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Community news & notes

Battlement Mesa P.E.O. Holiday Home Tour is already in the works. Circle Dec. 6, from 1-4 p.m., on the calendar. This festive annual event enables Chapter IP, P.E.O. to assist local women with further education and scholarships. The homes are located in Battlement Creek Village, Stone Ridge Village and Mesa Ridge Townhomes. The homes are filled with personal collections, artistic decorative ideas and special holiday touches.For the past ten years, the opportunity to visit the areas loveliest homes has been eagerly anticipated by sponsors, as well as guests. The warm, friendly atmosphere reflects true Christmas spirit. The proceeds enable Chapter IP to offer scholarships to deserving local women. More ticket information available at 285-1317 or 285-5628.

Continuing throughout 2008, the Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies will work together to apprehend intoxicated drivers in Eagle County. The locations of checkpoints and increased patrols will move throughout Eagle County. The dates of the checkpoints will be given out prior to the event.In November, a checkpoint will be held Nov. 16.

The exquisite film, Red Gold, celebrating the salmon way of life will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the new Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale, please call for directions.The free event is sponsored by the Ferdinand Hayden Chapter of Trout UnlimitedDoors open at 6:30 p.m. Donations to the Trout Unlimited Chapter are appreciated. For more information, please contact Paula at 379-2102 or Ed at 927-1290.

Jason Beason, special monitoring projects coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, will discuss the 12 different owl species which can be found in Western Colorado at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Coffee, tea, and a dessert provided.

The second annual KSNO Pray For Snow Community Dance will take place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Cooper Avenue Mall in Aspen.The event is free, and everyone is invited. The plan is to get everyone organized by 6 pm for a community dance as one large group. Participants are invited to bring drums. Participants are asked to bring a can of food or unused coat. Those who do will be entered in to a raffle for prizes.

Common Thread Music and Lifestyle celebration for a cause will take place Nov. 21 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen. Common Thread, a musical philanthropic event will feature Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland, Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls and Amos Lee.A limited number of VIP tickets are available now at VIP ticket holders will attend a silent auction champagne reception with the artists. All proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society, American Liver Foundation, Honor the Earth, and the Music & Mentorship Program of Intercultural Services. For tickets, visit

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