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Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The management at Thunder River Market, south of Glenwood Springs on Highway 82, will be celebrating their 13th anniversary in business today with a party for the public, according to owner Maria Maniscalchi.From 4-6 p.m., she said, there will be food, beverages, giveaways and more, including certificates for free gasoline.She said the entire complex of retail shops is participating with free stuff and discounts.

The city of Glenwood Springs is currently in the process of updating its water conservation plan. For submittal of comments or information, contact the city’s website at or contact the water department at 384-6344.

On Thursday, July 16, at 7 p.m. the Glenwood Springs Branch library will host a Thunder River Theatre Company Literary Night about the author Francois Rabelais. TRTC Associate Artistic Director Valerie Haugen will present the program celebrating the licentious, boozy and lusty appetites of Rabelais. Biting and bawdy, smart and smutty, lofty and low, Rabelais’ masterpiece “Gargantua and Pantagruel” is fantasy on the grandest of scales, told with an unquenchable thirst for all of human experience. Rabelais’ vigorous examination of the life of his times is one of the great comic masterpieces of literature. The Literary Night is free and open to the public with light refreshments served. For more information call 945-5958.

The Basalt Chamber’s Summer Music Series continues on Wednesday nights from 5:30-7:30 p.m., alternating between Lions Park in downtown Basalt and Triangle Park at the Willits Town Center.Playing tonight, July 1, at Triangle Park will be H3 & Bobby Mason. Harding, Hills and Hawes have evolved since their inception in 2000 into a dynamic and versatile trio. In the winter of 2008, Bobby Mason joined in playing with H3 on several occasions, prompting the trio to invite Bobby to join them.Upcoming in the series: The Mike Mauer Band on July 8 (Lions Park), Brad Manosevitz on July 15 (Triangle Park), The Matt Clark Band on July 22 (Lions), and The Redtones on July 29 (Triangle).For more information contact the Basalt Chamber:, or call 927-4031.

A Tea Party will be held on Friday, July 3, on the lawn of the Garfield County Courthouse on Eighth Street at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be 9th Judicial District Attorney and Republican candidate for the 3rd Congressional District Martin Beeson.Please bring your own signs. Call 945-3950 or 928-7578 for more information.

West Garfield County Landfill will be closed Saturday, July 4, for Independence Day. It will reopen Sunday, July 5. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week.

The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo presents a special performance at the Thursday, July 2, rodeo by Lynn Payne of the One Arm Bandit & Co.Payne will entertain the crowd with his trained horse and give a demonstration of herding techniques with several steers.This is the third year Payne has performed at the Carbondale rodeo. His act was awarded the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Specialty Act of the Year eight years running from 1989-96 and again in 2008.Grand entry for the Wild West Rodeo is at 7:30 p.m. at the Gus Darien arena east of Carbondale on County Road 100. Admission is $8 per person (children under 10 free), or $25 for a carload up to six people.

Valley View Hospital Holistic Harmony’s fourth annual music celebration will be Thursday, July 30, from 6-8:30 p.m. It will be held in the upper lobby of the hospital at 1906 Blake Ave. It will be a night of music with Valley View musicians and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, including carved beef, shrimp and made-to-order pasta, catered by Valley View Hospital.A $25 donation includes food and live music, and may be made at the VVH Gift Shop or at the door.This event is a benefit for the Holistic Harmony music program, which provides music to enhance the atmosphere of the hospital, inspire the mind, create language for the emotions and balm for the soul. For more information, call 384-6651.

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