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Community Briefs, 7/11/13

CDOT holds 133 open house

The Colorado Department of Transportation holds an open house to explain the proposed Highway 133 design on July 17. A session for town staff and elected officials takes place from 4 to 5 p.m.; the public session is 5 to 7 p.m. CDOT plans to start construction the Highway 133 improvement project next in April 2014 and complete it in October 2014.

Valley View holds blood drive

Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs holds its monthly blood drives from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. This month’s drive is July 16. Info: 384-6657.

CMC informs students

Colorado Mountain College will present two new student early registration workshops, on July 18 in Carbondale and July 23 in Glenwood Springs. First-time college students planning to attend CMC this fall are requested to attend one of the orientation workshops. Students must sign up for the workshop of their choice by calling 963-2172 in Carbondale or 945-7486 in Glenwood Springs. Both workshops begin at 5 p.m.

RFOV goes 14ers

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers stages weekend-long trail-work projects on Maroon Peak’s lower slopes July 26-28, and Sept. 6-8. Meals will be provided; a $35 deposit is required. For details, call 927-8241.

Pitkin County distributes broadband survey

Pitkin County is part of a regional effort that could greatly improve local and regional broadband service. Community members are urged to complete a short survey to help build a good information base for a plan that will help the region leverage sufficient access to broadband. The survey can be found at Pitkin County’s website homepage under “Community” by clicking on “Take the Broadband Survey.”

Bike park open house slated

The Carbondale Parks and Recreation Department is holding an open house to explain a proposed bike park at North Face Park on July 21. The town has applied for a $60,000 GOGO grant from the state to fund the park, after a previous grant application was denied, in part because more community support was not indicated on the application. For details, see the advertisement in this week’s Sopris Sun.

Library district holds finance meeting

The Garfield County Public Library District board holds a meeting with the finance committee at the Silt Branch Library at 4 p.m. on July 11. For details, call 625-4270.

Senior matters starts Chatter Box

Senior Matters in the Third Street Center begins its Chatter Box series with dentist Garry Millard at 10:30 a.m. on July 25. He’ll explain the dental services available to seniors at Mountain Family Health Centers in Rifle. For details on Mountain Family Health Centers, call 945-2840.

Crystal Caucus meets

The Crystal Valley Caucus meets at the Church at Redstone. The night starts with an ice cream social at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Agenda items include: SG Interest’s decision not to drill in Coal Basis (an SG representative has been invited), the White Banks Mine, Coal Basin restoration activities and wind/alternative energy in the Crystal Valley.