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West Garfield County Landfill start summer hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days per week this Sunday, March 9.The countys landfill physical address is 0075 County Road 246, nine miles west of Rifle.Call 625-2516 with any questions.

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.

Actions homeowners take now to protect homes and neighborhoods from the dangers of wildfire this summer will be the focus of a meeting of the Two Rivers Firewise Council at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Glenwood Springs Public Library.The Two Rivers Firewise Council is a community-based organization focusing on wildfire preparedness and mitigation through education and other grassroots efforts. A variety of neighborhood projects are being planned, including assistance with mitigation efforts and grant applications to help offset the cost.The Council was organized in response to last summers wildfire season and is being advised by Glenwood Springs Fire Marshall Ron Biggers and wildfire specialists from the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Meetings are open to the public and new members are welcome. Anyone concerned about the danger of wildfire is encouraged to attend. For more information, call Art Hougland at 384-1221.

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.

Applications for absent voter ballots are available through March 31 for the April 1 election. Ballots are available on-line at on the home page under Whats New. Download the form and fax it to town hall at 970-927-4703. You may also scan the form into Adobe format and e-mail it to, or return the form by mail to Basalt Town Hall, 101 Midland Avenue, Basalt, CO, 81621, attention: Pam Schilling. All absent voter ballots must be received by the town clerk before 7 p.m. Tuesday, April. For more information on absent voter ballots, please contact Basalt Town Clerk Pam Schilling at 927-4701 or

A Silt Candidates Forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Silt City Hall. Ballot issues will be explained and mayoral candidates will be on hand to answer questions about their platform and issues. Refreshments will be served. Bring your questions!

Colorado Mountain College, Spring Valley Campus in Glenwood Springs will present a free traditional Mexican Folclorico dance troupe performance at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19. This is a presentation of traditional Mexican culture which represents various dance styles and musical selections. Complimentary refreshments provided.

A special showing of the award-winning film, Whats Eating Gilbert Grape, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at the Crystal Theater in Carbondale. Doors open at 1:45. p.m.The movie is the last activity in fundraising efforts for Mikeys Place, a project to provide separate living quarters in his family home for Mikey Grandbois, a 24-year-old Carbondale native who lives with autism and cerebral palsy, requiring round-the-clock care. The separate quarters will make him eligible for state funds for care.

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