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This week on Comcast 20, Sopris County will feature several local tourist attractions, including whitewater rafting, the Carbondale Rodeo and the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Sopris County airs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at 7 and 8 a.m. and 5 and 6 p.m.

The West Garfield County Landfill will be closed to observe Independence Day Friday, July 4. It will reopen at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 5.Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days per week.

The Farmers Market in Rifle will be held at a special time July 4. It will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on East Second St. in downtown Rifle. It will follow the kids parade which starts at 10 am.There will be lots of fresh veggies and fruit, including cherries and tomatoes. KMTS Local D.J. Brian Bark will be playing a mix of patriotic music for the July Fourth market.

The town of Basalt will host Colorado State Representative Kathleen Curry at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at the Basalt Town Hall, 101 Midland Ave., for a legislative update and Town Hall Meeting. Representative Kathleen Curry represents the House District 61, which includes Hinsdale, Gunnison, Pitkin, Eagle, and Garfield Counties. Representative Curry serves as the Chair of the Agricultural, Livestock, and Natural Resources Committee and is a member of the Local Government Committee.The regularly scheduled Basalt Town Council Meeting will be held immediately following, commencing at 6 p.m.

A free health care seminar, Colorado Health Care Reform: Whats the Employer Response? will be presented from 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at the Aspen Glen Club, 0545 Bald Eagle Way in Carbondale. It is sponsored by the Roaring Fork Valley Community Health Plan and Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Rifle Chambers.Participants will review legislative proposals and recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Commission on Health Care Reform, and give organizers feedback to take back to the Capitol. The latest survey technology will capture opinions for on-the-spot sharing and discussion. Ralph Pollock and Amy Fletcher of the Business Health Forum in Denver will lead the discussion. RSVP by calling the Carbondale Chamber at 963-1890 or e-mailing

The Aspen Antiques & Fine Arts Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10, through Sunday, July 13; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, July 14, at the base of Aspen Highlands. More than 40 exhibitors from around the world will be displayed. Visit for more information.

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