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Garfield County 2006 election dates announcedPrimary electionThe Garfield County primary election will be held Aug. 8. The last day to register is July 10. Early voting will be from July 31 through Aug. 4.Aug. 1 is the last day to apply for absentee ballot for the primary election if mailed; and if not mailed, Aug. 4 is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot.General electionThe Garfield County general election will be held Nov. 7. October 10 is the last day to register. Early voting will be held from Oct. 23 through Nov. 3. The last day to apply for absentee ballot if mailed is Oct. 31, and the last day to apply for absentee ballot if not mailed, is Nov. 3.Garfield County Fair ParadeThe 2006 Garfield County Fair Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, on Railroad Avenue in Rifle. This years theme is It Aint Just Cows n Cookin.Entry fees are $25 per entry and $5 per horseback rider.Visit the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce Web site at for a parade entry form or contact 625-2085, ext. 2, for more information. All entries must be received no later than Aug. 1.Golf obsessionThe next free public lecture at Paepcke Auditorium is entitled, When Obsessions Collide: Golf and Physics. Dr. Robert Grober of Yale University will lead this lecture at 6:30 p.m., July 12th.Professor Grober, in addition to his passion for teaching and research, is an avid golfer and the founder of Sonic Golf LLC. He has designed an intelligent golf club that uses an audio response system to allow golfers to better understand the nature of their swings. His lecture will summarize the physics and biomechanics that have supported the development of the sonic club.For more information, please call 925-2585.Silt Chamber picnicThe Silt Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a member picnic beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Veterans Park, Fifth and Home streets in Silt. The chamber will provide hotdogs, hamburgers and beverages. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish to share.Please RSVP by calling 876-9922.Fair royalty registration underwayThe deadline for applying to become fair royalty has been extended until July 10. Garfield County Fair Royalty applications are available now by calling organizer Kelly Diaz at 404-0172. All girls who reside or attend school in Garfield County are eligible. There are four age groups: 4-6, 7-9, 10-13, and 14-17. Every girl competes in interview, photogenic, and formalwear designations. Mini Miss girls (4-6) also compete in on-stage personality. Lit’l Miss (7-9) and Junior Miss (10-13) compete in talent. Miss (14-17) contestants have an essay contest. Applications are available online at [ ] trainingThe 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 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 Educational ScholarshipsLocal individuals interested in pursuing new or continuing careers in healthcare professions are invited to apply for scholarship programs administered by the Aspen Valley Medical Foundation (AVMF). The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 27th. Applications are reviewed for funding consideration by the Education Committee of AVMF. AVMF aims to ensure that the Aspen Valley community has well-trained health care professionals and is committed to supporting local health care workers meet their professional goals and obtain advanced training in their respective fields. The scholarship program provides assistance with tuition and other appropriate related expenses for undergraduate or graduate degree programs, conferences, workshops, seminars and trainings.Application guidelines and forms are available at the AVMF office located within Aspen Valley Hospital, or on the AVMF website For further information, call Arna Einarsdottir at 544-7371. Rocky Mountain Institute lecture Rocky Mountain Institute announces the fourth event in its 2006 speaker series, RMIs Quest for Solutions (RMIQ), designed to bring exciting, forward-looking solutions to the Roaring Fork Valley. The series confronts the world’s most pressing issues and brings them into perspective for local residents. The presentation, titled Strange Bedfellows: RMI, the Pentagon, Wal-Mart, and Texas Instruments will focus on the topic of energy and resource efficiency. The panel dicussion will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at Paepcke Auditorium in Aspen. Top-level leaders from RMI, the Pentagon, Texas Instruments, and Wal-Mart will describe why energy and resource efficiency are important goals for their organizations and why doing more with less has become a key part of these organizations missions.The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, please contact Cory Lowe in RMIs Communications Department at (970) 927-3851 or dance classesGlenwood Dance Academy summer dance class session #2 begins July 17 and ends Aug. 12. Auditions for a limited number of positions in the Danse Arts Theatre Company December Nutcracker performance with the Symphony in the Valley will be held during this session. Attendance is strongly recommended.Yoga studyDeeper Study of Yoga/India class will be held from 7-8:15 p.m. every first and third Thursday, beginning Thursday, July 6. The class journeys into the traditions, philosophies, sacred sciences, texts, and spiritual practices of India. It is taught by Lynn Albers and is held at Glenwood Centre for Well Being, 809 Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs. Call 928.0445 for more information.

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