Singles to hike to Pioneer Cemetery

Alpine Singles will hike to Doc Holliday’s grave and beyond. The group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, at the Chamber of Commerce at 11th Street and Grand Avenue. Bring water and a camera. Information: 945-9128.

Eagles Club holds public bingo today

The Eagles Club, at 312 7th St., invites the public to bingo at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. Information: 945-5506 after 4 p.m.

Festival features Phone Bank Party

The Roaring Fork Peace Coalition is sponsoring a Phone Bank Party at Sopris Park from noon to 4 p.m. on Dandelion Day, Saturday, May 8. Participants can drop by the booth at Sopris Park in Carbondale and make phone calls. Bring cell phones. MoveOn will provide a list of phone numbers. Information: 963-9852.


Grand River Medical Center will be “booked” Friday, May 14, with a Books are Fun booksale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and a book signing by local authors from 4-7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Grand River Memorial Trust.


May 10 is the due date for designs for the Colorado quarter. Send designs to: Colorado Commemorative Quarter Advisory Commission, 136 State Capitol, Denver, CO 80203. Colorado’s quarter will be released in June 2006. Information:

Fitness Center offers free workouts

The Silt Fitness Center will offer free workouts from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 17-23 as part of Get Active America! week. Guests can speak with a personal trainer, attend spinning classes, work out , lift weights and tour the facility for free. The Silt Fitness Center is at the east end of the Silt Trade Center, at 2254 Mustang. Information: 876-5153.

Scuba class for all ages

Dars Divers will offer an open-water PADI certification scuba class on Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16, for adults and children older than 10. Information: 984-2820.


at Sunlight begins May 28

The lifts are closed, but Sunlight’s trails are open to the public for mountain biking or hiking, and horseback riding begins May 28. Information: 945 7491 or

Chamber holds

hospitality training

In celebration of National Tourism Week, the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association will hold its annual “Explore Glenwood” hospitality training series May 17-21. Cost to register is $5 per person per day. GSCRA will also introduce a new hospitality training video. Krista Rahe of Rahe Hospitality Services will lead a hospitality training seminar in two sessions, 7:30-10:30 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at Flying Dog Ranch Retreat in Carbondale. The cost is $25 per person. The week wraps up with a Business After Hours from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 21, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Admission is free to GSCRA members and to tourism and hospitality employees. RSVP: Joni Bates, 945-6589 or

Workshop covers weeds, West Nile

Carbondale is sponsoring a workshop on noxious weeds and West Nile virus from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at Crystal River Elementary School, 160 Snowmass Drive in Carbondale. Jerome Osentowski of the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute will speak after the video “Natural Controls for Noxious Weeds.” Colorado State University professor and extension weed science specialist Dr. George Beck will speak on “Weed Research Updates in Range and Pasture Situations,” and Steve Anthony of Garfield County Vegetation Management and Kate Lujan of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will discuss the West Nile virus. Information: Ellie Kennedy, 963-1307.

American Cancer Society

seeks survivors

The American Cancer Society will play host to the 2003 Relay for Life in Rifle on July 1 and 17. The group is looking for cancer survivors to walk the first lap of the relay, and then attend a reception in their honor. Send a full name, address and phone number. Information: Sharon Taylor, 625-3978 or

Group has scholarships available

The Rifle Sportsmen’s Club has scholarships available for seniors graduating from Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Grand Valley and DeBeque high schools who will attend a college or technical school next fall. Visit http://www.riflesportsmensclub for more details and an application. Information: Matt Starr, 379-5074.

Workers’ comp program

rewards local businesses

The Glenwood Springs chamber’s workers’ comp safety program is awarding thousands of dollars in dividends to local businesses with good records for work-related accidents and getting injured workers back on the job.

Many members of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s Workers’ Comp Safety Group will receive $62,448 in dividends based on $3.4 million in annual workers’ compensation policy premiums paid from July 1, 2002, to July 1, 2003.

Glenwood chamber members have earned more than $460,000 in workers comp dividends in the past three years. The Glenwood Springs chamber’s safety program is one of the largest in the state. Membership ranges from restaurateurs, medical practitioners and construction industry personnel to retailers, engineering firms and city staff.

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