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The majority of the ditch system in Carbondale will be shut down at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 27, for approximately one week for ditch reconstruction at the Main Street and Seventh Street intersection.The only areas not affected are River Valley Ranch, Hendrick Ranch andOld Town East of Weant Blvd.All other areas of Carbondale will not have ditch water.For questions, call Carbondale Public Works at 963-1307.

The Basalt Chamber is urgently seeking photos of Basalt including downtown, South Side, and Willits, for use in its upcoming publications. Photographer byline will be included in all publications. Amateur and professional photos welcome depicting all aspects of life in Basalt. Please call Heather at 927-4031 or e-mail director@basaltchamber.com for more information.

The Snowmass Village Recreation Department is offering a Daddy Daughter Splash Night from 58 p.m. Saturday, May 3. This event is for fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or big brothers and their special little lady. Activities will include music, games, prizes, and pizza. Please bring your swimsuits and towels. Advance registration is required. Please call 922-2240 for more information.



Planned for this week on Sopris County/TV 20, are a tribute to cheerleading coach Kim Richardson, tips on fly fishing and an interview with local politician John Martin and artist Dean Bowlby. Sopris County airs on Channel 20 at 8 and 9 a.m., and 5 and 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

United Way of Garfield County, as the Local Board of the Emergency Food & Shelter Program, announces the availability of over $13,500 from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA). These funds are targeted for agencies in the Garfield County area that provide emergency-based services related to food and shelter needs. Agencies which provide emergency food or shelter services in Garfield County and wish to apply for the available funding may call 618-0890 or write untdway@sopris.net for information. Interested applicants must attend a special meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in Room 3C at the Glenwood Springs CMC Blake Center.



For detailed information about Snowmass Villages recreation offerings including T-ball, MLS soccer, youth baseball and softball, start smart soccer and the Snowmass Coed Softball League, call Woodsie or Katie at 922-2240.

The Glenwood Springs Art Guilds next monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. The demonstration for the evening will be Painting Semi-Abstract, presented by Majid Kahhak. This would be a great time to experiment with abstract. A short business meeting will follow the demonstration, and the meetings is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is proud to present the 17th annual production of Dancers Dancing 2008 at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3 at th More than 175 dancers, between 3 and 50 years old, will twirl, jumpi and tap. Special appearances of the elite junior and senior dance companies will be featured. Call 945-2414 to reserve your tickets.

The Redstone Community Association presents Geography of the Crystal River Valley an Aerial Photographic View by Rob Hunker at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4. He will show digital images from the headwaters of the Crystal in Schofield Park to the confluence at the Roaring Fork in Carbondale. This is the final Winter Series Program and will be held at the Church at Redstone on Redstone Boulevard. For more information contact Rob at 963-8240.

The Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork invites the community to a Kinderhaus Open House from 2-3:30 p.m. today, April 25, at the facility located one half-mile east of Catherine Store in Carbondale. Teachers and staff will be available to answer questions. Kinderhaus offers an afternoon of play, with breadmaking, story and snack for all young children and their parents.More information at 963-1960.

Making New Waves, located at 171 Main St. in New Castle, is hosting an early Mothers Day event from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the salon. Stop by and get ideas for gifts including unique jewelry, Gold Canyon candles, gift baskets, door prizes, Kelley Cox artwork, refreshments and more.Call 984-3771.

Parents, students, staff, community members, and friends are invited to a retirement reception party honoring Basalt High School Principal Jim Waddick, to be held from 5-7 p.m. May 21, in the Basalt High School cafetorium. A presentation and open forum will be held at 6 p.m. Entertaining stories about Jim and his career are welcome.Please call 384-5923 for information about gift donations.

Western Colorado IEC invites electrical apprentices and contractors to an electrical competition at 6:30 p.m. May 6 at Consolidated Electrical Distribution, adjacent to Mr. Ts. The competition will feature electrical apprentices competing at their skill level for prizes.A barbecue will be offered at 6 p.m., and event organizers request participants to RSVP by May 2 to 984-3280 to order enough food. Please leave a message with the number of dinners.This is a great opportunity to see what Western Colorado Independent Electrical Contractors is all about and you get to meet the other contractors in the area as well as witness what these apprentices have learned over the course of the year. Please bring your family. An accurate head count for adequate food is all thats needed.

The ninth annual Rocky Mountain Student Filmfest will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, in the Basalt Middle School auditorium. Support student filmmakers from across the state. Tickets may be purchased at the door.For more information and directions, call 384-5963.

The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library will hold its fall Used Book Sale from May 3-10. Library volunteers estimate there are well over 15,000 used hardback and paperback books for sale, including works of fiction and non-fiction, and both adult and childrens books. Books are sorted by category.The Library is located at 413 Ninth Street and the sale is held in the basement. Book donations are gratefully accepted year round, during the Librarys regular hours of operation. Please call the library at 945-5958 for the book sale times and more information.

The Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce, along with Alpine Bank and the Downtown Development Association host Project Clean Sweep, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Alpine Bank parking lot. The clean-up will be followed by a free barbecue lunch catered by Rib City Grill, and free document shredding will be offer by Gold Star Realty.For more information about Project Clean Sweep, visit the Rifle Chambers website at http://www.riflechamber.com, or call 625-2085 ext. 4.

Doin It for the Girls, a fundraiser for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, will be held from 8p.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 26, at Rivers Restaurant in Glenwood Springs. Live music will be provided by the B@1 Band, and appetizers supplied by Rivers Restaurant. A raffle for prizes will also be on the agenda.All proceeds directly benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, team Doin It for the Girls.For more information, call Katie at (970) 309-9398.

Join NRC Broadcasting at the free Trees of Colorado Home and Recreation Expo at the Eagle River Center at the Eagle Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27. Over 95 vendors in attendance to reveal what makes sense for you and your home. This event is also benefitting Habitat for Humanity.For info, call 970-925-5776, ext. 218.

Parental Alienation and Hostile Aggressive Parenting is widely recognized by many experts in child-development and child-psychologists as depriving children of their right to be loved by, and to show love for, both of their parents. Parental Alienation Awareness Day is put forth to help raise awareness about this growing problem of mental and emotional abuse seen mostly in cases of divorce or separation.The aim of the awareness day is to make the judges, police officers, psychiatrists, lawyers, as well as friends and family of the people abusing their child by HAP and alienation tactics become aware of this growing problem and form of abuse. With awareness comes education, understanding, and the power to stop the abuse of innocent children caught in the crossfire of the people they love.For further information about this issue please visit the following websites:www.paawareness.org and/or http://www.hostile-aggressive-parenting.com


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