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Community news & notes

The community of Glenwood Springs will have the opportunity to earn money for Glenwood High School simply by test driving a new Ford vehicle. For every participant who takes an all-new Flex, or a new Focus, Edge or other Ford vehicle for a spin during the Cruise 4 UR School event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11th, Ford and Glenwood Springs Ford will donate $20 (up to a total of $6,000) to Glenwood High School. This an opportunity to generate much-needed funding for school activities, and is the time to check out the newest Ford product lineup.

A spaghetti dinner and raffle fundraiser will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and preschool in West Glenwood to benefit Joanna and Zach Watson who recently lost their home to a neighbors fire. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Watson family.For more information, call Carolyn Cockey at 947-9784.

The Hot Springs Pool is presenting a fashion show from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.The musical guest is Noelle Gingrich, and Lori Mateer from Littleton will be the speaker. Lori is an alumnus of Rutgers Univ., has a masters in counseling and has recruited executives internationally.For information or reservations, call Sally 945-2285 or e-mail Cancellations appreciated by Monday, Sep. 15.The Womens After Five meeting is sponsored by Liberty Home Loans.Womens After Five is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

New Hopeful Heart is taking public donations for a garage sale fundraiser. Furniture, clothes, and sorts of stuff accepted. Ask for a receipt for a tax deduction.Bring items between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays no later than Sept. 18th, to 1217 Howard Ave. in Rifle. Items must be clean, inappropriate items will not be accepted. For more information, call 625-5761.

The 46th annual Glenwood Springs Fall Art Festival will be held from 6:30-10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 (purchase patron reception) to Sunday, Sept. 28th. Galleries will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and open from 3-10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24; and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28th. The bargain bin will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28.Artist demonstrations will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; from 5-7 p.m. Friday; and from 1-3 p.m. Saturday.Purchase patron checkout will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

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

The Tater/Fossil Trot, an annual fundraiser for Carbondale Senior Housing and Carbondale Youth Soccer program, takes place at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Hendrick Ranch Soccer field. The event is a scenic 5K run and 1 mile run/walk. All proceeds from the race benefit the two groups. The entry fee includes a cool race T-shirt, refreshments and prizes. Sign up early at the Red Rock Diner or Carbondale Senior Housing or mail entry to Tater/Fossil, 141 Cottonwood Lane, Carbondale, CO 81623. For more information, call Bob at 963-4111.

The Basalt Chamber of Commerce presents Bryan Lee & the Power Band in as part of the Basalt Summer Music Series from 5:30-8:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10th in Lions Park Downtown. Despite being blind, born white and from the Midwest, Bryan was born with blues in his soul. Nicknamed the Braille Blues Daddy, his eyes were damaged at birth. Presented with a guitar as a gift from his mother at age 11, Bryan became a diehard blues fan as he woodshedded along with the tunes he heard on the radio. Hot dogs, sausages, and other yummy treats will be offered by CJ Snaps, and check out the mini-farmers market.For more information, contact or 927-4031.

Events for the Coal Ridge High School homecoming during the week of Sept. 15-19 will include downtown window painting and class float decorating Sept. 13 and 14; powder puff football at 7 p.m. Sept. 15; a carnival from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 17; soccer games 4 and 6 p.m. Sept. 18, bonfire and car smash following the soccer games; homecoming parade in downtown New Castle 1:15 p.m. Sept. 19, volleyball games 3:30, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., tailgate party 6-9 p.m., and football game at 7 p.m.

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 of the west side. Access to the courthouse and temporary parking area will be off Whiteriver Ave. 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, please 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.

Roaring Fork Conservancys Riparian Birding at Cattle Creek Easement will take place from 7-8 a.m. Sept. 10. Join local bird experts and be introduced to local riparian birds and their habitats. Bring binoculars and dress appropriately for being outside the entire time. This walk is free and open to the public, however, space is limited, and registration is required. Sponsored by Roaring Fork Audubon and Roaring Fork Conservancy. For more information and to register for this and other events, visit or call 927-1290.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, the city of Aspens community picnic will include miniature golf, fishing in the pond, kite flying, tennis, music, beer garden, prizes at the at Aspen Golf Course. A barbecue-style lunch for the first 750 people provided by Red Mountain Grill. Dont forget to stay and say cheese for the community photo at 2:30. For more information, contact Kristin Drake at 970-429-2098 or e-mail

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. Area businesses may arrange for free screenings at your workplace for employees. Contact Sharla Gallegos at 618-3159 for more information. Screenings will be offered at the following locations and times:Aspen 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.10 Aspen Community Health Services, 0405 Castle Creek Rd. Suite 6(across the street from Aspen Valley Hospital)Battlement Mesa 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 Battlement Mesa Activity Center, 398 Arroyo DriveCarbondale 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.17 Gordon Cooper Library, 76 South 4th St. Glenwood Springs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 Glenwood Springs Rite Aid, 1412 Grand Ave.noon-6 p.m. (weather permitting) Saturday, Sept. 13 – St. Stephens Catholic Church9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15 Mountain Family Health Center, 1905 Blake Ave., Suite 101 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 Glenwood Springs Health Department (WIC Office), 2014 Blake Ave.Rifle 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 Rifle City Market, 1320 Railroad Avenue9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 Rifle Public Health Department (WIC), 195 W. 14th St.9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 Rifle Public Health Department (WIC)

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