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Join the Roaring Fork Conservancy for a summer evening streamside stroll from 7-9 p.m. July 3. A Conservancy naturalist will guide participants through Basalts newest riverfront park and the future home of the conservancys river center. Meet at 7 p.m. at the grand picnic table in Old Pond Park on Two Rivers Road, behind Taqueria El Nopal in Basalt. Please call 927-1290 for more information.

Rainy Day Designs is hosting a showing of local ceramic artist Diane Kenney from July 7-28 at the studio at 16 N. Fourth St. in Carbondale. The show will highlight one-of-a-kind, handcrafted stoneware pieces, and all items are for sale.Daily viewings will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. For more information, call 963-9748.

The Northwest Colorado region of the Colorado Small Business Development Centers Network (SBDC) announces its July schedule of entrepreneurial training workshops and seminars located in Glenwood Springs.July 2006July 12, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Government Contracting Workshop Part I (free)July 12, 6-9 p.m. How to Start a Business in English and SpanishJuly 13, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Government Contracting Workshop Part II (free)July 19, 6-9 p.m. Bookkeeping Basics and Financial Statements July 25, 1-3 p.m., Funding Sources for Your BusinessJuly 26, 6-9 p.m. Budgeting and Cash Flow ManagementFor information and advance registration, call (970) 384-8523 or visit

The Bureau of Land Management Glenwood Springs Field Office is hosting an open house from 5-8 p.m. July 12 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road in Glenwood Springs. The purpose of this open house is to share information and receive comments on their wild and scenic river evaluations being conducted in advance of jointly revising resource management plans. The open house will address the eligibility phase of identifying what segments of rivers and streams within the field offices may meet criteria for wild and scenic rivers. If any segments are found to be eligible, BLM will conduct a suitability study as part of the revision process.Written comments will be accepted through July 28 by mail: BLM WSR Inventory, c/o Tetra Tech, 4900 Pearl East Circle, Suite 300W, Boulder, CO 80301; e-mail; or fax (720) 406-9114, Attention: WSR Inventory Phase Comments.

The Aspen Given Foundation presents Avian Flu: What should you know for your safety? by J. John Cohen, MD, professor of immunology and medicine at the University of Colorado Medical School, at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 3, at the Given Institute, located at 100 E. Francis St., Aspen. Dr. Cohen has been awarded numerous teaching awards and is in constant demand around the world as a professor and lecturer in immunology research. Seating is free to all, and supporters of the Aspen Given Foundation may reserve a seat in advance. Dr. Cohen will talk about the key things we should do to prepare. He will talk about one thing that most of us can do to fight the spread of this disease.The 2006 Summer Health Education Series is supported by Stanley and Judith Hoffberger, The Fred and Elli Iselin Foundation, the city of Aspen, Alpine Bank, The Molly Gibson Lodge, and The Friends of the Aspen Given Foundation. For more information, contact the Aspen Given Foundation at 925-3730, or visit their Web site at

The Garfield County Landfill will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, to observe Independence Day, and will reopen 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 5. Regular house are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

As part of Carbondales First Friday festivities from 6-8 p.m. July 7, the Carbondale Clay Center Gallery will present work by nationally renowned ceramist Jim Romberg. In addition, visitors will have an opportunity to view the colorful creations by our young artists from Summer Clay Camps. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call or visit the Clay Center office at 963-2529, e-mail, or 135 Main St., Carbondale.

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