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Mountain Family Health Center is now a Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) Presumptive Eligibility (PE) site. These programs offer health services to pregnant women and children under age 19. Applications can be entered online at Mountain Family Health Center. If approved, patients will receive a letter with a Medicaid or CHP number which may be used at any doctors office, pharmacy or hospital for thirty days. The application will then be submitted for final approval. The service team at Mountain Family Health Center will work with all persons to find the appropriate medical insurance program for their needs and circumstances. Persons who do not qualify for insurance may be eligible to pay for services on a sliding fee scale.To schedule an appointment, call 945-2840, ext. 214. Mountain Family Health Center is located at 1905 Blake Avenue in Glenwood Springs, across the street from Valley View Hospital.

The American Legion Post #100 at 97 N. Third St. in Carbondale is hosting its annual St. Patricks Day Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner at 5 p.m. March 17. Guests and public are welcome. For information, please call the Legion at 963-2381 after 3 p.m.

Pretty girls and fast horses try out for the 2009 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Royalty. Support the rodeo, be a role model in the community and earn scholarship money. For more information, go to or contact Diane Teague at 963-6394 or 379-7673. Application deadline is April 15.

Seniors in Glenwood Springs who need help with early spring lawn projects please call Helping Hands for Seniors at 384-8746. Sponsored by High Country RSVP, volunteers will help you with your tasks. A community partner wants to help April 5. Call and leave a message, someone will call you back.

The Basalt Chamber’s March Business After Hours will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at Cathers Home, 155 Southside Drive Suite E, in Southside Basalt. Stop in and meet some new people, bring your business cards and enjoy the great food and drink. The Basalt Chambers Business After Hours are free for members and prospective members. RSVP by calling the Chamber at 927-4031 or e-mail For more information contact the Basalt Chamber at or 927-4031.

The Rifle Creek Wednesday Ladies Golf League will begin with with a breakfast meeting at 8:30 and play at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 1. All women are invited to participate.For questions, please call the pro shop at 625-1093.

J.L. Haneke Financial & Insurance Services, Inc. is hosting Weekly Money Saver Meetings from 8:30-9:30 a.m. March 19, at the office in the Garnet Building in Riverwalk in Edwards. Jennifer Law of HR Link will be presenting on the topic of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and what employers need to know. If an employee was involuntarily terminated on or after 9/1/08 and was eligible for COBRA or Colorado State Continuation, that employee may be eligible for a subsidy of 65 percent of the cost of continuation. Employers have a new notification requirement deadline and will be impacted by the costs associated with this new subsidy. Due to the popularity of this topic and the limited space available, reservations are requested no later than Monday, March 16th. Please call 926-7315 or e-mail

Enjoy a specially prepared meal of corned beef and cabbage while you listen to live Celtic music with bagpipes at the Hotel Colorado on Tuesday, March 17. The Polo Lounge will offer holiday specials on Irish drinks, green beer, and appetizers.

Bring your family (kids age 8 and up) for a free tour of the Crystal River Hatchery from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 1. Please dress appropriately; the tour will happen rain or shine. Space is limited and registration is required. This event is part of Roaring Fork Conservancys 2009 Watershed Explorations and is sponsored by Colorado Division of Wildlife and Roaring Fork Conservancy. Please register at

A free tour of Aspen drinking water facilities will be offered at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. Please dress appropriately; tour will happen rain or shine. Space is limited and registration is required. This event is part of Roaring Fork Conservancys 2009 Watershed Explorations and is sponsored by City of Aspen Water Department and Roaring Fork Conservancy. Register online at

A Spring Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Glenwood Springs Mall.For more information, or to sign up for an employers booth by April 1, please call the Glenwood Springs Workforce Center, 945-8638.

Free HIV testing from 3-8 p.m. Monday, March 30, at Planned Parenthood, Glenwood Springs. For more information, call 384-2151.

The Pre-Collegiate Program of the Roaring Fork School District is hosting a free event open to all teen girls who are interested in learning about careers in the business and nonprofit world.Women Empowering Women will be held from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Monday, March 23, at the Aspen Community Foundation Office on the corner of Eighth and Grand in Glenwood Springs. This event will invite ten women from throughout our community to share information on their careers, and the necessary training and education needed to achieve success in their field. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, contact Nova Sprick at 945-9515.

The New Castle Branch Library is hosting a Noir Party from 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Pattis Main Street Coffee House, as part of the Big Read celebration. Tickets are available at the New Castle Branch Library. The atmosphere of an old speakeasy will be recreated, and participants are welcome to dress in favorite period attire. For questions or to purchase tickets. call 984-2346.

Join the Gordon Cooper Branch Library at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, for a Mystery Story Time for little detectives at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library. A special Bedtime Story Time will be held at 6:30 p.m. that night. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite teddy bear for bedtime stories and hot cocoa. For more information on either of these events, please call the library at 963-2889.

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