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Infant and child CPR class

Gyminikids will offer an infant and child CPR class from 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at 180 Fiou Lane #105, Basalt. Information: 927-1000.

I-70 Traffic alert

Westbound traffic on Interstate 70 one mile east of New Castle will be reduced to one lane on Sunday, Oct. 26, for work on bridge expansion joints. Paving continues on eastbound lanes beginning at 8 a.m. and continues between Silt and Canyon Creek with single-lane traffic and speeds reduced to 45 mph, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through October.

Money management seminar

Primerica Financial Services will offer a free seminar on money management at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. Find out how the average person can become debt-free and financially independent.

share the vision

The public is invited to share their vision of Carbondale’s parks, recreation and trails from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at town hall. Topics include a community recreation center, Gateway River Park, nature center and park, athletic fields, performing arts center and ice rink. Information: Jeff Jackel, 704-4114.

Maroon Creek bridge repaired

Repair work on the Maroon Creek Bridge is complete. The temporary bearing seat has been placed and the bridge is open to all traffic, including heavier loads. Bridge crews will continue to monitor the bridge and will install the permanent bearing seat within several months.

Chamber offering grants

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is now accepting applications for a total of $7,500 in grants for special events promotion in Glenwood Springs in 2004. The grant money is derived from tourism marketing funds generated by the city of Glenwood Springs accommodations tax, which is intended to promote Glenwood Springs as a resort destination. The grants are awarded based on: event quality, media appeal and tourism, long-range and additional sponsorship potential. Funding will be split between all applicants that meet the criteria, but funding is not guaranteed. Grant applications are due Nov. 15 for events in 2004 with notification by Dec. 1. Information and an application: Lori Hogan, 945-6589 or

Business development


The Carbondale Business Development Conference 2003, “The Economics of a Successful Business,” is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Friday, Nov. 7, at town hall in Carbondale. Chamber members $35, non-members $45. Keynote speaker is David Birzon, vice president of operations, Paradise Bakery, “How communities and businesses create and capitalize on opportunities.” Speakers include Jennifer Phelan, city planner, Salida and Donald Jackson, Chaffee County Visitors Bureau. Business successes panel. Information: Carbondale Chamber, 963-1890.

Business After Hours

American Furniture Warehouse will host the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Business After Hours mixer from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the showroom, 3200 South Glen Avenue in Glenwood Springs. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks with catering by China Town and beer donated by Coors Distributing. Great giveaways including a $250 gift certificate. Free to all chamber members and their guests. Information: Raelyn, 945-6589.

How to finish rich

Debra Drew, investment representative with Edward Jones in Glenwood Springs, will host “Smart Women Finish Rich,” a free seminar in conjunction with Van Kempen Investments, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. Reservations and information: 928-0585.

Mule Deer

Foundation banquet

The 3rd annual Mule Deer Foundation Banquet is at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Rifle Fireside Restaurant. Games, dinner, live and silent auctions. Information: Mike, 285-9758.

Bookkeeping 101

The Small Business Development Center at CMC will sponsor a free workshop, “Small Business Bookkeeping: Where to Put It and Why” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Community Center in downtown New Castle. The workshop will help business owners understand, set up and use a chart of accounts. Presented by public accountant Lisa LeFevre of Booking To Go in Rifle. Co-sponsored by Envision New Castle and Silt Revitalization. Information: Lisa, 625-4440.

Miller film shown

Warren Miller’s latest film, “Adventure,” featuring skiers and snowboarders in worldwide locales, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the Hotel Colorado. Free early season lift tickets to Sunlight Mountain Resort, valid Dec. 1-19, and discount passes. Tickets are $14 at the door and in advance at Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop in downtown Glenwood Springs.

Bench dedication

In honor of Bob Chaffin, a marble bench will be dedicated by the Advocate Safehouse Project at noon Friday, Nov. 14, on the south side of the Garfield County Courthouse. Bob Chaffin was a very special man who dedicated himself to many non-profit organizations and to his community throughout his lifetime.

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