Community Briefs: Rifle Seventh Day Adventist Church to host free vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner |

Community Briefs: Rifle Seventh Day Adventist Church to host free vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner

Author Talk: Jonathan Waterman

Jonathan Waterman shares his career as a journalist, filmmaker and explorer while providing details of thrilling adventures, spectacular images and bear-encounter-mosquito-attack video footage. The talk topic at the Silt and Parachute libraries is “Journey Down the Colorado River” and the topic at the New Castle library is “An Adventurer’s Lessons in Conservation.” These presentations will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Parachute Branch Library, and at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at the New Castle Branch Library. Signed books available for purchase. For more information, visit

Care packages for soldiers now available

Kelly-Hanson American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 78 of Rifle has “packages from home” ready to send to our heroes serving outside of the U.S.A. If you know anyone in the United States Armed Forces currently serving overseas, please call JoAnn at 720-308-6168 or 970-456-2924. Donations also are welcome.

Libraries closing for Christmas Holiday

All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 25, in celebration of Christmas. Normal library hours will resume on Saturday, Dec. 26, with all six libraries opening at 10 a.m.

Workshop on enterprise zone tax credits for businesses

Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC) is presenting an informational workshop on the Colorado Enterprise Zone program on Tuesday, Dec. 22, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Rifle Branch Library.

The event will feature a presentation by representatives of AGNC, which administers the enterprise zone program for the Northwest Colorado region, which includes Garfield County.

“This is a great opportunity for area businesses to learn about the State income tax incentives available for eligible business activities within the enterprise zone,” said Bonnie Petersen, AGNC executive director. “The program also allows contribution tax credits for qualifying nonprofit projects.”

The event is free, but space is limited, so attendees are asked to RSVP to AGNC at

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:; 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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