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Please show support for the future of Sunlight Mountain Resort by attending the meeting of the Planning and Zoning Committee at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the BOCC meeting room of the Garfield County Administrative Building, 108 Eighth Street in Glenwood Springs.

The Garfield County Justice Center, 18th Street is now open from Railroad to Whiteriver avenues in Rifle. Courthouse parking temporarily remains in the new Rifle Police station parking lot while demolition of the old courthouse and construction for the new parking lot continues.For more information, call 303 591-5626.

Register to play adult ice hockey at the Glenwood Springs Community Center this winter. The Glenwood adult ice hockey league is for participants 18 and over and runs from Nov. to mid-March and has divisions for every ability level and an open coed division. Register by Oct. 22nd as space is limited, games will begin Nov. 2nd. A team managers meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13th at the Glenwood Springs Community Center for those interested. Please visit http://www.glenwoodrec.com for detailed information, or contact Lew Grant, Ice Rink coordinator at 384-6318.



Majid Kahhak will paint live from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 3, (First Friday), at Kahhak Fine Arts & School, 411 Main St. in Carbondale.The painting will be a local autumn landscape. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information, please call 970-704-0622.

The public may take a closer look at what oil shale and tar sands development could mean at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The federal government intends to lease 1.9 million acres of public land in western Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming for oil shale and tar sands development even though the production technology isn’t proven and the impacts aren’t yet known. The Oil Shale and Tar Sands Road Show is a two-state, five-city tour. Award-winning conservation photographer Garth Lenz and energy analyst Randy Udall will provide powerful images and stories of Canada’s devastating tar sands boom. Participants are asked to stay after the show for a live screening of the vice presidential debate. Pizza will be provided by event sponsors Western Resource Advocates, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Wilderness Workshop.



The next Business Womens Network meeting will be held from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at U.S. Bank in Glenwood Springs.Deborah Korbel of Paradise Day Spa will present Spas & Safe Alternatives to Botox and Plastic Surgery. For more information, contact Joni at 945-6589 ext.104, or e-mail joni@glenwoodchamber.com.

The Grand Valley Quilt Show is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, and from noon – 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 at the historic Battlement Mesa School House located at 7235 Road 300. This years event is again sponsored by the Grand Valley Historical Society and the Battlement Mesa Sew & Sew Quilters.This event offers the combination of a quilt show and a tour of the historic school house.A featured quilt in the show will be the Centennial Memory Quilt, commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the town of Parachute. The quilt pictures historical buildings and sites of the town printed on fabric along with an appliqud parachute, and is being made by Judi Hayward, a Parachute Town Council Trustee, and a member of the local quilt group.This years show will also feature the work of local quilter Irene Staats, whose specialty is hand appliqu using the English paper method.


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