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    Jun
    21
    Wed
    Temporary Road Closure of Co Rd 154 @ CR 154 from the Orison Light to the Hardwick Bridge
    Jun 21 – Jul 12 all-day

    To ensure the new Riverview School opens on time, the Board of County Commissioners has approved the temporary closure of CR 154 from the Orison Light to the Hardwick Bridge. A detour will direct traffic to the stop light at the intersection of CO 82 and Spring Valley Road for access to and from CR 109. The temporary closure will begin Wednesday, June 21st and end Wednesday, July 12th.
    Work to run utilities on the underside of the Hardwick Bridge will continue during the temporary closure. Two mobile stop lights will be positioned on either side of the bridge to allow traffic to safely pass.

    Jun
    23
    Fri
    Lift Off for Lift-Up Balloon Festival @ Crown Mountain Park
    Jun 23 – Jun 25 all-day

    JUNE 23-25, 2017

    CROWN MOUNTAIN PARK

    The Inaugural Lift Off 4 LIFT-UP Balloon Festival is a benefit for LIFT-UP that celebrates 35 years of service in providing food and basic needs to locals from Aspen to De Beque.

     

    This uplifting 3-day event will kick off on Friday at Triangle Park in Willits Town Center at 6 p.m. with a live concert.  On Saturday and Sunday morning we will have balloons from around the country rise with the sunrise.  Come meet the pilots, watch the balloons inflate in all their spectacular color and cheer as they soar above the Roaring Fork Valley.  You can even start your morning with a yoga experience and enjoy a pancake breakfast served by the Basalt Lions Club. Plus, there will be bounce houses and face painting for the kids with activity ticket purchase.  In addition, there will be tethered balloon rides.

     

    Saturday evening come for the Balloon Glow, synchronized with crowd support and live music by POSER.  Bring a picnic to enjoy in the scenic beauty of Crown Mountain Park or choose from selected food and beverages that will be available for purchase.

     

    Weekend passes are only $10 for adults and kids (10 & under) are free!  Bring nonperishable food items and save a $1 on your ticket price.

     

    Please see below for complete event schedule:

     

    Friday, June 23 – 6 p.m. – Triangle Park at Willits Town Center

    –       Live music and giveaways

    Saturday, June 24 – Crown Mountain Park, El Jebel

    MORNING ASCENSION    6-10 a.m.

    6:00 a.m.              – Gates Open

         6:30–7:00 a.m.*   – Balloon ascension (time is dependent on wind and weather)

         6:00–9:00 a.m.     – Pancake Breakfast* served by Basalt Lions Club

    – Kids Corner with Face Painting & Bounce House*

         7:30 a.m.               – Honey Flow Yoga with Becky Anderson of Aspen Shakti

    Please bring your own mat.

    EVENING BALLOON GLOW PICNIC 6-9:30 p.m.

                Selected food and beverages will be available for purchase

         6:00 p.m.               – Kids Corner with Face Painting & Bounce House*

         6:30-9:30 p.m.      – Live Music with POSER presented by The Bineau Team

         8:30 p.m.               – Balloon Glow

    Sunday, June 25 – Crown Mountain Park, El Jebel

    MORNING ASCENSION    6-10 a.m.

    6:00 a.m.              – Gates Open

         6:30–7:00 a.m.*   – Balloon ascension (time is dependent on wind and weather)

         6:00–9:00 a.m.     – Pancake Breakfast* served by Basalt Lions Club

    – Kids Corner with Face Painting & Bounce House*

    Ticket pricing:

     

    • Entire Weekend          $10/adult
    • Kids (10 & under)        FREE
    • Donation                      $1 discount per ticket with non-perishable food donation
    • Activity tickets available on-site to apply to breakfast and kids’ activities
    • Tethered Balloon Rides          $25 per adult and $15 for kids (10 & under)

    Tickets are available online at www.LiftOff4LIFTUPBalloonFestival.org or at these sponsor locations:  1st Bank in Aspen or Glenwood Springs, Coldwell Banker/Mason Morse in Aspen, Snowmass Village, Willits, Carbondale, or Glenwood Springs, LIFT-UP Thrift Stores in Rifle or Parachute.

    Volunteers needed:

    More than 100 volunteers are needed to support this event.  Please visit www.LiftOff4LIFTUPBalloonFestival.org to sign up.  Assist the balloon pilots, serve desserts in the sponsor tent, check in guests or accept donated food and more.

    Help an amazing cause at a wonderful family-friendly community event and receive an official event T-shirt for any 2 shifts worked, plus free entrance to the festival.

    About the Festival:

    The Lift Off 4 LIFT-UP Balloon Festival fundraiser is a joint effort between LIFT-UP, who is celebrating 35 years of service to our community and Bruce and Pam Wood, with Above It All Balloon Company, who had always wished to bring a balloon festival to the mid-valley area.

    Event guidelines:  Please feel to bring your own low-profile chairs and blankets.  Picnic foods are allowed but no glass, outside alcohol or drugs are allowed.  In addition to preserve the safety of our balloons, no smoking, drones, firearms, fireworks or pets are permitted at the festival.  Please deposit trash in trash receptacles.  Thank you.  All bags will be subject to search at festival entrance.

    The organizers and pilots reserve the right to cancel if it is not safe to fly.  All activities are weather dependent and non-refundable.

    For information, tickets and to volunteer please visit: www.LiftOff4LIFTUPBalloonFestival.org or call (970) 625-4496.

     

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    Rifle State Parks Weekend Activities – 6/23 – 6/25
    Jun 23 – Jun 25 all-day

    .Friday June 23rd
    1:30 & 4:30 pm @ Rifle Falls Ampatheater
    Learn about: History of the area, Ute Indians, the area ecosystem, animals & birds
    3-4 pm @Rifle Falls Upper Parking Lot
    Hike from the campground up over the falls, down to explore the caves, and then back to the base of the falls. Learn area history-both people & geology. See the site of first hydroelectric plant in Colorado! (Moderate hike-wear good shoes and bring water.)
    7 pm @ Cottonwood Campground Gazebo
    “Why is night time a good time for animals in the parks?”

    Saturday June 24th
    8-9:30 am Morning Paddle from the Boat ramp @ Rifle Gap
    Bring your paddle board, kayak, or canoe. Learn about the lake history.
    You must have a life vest, whistle and park pass.
    11am, 12:30 & 1:30 pm @ Rifle Falls Upper Parking Lot
    Hike from the campground up over the falls, down to explore the caves, and then back to the base of the falls. Learn area history-both people & geology. See the site of first hydroelectric plant in Colorado! (Moderate hike-wear good shoes and bring water.)

    Sunday June 25th
    8-9 am @ Rifle Falls Amptheater
    Peaceful Morning Yoga with licensed instructor Monica
    9:30-10:30 & 11-12 am @ Rifle Falls Upper Parking Lot/Picnic Area
    Hike from the campground up over the falls, down to explore the caves, and then back to the base of the falls. Learn area history-both people & geology. See the site of first hydroelectric plant in Colorado! (Moderate hike-wear good shoes and bring water.)

    Jun
    25
    Sun
    The Great Escape: A Run to Learn About Refugees @ Apple Tree Park
    Jun 25 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    The Great Escape: A Run to Learn About Refugees will be held Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 2 p.m. The race course starts at Apple Tree Park in New Castle. The Great Escape is designed to educate and sensitize people to the challenges refugees face as they flee their homelands. The course will be a 3 or 5 mile walk or run. Registration cost is $15 per person and teams of three to six people will run the course together. Register online at www.active.com. All proceeds go to Refugee and Hope International in Uganda. Questions call Michaela Fulk at 970-779-4080 or michaela.fulk@gmail.com

    Jun
    26
    Mon
    Roseybelle Mobile Maker Space
    Jun 26 @ 9:30 AM – Jun 29 @ 5:00 PM

    The Rosybelle Mobile Maker Space , a project sponsored by Carbondale Arts, travels to schools, parks and buildings and public spaces to bring the Maker Revolution to youth, making it easy for youth to have access to quality arts programming. Art educators and instructors Marge Dye & Eliza Rogan are offering a fun filled week of exploring,designing, building, painting, decorating, and celebrating the Arts. Full Class descriptions, instructor bios and registration can be found online at www.newcastlerec.com.

    Camp Dates: June 12-15

    Location: Appletree Community

    Session 1: 9:30-12:30pm Cost $35.00 Max:15 students
    Session 2: 2:00-5:00pm Cost $35.00 Max: 15 student

    Camp DatesJune 26-29
    Location: New Castle Community Center

    Session 1: 9:30-12:30pm Cost: $35.00 Max:15 students

    Session 2: 2:00-5:00pm Cost: $35.00 Max:15 students

    Hungry Bears Lunch Wagon
    Jun 26 @ 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

    Free for ages 18 and under!

    Serving:
    May 29th – July 14th
    Monday – Thursday
    Closed 4th of July

    Stay and EAT at 4 Parks:
    Davidson: 11 AM
    Cottonwood: 11:30 AM
    Joyce Park: 12 noon
    Centennial Park 12:30

    Cooking Science – Rifle Branch Library @ Rifle Branch Library
    Jun 26 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    1 p.m., June 26, 27, 28 and 29, Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave., Rifle, $5 materials fee, 970-625-3471, www.gcpld.org

    Discover the science behind food preparation and learn the building blocks of food science in a “kitchen laboratory” setting. Conduct food experiments, collect and analyze data, practice sensory science (tasting), and investigate career opportunities. Registration is required, and each class is limited to 12 participants between 8 and 18 years old. There is a $5 materials fee to participate. These events are a collaboration between Americorps Colorado, CSU Extension, and the Garfield County Libraries.

    Jun
    27
    Tue
    Roseybelle Mobile Maker Space
    Jun 27 @ 9:30 AM – Jun 30 @ 5:00 PM

    The Rosybelle Mobile Maker Space , a project sponsored by Carbondale Arts, travels to schools, parks and buildings and public spaces to bring the Maker Revolution to youth, making it easy for youth to have access to quality arts programming. Art educators and instructors Marge Dye & Eliza Rogan are offering a fun filled week of exploring,designing, building, painting, decorating, and celebrating the Arts. Full Class descriptions, instructor bios and registration can be found online at www.newcastlerec.com.

    Camp Dates: June 12-15

    Location: Appletree Community

    Session 1: 9:30-12:30pm Cost $35.00 Max:15 students
    Session 2: 2:00-5:00pm Cost $35.00 Max: 15 student

    Camp DatesJune 26-29
    Location: New Castle Community Center

    Session 1: 9:30-12:30pm Cost: $35.00 Max:15 students

    Session 2: 2:00-5:00pm Cost: $35.00 Max:15 students

    Grand Avenue Bridge Detour Community Open House I
    Jun 27 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Tuesday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Grand Avenue Bridge (GAB) project team invites Glenwood Springs and greater Roaring Fork Valley residents to Community Open House I regarding the GAB detour.

    “This is an opportunity for community members to learn about the GAB detour and create a personal plan to reduce travel times through Glenwood Springs,” said Tom Newland, CDOT Public Information Manager.

    The open house is on Tuesday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Drop-in is from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a formal presentation beginning at noon.

    CDOT, the GAB team, the City of Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) will be available to present detour logistics and answer questions. Bicycle and transit routing, travel demand strategies, community assets and critical detour information will be topics of focus.

    The detour presentation and print materials will also be presented in Spanish.

    If you are unable to attend this meeting, a second Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 1 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. A list of public meetings, detour fact sheets, maps and the detour PowerPoint presentation are available for download at grandavebridge.codot.gov.

    Email the GAB team at info@grandavenuebridge.com to receive weekly construction updates. For project-specific questions, call or text the hotline 970-618-9897.

    Hungry Bears Lunch Wagon
    Jun 27 @ 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

    Free for ages 18 and under!

    Serving:
    May 29th – July 14th
    Monday – Thursday
    Closed 4th of July

    Stay and EAT at 4 Parks:
    Davidson: 11 AM
    Cottonwood: 11:30 AM
    Joyce Park: 12 noon
    Centennial Park 12:30