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Glenwood Youth Hockey is hosting a broomball tourney at 6 p.m. Jan. 22 at the ice rink. Sign up your team of nine at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The Hotel Colorado is hosting Battle of the Bands in the Devereux Room on Friday, Jan. 23. Local bands will battle for cash and the chance to play on the main stage at the Ski Spree Celebration at Centennial Park on Saturday night.Ski Spree at Sunlight features live music from the Laughing Bones, a Need for Speed competition, a bump-off down the face of Showdown, drink specials, and rail jam are all part of the fun.Ski Spree at Centennial Park. Bring the family for the Rotary Clubs Chili Cook-off, a jalapeo eating contest, live music from Matthew Moon, cold suds, hot cocoa, waiter and waitress games, and entertainment for the kids. For more information, call 947-5156.

Roaring Fork Audubon Societys monthly program, titled Protecting Colorados Natural Treasures, will be presented by Brian Kurzel, Colorado Natural Areas program coordinator, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Coffee, tea and dessert will be served and the public is welcome.

The Renewable Energy Mitigation Program (REMP), managed by CORE, received final approval to disperse more than $1.3 million in grants to a variety of valleywide initiatives. REMP will fund programs including the installation of a ground source heat pump at ACES Hallam Lake Nature Preserve, the implementation of the citys hydroelectric system on Castle Creek, the support of the successful Aspen Renewable Energy Day and many of Pitkin Countys Green Programs. In addition to managing the REMP grants, CORE will fund smaller grants within the Roaring Fork Valley. CORE grants will support energy audits at Colorado Mountain College, education programs through the Green Sprouts Foundation, Aspen High Schools Reusable Bag Program and solar installations at the Carbondale Community School and Solara Preschool. REMP funds will support a number of energy efficiency rebates available through CORE. Rebates support the purchase of energy efficient dishwashers, refrigerators, clothes washers, PV systems, solar hot water systems and programmable thermostats. For more information on any of these programs or the Insulate Colorado program, please contact CORE at 544-9808.

The Rifle Friends of the Library group is hosting an ongoing book sale. Due to its popularity, the book sale will now be open during the librarys normal hours, with the exception of preschool story times (10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays) and any meetings held downstairs.For more information, please call Laura at 625-5225.

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