Community News & Notes
Come meet Heidi Rice and Husband-Head for a book signing of her new book, Skully Says Shut It! a 60-column collection of her Fried Rice columns, from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at Wingnutz Bar & Grill, 2178 Railroad Ave. in Rifle. Books will be available for sale or can be purchased at the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, local bookstores or online.
Alpine Bank New Castle will be hosting an open house/business after hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the bank located at 810 Castle Valley Blvd. Hors doeuvres will be catered by Pattis Main Street Coffee House.The Alpine Bank staff encourages their loyal customers to spend the evening or just a few minutes at the bank.
Scott Webb, 17 years old and a student of 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.
High Country RSVP offers a program for senior and disabled tax assistance, serving those in Aspen, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Silt, Rifle and Parachute, and relies on volunteers to be tax counselors for this very important program. Volunteers are needed, particularly in the Carbondale and Rifle area. Training is provided, and each volunteer must pass a test required by the IRS. RSVP provides plenty of help to pass the test. Qualifications? Willingness and some love for numbers, plus a desire to work with seniors and those in need. Training will be held Jan. 7 and 8 at the Blake CMC Campus, 1402 Blake (behind the Glenwood Springs City Market) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided.The time commitment from each volunteer is variable, based on volunteers time schedules in February, March and April; but generally takes about four hours a week, but can be more or less depending on the volunteer. Please contact RSVP at 947-8462 or email@example.com.
The deadline for the Glenwood Springs Association of Realtors Holiday Toy Drive, benefiting the families of deployed soldiers from Fort Carson, is Tuesday, Dec. 9. Please bring new, unwrapped gifts ages infant to 16, gift cards or checks made payable to Operation Vacation to Vicki Lee Green Realtors, 930 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs; Mason Morse, 0290 Highway 133, Carbondale; or Real Estate Out West, little yellow building across from Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle.
Drop off donations for CARE, Operation Vacation and LIFT-UP and other local food banks at the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, 2014 Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs. The Post Independent will distribute the items to the appropriate agency.
It is not too late to protect against flu. Garfield County Public Health will be providing flu shots from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at two locations:Glenwood Springs Mall, 51027 Highway 6; and Rifle Health and Human Services Building, 195 W. 14th St. For more information, please call the Public Health Department in Rifle at 625-5200 or Glenwood Springs at 945-6614.
Eighth Street, between Main Street and Colorado Avenue in Carbondale, will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, and Wednesday, Dec. 10, for Xcel Energys undergrounding project. For questions, call 963-1307.
The Aspen Valley Medical Foundation is inviting the community to a larger Celebration of Giving this year at 5 p.m. Dec. 17, at the Grand Ballroom in the Hotel Jerome in Aspen. Please note we are asking attendees to bring nonperishable food items, diapers and new unwrapped toys, which will be distributed to local nonprofits. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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