is open to all students of a public, private or parochial school not above the 12th grade. In order to be eligible for the scholarship prizes and thereby have a chance to move on to the district competition, the contestant must have reached his or her 13th birthday by Feb. 9, 2008. All contestants who are below this age are welcome to try out for our Showcase Talent of up-and-coming stars, but are not eligible for prizes or the district competition.Talent chosen for the competition, those 13 years or age and older, will be required to have a sponsor. Sponsors, local business or individual, should provide the contestant with a sponsorship fee. For information, call Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow Chairman Rolf Hermanson at 947-9009.

Your favorite Girl Scout cookies are now on sale through Sunday, March 9. Girls will be taking door-to-door orders and conducting booth sales at retail locations. Customers can select from eight cookie varieties including All Abouts, Do-Si-Dos, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Samoas, Sugar Free Chocolate Chips, Tagalongs, Thin Mints and Trefoils.All money raised supports girls in Girl Scouts of Colorado, with a portion of the money directly earmarked to the Girl Scout troop selling.

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