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Community News & Notes

The Roaring Fork Womens Triathlon Team will hold its orientation and registration meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Glenwood Medical Associates, first floor, 1830 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs. At the meeting, coaches will answer questions about the 14-week womens triathlon training class. The class meets twice weekly and culminates with a sprint triathlon. First class begins May 3. Class size is limited. For more information, contact coaches Judy Haynes at 704-1905 or Nancy Reinisch at

DonorDirects Tide Me Over Lending Fund just received funds for one-time, interest-free micro loans for Roaring Fork Valley childrens medical and dental needs. Funds are still available for crisis-prevention housing, medical, and other human services. Please call 948-2104 or visit

The town of Carbondale will turn on the irrigation ditches Monday, April 17. Until then, the public works crew will be busy completing annual maintenance work. Please keep access open for the crews, inspect ditches, and remove any debris and plant growth. For questions, call public works at 963-1307.

Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 29 for the annual community cleanup of the popular Fravert Reservoir area north of Rifle.High Country 4 Wheelers, the Bureau of Land Management, White River National Forest, and local businesses and off-highway vehicle groups are sponsoring the cleanup.Nearly 100 people attended last years cleanup of the Fravert Reservoir area, a popular area for off-highway vehicle enthusiasts on Hubbard Mesa, removing five tons of garbage and debris.Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. April 29 at the Fravert Reservoir parking lot, across the street from the Rifle Ranger District Office on County Road 244. Volunteers should come dressed in long pants, sturdy work shoes and leather gloves. For more information contact Greg Noss, 963-6084, or Chris Overacker, 625-8998.

There is still time to sign up for a noxious weed meeting, set for 7 p.m. Monday at the Silt Fire Station. Representatives from Garfield County Vegetation, Bookcliff, South side and Mount Sopris conservation districts and Natural Resources Conservation Service will be available to answer questions. Call 945-5494, ext. 101, to reserve your seat.

Katie Lee brings her songs, slides and recollections of Glen Canyon to the Colorado Rocky Mountain School Barn at 7:30 p.m. Saturday as part of the Association of Experiential Education Rocky Mountain Region Conference. The public is invited and admission is $10 at the door. Lee, the third woman to run all the rapids of the Grand Canyon, has spent a lifetime chronicling and advocating for rivers, canyon country and the people who inhabit them. For more information, call Judy Fox-Perry at 963-9114 or e-mail

Sign up now for three diverse yoga courses beginning the week of April 10 at the Glenwood Centre for Well-Being. Each course meets for five weeks. For the beginning student, Anusara Yoga Basics meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. For the athlete wishing to become stronger and more flexible, Yoga for Athletes meets at noon Tuesdays. Therapeutic/Restorative Yoga is an immune and nervous system enhancer for all students and especially beneficial for those with illness or disease of the nervous system, chronic fatigue, fibromylagia and MS. This class meets at 4 p.m. Thursdays. Students should register in advance by calling the center at 928-0445.

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association will host the Chambers 19th Annual Awards Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at the Hotel Colorado.The Chamber Ambassador Committee will select the Top Brass winners based on their personal or business achievements, business expansions or milestones. This years luncheon also marks the 13th year for the annual ATHENA award honoring an exceptional local woman or man who assists women in reaching their full leadership potential. The ATHENA winner must devote his or her time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community as well as demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession.The DECA chapter at Glenwood Springs High School also will present its annual award for local Entrepreneur of the Year and the Green Business of the Year, and the Chambers large and small businesses of the year will also be awarded.Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Monday, April 24. Contact the Chamber at 945-6589 or visit and click on events to register.

The town of New Castle is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving as its municipal judge.The New Castle Municipal Court hears alleged violations of the town charter and town ordinances. The municipal judge presides over the court, and is appointed by the council to a 2-year term at a salary determined by council. New Castle Municipal Court convenes the second Tuesday of each month, starting at 9 a.m., at New Castle Town Hall. The deadline for submitting letters of interest is April 13. Town Council will make the appointment in April. Submit letters of interest to Lisa Cain, Town Clerk, Town of New Castle, P.O. Box 90, New Castle, CO 81647, or drop them off at Town Hall at 450 W. Main St., or e-mail them to For more information, call 984-2311, or fax 984-2716.

Join us for Holy Week Celebrations: April 9, Palm Sunday Services; The Passion of the Christ on Wednesday, April 12, at 7 p.m; Maundy Thursday Services, 7 p.m. April 13; Good Friday Services, 7 p.m. April 14; and Easter Morning Celebrations, 9 a.m. April 16, with a Easter potluck brunch and egg hunt immediately followingall are invited!

One Book, One Community, Everyone Reads! is a program sponsored by the Frontier Historical Society, the Friends of the Glenwood Springs Library and Through the Looking Glass bookstore. The reading opportunity is presented in conjunction with the annual Winter Lecture Series. Chipeta, Queen of the Utes, by Cynthia S. Becker and P. David Smith, has been selected as this years choice, in a campaign to encourage community members to get to know one another while reading and discussing the same book. Chipeta was the wife of Chief Ouray. Chipeta had ties to the Glenwood Springs area, and there is a newspaper article which places her at the Hotel Colorado in August 1914. Author Cynthia Becker will give a talk during the final program in the lecture series, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in the basement meeting room of the Glenwood Springs Library. The lecture is free and everyone is welcome.Numerous copies of the book are available for check-out at the library. Books are also available for purchase at the Frontier Historical Museum and Through the Looking Glass bookstore. For more information, call 945-5958 or 945-4448.

Seven students at Rifle High School will be performing a variety of improv games at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the RHS Auditorium. Improvisation is a form of spontaneous theater involving a high amount of audience participation. The cost of an evening full of laughter and entertainment is $3 for students and $5 for adults. For more information, contact Scott Loeffler at 625-7776.

It is time again to spruce up and clean up. Take advantage of this annual program and do some spring cleaning around your residence. This is a limited time offer, so plan ahead.

Mountain Valley Developmental Services Supported Employment Program is hosting its 11th annual Appreciation Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the B.P.O. Elks Lodge #2286, 51939 Highway 6 & 24, Glenwood Springs. Please RSVP to Jim Garland at 945-2306.

Yampah Mountain High School proudly presents William Glasser, M.D., and a three-day workshop, Happiness Through Choices, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs, and from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday at Yampah Mountain High School in Glenwood Springs. Registration: Contact Yampah Mountain High School 945-9463 or e-mail

Victims of domestic violence need your help. Join the team of dedicated volunteers and staff at the Advocate Safehouse Project and make a difference in your community. Advocate Safehouse is currently taking applications for the next training which begins this month. As an advocate, you choose your shifts and will always have staff support while covering the helpline. The free training prepares you to respond to calls received by the Advocate Safehouse Projects 24-hour Help Line. Classes include the dynamics of domestic violence, crisis intervention, listening skills, the legal system, Advocate Safehouse Projects policies and procedures and other community resources. Training dates are Wednesday and Thursday evenings throughout April, and include Saturday, April 22. Bilingual Spanish/English volunteers are greatly needed. Please call Kathy at 945-2632, ext.104, for more information.

The Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale will host the Rocky Mountain Region Association for Experiential Educations Annual Conference Friday through Sunday. The conference, titled Bringing it Home, will address the question: What do students of experiential education take home with them? The 34 workshops, a keynote speaker, and a panel discussion will look to the future of how experiential education can prepare our students to return home better for their experience and prepare them as compassionate citizens to face the challenges of the future. For more information and registration, visit Walk-in registration will be available each day. Call Judy Fox-Perry at 963-9114 for questions and information.

The Ferdinand Hayden Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its April membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in Edwards at the Eagle County Health Services Building (the Ambulance Building behind the Post Office at 1055 Edwards Village Boulevard).Brian Shipley, of King Fisher Drifters, will give a program on fishing and floating the North Platte River in Wyoming. Call Bob at (970) 947-9613 for more information.

The Glenwood Springs Art Guild will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. A demonstration will be done by Kristin Purdy on the subject of Pastel Painting Florals. A painting will be selected for the 2006 Fall Art Festival Booklet cover and poster. Any guild member may bring a painting for possible selection for this honor. Guild meetings are open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Great Strides: Taking Steps to Cure CF is nationally sponsored by American Airlines and Solvay Pharmaceuticals, and will take place at 9 a.m. April 15 at Bananas Fun Park in Grand Junction. Contact: Suzanne Hakar, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, (303) 296-6610 or 1 (877) 296-6610,

The New Castle Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers to fill open board positions, and invites New Castle citizens to attend the April 20 meeting at 8 a.m. at the New Castle Community Center. Nominations, treasury report and calendar scheduling will be on the agenda. Coffee, juice and pastries will be available.

All Valley Music Together is currently enrolling new families for music and movement classes April through May. Classes are designed for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents or caregivers. Call 963-1482 for information.

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