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Community Briefs, 7/18/13

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Go do some cob building

The public is invited to learn about
cob building from Laura Bartels and Dave Kodama from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at 100 N. Third St. on July 19-21. Cob is a mixture of clay, sand and
straw used to create organic shapes for benches, ovens, homes and
other structures, according to a press release. Bartels and Weaver
will be working on True Terana Peace Park (located north of True
Nature Healing Arts) and creating earthen couches around a stone fire
pit. “Come for an hour or stay and play for the day,” Bartels
said. “No experience necessary but dress to be in the mud.” For
more information call True Nature Healing Arts at 963-9900 or
GreenWeaver at 379-6779.

Hike the Middle

Wilderness Workshop is leading a free
hike in the Middle Thompson Creek area on July 27. This moderate hike
travels through the diverse landscape of the Thompson Divide and will
visit one or more natural gas well sites proposed by SG Interests.
There will be opportunities for “ground truthing” (looking for
sensitive vegetation and wildlife to help with Wilderness Workshop’s
legal work to protect the Thompson Divide from gas development) and
discussion of threats to the area posed by proposed gas development.
Info: wildernessworkshop .org or 963-3977.

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Town still looking
for commissioners

The town of Carbondale is seeking
members for the Planning & Zoning Commission, Tree Board,
Environmental Board, Historic Preservation Commission and the Parks &
Recreation Commission. The deadline to apply is July 31. To learn
more about each board and commission, or to submit an application,
visit or call Janet Buck at 510-1208.

Aspen offering
childcare help

The city of Aspen and Kids First are
offering financial aid to help defray the cost of childcare for
working families, according to a press release. The deadline to apply
is Aug. 1 for assistance to being on Sept. 1. Only new families need
to apply. For details, call 920-5769.

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Library offers
Universal Class

The Garfield County Library District is
offering Universal Class, a free online learning resource that offers
hundreds of classes covering hundreds of topics. For details, go to

Inward Bound starts
July 29

Nannette Weinhold and teachers from
Naropa University’s MA program are offering a mindfulness retreat
for tweens and teens at Carbondale Community School from July 29
through Aug. 2. There’ll be hip-hop dance, poetry, creative
writing, performances, expressive art, nature hikes and yoga. For
details, call 970-765-6057.

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Pro bike race seeks

The USA Pro Cycle Challenge rolls
through Aspen and Snowmass on Aug. 19-20 and volunteers are needed.
For details, go to

Sportsmen’s caucus
slated for Eagle

Colorado Parks and Wildlife holds its
first Sportsmen’s Roundtable at the town of Eagle public library
from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on July 25. For details, go to

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