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Girl Scout Juniors Troop No. 2013, along with troop leaders, parents and representatives form the city of Rifle, pose for a picture during a cleanup day of the South Rifle Trail on March 26.
Ryan Hoffman / Citizen Telegram |

Girl Scout Juniors Troop No. 2013 adopt South Rifle Trail

Girl Scout Juniors Troop No. 2013, along with troop leaders, parents and representatives form the city of Rifle, spent Saturday, March 26, cleaning up the South Rifle Trail.

The Juniors are working to complete the innovate portion of their “It’s Your Planet — Love It” badge. They needed to come up with a take-action project that would identify a community need; advocate for change locally and globally, and make a permanent solution; and to educate and inspire others to act.

In the past, the local Girl Scout troop had picked up liter around Rifle, but this year they decided to up the ante. Ultimately, the troop adopted the South Rifle Trail, which will translate to quarterly cleanup event.

Signs denoting the trail adoption will be installed at each end of the trail, which runs from Alpine Bank to Western Slope Trailers in south Rifle.

Beckius dedication ceremony

The public is invited to attend a dedication ceremony honoring Jesse James Beckius (deceased), a native son of Glenwood, an Eagle Scout and a 2005 graduate of GSHS who honorably served two tours in Iraq in the Marine Corps. A plaque in his honor will be unveiled at 4 p.m. March 31 at the middle school baseball field in West Glenwood. Marine Corps Col. (ret.) Frank Pacello will speak at the ceremony. The ceremony is also celebrating the updating of facilities at the ball park. BPOE Elks Lodge 2286 is sponsoring the event, and members have participated in the renovation of the ball park facilities. For additional information contact John at 379-0165.

Symphony in the Valley

Symphony in the Valley, a volunteer organization comprising local musicians making music for the communities here in the valley, is looking for musicians of all ages who play an orchestra instrument. High school students are welcome with a teacher’s recommendation. Contact Symphony in the Valley via the Contact Us page at

New Castle Recreation Offering Youth Art Classes

The New Castle Recreation Department, in partnership with Inky Hands Studio and local Art Educator Lynne Cassidy, are offering themed Youth Art Classes at the New Castle Community Center, located at 423 W. Main St.

A new DaVinci Art Lab program is being offered on Mondays after school 4-5:30 p.m. beginning April 4. Participants will explore how are and science collide as they engage in a variety of creative are and design projects.

The fee is $75, including materials, and the deadline to register is April 1. Preregistration one week prior to the class is required, and can be done on-line at For more information, please contact New Castle Recreation at 970-984-3352.

Medicare 101 group education session

A Medicare 101 group education session will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 5, at the CMC Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave.

Get the answers to questions such as: How do I enroll; when can I sign up; what if I am still working; what does Medicare cost; do I need additional coverage; what is a Medicare Savings Program and do I qualify; when can I sign up for Medicare D (prescription drug coverage); what is the 2013 Standard Drug Benefit; what is the 2013 Gap Benefit; and how do I get Extra Help (LIS).

Information will be presented by High Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) volunteer medicare counselors. There is a $10 requested donation for materials.

Students can register by phone (970-945-7486), in person, or online at Click on the yellow bar, Continuing Education, and register by using the gold syn#.

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