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Outdoors Briefs

Sunlight Mountain Resort will be offering ski and snowboard lessons for youth ages 7-14 beginning Saturday, Jan. 6. Registration forms for the Snow Riders Club are available at the Carbondale Recreation Department. For information on van transportation from Carbondale, please call 704-4115.

Come on down to the Carbondale Ice Rink from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, for Carbondales annual Community Ice Skating Party. Even if you dont skate, you can sit around the bonfire, drink hot chocolate, and roast hot dogs and marshmallows. For more information call, 704-4115.

A midwinter bouldering competition, sanctioned by the American Bouldering Series and USA Climbing, will be held from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center climbing wall. The competition will include a series of 30 different bouldering problems challenging novice to expert climbers, and lots of prizes.For more information, call the GWS Community Center at 384-6301.

Join staff from the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Roaring Fork Conservancy, and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails from 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 4 to explore 74 acres of open space by moonlight on snowshoes. Bring your own snowshoes or use a pair provided by the Roaring Fork Club. Emma Open Space boasts lush wetlands, snowy fields, and a critical migration corridor for deer and elk to move across the valley. Meet at the Emma Schoolhouse parking lot. This event is part of Roaring Fork Conservancys 2007 Watershed Explorations and is sponsored by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails, the Colorado Division of Wildlife, the Roaring Fork Club, and Roaring Fork Conservancy. Space is limited. Please register by calling Roaring Fork Conservancy at 927-1290, ext. 11. For more information on this and other events, visit http://www.roaringfork.org/events.

The Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Sportsmen Wildlife Fund and Rifle Gap State Park are sponsoring the ninth annual Ice Fishing Tournament Jan. 20-21. The grand prize is $20,000 cash. For an official registration form or more information, please call the Rifle Chamber at 625-2085, ext. 2, or visit http://www.riflechamber.com.

Sunlight Mountain celebrates its 20th annual Skier Appreciation Day on Friday, Jan. 5. Sunlight features discounted lift tickets, drink specials and live music. A prize will be given to the best representation of the 80s in both attire and attitude, as well as other prizes.Discounted advance tickets are available at the Sunlight Mountain Resort Guest Services office, Sunlights downtown Ski & Bike Shop and Glenwood Springs Community Bank location until Jan. 4. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the event at the Sunlight ticketing office. All ticket sales proceeds go to the Garfield County United Way. All Re-1 and Re-2 students who attend school on Friday, Jan. 5, receive a lift ticket voucher redeemable for a discounted lift ticket on Sunday, Jan. 14. For more information on Skier Appreciation Day or Student/Teacher Day at Sunlight Mountain Resort, contact Sunlight at 945-7491 or suninfo@sunlightmtn.com.

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