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Discount skiing Skier Appreciation Day at Sunlight Mountain Resort is Friday, Jan. 7. Lift tickets are $10. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Garfield County.Local artists contribute to Tsunami reliefIn collaboration with Restaurant Mogador, 20 local artists are donating original works to be sold at silent auction from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, at the restaurant. All proceeds will benefit the ASAFO Global Medical Trust Fund. The trust will ship medical supplies to Southeast Asia to areas impacted by tsunamis.Donating artists include Doug Casebeer, Betty Farson, Scott Hollander, Gino Hollander, Barbara Hollander, Christie Interlante, Nancy Kullgren, Charmaine Locke, Alicia Matesanz de las Heras, Carol Miller, Jill Oberman, Susan Olsen, Helen Otterson, Rich Parsons, James Surls, Betty Weiss, Michael Wisner, Will Young and Amy Zausmer.Win walking around moneyBingo at the Eagles Club, 312 Seventh St., is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5. Prize money is $15-$50. Food and pull tabs available. Information: 945-5506 after 4 p.m.Rifle Entertainment Melody Hartman will play folk and blues from 6-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 7 and 8, at Creekbend Bistro & Cafe in Rifle. Information: 652-3131.see next pageHOUR OF POWER A mid-winter bouldering competition sanctioned by the American Bouldering Series is being held at the Glenwood Springs Community Center Climbing Wall on Friday, Jan. 7. A red-point format will be used including a separate youth competition. A series of 30 different bouldering problems will challenge novice to expert climbers in a non-competitive environment. The Climbing Wall will be closed for competition set-up on Jan. 5 and 6. Information: 384-6301.Avalanche safetyLearn how to travel safely in avalanche terrain with Aspen Expeditions’ Avalanche Education Level I Course beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7. The course features an evening of instruction followed by two field days with certified mountain guides teaching decision-making skills, understanding snow and use of avalanche rescue gear and hazard assessment. It is recommended for anyone who travels outside of controlled ski areas and in avalanche terrain. Information: 925-7625.Fantastic foodShare Colorado registration will be held from 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Eagles Club, 312 Seventh St., Glenwood Springs. Information: Vicky at 945-5657 or Anita at 945-8295 after 6 p.m. Cleaning the poolThe Glenwood Springs Hot Springs Pool will be closed for routine maintenance on Wednesday, Jan. 12. The Sport Shop and the Deli will also be closed. The Athletic Club will remain open from 6:15 a.m. -10:00 p.m.exercising spiritual Awareness A free workshop featuring an introduction and history of Falun Gong (Falun Dafa), exercise teaching and Q/A will take place from 2-3:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Glenwood Springs Library, 413 9th St. Information: Jim, 389-1910, Leejun, 949-6547 or http://www.falundafa.org. Comment on your parksColorado State Parks invites public comment on it’s draft Five Year Strategic Plan, 2005-2009. This document will serve as a blueprint for the overall direction, priority setting and policy analysis for State Parks in the next five years. The strategic plan is available online at http://www.parks.state.co.us from the home page or under the “About Parks” section. Those without Internet access can visit any state park, the regional offices in Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, and Fruita, or call 303-866-3437 to receive a copy. All comments must be received by January 21.Colorado State Parks invites public comment on it’s draft Five Year Strategic Plan, 2005-2009. This document will serve as a blueprint for the overall direction, priority setting and policy analysis for State Parks in the next five years. The strategic plan is available online at http://www.parks.state.co.us from the home page or under the “About Parks” section. Those without Internet access can visit any state park, the regional offices in Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, and Fruita, or call 303-866-3437 to receive a copy. All comments must be received by January 21.


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