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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Re-1 School District has come up with six options for changing the school calendar and is asking for parent and community input. You can go to the district website and scroll to the bottom of the home page. The options are there, along with a rating sheet. If your business employs students, you will want to participate. Some of the options are similar to what is currently available, some are closer to year-round, and one has an early release on Fridays a really wide range of options on the table. All include at least eight weeks off for summer. This is your chance to share your preference. Feedback is required Feb. 15. Please take the time to look this over and vote, and share with others in the district.

Current and prospective Colorado Rocky Mountain School families should take note of impending deadlines for the 2008-09 school year.The Financial Aid application deadline is Friday, Feb. 1. Even families currently receiving financial aid must submit their application by this date, applications received after Feb. 1 may not have funding available. Instructions on the financial-aid process can be found under the Admission tab of the schools website, at The admission application deadline is Friday, Feb. 15. Prospective students should review CRMSs application requirements as soon as possible; they include an on-campus interview for local students. Requirements, as well as an application, are also available on the school website. Contact Molly Dorais, director of admission and financial aid, at 963-2562 or with any questions about CRMS admission and financial aid.

A campaign organizing event will be held for Glenwood area supporters of Sen. Barack Obama at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the home of Mike Sawyer, 1224 Colorado Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Topics of discussion will include local campaign organization and preparation for the Feb. 5 caucus. For questions, please call Mike at 274-0877.

This week Sopris County Comcast Channel 20 will feature Glenwoods Guide to Survival of the X Games. Bus schedules, X Game line up and highlights will air 7 and 8 a.m. and 5 and 6 p.m. today and Sunday.

Carbondale Chamber quarterly luncheon/annual meeting will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Phat Thai, 343 Main St. in Carbondale.The chamber is asking that members who plan to attend to please RSVP at 963-1890. The cost will be lower if prepaid by Feb. 8. Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance for a refund.

Anyone interested in running as a write-in candidate in the April 1 town of Silt election, Affidavits of Intent can be signed at Town Hall at 231 N. Seventh Street, Silt until Jan. 28. Your name will not be on the ballot. If you are interested in circulating a nomination petition for trustee, those petitions will be available Feb. 11 at Town Hall and must be returned by Feb. 29.

The St. Mary Performance Series will present Sweets for the Sweete, an evening in a Renaissance banquet hall, complete with music, dancing, thespian declamations, and desserts, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 and Sunday, Feb. 3, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Seventh and Birch streets in Rifle. The New Crystal Consort will perform recorder music from the 1600s, and costumed singers will serenade the banquet guests with fa-la-la madrigals from Merrie Olde England and La Belle, France. Reservations for large groups are recommended. Call 625-2333 and make this an early Valentines Day treate. Early seating is suggested.

Garfield County Libraries will host an asset sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Jan. 26, at the New Castle Branch at 402 Main Street. Office furniture and equipment will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. All items must be taken at time of purchase.Purchases may be made by cash or check only. For a complete list of items, go to

Stanley Bell will be showing new paintings from from Feb. 1 through March 5 at S.A.W. (Studio for Arts and Works) in Carbondale. The opening from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, coincides with Carbondales First Friday, when many art galleries and local businesses host opening receptions.The show runs through February with daily viewings from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and it is free and open to the public. For more information, call 963-0201.

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