Postings, May 26, 2004 |

Postings, May 26, 2004

Post Independent Writer

CMC teaching computer security via the Web

Students can register for Colorado Mountain College’s two online networking security classes until Memorial Day. “Network Security Fundamentals” delivers a comprehensive overview of network security, including security concepts, communication security, remote access, e-mail, the Web, directory and file transfer, and wireless data, as well as common network attacks, cryptography basics, operational/organizational security and computer forensics. “Network Security: Firewalls, Intrusion, Detection & Network Security,” teaches the basics of network firewall security, including basic installation techniques, how to choose firewall technology, and basic firewall troubleshooting. The classes are also two of the three classes necessary for CompTIA Security+ certification. In addition to online sessions, both classes require two hands-on class sessions at CMC’s Vail Center Security Labs. Information: (800) 621-8559.

VFW presents costumecontest, fishing derby

Grand Valley VFW Post 5485 and the state Division of Wildlife are sponsoring a Huck Finn & Becky Thatcher contest, along with a fishing derby Monday, May 31, at Parachute Pond and Cottonwood Park in Parachute. Fishing classes and the derby start at 9 a.m., and judging of the Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher costumes is at 10:30. The first 80 children who complete the five-class fishing course will receive a free rod and reel. Participants will also get coupons for prize drawings and a free lunch. Organizers are still looking for sponsors. Information: Don Bell, 285-7528 or; Jack Blankenship, 285-9773; or Rusty Caldwell, 285-6151.

Class coverseffects of food

Acupuncturist and herbalist Alaina Speraw will lead Food, Flavor & Energy, a five-week class on food, metabolism and health, from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, June 1-29, at Valley Wellness Center, 1517 Blake Ave., No. 203, in Glenwood Springs. The class costs $100. RSVP: 947-1701.

Camp Ecology, Camp Eco Sports kick off June 7

Camp Ecology and Camp Eco Sports for campers ages 4-12 begin Monday, June 7. Both camps provide environmental education through a variety of games, crafts and nature exploration activities, and both run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning and ending at Koch Park in Aspen. Camp Ecology’s themes this year are Native Americans, Aspen Animals, Bugs, Slugs & Spiders, Forests Rock, Dinosaur Days and Mountain Safety. Camp Eco Sports will offer softball, flag football, soccer and basketball. Children should bring a backpack with lunch, a rain jacket and a water bottle. Reservations: 274-CAMP.

Sheriff’s office seeksbilingual volunteers

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Victim Advocate Program (VAP) is looking for English- and Spanish-speaking volunteers from Carbondale to Battlement Mesa to help victims of violence and trauma. Advocates will receive training to help victims minimize trauma, link victims with services and help with referrals. A 40-hour training program begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office in Glenwood Springs. Applications are available at the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office at 107 8th St. in Glenwood Springs to obtain an application. Applications are due before June 8. Information: Vicki, 945-0453 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Scuba certificationclass June 5-6

There will be an open water PADI-certification scuba class for adults and children older than 10 on Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6. Call for NITROX class dates. Information: Dars Divers, 984-2820.

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