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Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Applications for the 112th annual Strawberry Days Parade are now available at The three categories include: commercial float, political candidates and nonprofit/other. Applications are due June 1. The parade takes place Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m. For more information, visit or call the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association at (970) 945-6589.

Find out about a type of dark chocolate that is promoted as having a variety of health benefits, during a lecture by noted chiropractic Dr. Daniel Sollee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 1, at the Hot Springs Lodge, 415 6th St., Glenwood Springs. There will also be a tasting.Healthy Dark Chocolate is a cold-pressed, caffeine-free, diabetic-friendly chocolate, for which evidence suggests a variety of health benefits. Among them are lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, stabilizing blood sugar in diabetics, decreasing inflammation from arthritis and more, according to local distributor Moira OMalley.For more information about Mondays event, contact OMalley at (970) 691-2669, or by e-mail:

The city of Glenwood Springs recycle center will be switching to its summer schedule on Tuesday, June 2, to the following hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. And on it will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Community Integration Initiative and Pathfinders for Cancer proudly announce the first immigrant orientation workshop in a series dedicated to Health Education and Disease Prevention on Monday, June 1, 6 p.m. at the Coal Ridge High School This is a great opportunity for our immigrant community to learn about the healthcare system and the resources available in the community. We are putting together a great panel of presenters that will talk about tobacco prevention, sexually transmitted diseases, dental health, mental health, drug abuse prevention, cancer prevention and treatment, and much more.

The citys Electric Department will continue to upgrade its system on Donegan Road. Closures to Donegan Road to through traffic will begin on Monday, June 1, between Sunny Acres and Vista Drive. This section of road will be open to local traffic only. Construction hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.Questions or concerns pertaining to the project can be directed to the citys Electric Department at 384-6352.

Duane Cook, now of Cheyenne, will be the guest speaker at the June 3 meeting of the National Railway Historical Society at the Glenwood Railroad Museum located in the historic Rio Grande (now Amtrak) station. Mr. Cook lived at Tennessee Pass from July 1951 until they closed the station and will be presenting a video of the pass, plus train and snow operation footage and people from the pass interacting as they did each day.The 7 p.m. meeting is free and open to the public. To reach the museum front door, go down the open stairs west of the station, then proceed to the east end of the station. Questions may be directed to 928-8721 or

Majid Kahhak will paint live, June 5, (First Friday), 6-8 p.m, at Kahhak Fine Arts & School, 411 Main St., Carbondale. The painting will be inspired by Summer! Beverages and hors doeuvres will be served. Please join us! Need more info? Call 970-704-0622.

Highland Elementary School in Rifle will be participating in the American Cancer Societys Relay For Life fundraiser in June. Area artists have painted chairs as part of the second annual chairity auction the teachers are having on Wednesday, June 3, at the Rifle Golf Course at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12. This gets you in the door with an auction paddle and appetizers. Tickets for the auction can be purchased by contacting Jade Lutes (303) 570-7862, Christy Walters 625-4932 or Kelly Bina 625-1828.

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