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Debra Briels submitted the picture of the Rifle moose near Wal-Mart several weeks ago.Animal Planet Network plans to do a story about the moose to run on their Animal Planet Report show at 6 and 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 19.

Energy Connections and Therapeutic Motions are coordinating a Reconnect with your Spirit holistic weekend womens retreat starting at 5 pm. Friday, May 5, at Ute Meadows Bed and Breakfast in Marble. Educational stations will be available for each person to explore the different holistic approaches offered in the valley. For more information, call 984-2217 or e-mail Stephanie Stanfield at or Suzette Levine at Space is limited and a $50 discount given for early registration by April 12.

Walt Smith & the Valley Jazz All Stars (Walt Smith, piano; Mark Gray, bass; Chris Goplerud, drums; Steve Cole, sax and vocals; Walter Hanselmann, guitar; Tim Fox, trumpet; and special guest Jeannie Walla, vocals) will perform at the Valley Jazz Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Thunder River Theatre, 67 Promenade in Carbondale.The concert will be a tribute to the late Maury Allen, who helped start the Valley Jazz Concert Series two years ago by bringing his son, renowned jazz saxophonist Harry Allen, to town for the first of several performances.Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, and are available at Glenwood Music and Sounds Easy in Carbondale, or by calling Connie McCrudden at Casa Rosa, 963-3136.

The Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge No. 2286 is hosting a benefit for four of its members: Terry Galbreath, Steve Lundin, Doug Meyers and Ben Russell, who are suffering from colon cancer. The benefit will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Glenwood Elks Lodge, at 51939 U.S. Highway 6 in West Glenwood. A barbecue lunch, continuous live music and three silent auctions will be offered. All proceeds of the benefit will be given to the four members to help with their medical expenses. Area businesses and individuals throughout our communities are beginning to donate to this worthy cause. If you would like to make a monetary donation or donate merchandise or a gift certificate to the auction, please contact Lorra Nichols at 945-8523, ext. 222, 948-5696 or 945-0237; Staci Jongsma at 945-8523, ext. 210; or Jennifer Davis at 876-0491.

Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers is hosting a support group for the parents of ADD/ADHD children.Parents of children diagnosed with ADD or ADHD may join the group, which meets at 7 p.m. every other Wednesday at the Basalt High School Family Resource Center Office (the house in front of the school).For more information about the ADD/ADHD support group, please contact Connie Brown, 922-7241, or Kerry Ach, 384-5855.

The Burning Mountains Fire Protection District Board of Directors meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at 611 Main St. in Silt. The next meeting will be April 18. Meetings are open and the public is encouraged to attend.

The staff of Paradise Day Spa would like to raise awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 health threat to women. The staff is conducting an essay contest in partnership with The Heart Truth, a national awareness campaign warning women about the risk of heart disease.Submit an essay one page or less of what makes your mother unique and special, why she wants or needs a makeover and at least one statement about women and heart disease being the No. 1 cause of death in women. Draw a picture of your mother in a red dress and submit with your essay on a separate sheet of paper.Include the mothers address and phone number so the winner may receive a gift card to Paradise Day Spa for her free makeover.This contest is open to children of all ages.The winner will receive a free Paradise Day Spa makeover for their mother. All essays/pictures must be received by May 9 to: Paradise Day Spa, 2520 Grand Ave., Suite 102, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.For more information, contact Paradise Day Spa at 928-9782.

Garfield County Rodeo Queen Ame Longwell will direct a clinic to prepare princess and queen contestants for the Garfield County Rodeo. The clinic is from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds.The clinic costs $35, which supports the rodeo royalty contest and crown. Girls ages 10-14 can compete for Garfield County Rodeo Princess, and girls 15-17 can try out for the queen position. The royalty contest will be held in early June.All prospective royalty participants must pick up a registration packet, available at the clinic or by stopping by the Garfield County Fairgrounds office at 1001 Railroad Ave. in Rifle. Although the clinic is held in Rifle, last years winners of the rodeo queen and princess titles were from Carbondale and Glenwood Springs.To register for the clinic, call Longwell at 379-9758.

The Garfield County Sheriffs Office has funds available for spay and neuter. Contact Aimee at 945-0453 for more information.

Nonprofit health and human service agencies serving Garfield County are encouraged to apply for funding from United Way of Garfield Countys 2006 campaign. Grant applications are available now at and are due back to United Way by 5 p.m. Friday.United Way will fund general agency operations, as well as special programming. Grants range from $500 to $5,000. If you would like to volunteer to serve on the United Way committee to select this years recipients of United Way funds, please contact United Way at 625-8189 or untdway@

The Carbondale Rodeo Committee is looking for volunteers and sponsors to help plan and participate in the 2006 Rodeo Series. Please call Dave Weimer at 963-4513. Everyone is welcome.

The New Castle Historical Society and Museum will host a membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, at the downtown New Castle Community Center. The event will include a potluck supper and a slideshow by local photographer Scot Gerdes about the historic Colorado town of Gilman, near Minturn. For questions, contact Lorraine McNeal at 984-2142.

Join Jessica Stott and Erin Stephens from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center, and play with Close To My Hearts new Summer 2006 products before they are released for sale. Twenty dollars includes table fee, refreshments and Create & Take supplies. RSVP by calling Jessica at 319-6620. Reservations and fee required by April 17.

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 St., Glenwood Springs. The meeting will answer questions about the 14-week womens triathlon training class. The class meets twice weekly and culminates with a sprint triathlon. The first class begins May 3. Class size is limited. For more information, contact coaches Judy Haynes at 704-1905 or Nancy Reinisch at

Silts Heyday will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Veterans Memorial Park in Silt. The theme this year is, Celebrate Family! The Grand Marshals will be Silts founding families. If you are interested in being one of the grand marshals, please contact Peggy Swank at 876-5861 or Ricky McLaughlin at 876-2993.Parade and booth forms will be mailed to previous entrants after May 1. These forms will also be available at Silts Town Hall after May 1.Anyone interested in being a committee member volunteer, please contact Peggy Swank at 876-5861.New ideas are always welcomed. See you there!

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.

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is looking for an Artisan chairperson and a FamilyFest chairperson. The Artisan chairperson will oversee the check-in process for the artisan booths, consisting of coordinating and scheduling the volunteers providing artisan relief, booth setup on Friday morning, takedown on Sunday evening, and the artisan reception. The FamilyFest chairperson oversees the family entertainment area including the mini-train and petting zoo. If you are organized, energetic, enthusiastic, and like to volunteer, call 945-6589 and ask for Vicky.

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