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Registration for Sopris Elementary kindergarten classes for the 2008-09 school year will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 25.Students living from Overlin south on Midland, including Red Mountain, Morgan Trailer Park, Terrace Apartments, all of South Grand, and froom 22nd Street south will attend Sopris Elementary.The childs birth certificate and immunization record are required for registration. Children must be 5 years old by Oct. 1. Parents must indicate if they wish to enroll the child in the full-day kindergarten class or the part-time kidergarten class, which has a tuition fee and a non-refundable deposit. there is no tuition required for the part-time class.An informational meeting for parents will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24.For more information, please call 384-5400.

The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is seeking volunteers for this summers rodeo series. Be a part of the action by working the front gate, in the arena or directing cars in the parking lot. Volunteers are being asked to volunteer for at least four rodeos, which take place from June 5-Aug. 21. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.Call Veronica at 963-1506 to sign up today. All work is done at the Gus Darien Riding Arena on County Road 100 in Carbondale between 5-8 p.m. For more information, visit: http://www.carbondalerodeo.com.

For the sixth consecutive year, EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. is bringing the Energy Expo to Rifle from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. EnCana, together with numerous industry representatives, will be on hand to answer questions from the community. Attendees will be able to discuss mineral and surface rights, natural gas production, oil shale technology, environmental initiatives and new technology. Information on energy careers and training opportunities will also be available. With over 90 exhibits, the Energy Expo is on track to be the most informative expo yet. For more information, please contact EnCana at (970) 285-2600.



James Douglas, author of JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why it Matters will offer a free lecture and book signing from 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Mennonite Church, 2306 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs. Discussion to follow. Presented by the Roaring Fork Peace Coalition. For more information, call 984 3161.

The Main Street and Seventh Street intersection will be closed from approximately Monday, April 21, through Friday, May 2 (weather permitting), to complete intersection improvements. Detour routes will be posted at the Eighth Street and Sixth Street/Weant Boulevard intersections. All businesses will remain open during construction. Please use caution when driving in construction zones. Pedestrians, please avoid construction zones where the sidewalks are closed. For questions, call 963-1307.



The Town of Basalt will be hosting the 11th annual Children’s Earth Day Parade on Tuesday, April 22. Everyone is invited to attend and participate. The parade route begins at Basalt Elementary, 151 Cottonwood Drive at 10:30 a.m. snow, rain or shine. Dress in costume, bring props, flags, balloons, posters, wear hats, carry banners. Ride bicycles, push strollers, pull a wagon or simply walk the parade route, but no motorized vehicles. Celebrate Earth!


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