The Sopris Sun

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.