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Scott Webb, 17 years old and a student at Rifle High School, was in a rollover accident recently, while visiting his father in Utah. Scotts seat belt was severed in half, and he flew through the front windshield of the truck and landed on his head. He is life in University Hospital in Utah with broken cheek bones, nose and chin and broken vertebrae in his upper back.The family has been in Utah since Wednesday, staying at the Ronald McDonald house, but have to apply to stay there on a daily basis. Funding is needed for food and lodging. If you or someone you know can help this family, please call Rebecca Hale at 625-4301.

Target is hosting a special event for seniors and guests with disabilities from 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2. The store will offer personal holiday shopping assistance, free refreshments, gift wrapping and a special coupon.

A free Community Appreciation Day will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The event will feature giveaways, membership discounts, KidKare, a community wellness forum and many of the regular classes and activities.For more information, visit or call 384-6301.

Nancy Reinisch, author of Chemosabee: A Triathletes Journey Through the First Year of Breast Cancer, will be signing copies of her book from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in the upper lobby of Valley View Hospital.Nancy will introduce the book, read excerpts and show a few slides. Tours of the Cancer Center and information on cancer support groups will be available. LIght refreshments will be served.

Actors needed for the annual Take Ten New Play Festival productions to be presented Jan. 25-27. Auditions will be held at Aspens Hotel Lenado from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, and from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. For information and scheduling, call 948-9484.

A parade of trees is planned to benefit the Silt Historical Park the evening of Dec. 5. Local businesses will donate decorated trees to then be auctioned silently at the end of the night. The park, with all its historical buildings, will be decorated for this winter celebration.The Anvil Points Quilt Guild will sell pastries and beverages.To donate a tree, contact Abbie Peterson at 309-8120. This is a Senior Seminar project.

The Aspen Curling League begins Jan. 14 at the Aspen Ice Garden. Take part in the action yourself by getting a group of friends together and entering a team in the 2009 Aspen Curling League. Deadline for registration is Jan. 5. For complete information, please call (970) 429-1728 or visit

Symphony in the Valley will take A Tour of Europe with a program of exciting classical music by eight European composers.The two concerts are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Glenwood Springs High School; and 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Grand Valley High School in Parachute. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Music students will be admitted free.The concert samples music from England, Finland, Spain, France, Germany, Italy and Russia, offering a wide variety of musical styles.Symphony in the Valley is a volunteer community orchestra based in Glenwood Springs. For more information on the upcoming concerts, visit

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association board of directors, the Chamber Ambassadors and the Chamber staff will be hosting Decembers Business After Hours mixer from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. at the chamber, located at 1102 Grand Ave. All chamber members and their guests are invited to stop in for food and holiday cheer. Visitors will enjoy appetizers, the lighting of the community Christmas tree, caroling with the Glenwood Springs High School Choir, complimentary beer from Orrison Distributing, complimentary wine from Turtles Glenwood Liquor, networking opportunities and a visit from Santa Claus. Cindy Hines, curator of The Frontier Historical Society, will portray Louisa Schwarz. She will relay the charming story about the towns most famous Christmas tree, which sits in front of the chamber. The tree was dedicated in the 1930s to Schwarz as one of Glenwood Springs most beloved residents.

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