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The Carbondale business conference, Turning the Future into Revenue: What Businesses Need to Know to Shape their Futures, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 23, has been postponed due to a medical emergency.Barbecue and learn about KiwanisThe Grand Valley-Parachute Kiwanis Club will host a barbecue from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. All area residents are invited. You will have the opportunity to learn about Kiwanis, the many community projects of the local Kiwanis Club, and the personal rewards that Kiwanis membership can bring.

The annual Salvation Armys cold weather gear drive. Overwhelming generosity last year led to outfitting several hundred people with warm gear.Please bring your clean, gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves and blankets to the Salvation Army in the old Catholic Church at 10th and Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.For questions, please call Stacie Durrett at 945-6976.

Healthy Mountain Communities sixth annual State of the Valley Symposium, Clashing Economies & Regional Prosperity, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs.For more information, call 963-5502 or e-mail

Pattis Main Street Coffee House is hosting the New Castle Chambers Business After Hours from 6-8p.m. Sept. 26. Food and drink will be provided, and dont forget to bring business cards.

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, Glenwoods Downtown Market hosts the fourth annual Soup Contest. Ten downtown restaurants will compete for the coveted traveling trophy and bragging rights for the Best Soup. The Brew Pub, Atmosphere, Chomps, Rosis, the Hotel Colorado, 8th Street Deli and Tims Caf Corner to name a few have entered this years competition. For a small fee, contest-goers get a spoon and a generous taste of all the soups. The winner is chosen by popular choice. Downtown Market Board member and VVH employee Rona Chorman is currently facing significant medical expenses. All proceeds of the soup contest go to benefit Rona. The market opens at 4 p.m.; soup is on at 4:30 until gone. Come early to get a taste of all the soups. The Last Minute String Band, sponsored by Glenwood Caverns, will entertain the crowd at this, the final market of the season. For more information, call 618-3650.

The Community Integration Initiative has placed its first information center kiosk at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The kiosk will provide bilingual information from various agencies and services as determined by the responses the Initiative received in 320 surveys in the area. Kiosks will be placed in various communities from Aspen to Parachute and will provide newcomers with valuable information about the communities in which they live and work. The Community Integration Initiative is currently working on the placement of the next two kiosks in Carbondale and Rifle.

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