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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 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 Canadas 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.

A Parenting Through Divorce seminar will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at 243 Sopris Ave. in Carbondale. The class will equip parents with skills to raise well-adjusted children, despite the challenges of the divorce process.Registration is required, call Tammy Perry at 379-5124.

Twenty-five teams from three states will compete in the 2008 New Belgium Hockey Mountain High Tournament scheduled to begin Friday, Oct. 3rd at the Aspen Ice Garden in downtown Aspen and at Lewis Ice Arena at the Aspen Recreation Center. In the mens open division, spectators will see a strong field from Denver, Steamboat Springs, Fort Collins and host Aspen. The recreation division competition features a strong force of local champs, who will be contested among teams from Denver. This year, the Aspen Leafs are back to defend their first-place title in the open division.Admission to watch the games is free and anyone 21 and over can purchase beverages from the sponsor, New Belgium Brewing Company. For complete event details and game schedules please visit http://www.aspenrecreation.com or call 970-429-2093.



The Republican Headquarters is open. It is located at 1112 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs, next to the Chamber of Commerce building. Pick up candidate signs, bumper stickers and brochures. McCain/Palin yard signs are now available with more on order. The headquarters is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Contact 928-0497 or 384-2192.

U-Pick Pumpkins, located at 6072 County Road 214 in Peach Valley, is offering u-pick pumpkins, Indian corn, corn stalks, eight types of gourds, and fresh sunflowers.The farm also has a 1928 hayride wagon for an extra-special outing for groups. Today is the first day the farm is open, beginning at regular weekend hours of 8 a.m., all day to whenever.For more information, please call 984-9090.



The Womens Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 100 is collecting items and contributions to be sent to the American troops. The campaign is entitled, Going to Bat for our Troops, and it will kick off Saturday, Oct. 4, with the ladies marching in the 99th Potato Day parade.Another fundraiser connected to this campaign will be a bake sale held at a later date.Items such as non-perishable food, toiletries, bug spray, sunburn lotions, lotion, and socks may be dropped off after 3 p.m. daily at 97 Third St. in Carbondale. Pick up arrangements can also be made by calling 963-2381 after 3 p.m. or Bonnie or JoEllen at 945-0604.The deadline for collections is Oct. 24th, so items can reach the troops in time for Christmas.The auxiliary is also in need of merchants who would be willing to donate items, and possibly allowing for a contribution box to be located at thier business location.Financial contribtions would be used to purchase items and shipping costs.The auxiliary is encouraging anyone who knows a soldier or platoon toplease contact the auxiliary at the above numbers with contact information.Volunteers are also needed.


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