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Community news & notes

Rifle High School new student registration will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12-15.Contact 625-7765 for an appointment.

A silent auction benefiting the Holistic Harmony music program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, adjacent to the Valley View Hospital cafeteria.

The Miners Claim Restaurant is offering an Alaskan King Crab Bake from 5 p.m. to closing during Silt Hey Days on Aug. 2. The menu includes choice blue crab corn chowder or mixed field green salad, honey wheat rolls, more than one pound of Alaskan king crab legs with lemon herb butter, a jumbo baked potato, sweet corn, and a variety of desserts.Reservations highly recommended, call 876-5372.

Valley View hospitals Holistic Harmony music program will be celebrating its third-year anniversary from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in the upper lobby. It will be an elegant evening of music, performed by 13 of the hospital musicians. Hors doeuvres and wine will be served. Tickets can be purchased at the hospital gift shop. For more information, call 384-6651

The Summer Reading Program continues at the Garfield County Library Branches with a free storytelling performance by Linda Batlin and Esther Costa. All ages are welcome to attend. Call your local library for more information or log onto

Teens looking for others who like to read interesting, thought-provoking books, pick up a copy of Margaret Atwoods The Handmaids Tale, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library circulation desk. Then join the teen book club in a discussion of the book at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at the library, 413 Ninth St. in Glenwood Springs. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 945-5958.

The Roaring Fork Conservancy will conduct an additional float trip July 30. Check in at 3:15 p.m. at Whitewater Rafting. This educational and scenic float on the lower Roaring Fork River is guided by a Roaring Fork Conservancy naturalist. Plan on wildlife, learning and fun. This mellow trip is designed for individuals and families ages 8 and up. Spaces limited. Reservations required by calling Whitewater Rafting at 945-8477. For more information, visit or call 927-1290. Sponsored by Roaring Fork Conservancy and Whitewater Rafting LLC.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park will close at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, for an employee celebration. The last tram ride up will be at 6 p.m. The park will reopen for business as usual at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 31.

The Senior Traveler phone lines are now working. If you live in Carbondale or Glenwood Springs, please call 945-9117 or 384-4898 for meal sites or the Traveler.If you live in New Castle, Silt, Rifle or Parachute, please call 625-1366 for either the meal sites or the Traveler.

The historic Hotel Colorado will sponsor a free performance by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra on Friday, July 18, at 9:30 a.m. in the hotels Grand Ballroom.The CSO will be in Glenwood Springs on July 17 performing at the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. Orchestra members will stay at Hotel Colorado during their visit, and Hotel Colorado will serve a complimentary late night snack to the players after their performance at the high school.

Village Homes is sponsoring a champagne brunch fundraiser for YouthZone from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at the Village Homes models at Castle Valley Ranch. Proceeds from donations will go to the 17th annual Kiss n Squeal fundraiser for YouthZone. Raffle tickets may also be purchased to win prizes.RSVP to or call 984-3671.

The mascot pig in the Kiss n Squeal fundraiser has been stolen. The latest clue for where the pig has been hidden is:Last seen in Rifle.This weeks shaping up as a road tour for Petunia (and I thought she was a he!)Tho the folks at Assisted Living were sad to say see-yaOn the road from New Castle to Parachute,This week is sure to be a hoot.Mondays stop was brief on the KNS campaignAll leading up to Sunday champagneTuesday morning were off to the next cool gigWhere better to find mud so lucky bein a pig!Cant stay too long, so will be off and runningBut it will require a lot of cunningHave people to see and places to beGlad weve got so much energy!

An open house of the Childrens Prodigy Center will include tours of the building, gym membership, refreshments and a prize drawing.

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