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The 2008 Glenwood Springs High School yearbooks have arrived. Pick yours up before or during the first quarter of the GSHS homecoming football game. Books will also be for sale. If you cant make it to the game, they will be available for pick up or purchase in the morning, during lunch and after school in the GSHS main lobby Oct. 9-17.

Artists Mercantile and Gallery, 720 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs, presents local mixed-media artist Angela Chagnon in October. An artists reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10th. Drinks and snacks will be served, and everyone is welcome. Call 947-0947 for further information.

The Carbondale ditches will be shut off for the season Oct. 15. The ditches are anticipated to be operational again April 15, 2009. For information, call public works at 963-1307.



J.L. Haneke Financial & Insurance Services Inc. is sponsoring a Work Day with Habitat for Humanity on Oct. 11. Habitat invites people from all walks of life to work together in partnership to help build houses with families in need. Haneke staff members will be volunteering that day with jobs like siding, trim and painting, and will be providing lunch for all of the volunteers during the work day. Those interested in participating, e-mail Jamie at jamie06@jlhaneke.com to request more information or to sign up.

Twenty-five volunteers are needed to help Saturday, Oct. 11, in Silt for a tamarisk removal work day, sponsored by Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and the town of Silt. Volunteers will help continue the effort to remove tamarisk and Russian olive noxious weeds from the banks of the Colorado River and the town of Silts island in the Colorado River. This is the largest remaining patch between Rifle and Glenwood Springs. These invasive weeds choke river banks and crowd native vegetation in the riparian zone, a critical habitat for 80 percent of wildlife.Volunteers for this project must be 14 or older, but less active volunteers could help with the kitchen crew. RFOV always treats volunteers to breakfast snacks, an end-of-the-workday meal and a chance at prizes.Sign up to volunteer online at http://www.rfov.org, e-mail rfov@sopris.net, or call 927-8241.



The community is invited to an Eat so They Can global dinner party at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in Rifle.Join the global effort to end child hunger in Africa by eating. Carrie Wieder will be hosting a delicious dinner party party to raise funds. Call 625-2496. Donations will be accepted at the dinner, or call Carrie if you cant make the party but want to contribute.

Troop 225 and Pack 225 are collecting used but serviceable Cub Scout and Boy Scout uniforms, pants, shirts, trousers, belts, caps, etc., which are no longer being used. Scouts will be collecting from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in October in the entry of the Roaring Fork Career Center, directly across Highway 82 from the Honda dealership in South Glenwood. Donations will help boys who may not have the funds for new uniforms.

The Frontier Historical Society will host its ninth annual Historic Ghost Walk through Linwood (Pioneer) Cemetery in Glenwood Springs Friday through Sunday, Oct. 17-19; as well as Friday through Sunday Oct. 24-26. Tours will be led up the hill to the old cemetery, where costumed actors portray characters from Glenwood Springs past.Tours will be held at 7, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturday; and 7, 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. Sundays.Tickets are available at Through the Looking Glass bookstore and the Frontier Historical Museum. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended.The Ghost Walk is a fundraiser for the Frontier Historical Society and Museum. For more information, call 945-4448 or e-mail history@rof.net.

Target is offering flu shots from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11; and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12.For more information, call 945-8006.

The Carbondale Community Schools annual fundraiser, The Roaring Fork Valley Studio Tour, will kick off its sixth annual tour this summer, June 5-7, 2009, rather than its original slated date of October 2008. This new date will provide the community, artists and underwriters/sponsors with greater exposure since more people will be in the valley to attend the Studio Tour. For additional information regarding Carbondale Community School, please visit http://www.discovercompass.org or contact Tom Penzel at 963-9647.


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