Community News & Notes
During Strawberry Days the Ride Glenwood buses have extended their hours of operation from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. with buses scheduled to make stops every 30 minutes throughout this time. Parking is limited during the festival, so citizens are encouraged to help themselves and the environment by riding the Free Ride Glenwood buses. These extended hours apply from Friday, June 19, through Sunday, June 21. Call (970) 925-8484 for more information.
Wednesday, June 24, is bike to work day. Citizens are encouraged to ride their bikes to work and stop at one of several stations for snacks, gifts and prize drawings. Stations will be set up in Glenwood Springs from 7-10 a.m. at Centennial Park; in Basalt from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lion’s Park; in Aspen from 7-10 a.m. at Fourth and Hopkins, East Hopkins Pedestrian Bridge, Roundabout Underpass, and the Rio Grande Skate Park; in New Castle from 7-10 a.m. at Burning Mountain Park; and in Rifle at 7 a.m. at Rifle City Hall. For more information, call (970) 384-4985.
Youthentity is hosting its first annual Pig Roast Event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, at the Aspen Glen Club. Carl Gould, founder and direct of CMT, and Larry Bangs of Bangs Business Coaching, will speak about Youthentity’s Partnering for Success Program. The benefit will include cuban cuisine, a beer and whiskey tasting station, both live and silent auctions, and a live band. To purchase tickets or donate, checks can be mailed to Youthentity d.b.a. C4K, P.O. Box 1989, Carbondale, CO 81623. For more information, contact Morgan at (970) 379-5608.
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and Valley Vista Business Services are sponsoring QuickBooks Made Profitable, a free one day instructional course for chamber members. The course will be taught by Mike Kalous of Valley Vista Business Services on Thursday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Community Room at U.S. Bank, 1901 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Lunch is included. Attendees will receive a business assessment executive summary of how their business compares to competition and nationwide industry averages in 20 key financial measurements – what banks or investors would use to evaluate a business. Attendees will discover the financial strengths and weaknesses of their businesses and what to do about them. Class size is limited. Call Jared Buckner at 1 (800) 459-3370, ext. 1119, to register or for more information.
The Roaring Fork group of the Sierra Club will have an outing to view Bighorn Sheep on June 20 near Basalt. The area wildlife manager will be there, providing information about the animals. The outing is free, and membership in the Sierra Club is not required.People interested between the ages of 19 and 64 years must have Habitat stamps, available at DOW offices, online at the DOW website, or anywhere that sells hunting and fishing licenses.Those interested can contact Mike LaVigne at (970) 984-2055 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants should bring binoculars, water, weather-appropriate clothing, and lunch or snacks. No dogs are allowed at this event.
The Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will meet on Monday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Avenue, Glenwood Springs. The public is invited to attend. The program will be a video titled “The Last Yahi,” a biography of the last free Native American in North America living in the wilderness. For information, call Cynthia at 524-7981.
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