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Silt Business after Hours

Join the Silt Chamber of Commerce from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at 734 Main St. in Silt, for the February Business After Hours Open House. The event is sponsored by Caribou Construction Inc. Food and beverages will be provided.

Plan your courses for college

Parents of Glenwood Springs High School freshmen and sophomores are invited to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 at the GSHS multipurpose room. Counselors will address GSHS graduation requirements and course selection based on students’ plans after high school, mainly for college preparation.

Wildlife volunteers sought

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is looking for volunteers in the New Castle to Grand Junction area to help rescue sick, injured and orphaned wildlife and transport the animals to special rehabilitation facilities. The Grand Junction Wildlife Rescue Team will be trained to help transport mammals, birds and raptors to rehabilitation centers. Scenarios might include rescuing songbirds with broken wings, raccoons that have been hit by vehicles, and pelicans caught in fishing line. Once trained, volunteers will be required to carry pagers and be on call during specified 24-hour shifts at least two days a month. A mandatory training session is set to take place 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 6 in Silt. Information: (970) 255-6144.

Math volunteers needed

Adult math volunteers are needed to donate one hour of time each week to help kindergarten through fifth-grade students at Crystal River and Carbondale Elementary schools. Some volunteers work with small groups of students while others are “checkers” for the new Marcy Cook math centers. Special math skills are not required, and a short training is available upon request. A group training also is planned for 1:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at CES. To help, contact teacher Eliza Sorte, 384-5666 or

Carbondale Mountain Fair announces application deadlines

This year’s Carbondale Mountain Fair will be held July 23-26. The deadline for all artists and craftpersons interested in a booth for this year’s Carbondale Mountain Fair is Feb. 28. This would include all local artists interested in sharing booth space. The Entertainment Application is due by March 3. Information: or 963-1680.

Basalt F.D. snowmobile poker run

Basalt and Rural Fire Department’s fifth annual Snowmobile Poker Run and Chili Supper, held in memory of Lt. Vincent Paul Thomas, will take place on Saturday, March 6, at Elk Wallow campground, with dinner at the Thomasville fire station. 9:30 a.m. check in, 10 a.m. start, dinner from 3-6 p.m. with chili, salads, deserts and beverages by the Basalt Fire and EMS volunteers. $20 per sled, $15 for children under 14. Information: Michael, 927-0233.

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