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Comfort Dental, 1512 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs, will be performing free dental services on a first-come, first-served basis for people who are uninsured from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 24.For more information, call 947-1273

Glenwood Springs Boy Scout Troop 225 is completing its annual wreath sales fundraiser to raise money for the troop and camping events, A few wreaths, door sprays and centerpieces remain. If you didnt get a chance to order, have not yet received your wreath or if you are Elias Benson, please call Kyle, Dana or Rilla Snyder at 928-9836.

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails and Roaring Fork Conservancy worked together to protect prime Crystal River habitat adjacent to the 190-acre Filoha Meadows Nature Preserve. The Grange Loadout Parcel was purchased by Pitkin County Open Space and Trails and is the final phase of eight years of work by the County to reassemble and protect this historic ranchland. A conservation easement placed on the property will be held by Roaring Fork Conservancy, adding extra assurance that the property will be preserved as open space. Future management of the easement property will focus on restoration of native ecological communities, and the location provides an invaluable buffer between residential development and this conservation area. The easement property, as part of the Filoha Meadows/White River National Forest protected area complex, provides access to watchable wildlife, hot springs and historic vistas that are an essential component of the Scenic Byway. For more information, please call 920-5232.



The CRMS snowboarding team is partnering with the Crystal River Elementary Schools third and fourth grade boys in a mentoring relationship. The goal is to have the all-male CRMS snowboard team interact with some of Carbondales other community members and to be positive role models to younger kids.For more information, call Lisa Raleigh at 963-3939.

The Ski Country Amateur Radio Club is having its annual pot luck holiday party at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, in Glenwood Springs. Ham radio operators and those interested in becoming a ham are welcome.Contact Sue Ludtke at 945-8722 if you are interested in attending. Also visit http://www.k0rv.org for meeting and activity information.



Registration for CMCs spring semester is now under way. Most classes start the week of Jan. 12, with many shorter classes starting throughout the semester. Many types of financial assistance and small class sizes, CMC offers many affordable ways to earn a quality associate degree or occupational certificate. The college also has many noncredit classes for lifelong learners, including new workshops in photovoltaics, green building and Web site creation. Additionally, support is available for people wanting to take their GED, learn English or prepare for college-level courses.To see whats offered this spring at your local campus, view the abbreviated, greener course schedule received in the mail. And to learn even more about classes at your local site or any CMC campus, or courses available through distance learning, go to http://www.coloradomtn.edu.For more information, contact any of the colleges 11 learning sites across north-central Colorado, or call toll-free, (800) 621-8559.


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