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Community News & Notes

The community is invited to a fundraiser barbecue at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Loyal Brothers Lounge and the parking lot of Balcomb & Green PC. The fundraiser is to benefit Cheryl Wheeler, a longtime resident of the Roaring Fork Valley who had been diagnosed with Lou Gehrigs Disease earlier this year. The menu for the evening will be pulled pork, beans, coleslaw and beer for a donation. There will also be live music and drink specials all night at Loyal Brothers Lounge. A small cover at the door will also be donated to Cheryls fund. Donations can also be made to Benefit for Cheryl Wheeler fund at U.S. Bank.The event is supported by Loyal Brothers Lounge, Sustainable Settings Farm of Carbondale, Western Slope Paint Supply, Balcomb & Green PC, Doc Hollidays, The Bayou, Rich Architectural Designs of Eagle, Kaup Engineering, Valley Events Inc. and many others.

The annual Day in the Life of Garfield County photo shoot is set for Saturday, Sept. 6. This highly popular section gives photographers of all ages and talents the opportunity to see their photography work published in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.All photos must be taken on Sept. 6. Photographers must include exact time and place photo was taken, and include their name.This year, theres a limit of three photos per photographers, so pick out your three best. Please do not send more than three photos. Submissions of more than three photos will not be considered.Digital photos should be at least 200 dpi. Photos will not be returned, but prints or CDs may be picked up until Sept. 30.Deadline for submitting photos is Friday, Sept. 12.We prefer digital photos that are e-mailed but if prints work too.Send photos to:; 2014 Grand Ave. Glenwood Springs, CO 81601; call 384-9110 for more information.

Sopris Therapy Services, an equine-assisted therapeutic program providing rehabilitation services for children and adults in the Roaring Fork Valley since 1994, seeks volunteers on Sept. 2, for a program for Disabled Iraqi Veterans. Experienced horse handlers and others are needed to help with this program. Orientation begins at noon. Lunch will be served. Please call 948-1002 for more information.

The Garfield County Library District is initiating a library card campaign as part of National Library Card Sign-up Month. All Garfield County residents are welcome to get cards. Stop by any Garfield County Branch Library to obtain a card. Be sure to bring a current photo ID and proof of local address such as a utility bill or lease agreement. You can also get a card online at by clicking on About Us. If your card has been lost or stolen, we will replace it free during the month of September. Need more information? Call us at 625-4270.

The LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations Technical Review Workshop, presented by the U.S. Green Building Council, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the Hotel Colorado.Industry professionals seeking to increase their understanding of the LEED for New Construction Rating System and green building strategies, benefits and resources are encouraged to attend.To register, visit

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park has been selected by the Colorado Association for Persons in Supported Employment to receive a 2008 Large Employer Award. This award recognizes an employer with 100 or more employees which has actively recruited people with disabilities into the company, worked closely with supported employment professionals to make needed accommodations, and provided needed supports to ensure the success and advancement of employees with disabilities.The Adventure Park, which has worked closely with Mountain Valley Developmental Services for several years, was nominated by Mary Layman. Marys son Bobby, who suffered a head injury while skiing, is working at the park this summer, helping customers with gemstone sluice box mining and at the Wild West Adventure Wagon.

The fourth annual Goddess Hafla, a blend of belly dance, Middle Eastern Dance Fusion and fire dance performances will be held from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts.The Goddess Hafla will feature Tribe Marrakech, Sahara Moon, Center Sisters, Inshallah, Fusion in Motion, Womens Tribal Fusion and High Desert Bellydancers.Advance ticket sales available by calling the Center for the Arts at 945-2414.

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