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The West Garfield County Landfill will be closed Monday, May 29, to observe Memorial Day, and will reopen Tuesday, May 30. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days per week.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife Hunter Outreach Program provides unique opportunities for hundreds of youth and novice hunters to participate in educational hunting adventures in Colorado. The program depends on volunteers and Huntmasters to assist in all aspects of conducting these activities.Hunter Outreach Volunteer orientations and Huntmaster training workshops will be held over the next several months. Hunter Outreach Volunteer orientations are planned for May 31, June 13 and July 18. The Huntmaster training workshops are planned for June 10-11 and Aug. 5-6. If you are interested in attending one of these sessions, call Jim Bulger, hunter outreach coordinator, at (303) 291-7248.

The Gordon Cooper Public Library in Carbondale is accepting book donations for its Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale. Donations may be dropped off during library hours at 76 S. Fourth St. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library. The Friends of the Library has also put out a call for volunteers to work the sale, which will run from June 14-24. Anyone wishing to help with this semi-annual event may sign up for a shift at the library. Questions? Call 963-2889.



The Academy of Western Slope Artists and Musicians (AWSAM) is offering a series of summer arts classes that are prototypes for the expanded AWSAM curriculum to be offered in the fall. AWSAMs summer curriculum for 2006 will offer Theatre Francais, Kids and Chords, class piano instruction and private piano instruction.Classes will begin in early June and will take place at two locations, one in New Castle and one in Rifle. For times, tuition fees and enrollment information, call 984-0419.The Academy of Western Slope Artists and Musicians (AWSAM) undertakes as its primary goal the furtherance of music and performance art as a vital and permanent presence in Western Slope communities.

Plant biologist Lisa Tasker, from E.M. Ecological LLC, and staff from the Roaring Fork Conservancy will lead a look at the Roaring Fork watershed from the Brush Creek Valley during The Seven Star Wildflower Walk from 6-8 p.m. June 7. Participants will learn about local native plants, wildlife migration, and watershed ecology on this two-hour hike. Please dress appropriately with pants, hiking shoes and rain gear, and bring water. The hike is over uneven terrain and will happen rain or shine. This walk is free and open to the public; however, space is limited, and reservations are required. Please call (970) 927-1290 to register. Sponsored by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails, E.M. Ecological LLC and the Roaring Fork Conservancy.



Celebrate the 70s in style with commemorative Strawberry Days T-shirts, now on sale exclusively at the Glenwood Chamber office at 11th and Grand. Early-bird prices are $18 for adult sizes and $8 for kids sizes, and glow-in-the-dark T-shirts are $25. Bulk orders are available. Call the Chamber today, 945-6589. The 109th annual Strawberry Days, oldest celebration in the West, will be held June 16-18 in Glenwood Springs.

The Kingston Trio will appear as part of next seasons schedule for the Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association. New memberships, renewals and business sponsorships are available now. The season will open Oct. 10 with a Canadian string ensemble and the popular Woods Tea Company will appear Nov. 5. The Kingston Trio will be in town March 19, and the season will close on May 3 with Cadence, a male quartet. The concert association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, and donations are tax deductible.Renewal or new membership checks can be mailed to GWS Community Concert Association, PO Box 214, Glenwood Springs 81602. For information, call Judy at 945-5384.


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