Community news & notes
A free community forum, Regulating Air Quality in Garfield County, will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, May 15th, at the West Garfield Colorado Mountain College Campus in Rifle. For Garfield County citizens concerned about the quality of the air they breathe, this is an opportunity to speak out. This is the fourth and final Smart Citizen’s Series on Air Quality designed to inform the public on issues related to air pollution. Air Pollution Control Specialist with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Ray Mohr will be answering questions about how air quality in Garfield County is regulated, if those regulations are truly enforced, and what communities can do to manage air pollution. The forum on May 15th will also inform citizens of what types of facilities must obtain emission permits, whether or not they have been compliant and what penalties have been issued for local violations. For more information contact Jim Rada, Environmental Health Manager for Garfield County at 625-5200.
Mountain Family Health Centers will be conducting free health screenings throughout the region in April. Screenings are open to the public and anyone may attend. No appointment necessary. Free screening includes cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, body mass index, and heart disease risk assessment. Fasting is desirable, but not required. Free screenings are also available at your place of business (for 10 or more employees). Contact Sharla Gallegos at 618-3159 for more information and scheduling. Screenings will be offered at the following locations:Glenwood Springs:9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 16 – Mountain Family Health Center, 1905 Blake Ave., Suite 10112:30-6 p.m. Saturday, May 24 Glenwood Springs Mall9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 Glenwood Springs Health Department (WIC Office)9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 30 – Mountain Family Health CenterRifle:9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 – Rifle Public Health Department, 195 W. 14th St.Please contact Sharla Gallegos, Outreach Coordinator of MFHC, for additional information: 970-618-3159.
The Mothers Day Quilt show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 10th; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 11th, at the historic Hotel Colorado. The quilt show is sponsored by two local quilt guilds: Needle and I of Carbondale and Quilters of the Rockies of Glenwood Springs. The featured quilter is B. Anne Greene, a member of both quilt guilds and who has been quilting since 1978. The theme of this years challenge quilt was Seasons of the Desert.There is a small entrance fee, and children will be admitted free.
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