‘Jump on Board’ with Rifle Heritage Center
The Rifle Heritage Center welcomes Pat Thrasher on Thursday, Jan. 14. Thrasher will be explaining the life and livelihood of the people who built our local railroads.
Learn some railroad slang; what exactly is a “gandy dancer?” The presentation starts at 7 p.m. and will take place in the second-floor meeting room at the Rifle Branch Library. Donations are always welcome and appreciated.
Tech Night for Parents & Students
Make succeeding in school easier by learning about the different kinds of technology available through the schools, libraries and Internet. Tech Nights will be held on the second Wednesday through April and cover new topics each month. January’s topics will be PowerSchool and the library’s online catalog. Staff from Garfield Re-2 and the libraries will be on hand to present and provide help. Light refreshments served. Next session is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Rifle Branch Library. For more information, call 970-625-3471 or 970-665-7615.
Hour of Code
Calling all kids and teens who love playing with technology. Visit the Silt Branch Library at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, to try your hand at a variety of engaging and fun coding activities. Bring your own laptop/device or borrow one of the library’s (limited quantity). For more information, call 970-876-5500.
BLM announces Roan Plateau meeting dates
The Bureau of Land Management will hold public meetings in mid-January to accept written comments and share information about its Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Roan Plateau Resource Management Plan Amendment.
The public can stop by the open house meetings any time between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the following dates and locations:
Jan. 12, BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office, 2300 River Frontage Road in Silt.
Jan. 13, Grand Valley Recreation Center, 398 Arroyo Drive in Battlement Mesa.
Jan. 14, Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. in Rifle.
The BLM will provide brief presentations at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. each evening.
The Jan. 14 meeting in Rifle will focus on the recreation issues at Hubbard Mesa, including recreational target shooting.
The BLM announced the availability of the Draft SEIS and a 90-day public comment period Nov. 17. The Draft addresses concerns raised in a 2012 judicial decision with respect to the Roan Plateau and is consistent with last year’s landmark settlement agreement for the Roan Plateau. The BLM’s preferred alternative generally reflects the substantive elements of that settlement.
Glenwood High graduates searching for classmates for 50-year reunion
The Glenwood Springs High School class of 1965 will hold its 50-year class reunion Sept. 16-17, 2016.
Organizers are searching for the following classmates: Jean (Moore) Albro, Karen (Smith) Barnes, James Collier, Jim Crook, Edward Harvey “Skip” Davis, Howard Halsey, Wilbur Harrington, John Juaregui, Matthew Kapushion, Ralph Kraig, Roger Laurence, John LeCavalier, Mike McGinnis, Ken McGuire, Dale Mecham, Aaron Mitchell, George Motichka, Patty (Coryell) Ogan, Duane Palmer, Charles Prellwitz, Vicky Price, Kathy (Juaregui) Rendon, Margaret Scholz, Martie Sebastian, Tom Selhime, Jack Stortz, Gloria (Godeski) Strouse, Frederick Thompson (formerly Rick Bianco), Sharon (Yoder) Trauger, Sam Weimer and Bob West.
If you are one of these missing classmates, or have information that might help locate them, please email your contact information to Linda (Tekoucich) Fromm at: email@example.com; direct a personal message to Linda on Facebook; or call Dixie (Strode) McClenahan at 360-797-1622. Please include your maiden name with your contact information if you are married.
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Rifle Police say Chayton Reynolds was arrested after allegedly driving drunk and hitting Robert Baumwoll, 50, around 7:20 a.m. Jan. 22 on Highway 6 east of Rifle.