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Carbondale Candidates forum is tonightA candidates forum for the Carbondale municipal election is set for 6-10 p.m. today at Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave. It will be broadcast live on Carbondale Cable Television (Channel 12) and KDNK-FM at 90.5 FM in Carbondale.All 11 of the candidates running for five seats on the town council are expected to participate.The forum format will include questions posed by moderator John Colson, Valley Journal publisher and editor, that were submitted by such diverse groups as the Carbondale Community Chamber of Commerce and the Town Mothers organization. Questions and answers from the public will follow.The program will be rebroadcast by Channel 12 on Thursday, March 25, at noon, 7 p.m. and midnight; on Saturday, March 27, at noon, 8 p.m. and midnight and March 30 and 31 at noon, 7 p.m. and midnight, as well as other, to-be-announced times as the stations schedule permits.American Red CrossTrainingAmerican Red Cross training for new volunteers will be held this weekend in Glenwood Springs.The class on Family Services will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; the Disaster Services class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday; the Shelter Operations class will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday.All classes are free, and will be held in Room 402 of the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs.Information: 945-2998.T-shirt designs needed for Mountain FairWanted: A fresh, fantastic design for the 33rd Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair. A $500 reward will be given to the artist who creates the winning design, which will be used for the 2004 Mountain Fair T-shirt and poster. Capture the Spirit of the Fair, is the theme of the event, but that should not, in any way, limit your imagination. Pick up guidelines at the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities Annex in La Fontana Plaza on Highway 133 by April 23. You can also submit your entry to CCAH, P.O. Box 175, Carbondale, CO 81623. Information: 963-1680 ext. 3.AlzheimersSupport Group MeetsAre you caring for someone with Alzheimers disease? Join a confidential caregiver support group for the help and hope you need. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month beginning April 1 at the Glen Valley Care & Rehab Center at 2305 Blake Ave. Information: Ken Most or Sue McKinstry, 945-5476.Community Health FairsValley View Hospital is sponsoring a health fair 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 17, at the Valley View medical office building, 1830 Blake Ave. Another health fair will be held 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 24, at Riverside Middle School, 804 W. Main, New Castle. Both will have free health education booths, blood chemistry analysis ($30), prostate specific antigen ($25) and colorectal kits ($5). Do not eat 12 hours before having blood drawn, drink water, continue to take prescribed medications as directed. Diabetics should not fast, you must be 18 to participate. Blood will also be drawn for analysis 7-10 a.m. Saturday, April 3, at the VVH Cancer Center, 1830 Blake Ave., Suite 205. Information: 945-6535, http://www.vvh.org.Free parenting classesThe nonprofit Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers presents free, monthly parenting workshops in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt. The courses are offered in English and Spanish separately, with free child care. Aprils workshops for parents of adolescents, entitled What happened to my child? Reconnecting with your child when you have been disconnected, will be held 7-8:30 p.m. on April 13 at the Carbondale Elementary School library, April 14 at the Glenwood Springs Elementary School library and April 15 at Basalt Elementary Schools Family Resource Center office. Information: Nancy La Joy, 384-5694.Sewer and wateropen houseThe city of Glenwood Springs will upgrade sewer and water facilities in the North Glenwood area starting March 25. For anyone interested in seeing detailed plans, the city is sponsoring a project open house at the City Hall Council Chambers from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 24. City engineering staff and the general contractor, Gould Construction, will be on hand to discuss the project. Questions and comments are welcome.ATHENA Awardcall for nominationsThe Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is now taking nominations for the 17th Annual ATHENA Award, which recognizes a woman who has achieved excellence in her business or profession, has served the community in a meaningful way and has assisted women in reaching their full leadership potential. Call the Glenwood Springs Chamber at 945-6589, visit http://www.glenwoodchamber.com or stop by the office at 1102 Grand Ave. for a nomination form. Nominations must be received by March 29.Home-Based Businesses open houseSeveral home-based businesses will hold an open house 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at The Garage Door Guy, 2310 Airport Road, one mile east of Wal-Mart in Rifle. (Look for the balloons.) Products from Pampered Chef, Stampin Up, Homemade Gourmet and others will be on display. A Creative Memories consultant will be on hand to help with your scrapbooks and sell supplies. Information: 625-9367.Sixty ScholarshipsAvailableColorado high school seniors and college students can register online for one of 60 scholarships College Invest is giving away. Deadline is April 5. Apply by visiting www. collegeinvest.org and click on Apply for Scholarships link. Winners will be randomly drawn and finalists will be announced in May. Basalt IntersectionConstructionConstruction at Midland Avenue and Two Rivers Road in Basalt begins March 29. A temporary roundabout detour will keep traffic flowing while interior crosswalks are built during the second phase of construction. All construction is scheduled for completion in May.


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