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Help students raise

money for Earth Day

Community members and business owners are invited to join the Earth’s Birthday Project fund-raiser now under way at Glenwood Springs Middle School. Students are raising money to help preserve rain forest land in southern Paraguay in honor of Earth Day. Each donation of $45 will purchase one acre of private land that will become part of a permanent national preserve of tropical rain forest. To participate locally, business owners can set a donation box during the week of Earth Day 2004, which is Thursday, April 22. Information: Megan Dean, 384-5530 or

Pick up your free tree

In conjunction with the celebration of Arbor Day and Earth Day, the city of Glenwood Springs will make 200 free seedling trees available to the public. Stop by the Recycle Center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday, and if there are any left over, they will be passed out from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Basketball players baby-sit

Basalt High School girls’ soccer will sponsor a night of baby-sitting, fun, games, soccer and movies for children of all ages from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Basalt High School. This fund-raiser is designed to raise money for the Western Slope Champion Longhorns and is fully supervised by the coaches of the team. The cost is $10 for the first child, $5 for each additional child in same family and $25 maximum per family. Information: Heather, 948-1303, or Woodsie, 948 8746.

Archaeology meeting scheduled

The next meeting of the Roaring Fork Valley chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 26, at the Presbyterian Church at 1016 Cooper in Glenwood Springs. The meeting is open to the public and will feature a one-hour video about the history of Canyon de Chelly. Information: 970-949-0288.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

The second annual Cinco de Mayo Festival, “From Mexico to the Roaring Fork,” will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, at Sopris Park in Carbondale. There will be Mexican and Central American food, a variety of musical bands, community information booths and kids’ games, including a rock climbing wall and bouncy castle. Also on tap is a Cantina Tricolor serving adult beverages. Information: Latinoamericanos Unidos, 704-0935, or La Mision, 618-8316.

Giant Yard Sale

A yard sale benefiting the Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary projects will be held Saturday, May 1, at Johnson’s Miniature Park in West Glenwood. If you would like to be part of the sale, call Anita at 945-8295.

Practical nutrition

for healthy living

Learn how to recognize and deal with associations from the past that affect your present eating habits, at ongoing classes Monday evenings at 6:15 p.m. at the Crystal River Yoga Center, 695 Buggy Circle in Carbondale. Become more aware and informed about your body, disease prevention and foods that enhance your well-being. Classes are also held Wednesday evenings in Aspen. Cost is $10 per person. RSVP and information: 927-1373.

4-H Club’s Goat Bonanza

The Rifle Ag 4-H Club presents the second annual Western Slope “Kids ‘n’ Kids” Goat Bonanza May 1 and 2 at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. Registration is $40. Information: 625-1745 or 625-0114.

Silt Business After Hours

at Alpine Garden Center

Alpine Garden Center and The Country Florist are teaming up for the Silt Area Chamber of Commerce’s business after hours 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, at Alpine Garden Center, 6328 County Road 346 (south of Silt). The community is welcome to enjoy catered food, drinks and lots of door prizes. Information: Toni, 876-5804, or Kathie, 876-1999.

Donations Being Accepted for 10-Year Anniversary

of Storm King

The Storm King 14 Committee, founded after the South Canyon Fire that killed 14 firefighters in July 1994, has set up an account to pay for hosting the families of the fallen heroes for the 10-year anniversary. Check donations can be made to the city of Glenwood Springs and dropped off at any Alpine Bank or at City Hall. Please indicate Storm King 10th Anniversary in memo field. Donations not used for the anniversary celebration will be put in the scholarship fund that was created for families of the fallen firefighters. Information: Mike Harmon, 384-6422.

Seeking Kids who conserve

The Kids Who Conserve campaign seeks students ages 13-18 who have made a positive impact on their community through energy conservation. Candidates can include students initiating school-sponsored recycling programs or those simply promoting environmentally responsible behaviors. The on-line registration form is at Three winners will be named. Nominate yourself or someone you know by June 13. Information:


for Relay for Life

If you would like to participate in raising funds for cancer research, consider getting involved in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, to be held in Glenwood Springs this summer. Volunteers and teams for the relay are needed immediately. There is a place for everyone, whether you can donate an hour or two or be involved in the entire planning process. Information: Kimberly Henrie, 309-2400;

Work for Carbondale’s Recreation Department

Carbondale’s Recreation Department is looking for summer help in umpiring softball and baseball games, tennis instructors and umpires, lifeguards and sports coordinators. Information: 704-4115.

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