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Community News & Notes

The West Garfield County Landfill will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, to observe Presidents Day. It will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Feb. 19, with regular hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Rifle police officers will present information regarding Colorados driving laws at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 790 E. Seventh St. in Rifle. Following a brief discussion, bilingual officers will be available to answer questions. Snack and beverages will be provided.For more information, call 625-2331.

The Glenwood Springs High School Percussion Ensemble premier show will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Glenwood Springs High School new gymnasium.A special performance by Dr. Daren Kamstra, professor of percussion at Mesa State College, will be featured. The performance is free, but donations are appreciated.For more information, contact Deb Wilde at 945-9300, ext. 20.

Residents in the Burning Mountains Fire District may attend a community firewise meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Burning Mountains Fire Department, 611 Main St. in Silt.Fire department staff and the Colorado State Forest Service will be present to discuss the districts new wildfire protection plan. Public money is available for wildfire protection purposes for the upcoming wildfire season.Chili and other refreshments will be served.

A three-week nutrition program will be held March 19, 26 and April 2 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Topics to be covered include the new food guide pyramid, reading food labels, creating healthy snacks, nutrient information and a cooking demonstration and taste testing. For more information, contact 384-6312 or

The Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The program will be a video titled Pompeii Buried Alive, in which viewers are guided back into the days of the Roman Empire. The public is invited to attend. A board meeting will be held at 6:15 p.m. to discuss plans for field trips. For information, call Cynthia at 524-7981.

The Roaring Fork Audubon February program will be Thinking Like a Ute by Bill Kight, cultural resource manager for the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. He has dedicated over two decades to successfully complete the Ute Trail Project.The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Coffee and dessert potluck will follow the program.

The Ferdinand Hayden Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a series of programs to help make you a better fisherperson. The first of the series is Fly Tying Instruction with Drew, Will and Kirk, and will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

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