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The new Garfield County Courthouse in Rifle will open for business Sept. 8 at 200 E. 18th Ave.Temporary parking for clients, customers, general public and employees will be in the new police station parking lot on the west side. Access to the courthouse and temporary parking area will be off Whiteriver Avenue on 18th Street. Signs will be posted directing the public to the temporary parking area.

The Lunch & Learn series is sponsored by Grand River Hospital District and is held on the second Thursday of every month at the Grand River Medical Center classroom. The Sept. 11 program is Supermarket Savvy, with Mickie Hosack, registered dietitian. Join the group for a light lunch and learn about healthy and cost-effective ways to grocery shop. Space is very limited; RSVP by Sept. 9 by calling 625-6439 to register or for more information.

To receive more information about offerings from Carbondale Recreation, including Preschool Play Dates Craft Days, Skate Board lessons, Youth Flag Football, and Denver Broncos/NFL/Pepsi Punt, Pass & Kick, call the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center at 704-4190.



A free public dialogue, Global Warming as a Crisis of Geological Proportions: Welcome to the Anthropocene, with Raymond T. Pierrehumbert, Louis Block professor in Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Aspen Center for Physics, Sixth and Gillespie in Aspen.Geologists divide past time up into epochs delineated by major events such as extinctions, massive climate changes and changes in the composition of the atmosphere. Until recently, humanity has been living in the Holocene, the period of generally mild and steady climate beginning at the end of the last ice age and continuing up to the dawn of the industrial age. Professor Pierrehumbert argues that the Holocene has ended as a result of human influence on climate, global chemical cycles and worldwide ecosystems. He will explore the implications for the future of humanity and other species with which we share the planet.For more information, call 925-2585 or visit http://www.aspenphys.org.

The Gypsy Chix are hosting a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at 1543 Sheperds Lane in Glenwood Springs. The purpose of the sale is to help Audra Dobbs finance herself this year as Miss Rodeo Colorado. She is the first woman from the Western Slope to win this title in more than 40 years. She was raised in Glenwood Springs.The yard sale will feature one-of-a-kind items, fun and funky stuff, unbelievable prices; as well as a local artist selling BucklesforAudra, unique and funky buckles full of bling-bling any cowgirl would love to own.Call 876-2970 for more information.



A Parenting Through Divorce Seminar will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, in Carbondale. The seminar is designed to equip parents with the skills to raise healthy, well-adjusted children despite the challenges of divorce. It is required to finalize divorces in many jurisdictions. Preregistration is required; call Tammy Perry at 963-1010.

The Glenwood Springs High School wrestling parents will be hosting the fifth annual Cody Brickell miniature golf fundraiser from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Johnsons Park, to support the GSHS wrestling team. A silent auction and food will be part of the event.For more information, call 945-8450.

Mountain Family Health Centers will be conducting free health screenings in September, open to the public and anyone may attend. Free screening includes cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, body mass index, and a heart disease risk assessment. Fasting is helpful but not required, and no appointment is necessary. Contact Sharla Gallegos at 618-3159 for more information. Screenings will be offered in Rifle at the following locations and times:9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 Rifle City Market, 1320 Railroad Ave.9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 Rifle Public Health Department (WIC), 195 W. 14th St.


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