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The Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Network will hold their August monthly meeting at noon Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Garfield Re-2 Learning Opportunities Center located at 839 Whiteriver. This is a brown bag meeting and free to attendees, and an opportunity for excellent networking opportunities. This meeting is open to member and future members!For more information, please contact the Rifle Area Chamber Of Commerce, 625-2085 ext. 3.

The new western adventure novel Kincades Blood, written by local author Michael Chandler, is ranked the No. 3 best-selling hot new book release according to Amazon tracks the top 100 best-selling books in the nation. Kincades Blood, released internationally by Pelican Publishing in mid-July, climbed to the No. 3 best-selling position Aug. 8.

The public is invited to attend a confidential household budget survey workshop to help inform the public and policy makers what Colorado residents can really afford to pay for health care. Two sessions will be held, at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Church at Carbondale, 11-0 Snowmass Drive.Participants will be compensated with a gift card and child care will be provided.For more information, contact Rene Mowers at (303) 86609658 or

Staples is hosting its annual Teacher Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Aug. 9, at the Glenwood Springs Staples store, 51027 Highway 6, the Glenwood Springs Mall. The first 200 teachers will receive back-to-school goodies. Log on to for more information on Teacher Appreciation Day.

The 54th annual Glenwood Springs Kiwanis pancake breakfast will be held starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Ninth and Grand Avenue in downtown Glenwood Springs. Enjoy breakfast, visit with old friends and support Kiwanis projects. Major sponsors are Village Inn, True Brew Coffee Service and McDonalds.The Kiwanis Club uses the proceeds for community projects and youth scholarships.Contact any Kiwanian or call 945-2345 for advance tickets at reduced prices.

Weekly beginning and intermediate lessons with Melody Hartman will be offered at 1 and 2 p.m. Saturdays at Glenwood Music, 715 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. Call 309-5146 or 928-8626 for more information.

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