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Community News & Notes

KDNK Community Radios fall membership drive is in full swing. KDNKs mission is to provide public access radio that connects community members to one another and the world. For 25 years, member donations have supported local access radio, local and national news coverage, airtime for more than 250 valley nonprofits, NPR, youth education and lots of great music.Tune to KDNK at 88.1, 88.3 or 88.5 in the valley or at KDNK can now live broadcast from outside of Carbondale due to a grant from The Carbondale Rotary Club. The grant money purchased new remote broadcasting gear that allows KDNK to broadcast from cell phone, internet or land line. KDNK will be using the new equipment to broadcast live from Leadville on Friday, Oct. 3.KDNK must reach its goal by Oct. 3. Renew at or call 963-0139.

The Frontier Historical Museum will be closed this week for fall cleaning and exhibit changes. It will re-open Monday, Oct. 6, with winter hours, which are from 1-4 p.m. Monday and Thursday through Saturday. For more information, contact 945-4448.

Jon Esty, past president of ColoRail and a longtime advocate of rail passenger service, will be the featured speaker at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the meeting of the local chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. He will address how our choice of presidential candidates impacts the future of Amtrak, and its influence on Colorado communities such as Glenwood Springs. He will bring an insiders view of rail issues such as the I-70 Mountain Rail Corridor, RTDs FasTracks, Denver Union Station, Front Range passenger rail and CDOT and rail. The free public meeting will take place at the Glenwood Railroad Museum, 413 Seventh St. in the east wing of the Amtrak station.

Patrick McGaughey presents The Economy Starts Here, an interactive how to get back in the game presentation, including skills and strategies to help local businesses endure the current economic downturn, from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.To register, call 945-6589. Seating is limited.

Bryan Bowers, auto harp master, will be performing an eclectic mix of Irish/folk/ old-time arrangements at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the Old Cardiff School in Glenwood Park East.Park at the soccer field at Glenwood Park and walk south on the sidewalk, following the tiki torches.Seating is limited to 36 chairs, but there is capacity for 100. Bring a chair and donate it if you like.Meet the artist after the show, open floor after performance.

The ninth annual Culinary Arts Wine and Brewfest will be held Oct. 18 at the Hotel Colorado.This event is a celebration of the tradition of culinary delights throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and features some of the areas finest restaurants. Hundreds of fine wines and microbrews from wineries and breweries throughout Colorado and the U.S. will be featured.The proceeds from ticket sales help fund the many arts and cultural programs offered by the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. For more information or to reserve a ticket, call 945-2414.

The town of Carbondale, CaCaLoCo and Waste Management are once again sponsoring Leaf Days. Carbondale residents may bring their leaves and small limbs to the parking lot on the northeast corner of Colorado Avenue and Fourth Street between Oct. 4 and Nov. 23. Leaves must be removed from bags. This is a recycling project, and no trash or dumping of any kind is allowed. Separate containers will be provided for leaves and small branches only. If containers are contaminated by any other material including other vegetative material, the entire contents of the container will be dumped in the landfill as it cannot be recycled. Your cooperation is appreciated. Call 963-1307 with questions.

Heyl LLC began the Carbondale Streetscape II improvement project on the Main and Third streets intersection Sept. 29. It is anticipated Main Street will be closed at that intersection beginning Monday, Oct. 6. Once the Third Street intersection is complete, work will progress east to Second Street. The town of Carbondale is currently working with the contractor on the construction schedule, which will be posted on the towns website at http://www.carbondalegov. org and will be updated as necessary.

A housewarming shower for Advocate Safehouse will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the Gathering Center in the Church at Carbondale, 110 Snowmass Drive in Carbondale. Needs are listed at Target, Cook ala Carte, and the Basalt Kitchen Store.Call 945-2632 for more information.

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