Community News & Notes
The 2009 ASP Benefit Horse Show is scheduled for June 14 at the Aspen Equestrian Estates starting at 8 a.m. and running through late afternoon. This horse show is sanctioned by the Colorado West Hunter Jumper Association. Riders will compete over jumps and on the flat. This fundraiser for the Advocate Safehouse Project is a fun event for competitors and spectators alike. Advocate Safehouse Project invites the community to come out and enjoy a free entertaining event. For information, call 945-2632.
The Wilderness Workshop will host its sixth annual Wilderness Picnic at East Maroon Portal on Sunday, June 14, from noon to 3 p.m.The picnic is billed as a “semi-potluck,” meaning that WW provides the grill goodies and soft drinks, and guests are encouraged to bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share. The Last Minute String Band will provide live music, and games and activities will be organized for kids.Admission is free for Wilderness Workshop members, and for kids 12 and under. It’s $10 for non-members, but free for anyone who joins WW at the event. East Maroon Portal is located off of Maroon Creek Road, about 3 miles beyond the T Lazy 7 Ranch. Parking is available at the site, although everyone is encouraged to carpool or bike.For more information, please call the Wilderness Workshop, 963-3977.
Elks Lodge 2286 will have its annual Flag Day Ceremony beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, at Centennial Park in downtown Glenwood Springs.Boy Scout Troop 225 will assist lodge members with the history of our American Flag. There will be music, readings and the winner of the Elks Grade School Americanism essay contest will read their essay. A receptacle for American flags that need to be retired will be available.Archaeology Society 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.
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.
The parking lots at Two Rivers and Sayre Parks will be closed Tuesday, June 16 for parking lot striping from 7 a.m. to mid afternoon. This closure is weather dependent. The closures will complete the parking lot maintenance in these locations. Call 384 -6366 with concerns.
The Union Pacific Railroad will be offering free tours through Glenwood Canyon in vintage 1940s-era passenger rail cars on Tuesday, June 16.Free tickets are available at the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association office on Grand Avenue. Seating is limited, and tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.Departures from the Glenwood Springs train station bound for Dotsero and back will be at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. A fourth tour may be offered if there is enough demand.
Never floated through mountain wetlands? Then join us for this awesome event from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 17. Bring your canoe, kayak or ducky and get ready to float the gentle Roaring Fork River through some of the most important wetlands in the upper Roaring Fork Valley. Staff from Pitkin County Open Space & Trails and Roaring Fork Conservancy will give the history of James H. Smith North Star Preserve, point out wildlife, and discuss recent restoration activities along this mild two-hour float. Please dress appropriately – life jackets are required; the float will happen rain or shine, but is dependent on river flows and may be cancelled due to extremely high or low flows. This event is free and open to the public; however, space is limited, and registration is required. Visit http://www.roaringfork.org/events to register and call (970) 927-1290 with questions. Sponsored by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails and Roaring Fork Conservancy. For more information on this and other events visit: http://www.roaringfork.org/events.
Alpine Legal Services is holding two new events this month. The first is a “Do it Yourself Divorce Class,” on June 18 in the Garfield County Courthouse. At 1 p.m., information will be given about managing divorce cases and divorce proceeding documentation will be provided. Attendants are asked to preregister and bring a small donation, though no services will be denied based on lack of ability to pay.The next week, they will present the Thursday Night Bar, where people can ask questions about legal issues. The event is 5 p.m. on June 18. Attendants will be received in order of appearance for 15 minute private consultations with volunteer attorneys, regarding matters like divorce, custody, renters’ rights, and more. Case documentation including leases, contracts, and court papers should be brought. This event occurs the third Thursday of every month. Once more, a small donation is requested but not required.For further information about either of these events, Alpine Legal Services can be contacted at their Glenwood office (945-8858).
Allen Ringle of the Twin Lakes Reservoir and Canal Company and Tim O’Keefe of the Roaring Fork Conservancy will give a presentation about how water is collected from the headwaters of the Roaring Fork River and diverted under the Continental Divide. The tour will visit Lost Man Reservoir, the Roaring Fork collection dam and tunnel, the Grizzly Reservoir, and the Twin Lake tunnel that brings water to the eastern slope. The tour goes from 10-4 p.m. on June 20. Participants should bring a lunch and weather appropriate clothing, and meet at Lost Man Creek Campground (CO 82 Mile Marker 55, east of Aspen). The tour is free, but registration is required, either online at http://www.roaringfork.org/events or by phone at 927-1290.
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