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Water under the bridge All irrigation ditches will once again be turned off in Carbondale as of Friday, Oct. 15. They will be turned on approximately April 15.Political Breakfast SpecialKathleen Curry, candidate for state house district 61, and Jay Fetcher, candidate for state senate district 8, will join Andrew Romanoff, minority speaker of the house, from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Hotel Colorado to discuss the Colorado Taxpayers Bill of Rights amendment. Continental breakfast will be served and a $25 donation is requested but not required. Information: Gay, 618-6843 or Leslie, 625-1797.Here Kitty, Kitty, KittyIn observation of National Feral Cat Day, the Street Cat Coalition will host a combination information/bake sale/”cuddle a kitten” booth from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Rifle Super Wal-Mart. Please stop by to cuddle one of the “little sweeties,” enjoy a homemade treat and support the animal rescue cause. Information: Kathy Hall, 625-6173.Ice, ice babyGather the kids and neighbors to enjoy games, snacks and prizes, and meet Simon the Skating Bear on Sunday, Oct. 17. Elks Lodge 224 is sponsoring a free family skate night from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Lewis Ice Arena at the Aspen Recreation Center. Information: 544-4117. Ghost in the GraveyardThe Ghost Walk, a fund-raiser for the Frontier Historical Society and Museum , runs Friday through Sunday and Oct. 22-24. Tour times are 7, 8:15, and 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 and 8:15 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10 for Frontier Historical Society members and $15 for nonmembers 3 and older. Advance tickets are available at the Frontier Historical Museum and Through the Looking Glass bookstore in Glenwood. Both out-of-town visitors and locals may reserve tickets via credit card by calling the Frontier Museum at (970) 945-4448 or sending an e-mail to Rivers MOPS to meetThe Two Rivers Mothers of Preschoolers invite all expecting mothers and mothers of preschoolers to meet from 9-11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Mountain View Church by Buffalo Valley. Karen Nadon’s topic will be “In-Laws.” Prayer Pals for the year will also be chosen. Child care is provided, and the first meeting is free; additional meetings cost $5. Information: Jo, 876-1941.Creative types WantedRifle Elks Lodge 2195 is sponsoring a poster contest for students grades three to five enrolled in Rifle, Silt, Meeker, and Parachute-Battlement Mesa schools. The subject of the contest is drug awareness, and both English and Spanish entries are eligible. Prizes are $50 for first, $30 for second, and $15 for third-place entries. Submit entries to Mary Romero, Elks Lodge 2195 in Rifle by Wed., Oct. 27. Winners will be announced Thursday, Nov. 4.

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