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Claims management, return to work and cost containment certification workshops will be held Friday, Oct. 17, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Seminars will run simultaneously from 8-11 a.m.Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served.For more information, contact Joni Bates at 945-6589, ext. 104.

An organizational meeting for anyone interested in starting a community garden in Glenwood Springs will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the sound garden pergola at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. If you are interested but cannot attend, please call Marilee Rippy at 379-4595.The meeting should last less than an hour.

A celebration and musical tribute by The Earthbeat Choir honoring the spirit and heart of John Denver will be held 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Aspen Chapel.A potluck and reception will follow; bring something if you wish. Children are most welcome.



Garfield County commissioner candidates John Martin, Stephen Bershenyi, Mike Samson and Steve Carter will speak on a wide range of issues affecting Garfield County from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Roaring Fork High School auditeria in Carbondale.

Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley has received a $5,000 grant from the Garfield County commissioners to be used for the construction of a mezzanine in the Habitat ReStore. ReStore promotes environmental stewardship by keeping unwanted furniture, appliances and building supplies out of the local landfills. The mezzanine will double the space and give the capability to take in more items to sell to the public. Funds realized from ReStore sales are used to build safe affordable homes for low-income families in the valley. For more information about the ReStore, please call 963-8555.



Family Visitor Programs invites young children and their parents to its 25th Birthday Party at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Please call Family Visitor Programs at 945-1234, ext. 10, for more information.This free event will feature music and movement for young children presented by Music Together with Maurine Taufer. Birthday treats and door prizes will be available. Guests will have the chance to learn more about Family Visitor Programs free services and enjoy a morning of music and dance.

Martinez Western Constructors will begin switching traffic to the Phase 3 configuration for the construction of the Ninth and Main Roundabout in Silt Oct. 10. During this day while reconfiguring, traffic will be controlled at the intersection of Ninth and Highway 6 using a flagger system.During the construction of this phase of the project, there will be a different stage of traffic control and flows. The new configuration restricts any left turns in any direction, and restricts through traffic from the west to the east at the intersection. The town of Silts existing streets and grid needs to be used to navigate drivers to their intended destinations. This configuration will be one of the most difficult during the construction phases of the roundabout. Ninth will be open from Home Avenue to Highway 6 (Main). This configuration is anticipated to be in place for a minimum of the next seven days.Phase 3 construction consists of building the roadway platform for the existing access and egress of Interstate 70, in the south half of the project. Access to all businesses will be open.Those with questions or who need additional information, please contact Tim Laudick, project manager, at (970) 319-5380.

The nationally celebrated musical, Always Patsy Cline, is returning to the Roaring Fork Valley in October.Full of music and fun and based on the true story of Patsy Cline and her friendship with Louise Seger, the production will be shown at Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale, Wednesday, Oct. 22, through Saturday, Oct. 25. Tickets are available at The Great Divide Music Store in Aspen, Sounds Easy in Carbondale and Glenwood Music in Glenwood Springs.For further information, call David Johnson at 309-3623.


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