Ski Spree - February 6-7, 2016
Fireworks, Chili Cook Off, Need-4-Speed Competition, Rail Jams, Live music and fun for the entire family.
Join Sunlight Mountain Resort for their biggest event of the season- ANB Bank's Ski Spree Extravaganza! Between the chili cook-off, fireworks, and a need-for-speed competition, there's fun for everyone!
Do you think you have the best chili in town!? Prove it and enter the ANB Bank's Chili Cook-Off. Restaurants and individuals welcome!
To Register, Click HERE!
The event will be held at The Hotel Colorado on February 6th from 5PM - 8PM. Tickets to taste chili are only $10 and can be purchased in advance at ANB Bank of Glenwood Springs, Sunlight Mountain Resort and Sunlight Ski & Bike. All proceeds from the event will go to Learn to Ski programs at Sunlight Mountain!
-The Treasure Hunt will be Saturday, 2/6 on the mountain and at the Hotel Colorado. We will be giving away a season pass and some other cool prizes. Guest will be looking for giant ANB Bank monopoly money hanging around the mountain and at the hotel. Clues will be available a day early if you visit ANB Bank or can be found on the mountain on Saturday.
-The Chili Cook-Off will be at the Hotel Colorado from 5pm-8pm. Fireworks will begin at 8pm and can be seen outside the hotel and from the pedestrian bridge.
-Tight Thump will be performing at the Chili Cook-Off.
-The Need-4-Speed competition will be at 11am on Sunday, 2/7 on the mountain. Registration for the competition will be at 9am in the Sunlight day lodge.
- Enjoy a Fireworks Display in conjunction with the Ski Spree celebration in Glenwood Springs Saturday, February 6, at Two Rivers Park. Start time is 8:00 p.m. for the anticipated 30-minute show sponsored by the City of Glenwood Springs, who donated about $20,000 for the fireworks. Two Rivers Park serves as the launch point for the show, which is managed by trained professionals. To assure public safety the park will be closed to the public between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. For best viewing consider a location nearby with unobstructed views of the sky above the park and nearby rivers.
Ski Spree bracelets are being sold at Sunlight Mountain, Sunlight Ski & Bike, ANB Bank of Glenwood Springs, and the Glenwood Chamber. They are $10 a piece and get you into the chili cook-off and $10 off a lift ticket on February 6th & 7th.
To register for the chili cook-off... restaurants and individuals can head to www.sunlightmtn.com/mountain/events.
CARE program to help families throughout Garfield County
CARE, Colorado’s Affordable Residential Energy program, is launching this month in Garfield County and six other counties in the Colorado high country.
Through CARE, income-qualified households can sign up for a free home energy visit, and can receive free energy upgrades.
“We know many families, couples, singles and seniors are struggling to pay utility bills, especially this time of year. CARE will help reduce their utility bills and make their homes more safe and comfortable,” said Maisa Metcalf, program manager for CLEER.
For qualifying households in Garfield County, CLEER energy consultants will visit the home to identify needed energy efficiency upgrades, and talk with residents about their energy bills and home comfort. After the visit, Metcalf coordinates with local contractors to carry out the upgrades, at little to no cost to the household.
Depending on the needs of the home, energy upgrades could include a furnace or boiler tune-up and safety check, insulation and air sealing, high-efficiency refrigerator, high-efficiency water heater, CFL or LED light bulbs, storm windows, a programmable thermostat and low-flow showerheads.
“Energy efficiency upgrades are the best way to reduce your utility bills,” Metcalf said.
For rental housing, landlords will be asked to pay for up to 50 percent of the upgrades, she noted.
The CARE program is funded by Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC), a statewide nonprofit that helps low-income families and seniors pay energy bills. In Garfield County, CLEER is managing the CARE program. It’s the continuation of a successful pilot program CLEER managed in 2015, which served 148 families countywide.
Funding for CARE home energy visits comes from Garfield Clean Energy, while funding for energy efficiency upgrades come from utilities serving the county: Xcel Energy, Holy Cross Energy, SourceGas and Glenwood Springs Electric. Additional funding from the Town of Carbondale will allow more households in the town to participate.
Similar CARE programs are being offered by other community organizations to households in Pitkin, Eagle, Lake, Summit, Routt and Moffat counties. The Pitkin County program is managed by CORE.
Households can be tenants or homeowners in single-family homes, condos, apartments or mobile homes, and can be families, couples, singles or seniors.
To qualify, households can be earning up to 80 percent of the area median income for their family size.
Households can get started by filling out an application form to qualify for the program. Forms are available at www.GarfieldCleanEnergy.org . Look under the “Residential” tab for “Options for Income-Qualified Households.”
If you or someone you know could be eligible, contact CLEER for more information: (970) 704-9200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Statewide funding proposals, regional growth trends, alternative fuels on agenda
Mobility, Fuels and Funding, a one-day forum on regional and Colorado transportation needs, trends and opportunities, is set for Friday, Feb. 5, in Glenwood Springs.
The forum starts with a keynote by Shailen Bhatt, executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Transportation demographics expert Jim Charlier follows with a fresh update on what changing travel patterns, population growth, economic and environmental trends mean for the future of transportation in the Parachute to Aspen region.
Four panel discussions round out the agenda, with community and business leaders discussing how the Grand Avenue Bridge project can create opportunities, statewide and regional transportation funding proposals, mobility options in the Parachute to Aspen region, and alternative fuels for cars, trucks and buses.
The Mobility Forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs.
Registration is $35 in advance, and includes morning refreshments and lunch.
To register online, visit cleer-mobility-workshop.eventbrite.com.
The forum is hosted by CLEER, RFTA and the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association. Sponsors of the forum are Garfield Clean Energy, SGM, Gould Construction, Sopris Engineering and Parsons Corp.
For more information and the full agenda, visit CleanEnergyEconomy.net
Help Roaring Fork Lifestyle Magazine Celebrate their 1st Birthday!
You and a guest are invited to join the birthday bash!
Food by Bravo Catering and music by Valle Musico.
Awards and a silent auction benefitting CARE.
Where: Roaring Fork Valley Co-Op | 760 Highway 133, Carbondale, CO
When: Wednesday, January 20th | 6-8:30 p.m.
RSVP: Rick French at 970-618-8981
THE 5TH ANNUAL LIGHT IT UP BLUE ASPEN benefit event will take place on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the historic Hotel Jerome in downtown Aspen. Hosted at the height of Aspen’s winter season over the busy President’s Day Weekend, Light It Up Blue Aspen is the signature fundraising event of Ascendigo Autism Services.
The mission of Light It Up Blue Aspen is to raise both awareness and much-needed funds to assist families and children on the autism spectrum in the Roaring Fork Valley and western Colorado communities. All proceeds from Light It Up Blue Aspen directly benefit these programs through its beneficiary, Ascendigo Autism Services. Learn more here and purchase tickets. Or Call the Ascendigo office 970-927-3143
The City of Glenwood Springs is looking for applicants to fill vacancies and expired terms on various boards and commissions.… Read on
Colleen Hickman, CEO and founder of Corvidae Collective, has two internship positions for PR and Social Media interns available starting this month for the Winter/Spring 2016 semester. The two successful applicants will earn school credit and get a chance for real world experience with a startup in the marketing and communications field.
Check out: https://www.facebook.com/CorvidaeCo or Twitter: https://twitter.com/CorvidaeCo or LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/corvidae-collective or email email@example.com.
The Board of Directors of the GSCRA will be holding their annual board retreat at the Redstone Inn on Tuesday, January 19. Look for the annual program of work in next month’s Chamber Connection.
The Garfield County Shop Local Partnership is teaming up with Google to help put every business in our communities on the map—including yours.
4 out of 5 consumers look online for local goods and services. The libraries will host free workshops to help you start taking charge of your online presence.
Local internet marketing expert Trent Blizzard of Blizzardpress will be on hand to teach you the importance of claiming your business listing on Google and best practices to Get Your Business Online. Attend the workshop most convenient for you!
RSVPs appreciated at gcpld.org/gybo.
Glenwood Springs Branch Library - Thursday, Jan. 14 at 9 a.m.
Register Today! 2016 Joint Denver Legislative Trip
Registration is NOW open!
Join Us January 21-22!
Additionally, sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event. We encourage your organization to take advantage of the benefits that come along with being a sponsor. If you are interested or have questions please contact Nicolle.
Finally, we have organized a couple activities on January 20th, for those who will be arriving in Denver the evening before our meetings. Join us to take a tour of Metro State University's Center for Advanced Visualization and Experiential Analysis,a multi-room facility, with advanced technology to support users in making better decisions through visualization and collaborative problem-solving. We have also reserved a group of seat at a Colorado Avalanche game for Wednesday, January 20th. You can find out more details on the tour and game below in the Additional Activities section.
The 2016 Voices of Rural Colorado Denver Legislative Trip hosted by CLUB 20, Action 22, and Progressive 15 will be held on Thursday andFriday, January 21st -22nd . This opportunity will allow the three organization's members, representing 59 of Colorado's 64 counties, the chance to engage in productive dialogue with legislators, cabinet members and department heads regarding issues of concern to Rural Colorado and to learn about potential legislation that may impact citizens and communities in our regions. Meetings are being scheduled regarding numerous topics and we hope you will join us to learn about what's happening across the state.
Additionally, please mark your calendar and join us for our Joint Legislative Reception at the Governor's Mansion (400 E. 8th Avenue) the evening of January 21, 2015 at 5:00pm. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
This trip is a great kick-off to an exciting year - Don't Miss It!
PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM
When: Thursday January 21, 2016 & Friday January 22, 2016
Where: Old Supreme Court Chambers, State Capitol
200 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80203
What: An opportunity to meet with state elected and appointed officials to discuss current issues affecting the Western Slope and beyond.
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association was named 2013 Chamber of the Year by ACCE!