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Community News & Notes

Kelly Hansen Post 78 American Legion is preparing to honor all veterans by placing flags on the graves at Rose Hill Cemetery for Memorial Day. If you know of a grave that may have been missed last year, please contact Ted Diaz 625-1481, Gene Hollenbeck 625-2290, Jan Detwiler 625-9240, Dean Wells 625-1097, Roger Jarboe 625-2466, or Betty Clifford 625-0636.

Paradise Day Spa will be offering DPA artery testing on Friday, April 14. The test can help prevent heart attacks or strokes by measuring artery circulation of blood and aging arteries. This testing is a result of 1998 Nobel prize-winning research. Call Paradise Day Spa at 928-9782 to reserve space for screening.

The opening day of the Rifle Creek Ladies Golf Club will be Wednesday, April 5. Breakfast will be offered at 9 a.m., with golf to follow. Golfers of all abilities are welcome. For more information call Nondis at 625-2609 or Pat at 963-1775.

The Basalt/Mid Valley Kiwanis meets at noon every Wednesday at Basalt Town Hall. Different speakers make presentations the first Wednesday of each month. On April 5, Frank McSwain will give a presentation on Valley View Hospital. Everyone is welcome, and lunch is provided. The Basalt/Mid Valley Kiwanis is a small group with some exciting projects. Please come to learn more about how you can help the children in our valley. For further information, please contact Tandy LaMaster 927-4051.

Join the Easter Bunny early on Saturday, April 8, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center swimming pool, 100 Wulfsohn Road. Search the depths of our heated activity pool for colorful eggs with a special prize inside. A swim party will follow. An adult must accompany children 8 and under. Cost is $10 for residents and $12 for nonresidents. Register by calling (970) 384-6301 for your age group. The hunt begins at 12:30 p.m. for ages 0-3 years; 1 p.m. for ages 4-6 years; and 1:30 p.m. for 7-10 years.

The West Garfield County Landfill is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days per week.

Colorado Mountain College student self-portraits and other artist works are on display at the CMC Gallery through April 26. Photography portraits are from the Portfolio Production and Career Exploration class of CMCs professional photography program. Students from the colleges graphic design program also have self-portraits they have drawn or illustrated on display in the gallery. The CMC Gallery hosts a reception open to the public from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 7 at the gallery, located at Ninth and Grand in Glenwood Springs. The gallery is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.For more information, call 947-8367.

The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Basalt Chamber of Commerce and the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, will present Mastering Profitable Customer Service from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 18, at the Aspen Glen Club. Chris DeVany will present an interactive and engaging seminar equipped to help participants work more confidently with customers, deliver praiseworthy service, maintain calm in stressful situations, and gain greater personal satisfaction.For more information or to register for this seminar, contact Heather Smith at 963-1890 or

The Glenwood Springs Booster Club will be holding the annual election of officers at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in room 401 at Glenwood Springs High School. Positions are open to anyone, including parents of next years freshmen. Many board members are graduating this year, and the Booster Club is looking for anyone interested in joining and helping next year. This is a great way to come and get involved in your childs high school.

The Rifle Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host its 28th annual fundraising banquet beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. The dinner begins at 7 p.m., live auction at 8 p.m. For more information, contact Lynn or Jane at 285-9740.

The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce will present The Taste of Spring at the Aspen Glen Club from 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8. Dinner tickets are on sale at the Chamber office. Limited seating is available. Silent auction items are needed; to donate an item to the silent auction or to purchase tickets, call Heather Smith at 963-1890.

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