Community News & Notes
The second annual Carbondale Music and Lobster Fest is expanding to Friday night, June 23, and again all day Saturday, June 24. Feast on fresh lobster flown in from Maine and enjoy the music of many local bands and performers. Sponsored by Steves Guitars and the town of Carbondale, the event features a huge beer and wine tent, great local music, kids activities and good company. Lobster is served in hourly sittings. Lobster tickets will be presold; lobster meal event-day walk-ups will not be guaranteed. Lobsters sold out in 2005. Call (970) 704-4116 to purchase a lobster, or to find ticket venues.
The Glenwood Springs High School Class of 1986 will hold their 20 year reunion the weekend of June 9-10. For more information, please call Mandy Rhodes Wood at (970) 984-2875 or Cindy Metheny Gray at (970) 984-22932.
The Colorado Small Business Development Centers are offering a Leading Edge business planning course which begins Tuesday. Call (970) 384-8523 for more information.
There will be a wellness/vaccination clinic for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Rifle Animal Shelter, located on Prefontaine Avenue, across from Rifle High School. This is a reduced-cost clinic, with proceeds used to provide medical care for shelter animals.Please bring your pets health record and bring cats in carriers and dogs on leashes.
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 semiannual event may sign up for a shift at the library. For more information, call 963-2889.
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; glow-in-the-dark T-shirts for $25. Bulk orders are available. Call the Chamber at 945-6589. The 109th Annual Strawberry Days will take place June 16-18 in Glenwood Springs.
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, rain gear and 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. The walk is sponsored by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails, E.M. Ecological LLC and the Roaring Fork Conservancy.
The Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council will present a Trail Riding Training Clinic with Franklin Levinson from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at H2J Boarding Facility (formerly Aspen Equestrian Estates) in Carbondale. Levinsons mission is to enhance the horse/ human relationship by teaching humans how to effectively interact with their horses. Because space is limited, reservations should be made before June 1 by calling 948-1002.Membership in the Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council is open to all horse lovers.
Teens wanted for summer volunteer opportunities at Grand River Hospital District in Rifle and Parachute. Time is of the essence. Submit your applications to be ready for June 8 teen orientation. Call Susan for more information at 625-6423.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) 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 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.
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