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Community news & notes

The Carbondale Town Council Candidates Forum will be held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave.Candidates Robert Comey, Ed Cortez, Patricia Forshee-Warman, John Hoffman, Sean Keery, Barry Maggert, Frosty Marriott, Brent Moss, Don VanDevander and Pamela Zentmyer will be in attendance.The event will be televised live on Community TV Channel 12, and is sponsored by the Carbondale Chamber and The Valley Journal.

Glenwood Springs Eagles 215 celebrates the Aeries 106th and the Auxiliarys 60th anniversaries Saturday, March 8, including a potluck at noon, auxiliary meeting at 2 p.m., the Aeries meeting at 3 p.m. followed by Happy Hour, and prime rib dinner served at 6 p.m. Musical entertainment is planned for the evening. All members and guests are invited.Please call 945-5506 after 4 p.m. for more information.

The KDNK Spring Pledge Drive is being held now through March 7. The radio station is breaking from pledge drive tradition and enticing listeners with nails and light fixtures instead of coffee mugs and T-shirts. KDNK is putting the funds usually spent on pledge premiums toward Habitat for Humanity to help fund local projects. KDNK is celebrating 25 years of community broadcasting this year with the KDNK Silver Celebration Weekend. The Subdudes will perform at the Carbondale Recreation Center, Friday, April 11; and the KDNK Silver Anniversary Cocktail Party happens from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Via Viva.For more information on any of these events, tune into KDNK at 88.1, 88.3 or 88.5 in the Roaring Fork Valley or visit

An opening reception for large format monotypes by Andrea Korber Monotypes will be featured from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 7, at the Studio for Arts and Works, 978 Euclid in Carbondale.For more information, call 963-0201.

The Garfield County Republican Assembly will be held Saturday, March 8, at the Rifle High School Auditorium, 1350 Prefontaine Avenue in Rifle. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the assembly begins at 9 a.m. All executive and central committee members and delegates/alternates chosen at caucus should attend as delegates and alternates will be chosen to attend the Colorado Republican State Assembly to be held May 31st in Broomfield. For more information, please call Marilyn Oden at 625-3971 or Milt Blakey at 984-3604.

Free, confidential, HIV testing will be available on Wednesday, April 2 and May 7. Testing is available at the Rifle Public Health Department from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 195 W. 14th St.; and at the Glenwood Public Health Department from 1-4 p.m. at 2014 Blake Ave. Testing available these days only. No appointments necessary.

Silt Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an annual breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, March 20, at the Silt Firehouse, 611 Main St. in Silt. The event is to be catered by the New Castle Diner. Everyone is welcome. RSVP to 876-9922 by March 15.

The Yampah Mountain Players present a student-created play based on the messages of the Dr. Seuss stories, The Places Youll Go , at 7 p.m. March 13 and 14, at Yampah Mountain High School, 695 Red Mountain Drive in Glenwood Springs. Limited seating. Please reserve tickets in advance by calling 945-9463, ext. 100.

Basalt High School presents Once Upon a Mattress, 7 p.m. March 14 and 15; and 2 p.m. March 16 at Basalt Middle School. Tickets sold at the door. This musical is based on the story of the Princess and the Pea. It is appropriate for all ages.Boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, come dressed as a princess or a knight. Bring your cameras and you can have your photo taken on our stage after the show with the cast members. Prizes awarded for best princess and knight costume of the day!

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