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Community news & notes

The grand opening of Sopris Liquor and Wine, formerly Mr. Cs Liquor and Wine, will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at 1026 Highway 133 and Main St., between Casual Culture and La Isla Restaurant in Carbondale. Customers bringing the newspaper coupon will receive 10 percent discount off anything in the store.The new owners will offer the largest selection of wine, spirits and beer in the valley; and are looking forward to serving the Roaring Fork Valley and seeing their friends.Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Future wine tastings on Saturdays will be offered.Call 963-5880 for more information.

The Summer Reading Program continues at the Garfield County Library Branches with free comedy performances by Professor Klutzo. All ages are welcome to attend. Teens are invited to a workshop on Manga art. Call your local library for more information or log onto

The Basalt Thrift Store will have its grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at 180 Southside Drive. Food from Smoke Modern BBQ and fun will be offered. Stop by and check out Basalts newest green business. The Basalt Thrift Store is a self sustaining nonprofit which pays its own business expenses and donates the rest back to youth through sustainable agriculture/greenhouse learning centers.Call 927-6488 for more information.

Bring a friend to a barbecue in the park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Veterans Park in Silt.RSVP by July 16 to 876-9922.The event is sponsored by EnCana Gas and Oil Company, and is catered by Rib City Grill of Rifle.

The Carbondale Mountain Fair is signing up volunteers for the 2008 Carbondale Mountain Fair, held July 25-27. People are needed to man the Green Team, Peace Patrol and Outer Limits (stomperillas, control the streets of Carbondale); help with numerous other Mountain Fair booths, stations and enterprises is needed as well. Volunteers who work four hours receive a Friend of Fair T-shirt. To sign up, call CCAH at 963-1680.

Alpine Legal Services Do it Yourself Divorce Class will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. Attendees will be provided with all of the necessary documentation required to complete the divorce process along with the necessary information about how to manage the case start to finish.A small donation of is requested for this service, but no one will be denied services for lack of ability to pay.This clinic is supported by grants from Aspen Valley Community Foundation. For further information, please contact the Glenwood office at 945-8858.

New Castle Recreation will be hosting an American Red Cross First Aid and CPR class from 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the New Castle Community Center. Upon completion of this class, participants will receive certification for First Aid and CPR in adult children and infants. Registration is available online at or at the New Castle Community Center. For more information, please call 984-3352.

Kids have a great time learning to sew during two different classes at the Glenwood Sewing Center classroom, 822 Grand Ave.The Kids can sew: Beginning quilting class is being offered from 2-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, July 22-25. Beginning quilters with some sewing machine experience will make a small quilt for doll or pet or newborn baby. They can select fabrics, cut out the pieces and construct the quilt top, add batting and backing, and tie to finish. Patt Jones will be their teacher. Kids can sew: beginner level introduces kids aged 9 and up to the pleasures of sewing. They will learn to use a sewing machine, and to cut, press, pin, and sew fun stuff. Patt Jones will teach the class, which is offered from 2-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 5-7.Call 945-5900 to register.

The Glenwood Springs High School Class of 1978 reunion will be held this weekend. Festivities include an event at 5 p.m. tonight at Rivers Restaurant; an event from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park; and an event on Sunday.For more information, please call Lori Carrick at 984-2214.

The Traveler phone number has not been rerouted properly. Normally the Traveler number is 945-9117, however a working number that seniors can use instead is 384-4899. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) sincerely apologizes for any difficulties that this has caused and is working to get Quest to correct this problem.

The city of Rifle has adopted a Workforce Housing Incentives Pilot Program. The program involves residential dwelling units for ownership by households in which a full-time resident is employed within the corporate boundaries of the city of Rifle.For more information about this pilot program, contact the city of Rifle at 625-2121.

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