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Bid adieu to McGregor

The public is invited to join Post Independent employees in bidding goodbye to managing editor Heather McGregor at a reception Friday, April 30, at the Hotel Colorado. McGregor is stepping down from her job May 7 to move to the Denver area.

She is a 20-year local journalist, serving first as longtime Glenwood bureau reporter for the Daily Sentinel. She later became a reporter for the Glenwood Independent, and then the Post Independent, before assuming her current job.

The reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Hors d’ouevres and drinks will be provided.

Friends of creek to meet

Friends of Four Mile Creek invite citizens interested in the health of the waterway to a meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at 0007 County Road 126.

Participants should bring a potluck dish. Information, RSVP: 384-2758

Agencies prepare

for Roaring Fork burn

The White River National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management will conduct a prescribed burn approximately four miles north of Basalt sometime this week, weather permitting.

Visitors and residents should expect smoke for several days while the burn is in progress. Smoke may settle into lower elevations, so those with health problems that smoke could aggravate should contact Hal Coombs at the Rifle Interagency Fire Station at 625-2872.

New Castle Boy Scout fund-raiser

Boy Scout Troop 221 of New Castle is looking for donations for its yard sale fund-raiser to raise money for local charities and a trip to the National Jamboree. The sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1, in the Alpine Bank parking lot at 400 S. 7th St. in Rifle. Information: Dave Smith, 984-3442, or King Lloyd, 876-2839.

Communitywide yard sale

The Battlement Mesa Community Center will hold its annual communitywide yard sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 1. A map and a shoppers guide listing items for sale are available at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. Information: 285-9480.

Touch a Truck Family Day

The Battlement Mesa Activity Center will hold Touch a Truck Family Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15.

The event features all kinds of motor vehicles, including trucks, police cars and fire engines, a “bump-n-jump,” a DJ from KSUN radio, games, lunch and snacks for sale. Information: 285-9480.

Senior road trip

for concert

The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department Senior Road Trip Club will take seniors 50 and older to a Colorado Symphony Orchestra concert in Denver on Sunday, May 16. The concert features music by Copland, Thomas Ades and Prokofiev and ends with Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake.” Vans leave at 9 a.m. and return at 7 p.m. Information, RSVP: 384-6301.

Business After Hours

The VVH Foundation and Glenwood Medical Associates offer networking, appetizers and live music with Business After Hours, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, on the first floor of Glenwood Medical Associates, 1830 Blake Ave. Information: 945-6589.

“What’s Great About

Growing Older”

Carbondale Edward Jones investment representative Dave Weimer will present “What’s Great About Growing Older,” featuring a live telecast via satellite featuring “Today Show” weatherman Willard Scott, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at 0326 Highway 133 in Carbondale. RSVP, information: 963-4513,

European artwork

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts will present “Secular to Sacred,” featuring more than 85 oils and pastels by Ariel Agemian, at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at a private home in Glenwood Springs. Tickets for the evening of dining, wine and art are $75 and benefit the arts center’s HEART renovation project. Information, RSVP by April 23: 945-2414.

“Turtle” Poker Run benefit

The 11th Annual Mountain Rider “Turtle” Poker Run will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, May 15, as a benefit for YouthZone. The run starts at Motorcycle Accessories in Grand Junction, and ends at noon with a barbecue at Appletree Park in New Castle. Entry is $5 per hand. The run is held in memory of Stella “Turtle” Tucker, who was killed by a drunken driver at the age of 19. Last year approximately 250 riders from Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Kansas participated in the run. Information: Richard, 984-3530, or Dave, 876-5768.

CRMS Drama

students perform

Colorado Rocky Mountain School students will hold their year-end drama production, “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” at 8 p.m., May 14 and 15, in the historic CRMS Barn in Carbondale. Admission $6/adults, $3/children at the door. Information: 963-2562.



Volunteers are needed to help cook, clean and serve for the 4th Annual Scandinavian Smorgasbord, to be held in the fall at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. You do not need to have any experience or even be a Scandinavian to help. In fact, says organizer Rolf Hermanson, “We need some non-stubborn Scandinavians to keep things running smoothly. And yes, we will be serving lutefisk and lefse.” Information: Rolf, 947-9009 or 945-8714.

Dandelion Days

Are Here Again

Carbondale’s annual Dandelion Days Community Flea Market will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 8, at Sopris Park and the celebration will begin at 11 a.m. on Main Street. This is a full day of music, dancing, kids activities, dandelion food and bake-off, noted speakers and a celebration of the earth. Volunteer information: Mary Harris, 963-0319.

Self-defense for women

Learn techniques to be aware and assertive, and how to use common sense to avoid being a victim, at a class to be taught by Carbondale police officer Jo Ann Dodea from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, May 13, at Carbondale Town Hall. Appropriate for ages 17 and up. Cost is $15. Information: 704-4115.

CPR refresher class

A CPR class for the professional rescuer will be offered at Carbondale’s Town Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 15. It’s ideal for lifeguards who need to update or renew CPR skills. The cost is $40. Information: 704 4115.

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