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The White River Trail Runners ATV Club is meeting on Thursday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at the Casey Concrete office located at 28575 Highway 6 between Silt and Rifle.The purpose of the family-oriented club is to represent riders throughout the White River National Forest region. One main goal is to work with local Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to maintain trail access and discuss trail management in our area.For more information contact: Mike at (970) 401-2857, Jeff at (970) 319-3577, or Dan at (970) 309-5368, or by e-mail at

The Colorado Department of Transportation has re-opened all sections of the Glenwood Canyon Bike Path. High water levels have subsided and allowed CDOT crews to open the path Wednesday.

Hospice of the Valley is offering Grief Connections, a six-session grief support group in which we learn, share and create ways to adapt to the loss of a loved one. This group will be held on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7 p.m. in Rifle at the Garfield School District Re-2 facilities office located at 215 E. 30th St. Meetings will start on June 25 and will continue to meet every other week until Sept. 3.Meetings are open to anyone in mourning, but attendees must plan on attending all six sessions. Call (970) 261-7131 to preregister and for further information.

A three-day God Rally will be held Friday through Sunday, June 19-21, featuring music vendors, speakers and local artists at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 6 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. on Saturday; and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 625-2511 or visit

The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities will have its annual membership meeting at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at Sopris Park, followed by the first concert in the CCAH Summer of Music series with BooCoo and Friends.Regular business will include an election of one new member to the CCAH board of directors, a financial report and ratification of the bylaws.CCAH is seeking nominations for the board position, specifically someone who is interested in heading up the membership committee. For information, call Ro at 963-1680 or e-mail (veggie included), wine and beer will be served for all active CCAH members.The free concert is open to the public, featuring the Jazz Aspen Summer Class Recital followed by BooCoo and Friends, with Chris Bank, Joe Kelly, Chris Goplerud and a host of valley musicians.

Child entertainer comes to GlenwoodMaster magician and wildlife biologist Greg Carter, aka Safari Greg, will participate with his magic and snakes in two benefit performances for the Glenwood Springs High School cheerleaders June 26 and 27. The June 26 performance is at 6:30 p.m., and the June 27 show starts at 10 a.m., at the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. Tickets are $8. For five years in a row, Safari Greg has been voted Nashville’s No. 1 family entertainer by Parents magazine, according to These family-friendly shows have been proven to entertain and delight children of all ages – and their parents, too. Combining magic with alligators, jokes, snakes and porcupines is all in a day’s work for Safari Greg.Tickets are available from any Glenwood Springs High School cheerleader or by calling Lynn Goluba at 379-1848 or Jody Jordan at 618-6691.

The Roaring Fork Group of the Sierra Club is sponsoring an outing to view bighorn sheep near Basalt, at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 20. The outing is free of charge and membership in the Sierra Club is not required. The area wildlife manager will provide information about the animals and their habitat and behavior. Bring water, binoculars and/or spotting scopes, lunch for the afternoon and something to sit on while waiting to see the animals. Wear suitable clothing for protection from sun and inclement weather. Participants will walk about one mile up a slight grade on a road to a large meadow. Altitude at the start is about 7,500 feet, and participants will gain 500 feet of elevation during both walks to two different meadows.Only 12 participants will be accepted. If interested, contact Mike LaVigne at (970) 984-2055 or e-mail at

The Western Slope Stompers offer clogging lessons to beginners. The new adult class is held on Wednesdays starting on July 1 at the Apple Tree Community Room in New Castle from 7-7:45 p.m.Contact Shonna at 984-2265 or with any questions.

Free breast exams for senior women 55 and older will be conducted at Manor 2 in Glenwood Springs Thursday June 25 from 1-4 p.m. Sarah Oliver, certified adult nurse practitioner, will provide these exams as well as educate women in breast self-examination. She will refer women without insurance to cover mammograms to a program to obtain a mammogram at a local hospital. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in Aspen has awarded a grant to Columbine Home Health to provide this service to senior women. To schedule an appointment contact Sarah Oliver at 618-3606.

The fifth season of the Glenwood Downtown Market starts Tuesday June 23 from 4 p.m. to dusk. Customers will have their pick of fresh organic produce, artisan breads, cheese, range-red beef, Colorado wines, vinegars, oils, unique crafts, live music, cooking demonstrations and more. Credit and debit cards accepted. For more information call 618-3650.

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