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Community News & Notes

At the request of the family, a donation fund has been opened at the Bank of Colorado to help Jo Ann Watson, who lost her mobile home and possessions in the recent fire behind Charcoalburger. Please contact Bank of Colorado at 945-7422 for more information.

Twenty single-family homes will be sold in the Ironbridge Mountain Community through Garfield Countys Affordable Housing Program. The homes will be sold in two lotteries during the fall of 2008. The Garfield County Housing Authority (GCHA) administers the countys affordable housing program. All units sold under this program are deed restricted with an annual appreciation. All units must be owner-occupied. Purchasers of affordable housing units must comply with the countys regulations and guidelines for this program. A site visit/program orientation question and answer session will be held between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Ironbridge.Deadline for applications is 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29.The lottery will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Garfield County Administrative Building, 108 Eighth St., Glenwood Springs. With questions, please call 625-3589 or visit

New student registration for the 08-09 school year for Sopris Elementary and Glenwood Springs Elementary will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 13 and 14.Parents with questions about which school their children should attend may call 618-4329 starting Aug. 11. The official number for Sopris Elementary is 384-5400; and Glenwood Elementary is 384-5450.

Due to changes from the New Castle Police Department, Kindalls Run for a Reason will start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Burning Mountain Park in downtown New Castle, and finish at the New Castle City Market.The event is a fundraiser for the Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Program.For more information, call Kim Colbert at 984-3657.

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 6, 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 945-4448 or at

Sarah Oliver, nurse practitioner, will be offering free breast exams to senior women over the age of 55 from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 14 at Carbondale Senior Housing. This is part of the monthly Columbine Home Health Senior Wellness Clinic, made possible by a grant from the Susan G. Komen Aspen Branch Foundation. Early detection of breast cancer improves survival rate. Schedule an appointment for Aug. 14 by calling Sarah Oliver at 618-3606.

The RSVP program is looking for volunteers to train for Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) issues relating to Medicare and Medicaid. This program is a source of advice on the increasingly complex Medicare issue. SHIP volunteers provide telephone counseling, face-to-face counseling at the RSVP offices, individual counseling and help with online enrollment.To sign up for the volunteer training, call Cheryl Cain at 947-8462.

Friday Night Flicks show Fridays in August at Two Rivers Amphitheater in Glenwood Springs. Coming up are Ferris Buellers Day Off Aug. 8; Back to the Future Aug. 15and 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.

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