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Sixth-generation rancher to speak

Tomorrow’s Voices presents Tweetie Blancett, a sixth-generation rancher from Aztec, N.M., at 7 p.m. Monday, March 29, at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale. She will speak about her experiences trying to protect her land from the ravages of oil and gas drilling. Info: 947-9742.

Salsa night at CCAH

Salsa the night away at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, at the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities annex in La Fontana Plaza on Highway 133. Information: 963-1980.

LIFT-UP distribution schedule

Commodity distributions will be held at the following places and times on Friday, April 2:

– Carbondale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., United Methodist Church, 385 S. 2nd St. Info: 963-1778

– Glenwood Springs, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunnyside Retirement Center, 601 21st St. Info: 945-2005.

– New Castle, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 118 N. 4th St. Info: 984-2115.

– Parachute, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 112 N. Fisher Ave. Info: 285-7903.

– Rifle (for Rifle and Silt), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1800 Railroad Ave.

Info: 625-4888.

Fun for kids

The Glenwood Springs Community Center presents arts and crafts for preschoolers 10-11 am. Thursdays, April 8 and 22. Toddler “social hour” is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 8 and May 6. For both events, parents are warned to dress their kids in clothes they can get messy in. Grown-ups are welcome to stay, but not required. Information: 394-6301.

Pipeline assessment available for review

EnCana Gathering Services USA has proposed a 24-inch natural gas pipeline from the Roan Cliffs Compressor Facility, two miles north of Parachute, to a connection point with the TransColorado Natural Gas Pipeline near Logan Wash, four miles north of DeBeque. The proposed pipeline is approximately 16 miles long, with about 4 miles on Bureau of Land Management land. An environmental assessment of the project is available for public review through April 5 at the Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road. Info: 244-3030.

School Walk for Diabetes

Glenwood Springs Elementary and Sopris Elementary Schools are joining together to raise money for the American Diabetes Association with a “School Walk for Diabetes” at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 25. Students will collect pledges for walking from the Glenwood Springs High School field, down the bike path, around Two Rivers Park and back to the field. A barbecue and informational fair will follow. Info: Kristin Boronski, 945-8235, or Paula Helm, 945-0444.

Cemetery clean-up day

Help clean up the Linwood (Pioneer) Cemetery in Glenwood Springs at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 22. Meet at the cemetery trailhead at 12th and Bennett. Bring your rakes, shovels and pruning shears, which will be loaded into a vehicle and driven to the site. Water and lunch will be provided. Don’t forget sunscreen, insect repellent, hat and work gloves. Information: 945-4448.

Scholarship deadline approaches

Applications for the 2004 Steve Westhoff scholarship, sponsored by Schmueser Gordon Meyer, are due Friday, April 2. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to area high school and/or college students interested in pursuing civil engineering or surveying degrees. Info: 945-1004.

Spring art classes

A new schedule of art classes for adults and children begins April 12 and runs through June 5 at the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities annex at La Fontana Plaza in Carbondale. Classes include painting and drawing basics for kids and “Surrealism for Stress” for adults. Info: Carol Rothrock, 928-7733.

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