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school board meets

The next meeting of the Roaring Fork School District Board of Education will have a late start on Wednesday, May 12, at 6:15 p.m., at 1405 Grand Ave. Finance Director Shannon Pelland will present the district’s preliminary budget for 2004-05. The meeting includes an open forum time for anyone to comment about any policy, procedure or school building. From 5 to 6 p.m., board members will honor all students who placed first through third at any state or national academic competitions. Information: 384-6000 or

Noxious weedsand west nile virus

The town of Carbondale is sponsoring an informational workshop “Noxious Weeds and West Nile Virus” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Crystal River Elementary School in Carbondale. Information: Ellie Kennedy, 963-1307.

one-Lane trafficin Glenwood

Midland Avenue will be reduced to one-lane traffic on Friday, May 14, due to tree-removal efforts. Traffic impacts will begin at approximately 9 a.m., and will continue until approximately 3 p.m. Traffic between 13th Street and 27th Street will be affected. This activity is weather dependent. Information: 384-6366.

Fly-fishing workshop scheduled

Learn the basics of fly-fishing, such as knot tying, rigging a fly rod and fishing tactics, from Roaring Fork Anglers instructors 5:30-7 p.m., Sunday and Monday, May 16 and 17. Register through Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation: 384-6301.

leftover books at gordon cooper library

The book sale at Carbondale’s Gordon Cooper Library is over, but there are still plenty of books left. The public is invited to take as many as they want. If you’d like, you may leave a small donation for any books you take at the front desk.

The Kitchen holdscooking classes

The Kitchen, 46 N. Spring St. in Carbondale, will offer spring cooking classes through Tuesday, June 8. Space is limited. Register by mail or by phone: 963-7007. Information:

Children blow bubblesfor prizes

Children ages 12 and younger at the Glenwood Springs Wal-Mart will join in the nationwide Dubble Bubble National Bubble Blowing Contest at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12. Six finalists from across the country will advance from the preliminary national contest to compete in the national finals in August.

Holy Cross allocates$1 million in equity

In early May, Holy Cross Energy will mail thousands of customers their member equity allocation notices and their share of $1 million in member equity distributions. Residential members will receive checks averaging $10 to $20, and commercial members will see checks averaging $75 to $150. Members entitled to amounts less than $10 will receive credit on their electric account instead of a check. Members who received service in 2003 who do not receive a Member Equity Allocation Notice by May 15 should contact their nearest Holy Cross Energy office.

KAJX Talk Show

Educator Robert Harvey joins co-hosts John C. Noonan and Brian O’Neil to discuss his new book, “Amache: The Story of Japanese Internment during World War II” on KAJX’s Aspen Media Review at 12:30 p.m., Friday, May 14. Harvey, a Douglas County teacher, recounts the evacuation of more than 100,000 Japanese-Americans in 1942 to settlement camps such as Amache, and he details the effects the camp had on surrounding towns and Colorado.

Science club starts upin Rifle area

Grand Valley Science Club is beginning in the Rifle area during the 2004-05 school year. It will offer science support classes for upper-elementary, middle and high school home-schoolers in the area. Registration or information: Kim Whelan, 285-7639.

Audubon Field Trips

The Roaring Fork Audubon Society has scheduled six field trips this summer: June 5, 20; July 10, 25; August 7, 21. You don’t need to be a member to attend. Pack binoculars, field guides, water, snacks, lunch and insect repellent. And remember, most birding sites are not appropriate for dogs. For trip details, call Linda Vidal, 704-9950; Chris Lazo, 963-8049; or Tom McConnell, 945-0588.

Smorgasbordseeks volunteers

The fourth annual Scandinavian Smorgasbord at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church needs volunteers to help cook, clean and serve this fall. Neither experience nor Scandinavian heritage is necessary. Information: 947-9009 or 945-8714.

Carbondale Business after hours

The Carbondale Chamber will hold its monthly Business After Hours Wednesday, May 19, at Planted Earth at 12744 Highway 82 (1/4 mile past Highway 133 towards Aspen) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and as always, there will be several items raffled during the evening.

Transitional Preschool announces schedule

The Early Childhood Connections Transitional Preschool is offering a three-week summer session 9-11:30 a.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, June 1-17, at the Kathryn Senor Elementary School in New Castle. Open to children 2 1/2 to 6 years of age. Cost is $65. Information: 984-0424.

Meals on WheelsVolunteers Needed

Valley View Hospital’s Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to help deliver meals in the Glenwood Springs area on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Information: Chris Fales, 945-6535, ext. 3502.

All-Valley Children’sBook Festival

Aspen Country Day School is sponsoring its All-Valley Children’s Book Festival, a free family celebration of literacy, the arts and springtime, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 15, at the school, 3 Music School Road in Aspen. The festival features games, food, crafts, an art show and giant book sale. Information: 925-1909.

Roaring Fork Colorado Archaeology Society meets

The Roaring Fork chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society meets at 7 p.m., Monday, May 17, at the Presbyterian Church at 1016 Cooper in Glenwood Springs. The guest speaker is clinical herbalist Lynn Albers. Information: Larry Scarbrough, 970-949-0288.

Elk Foundation holds fund-raising banquet

The Roaring Fork Valley chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will hold its annual fund-raising banquet Aug. 7 at Buffalo Valley. Information, membership: Duane, 984-0942.

Young storytellersgather at library

Anyone between the ages of 10 and 14 who would like to learn storytelling can join a camp at the Pitkin County Library from 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, July 5-22. The camp will culminate in a performance at the library at 2 p.m. July 22. Information: 925-4025.

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