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Scuttlebutt and Calendar – Jan. 13, 2022

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Cannabis gives

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LivWell Enlightened Health, a cannabis manufacturing company, donated $60,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Colorado toward its affordable housing construction efforts. The funding came from LivWell’s customers who participated in the business’s “Round Up” campaign. Since Colorado’s stay-at-home order went into effect, LivWell has offered customers the ability to round up their purchase and donate the difference. The campaign has accrued more than $200,000, which has been donated to a variety of nonprofits.

STR input

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The town of Carbondale will hold a public meeting regarding short-term-rentals and proposed regulations on Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. This is an opportunity for the public to share their thoughts on the subject. Those who are interested can join in-person at Town Hall or virtually; see the agenda on the town’s website (www.carbondalegov.org) for a Zoom link. Folks who can’t attend either virtually or in-person can email their thoughts to trustees@carbondaleco.net by Jan. 14. 

Vaccines 

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According to a Garfield County press release, during the last two weeks of December, 859 people received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people 12 years and older get a booster shot after five months. 

Red Canyon Road 

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County Road 115, also known as Red Canyon Road, in the Spring Valley area remains closed due to dangerous, icy conditions. The Garfield County Commissioners voted to keep the road closed for 90 days starting Jan. 10. However, if the road is considered safe to reopen before 90 days, the county can choose to do so.

Student loan reprieve

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Once again, President Joe Biden extended the reprieve on student loan repayments and a pause on interest accrual. The latest extension spans from Jan. 31 through May 1. Due to the pandemic, people with outstanding student loans have had the option to suspend payments since March 2020.

Business nominations

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The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce’s deadline to submit nominations for 2021 businesses of the year (for-profit and nonprofit) has been extended to Friday, Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. Visit www.bit.ly/bestbusinessCarbondale to submit your vote!

Game nights

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The Carbondale Library will host strategic game nights on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. This monthly night of fun and strategy is free and open to all adults. For more info, call the library at: 970-963-2889.

Wetlands grants

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will grant up to $1.25 million toward projects aimed at wetlands restoration. Aligned with CPW’s Wetlands Program Strategic Plan, the funding is intended for projects that intend to improve the distribution and numbers of ducks and “opportunities for public waterfowl hunting,” and/or improving the status of at-risk species. Jan. 26 is the deadline to apply. For an application and more info, visit: www.cpw.state.co.us 

Strawberry Days comeback

Glenwood Springs’ annual Strawberry Days festival is set to take place this June after a two year hiatus due to COVID-19. In recent years the event has taken place at Sayre Park, but this year the fun will happen at Two Rivers Park. For more info, visit: www.strawberrydays.com

They say it’s your birthday

Folks celebrating another trip around the sun this week include: Marianne Ackerman, Chuck Bauer, Michael Hassig, Tracie Wright and Annemarie Zanca (Jan. 14); Crista Barlow and Frank Nadell (Jan. 15); Johann Aberger, Kimberlie Chenowith and Drew Walters (Jan. 16); Brenda Buchanan, Katrina Byars, Ron Kokish, Roy Rickus and Tanner Rollyson (Jan. 17); Joe Flores, Lois Hayes, Tarie Lahet, Katie Montie and Shannon Pelland (Jan. 19).

 

COMMUNITY CALENDAR:

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13

STORYTIME
Children and their parents are invited to storytime at the Carbondale Library on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. More information is at www.gcpld.org 

LEGAL CLINIC
Volunteer attorneys provide
free legal consultation at Basalt Library from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

THINGS IN MOTION
Basalt Library hosts the Aspen Science Center for a workshop with marbles for students in kindergarten through fourth grade at 3:45 p.m. Questions? Contact kscimpff@basaltlibrary.org

SALMON JAM
In collaboration with a performance at The Contemporary, Basalt Library welcomes Andy Thorn and Dr. Greg Garrison of Leftover Salmon for a workshop at 4:30 p.m. and a jam session at 6 p.m. To register for either or both opportunities, visit www.basaltlibrary.org

ASK A LAWYER

Alpine Legal Services offers a hotline clinic on Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 970-368-2246 and visit www.alpinelegalservices.org for the schedule of dates by legal topic.

NATURALIST NIGHTS
Scott Rashid, director of the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, talks about small mountain owls for a virtual presentation streamed at 6 p.m. through GrassRoots Community Network and Wilderness Workshop on Facebook and YouTube. KDNK will also broadcast the event live.

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14

COLORADO WORKFORCE
Basalt Library hosts Colorado Workforce to assist job seekers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register, call 970-927-4311.

CRYSTAL THEATRE
Catch “Torn” at the Crystal Theatre through Monday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of a matinee showing on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 5 p.m.

LIL SMOKIES
The Ute Theater in Rifle presents The Lil Smokies performing at 7:30 p.m. 

LEFTOVER SALMON
The Arts Campus at Willits presents Leftover Salmon performing at 8 p.m. Tickets and info at www.tacaw.org

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15

YARN CLUB
The Roaring Fork Yarn Club hosts an informal session in Sopris Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your current project, a chair and warm clothes!

ART FOR ALL AGES
Basalt Library offers space for adults and kids to do art projects together at 2 p.m.

CONSENSUAL IMPROV
The Arts Campus at Willits hosts the Roaring Fork Valley’s improvisational comedy troupe for a show at 8 p.m. Tickets and more info at www.tacaw.org

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16

FULL MOON CEREMONY
Sheridan Semple offers a full moon ceremony with aromatherapy at True Nature at 6 p.m. More info at www.truenaturehealingarts.com

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 17

LAND HERITAGE
Colorado Mountain College honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a virtual presentation by Ute Mountain Ute tribal member and policy maker Ernest House Jr. at 11 a.m. For details, visit www.coloradomtn.edu

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 18 

STORYTIME
Young ones and their parents are invited to storytime at the Glenwood Springs Library on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. More information is at www.gcpld.org

COMMUNITY CHOIR
The Carbondale Community Choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Singers of all ages, styles and experience are welcome. To join the fun, email carbondaleccsing@gmail.com or call 970-319-0108.

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19

FACEBOOK FOR BEGINNERS
Basalt Library offers a crash course on navigating Facebook at 1:30 p.m. To register, call 970-927-4311 ext. 1013 or email cbaumgarten@basaltlibrary.org

EXPLORERS CLUB
School-age children are invited to free after-school activities with the Aspen Science Center at the Glenwood Springs Library on Wednesdays at 2:30 pm.

CIVIL RIGHTS
Basalt Library honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with a virtual discussion of “Alice’s Ordinary People,” a documentary film about civil rights activist Alice Tregay, at 6 p.m. free to view at your leisure via the streaming service Kanopy provided by local libraries. More info at www.basaltlibrary.org

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20

STORYTIME
Children and their parents are invited to storytime at the Carbondale Library on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. More information is at www.gcpld.org 

S.T.E.A.M.
Basalt Library invites students in grades five and up to explore the intersection of science, technology, engineering, art and math at Basalt Library on the third Thursday of each month at 4 p.m.

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21

VALLEY VISUAL ART SHOW
The 43rd Valley Visual Art Show opens at Carbondale Art’s R2 Gallery. The exhibit includes works from 50 local artists and will remain until Feb. 25. 

COMEDY NIGHT
Comedian Caitlin Peluffo performs at the Art Campus at Willits at 8 p.m. Invfo and tickets at www.tacaw.org

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22

SOUND SYMBOLISM
True Nature offers a workshop exploring synesthetic experience from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More info at www.truenaturehealingarts.com

NOISE POLLUTION
The Ute Theater in Rifle presents Noise Pollution: The AC/DC Experience at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and info at www.utetheater.com

‘90s DANCE PARTY
DJ Grim Nymph hosts a dance party at “Club Nug” (The Black Nugget) at 9 p.m.

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