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A new location for the next meeting only will be the Colorado Mountain College West Garfield Campus in Rifle. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7.

Patty Marshall, ASID interior designer with Roaring Fork Furniture will present basic principles of interior design at the next Business Womens Network, to be held from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at U.S. Bank.For more information, contact Joni at 945-6589 ext. 104, or e-mail joni@glenwoodchamber.com.

New Castle Recreation will be hosting an American Red Cross First Aid and CPR class from 8 a.m. to 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 adults, children and infants. Registration is available online at http://www.newcastlecolorado.org or at the New Castle Community Center. For more information, please call 984-3352.



Friday Night Flicks will return Fridays in August at Two Rivers Amphitheater in Glenwood Springs. This years series will kickoff with the showing of ET Aug. 1; followed by Ferris Buellers Day Off Aug. 8; and Back to the Future Aug. 15. The final film in the series will be The Wizard of Oz Aug. 22. The final show includes a costume contest, movie trivia, live music and childrens amusements.Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and showtime is at dusk.

A 5-mile run and a 2.3 mile fun run/walk through White River National Forest and Rifle Mountain Park will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2.Race-day registration/check-in starts at 7 a.m. and continues to 8 a.m. at Rifle Mountain Park. Buses depart from the parking lot across from the fish hatchery at 8:10 a.m. sharp. Allow 40 minutes travel time from Rifle to the race site. The course is on a gravel/dirt road with no pavement.Participants will have a discounted entry fee if registering early. Family rates are available.Fruit, muffins and juice will be served at the finish line.The awards ceremony will be held following the race at the fish hatchery parking lot. Prizes will include ribbons for first-, second- and third-place finishers in each age and gender category. Top finishers in the male and female division in the 5-mile will receive extra awards. Random door prize drawings for all participants will take place throughout the awards ceremony.For more information, call 625-2151 or visit http://www.rifleco.org.



Gov. Bill Ritter announced today that the Colorado Rural Health Care Grant Council has awarded more than $1.9 million in its inaugural round of grants to strengthen health care delivery in Colorados rural communities, including Colorado West Regional Mental Health Corporate Office received $50,000 for health information technology; Colorado West Regional Mental Health Central Region received $50,000 health information technology; and Mountain Family Health Centers received $49,612 for health information technology.The Colorado Rural Health Care Grant Program was established in August 2007 and is funded with a $7.5 million gift to the State of Colorado from UnitedHealthcare, which will be distributed over six years. The Colorado Rural Health Center, Colorados non-profit state office of rural health, administers the grant program.

Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley has recently been awarded four grants to support both its Housing Program and ReStore, which sells donated furniture, appliances, and building materials to the public. Fifteen hundred dollars was received from the Carbondale Rotary to purchase wallboard for a single family home under construction at Cleveland Place II in Carbondale. Grants of $2,000 and $10,000 were received from Wal-Mart and The Wells Fargo Foundation, respectively, to assist the construction of a duplex located in Rifle. And a $5,000 grant from Xcel Energy will be used to purchase items needed for the ReStore, including palette racking. The Habitat ReStore promotes environmental stewardship by keeping unwanted furniture, appliances, and building supplies out of local landfills.

Animal Rescue Foundation is hosting an event for dog lovers at 9 a.m. Aug. 24 at Koch Park in Aspen. A 3.2-mile course will be set up to run or walk with furry companions. Participants may walk or run without a dog, and rescue pets will be on hand to borrow for the race or adopt for a lifetime.Register in advance at Durrance Sports or online at http://www.arf-colorado.com; or from 7:30-8:30 a.m. the day of the race. Participants receive T-shirts and goodie bags. Refreshments, massages and gait analysis for both human and canine racers will be available following the race. This event is sponsored by Alpine Bank, Lighting Studio and is in memory of Jake and Osso. Volunteers are needed to help on race day; please call 274-2400 if interested.

The 37th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair opens at 4 p.m. today, July 25. This year, the fair will be blessed by the Gaden Shartsen Tibetan monks, who are now in the valley for the Dalai Lamas appearance Saturday morning in Aspen. Their brief ceremony will be immediately followed by the opening drum circle. The monks will bless the fair from 4-4:20 p.m. followed by the community drum circle.

Cerronato, an Austin, Texas, band featuring accordion, driving percussion, and wild bass lines will be performing three times this weekend. First from 7-8:30 p.m. today, July 25, at the Carbondale Mountain Fair in Sopris Park. Later, from 9:30 until whenever, at Steves Guitars, 19 N. Fourth, in Carbondale. And from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at The Shortstop, 19125 Highway 82, in El Jebel.

The Roaring Fork Sierra Club Group is hosting its annual potluck picnic and microbrew tasting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at Sopris Park. Please bring your friends and a dish to share, and join a fun party in the park. The event is open to both members and non-members. For more information, call 947-9613.

The Roaring Fork Valley Relay For Life will be held Aug. 8. Join the fight against cancer, learn more about teams, fundraising, and becoming a Team Captain at the meeting from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the St. Mary of the Crown Catholic Church in Carbondale. Teams are still forming. For more information, please contact Betty at 704-9963 or peachcobbler@earthlink.net.

Tour the Crystal River Hatchery, a cold-water facility, which raises rainbow, Snake River, and cutthroat trout brood fish from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. Designed for those 8 and up.No other Colorado hatchery produces as many eggs each year as the Crystal River Hatchery. Please dress appropriately; the tour will happen rain or shine. The tour is free and open to the public, but space is limited, and registration is required. Please register at http://www.roaringfork.org/events.Sponsored by Colorado Division of Wildlife and Roaring Fork Conservancy.

The Realm of Music Festival, to be held from Aug. 8-10 at Klein Ranch in New Castle, needs volunteers. Support childrens music programs through helping this event. A volunteer meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs.For questions, please contact Staci at 710-1435 or Kathy at 274-2502.

Local R.W. Boyle has spent a lifetime perfecting the art of the portrayalist. His in-depth study of Doc Holliday makes him qualified to speak to the life of the gunslinger dentist who made a living dealing Faro when he could no longer practice dentistry. Docs association with the Earp brothers preceded his involvement in the infamous shootout at the O.K. Corral.Boyle brings Doc to life in his one-man show, How it Was: Young Doc, to be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15. Boyle discusses the facts surrounding the best-known and often-debated gun battle in Tombstone, Ariz., at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.Both performances will be held at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 Sixth St., Glenwood Springs. No children under six, mature language used. Tickets for this fundraiser are available by calling the Frontier Historical Museum at 945-4448 with a credit card or through Glenwood Springs Central Reservations. For more information, contact the Frontier Historical Museum at (970) 945-4448 or at history@rof.net.


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