New stop signs

The city of Glenwood Springs has installed three new stop signs near Glenwood Springs Elementary at these spots:

– On westbound 9th Street at School Street, the intersection is now an all-way stop.

– On southbound School Street at 10th

– On southbound Colorado Avenue at 9th Street, the intersection is now a three-way stop.

New pedestrian crossing signs have also been placed on Mount Sopris Drive at Sopris Elementary School. Motorists are reminded that it is their responsibility to yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks.

Motorists are advised to be alert for these new stop signs and to drive cautiously at all times in the vicinity of the schools.

Community Fund-raiser

Friends and family of Judy Hoskins will be holding a special spaghetti dinner from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Glenwood Eagles Club, followed by a dance featuring music by Louis Lewis. Hoskins, who works at the Glenwood Cafe, had a recent brush with cancer and faces some substantial medical bills; all proceeds from the event will go to Hoskins’ aid. Tickets are $10 per person for the dinner and dance, or $7 a person for dinner only and $5 for the dance only. Information: 945-5506 or 945-6891.

Library Essay Contest

Prizes of $100, $250 and $500 are up for grabs in the annual Pitkin County Library Essay Contest, which closes Saturday, Nov. 8. The contest is open to all seventh-grade and sophomore students in the valley. Seventh-grade students are asked to answer the question, “Based on the values you find important in life, describe a famous person from American history portraying these values.” Sophomores are asked to answer the question, “If you could not live in the United States, what other country would you live in, and why?” Information on submissions: 925-4025.

landfill closure

The West Garfield County Landfill will close on Tuesday, Nov. 11, to honor Veterans Day. The landfill will reopen at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Campbell’s director invites public

The Grand Junction District Director to Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-CO) will hold office hours in Garfield and Pitkin counties on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The public is invited to visit from 9-10 a.m. at the city council chambers of Glenwood Springs City Hall and from noon to 1 p.m. in the council chambers at Aspen City Hall. Information: (303) 843-4100.

Audubon field trip

A field trip to view waterfowl of the Roaring Fork Valley is planned for Saturday, Nov. 15, sponsored by the Roaring Fork Audubon Society. You need not be a member to participate in this half-day trip, which will visit all the open water in the valley and identify wintering waterfowl, raptors that have returned from northern breeding grounds, and other birds. The group will meet at the Lappala Center in Carbondale at 9 a.m. Information: Linda Vidal, 704-9950; Chris Lazo, 963-8049; or Dave Clark, 963-3479.

act early for elegant auction

Very limited seating is available for the PEO Annual Champagne Elegant Auction to be held beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the Hotel Colorado. Individual tickets are $15.00; a few tables for 10 are available for $175.00. Information: Kathy Feinsinger, 945-5737.

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