Pay as you throw
The City of Glenwood Springs approved transitioning to a single hauler collection system for residential trash and recyclables. Services will be volume-based with pricing tied to the size of your trash cart and recycling included for every household. Mountain Waste and Recycling was chosen for a five-year contract following a competitive procurement process. Enrollment is anticipated to begin in July, with services starting in November. The Recycle Center will remain open and continue with normal operations.
Bear conflict prevention
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has $1 million in grant funds available to help local communities reduce conflicts with bears. Local governments, nonprofits, HOAs, community groups, businesses, individuals and more are eligible to receive between $50,000 and $500,000 by applying at www.bit.ly/CPW_Bears before May 5.
The Bonedale Flashmob is recruiting dancers for its newest project choreographed to the song “Northern Lights” by the Satin Jackets. The group meets at the Carbondale Library from 5:15 to 6:30pm on Fridays to learn new, original jazz dance choreography, which is then performed spontaneously at events like Mountain Fair and Our Town One Table.
Red Cross training
The West Mountain Regional Community Organizations Active in Disaster offers a free, bilingual training for aspiring American Red Cross volunteers at Colorado Mountain College’s Glenwood Center (1402 Blake Avenue) on March 21 from 10am to 3pm. To register, visit WMRCOAD.org
CDOT is hosting a public meeting at the Glenwood Springs Community Center on March 22 from 5:30 to 7:30pm to present proposed Cottonwood Pass safety improvements. Gathering public input and estimating costs will help Eagle and Garfield counties determine if, when and how to move ahead. Persons unable to attend can view the proposals at www.bit.ly/CottonwoodCDOT and comment through March 31.
According to Colorado Mountain College (CMC), U.S. students left some $3.58 billion in Pell grants unclaimed last year. Additionally, FAFSA application numbers in Colorado are the lowest in the country, with 44% of high school graduates completing the process. Federal loans and grants can help with tuition, book costs and even living expenses. CMC also helps with tuition for Colorado residents whose family income is below $70,000 and independent students over 24 whose income is less than $50,000. Undocumented students can also use the Colorado Application for State Financial Aid as an alternative to FAFSA. Meanwhile, the Credit Union of Colorado Foundation’s application is open through April 15 for students across the state. Ten will receive $5,000 toward tuition for the 2023/24 school year. Learn more at www.bit.ly/CUCFfunds
Passes are now on sale for 5Point’s 16th annual flagship festival, April 19-23, in Carbondale. Official art by Kessiah Carlbon has also been unveiled, depicting a heart divided into five quadrants with each correlating to an element and landscape. Check it out, along with this year’s merchandise, at 5pointfilm.org
Nancy Barnes, former director of the Bemis Library in Littleton, accepted an offer from Garfield County Libraries to serve as the director of branch libraries, overseeing all six branches, coordinating a community interview process and helping to establish a new self-check service mode at each branch.
CLEER is hiring
Clean Energy Economy for the Region, based in Carbondale, seeks to hire an operations and logistics coordinator to manage the nonprofit’s office, handle its database and support other essential functions. Applications are due by March 24 at cleanenergyeconomy.net/employment
They say it’s your birthday!
Folks celebrating another trip around the sun this week include: Dalene Barton, Hannah Burleigh, Jordan Clingan and Trae Moxley (March 16); Annie Tempest and John Foulkrod (March 17); Michelle McGrory and Dean Mercado (March 18); Matthew Eames, Sophia Higbie, Katie Hunter and Michael Schneiter (March 19); Leigh Kauffman (March 20); Judy Bartels, Kerwin Hirro and Miles Phillips (March 21); Tanner Hawkins and Evan Piccolo (March 22).
“What earthy sweetness remains unmixed with grief?” asks Concertmaster MinTze Wu. The Aspen Choral Society’s spring show, “Illuminare,” invites audiences “to bring your sorrows, your pain, your conflicts and struggles, and together release them into the light of compassion and deep knowing,” she wrote. The immersive experience, with music, lighting and choreography, premiers at Glenwood Springs High School on March 17, and continues at the Thunder River Theatre on March 18 and TACAW on March 19. All shows are at 7pm; find tickets at www.aspenchoralsociety.org Photo by Raleigh Burleigh
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THURSDAY, MARCH 16
Dr. Clair Rummel leads a support group for caregivers of people living with Alzheimers or other cognitive impairments at the Basalt Library, today and tomorrow at 10:30am. For more info, visit basaltlibrary.org
The Eagle County Commissioners hold office hours at the Basalt Library from 11am to 1pm. This is a regular occurrence on the third Thursday of each month.
BOEBERT OFFICE HOURS
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert’s staff visits the Rifle Library from 11am to noon to hear from and help constituents.
The Third Thursday Book Club discusses books by Alan Furst at the Carbondale Library at 2pm. Next month, April 20, the club will discuss “The Last Kingdom” by Bernard Cornwell.
High Rockies Harm Reduction will be at The Meeting Place in Carbondale with fentanyl test strips available, a syringe exchange and sterile using equipment, from 4 to 6pm.
ST. PATRICK’S DINNER
St. Vincent Catholic Church in Basalt (250 Midland Avenue) serves corned beef and cabbage from 4:30 to 8pm.
HOUSE PLANTS 101
Botany Houseplant Shop in Carbondale hosts an educational talk about the basics of being a successful houseplant parent from 5 to 7pm. Registration is required by emailing email@example.com or calling 970-340-4528
Anglers and boating enthusiasts are invited to attend an in-person public meeting at Rifle Gap State Park from 6 to 7:30pm to provide input on proposed changes designed to reduce the risk of introducing aquatic nuisance species.
ARIES NEW MOON
Sheridan Semble leads a new moon ceremony and sacred aromatherapy at True Nature Healing Arts at 6pm. Visit www.truenaturehealingarts.com for more info.
HAPPY HOUR DANCE
Alyson Boell-Marchand of CoMotion Dance Company leads a restorative class for movers to ease their bodies out of winter and into spring at The Launchpad on Thursdays at 6:15pm.
The Aspen Science Center Hometown Science Café Series continues with Dr. Phillip Halliwell and “Citizen Science for Pollinator Discovery” at the Third Street Center at 6:30pm.
‘PIRATES OF PENZANCE’
Aspen High School presents “Pirates of Penzance” at the District Theatre March 16-18 at 7pm and Sunday, March 19 at 2pm. Visit www.theatreaspen.org for tickets and more info.
The Center for Human Flourishing offers a facilitated Tension/Trauma Release Exercises session at the Third Street Center at 7:15pm on Thursdays through March 23. Learn more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY, MARCH 17
ST. PATRICK’S DINNER 2
The American Legion Post 100 (97 N. Third Street, Carbondale) hosts a St. Patrick’s Day dinner, open to the public, with corned beef, cabbage, sides and dessert from 5pm onward.
JOIN THE FLASHMOB
The Bonedale Flashmob invites you to join their troupe. Weekly rehearsals occur every Friday, starting today and through July 28, at the Carbondale Library at 5:15pm.
The Crystal Theatre screens “Champions” tonight, tomorrow and Thursday, March 23 at 7pm, or catch an earlier showing on Sunday, March 19 at 5pm.
The Aspen Choral Society presents “Illuminare” at the Glenwood Springs High School at 7pm. “Illuminare” will travel to the Thunder River Theatre on March 18 and TACAW on March 19, also at 7pm. For tickets, visit www.aspenchoralsociety.org
Dance Aspen’s Winter Program takes place tonight and tomorrow at the Wheeler Opera House at 7:30pm. Find tickets at www.aspenshowtix.com
HEAD FOR THE HILLS
Head for the Hills performs at Steve’s Guitars at 8pm. Tickets at www.stevesguitars.net
TACAW celebrates St. Paddy’s Day with The Confluents, a local funk band, at 8pm. Tickets at www.tacaw.org
SATURDAY, MARCH 18
Knit or crochet at Sopris Park with the Roaring Fork Yarn Club at 10am.
YOUR STORY, YOUR LIFE
Writers converge to support one another’s written explorations at the Glenwood Springs Library every first and third Friday, from 10am to noon.
Seed Peace invites the public to volunteer at Sunfire Ranch building soil in the green houses today from noon to 4pm. To sign up, email email@example.com
The Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park hosts a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day party from noon to 6pm — green beer included.
Ildi Ingraham performs a sound immersion using singing bowls, gongs and chimes at the Carbondale Library at 4pm. The event is free and open to all. Participants are asked to bring a mat, blankets, a pillow and anything else to be comfortable.
Eat, drink and dance during the Ballet Ball, in support of the Crystal River Youth Ballet Company, at the Old Thompson Barn at 6pm. Visit crystalriverballet.com/ballet-ball for more info.
Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait performs at TACAW at 8pm. Visit tacaw.org for tickets and more info.
SUNDAY, MARCH 19
True Nature hosts a playful and restoring workshop for children 5 and under accompanied by an adult from 9am to 11am. Tickets at truenaturehealingarts.com
Aspen Film shows director Simon Godwin’s rendition of “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare at the Isis Theatre at 3pm.
True Nature offers a breathwork workshop with guided meditation and music from 4 to 6pm. Tickets at truenaturehealingarts.com
MONDAY, MARCH 20
The Carbondale Library hosts a knitting group in the Community Room every Monday from 2 to 3:30pm.
Carbondale Acupuncture Center’s David Teitler presents on medical mushrooms and herbal magic at the Carbondale Library at 5:30pm. The event will also be streamed on Facebook via Zoom. Registration at www.bit.ly/TeitlerEvent
TUESDAY, MARCH 21
Author Geraldine Brooks presents in-person at the Paepcke Auditorium in Aspen at 6pm. Tickets at www.aspenshowtix.com
Axkawa in Carbondale hosts an open mic night from 6 to 8pm every Tuesday.
OF PLANTS AND PENCILS
Roaring Fork Drawing Club returns to Botany Houseplant Shop in Carbondale’s La Fontana Plaza at 6:30pm.
‘A RIVER OUT OF TIME’
Roaring Fork Conservancy presents “A River Out of Time,” a film about an expedition which traced the voyage of John Wesley Powell through the Colorado River Basin, at TACAW at 7pm. The expedition’s leader, Dr. Tom Minckley, will be available after the film for a Q&A. Visit tacaw.org for tickets and more info.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22
The Basalt Library invites youngsters to play board games in the treehouse at 2:30pm. Visit www.basaltlibrary.org for more info.
CDOT is hosting a public meeting at the Glenwood Springs Community Center from 5:30 to 7:30pm to present proposed Cottonwood Pass safety improvements. Persons unable to attend can view the proposals at www.bit.ly/CottonwoodCDOT and comment through March 31.
Amanda Peterson, with FocusedKids, presents “The Life of Your Brain” as part of the Aspen Science Center’s Hometown Science Café series at the Third Street Center at 6:30pm.
Mezcla Socials hosts salsa nights every Wednesday at TACAW at 7:30pm.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23
BOOKS TO BIG SCREEN
This new book club compares books to their adapted films, beginning with “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman, screening tonight at the Basalt Library at 5pm. The book is now available at the library.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24
True Nature celebrates the spring equinox preparing and applying a biodynamic prep at 3pm. The fun continues in the garden on March 25 at 8am.
COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR
Carbondale Mayor Ben Bohmfalk posts up at Bonfire every Friday from 8 to 9am and everyone is welcome to stop by to chat.
HAPPY HOUR CRITIQUE
Looking for feedback on your latest ceramic projects? Join the Carbondale Clay Center for a happy hour critique from 6 to 8:30pm. Details at www.carbondaleclay.org
SEEDS OF VANDANA SHIVA
How did the willful daughter of a Himalayan forest conservator become Monsanto’s worst nightmare? The Center for Human Flourishing screens “The Seeds of Vandana Shiva” to raise funds for Seed Peace and The Farm Collaborative at the Third Street Center at 6:30pm. Tickets at thecenterforhumanflourishing.org
Natalie Prauser and Marty Bush perform at Steve’s Guitars at 8pm. Tickets at www.stevesguitars.net