Special Invitation to Glenwood Chamber Members:
CU at Aspen Glen!
Join Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano in Carbondale for a complimentary reception and program featuring CUprofessor Dr. David Brain discussing MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere Volatile EvolutioN), the CU-Boulder-led mission to Mars. Bring the kids to try on spacesuits provided by the CU-Boulder Heritage Center. There will also be free face tattoos and souvenir mini buffs!
All alumni, parents and friends of CU are welcome to attend and learn more about the mission and its overall impact on CU.
Thursday, June 5
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Register by Friday, May 30
Reception includes heavy appetizers, kid-friendly options and a cash bar.
Aspen Glen Golf Club
0545 Bald Eagle Way
Carbondale, CO 81623
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Contact Brennan at the CU-Boulder Alumni Association at
303-492-6899 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday May 27, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM MDT
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The Gathering Center at The Orchard
110 Snowmass Drive
Carbondale, CO 81923
Join us on Tuesday, May 27 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at The Orchard for our next Quarterly Luncheon: Marijuana in the Workplace.
Heather Beattie, Assistant County Attorney for Garfield County, will present the legal ramifications of marijuana in the workplace for both the employee and employer. Local law enforcement as well as James Leonard from Doctor's Garden Dispensary will also be present to offer additional information and to answer questions.
This event is open to the public, and we encourage both employees and employers to attend!
We'll kick off the event with a brief 2014 Carbondale Chamber Annual meeting.
Lunch will be provided by the Village Smithy.
Cost: $20 in advance, $30 day of event
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We look forward to seeing you on the 27th!
Carbondale Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
*Hispanic Contractors of Colorado (HCC) Building
646 Mariposa St., Denver, CO 80204
COST: FREE (RSVP Required, L.Romero@state.co.us)
Discussion will include...
Please join us if your small business has:
*Directions to HCC Building:
HCC is located in the CITC building at 646 Mariposa Street Denver, CO 80204. It shares a parking lot with the AGC office, and is on the corner of 7th and Mariposa Street.
RSVP today to L.Romero@state.co.us
Additional questions, please call LeRoy Romero, Minority Business Office atL.Romero@state.co.us or 303-892-3764.
The series kicks off on Fri., May 23, with Beatles tribute band Doctor Robert. Guests can ride the tram and attend the concerts free with the donation of canned food items for the LiftUp food pantry.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (May 15, 2014) — Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s free, mountain-top concert series, is back for its sixth year. Guests can ride the tram or bus free from the floor of the Roaring Fork Valley with the donation of a canned food item for the Lift-Up community food pantry. The concerts are held on top of Iron Mountain overlooking Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
The first concert of the year coincides with the Summer Kick-off Party on Friday, May 23. The series continues with 10 additional concerts throughout June, August and September. Here’s the lineup for this year’s concerts:
Fri., May 23: Summer Kick-off Party — Doctor Robert, Beatles tribute band
Doctor Robert is the next generation of Beatles tribute bands, with a commitment to the accurate reproduction of more than 100 songs of The Beatles’ repertoire. Their high-energy shows are full of Beatles magic, as Casey Falter, Karen Janssen, Ben Wright and Kevin Reinert love the challenge of recreating even the most demanding musical compositions live onstage. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sat., May 31: Night Plane, acoustic rock
Longtime Roaring Fork Valley locals, singers and songwriters Haden Gregg and Jimmy Dykann are joined by John Zajicek for original selections and tasteful cover tunes. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sat., June 7: Poser, classic rock
Poser is a Colorado dance band based in the Roaring Fork Valley with a wide-ranging repertoire of classic to modern rock. Poser is sure to infuse fun into every occasion. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sat., June 14: The Bobby Mason Band, rock ‘n’ roll
Performing the soulful sounds of Americana rock ‘n’ roll, classic hits, tight vocal harmonies and world-class guitar tones, Bobby Mason has worked with some of the top recording artists in the music industry. Bobby Mason will be joined by Hap Harriman, Bryan Savage and Hayden Gregg for this appearance. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 9: Fifty50, classic rock
Fifty50 is a Roaring Fork Valley-based band comprised of Dave Stoltzfus, Beth Getzen Stoltzfus, Dale Loper, Jerry Larsen and Tom Mercer. Their choice of music — including classic, modern and original rock — makes this band unique with a blend of vocal harmonies and instrumental energy. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from6 to 10 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 16: Already Gone, classic rock
The breadth of their set list is as diverse as the band itself, with selections that weave through classic rock, R&B, funk, blues, country crossover and good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll. Already Gone achieves a synergy onstage that has been forged during years of collaboration. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 23: Caleb Dean Band, country music and Western swing
The Caleb Dean Band is a local favorite country dance band, performing traditional country and Western swing. Featuring pedal steel, fiddle, hot guitar licks, mandolin and flat top acoustic, bass and drums with great country vocals. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 6: The Goodman Band, classic rock and Stevie Ray Vaughan cover tunes
Performing classic rock and Stevie Ray Vaughn cover tunes, the Goodman Band is a three-piece group based primarily out of Grand Junction. The music ranges from early country and rock to blues to today’s music. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 7: Christian Music on the Mountain, The New Creation Church Worship Team and Jerry Alcorta
The New Creation Church Worship Team is leading the people of the Roaring Fork Valley in passionate, uplifting and intimate praise and worship, with a talented pool of musicians and songwriters led by Melissa Hefferon. Jerry Alcorta will be joined by local musicians that enjoy creating heartfelt and spiritually impacting music together. With a variety of musical tastes and backgrounds ranging from rock to bluegrass, their passion is to blend music, life and faith. Free tram rides begin at 2 p.m. for this special Sunday event. The bands play from 4 to 8 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 13: Let them Roar, rock/country
The band formerly known as All the Pretty Horses, Let Them Roar is an American musical melting pot. With twangy voices, a jazz-trained rhythm section and a pair of teles, plus steel and mando, each member brings a unique history and interest in music. The band was born to explore the music of Bob Dylan, but soon grew passionate about the sounds of Bill Frisell, the voice of George Jones and traditional music from our country’s rough beginnings. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 20: The Missing Link Band, classic rock
Starting at the end of 2005, Paul Barker on bass, Erik McPherson on guitar and vocals, and Nick Kuhlmann on drums began a band with an emphasis on diverse blends of music for audiences with broad tastes. Every genre and style are included in a typical set, ranging from blues, rock, country, R&B and dance music. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.
The Music on the Mountain Concert Series is made possible by these sponsors: Bighorn Toyota; Community Banks of Colorado; Dalby, Wendland & Co. Inc.; Glenwood Springs Post Independent; Lift FM; Perri’s Collision; Swire Coca-Cola; Glenwood TV; Glenwood Insurance and Hotel Glenwood Springs.
The Lookout Grille and Snack Shack will be open for dinner and refreshments. Drink specials including glasses of wine, well drinks, Coors Lights and Coronas for $4 will be available in the plaza.
Guests will also be able to enjoy the park’s rides and attractions during the events. A Funday Pass, just $35 with the free tram ride, includes both walking cave tours and unlimited access to the new Glenwood Canyon Flyer, which is scheduled to open May 23, the Alpine Coaster, the Giant Canyon Swing, the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster, the Mine Wheel, the Wild West Express Coaster, the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, the Fort WhereAmI Maze, the 4D Motion Theater, the Laser Tag arena, the climbing wall and the Giddy Up! Western ride. The outdoor rides are open until dusk; the Laser Tag arena and 4D Motion Theater are open until the park closes.
The park is open until 10 p.m. during the Summer Kick-off Party and all Saturday Music on the Mountain events. OnSunday, Sept. 7, the park will be open until 8 p.m. for the Christian music concert. More information about the park, including hours of operation and a list of which attractions are open, can be found at GlenwoodCaverns.com or by calling 800-530-1635 or 970-945-4228, ext. 0.
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Customer Service Training | Wednesday, May 21
What: Glenwood Springs CUSTOMER SERVICE TRAININGwith David K. Aaker, IOM
When: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Two identical sessions 8:45 - 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Where: The Springs Theater, 915 Grand Ave.
(New home of the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue!)
This lively and interactive workshop is designed to motivate managers and staff with tested methods to improve customer service and help employees make positive changes that will stimulate attitudes and improve company growth!
How Much: Only $10.00 per participant!
Payable to: Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association
R.S.V.P.:email@example.com or 970.230.9035
Sponsored by: Glenwood Springs Tourism Promotion Board
PRICELESS TAKE AWAYS:
David's advice is featured in the new book Success Simplified, an anthology of 24 selected national speakers by Insight Publishing. David will have this helpful book available for purchase and signing after each session.
Get cash back for energy efficiency, solar energy upgrades
A new pool of rebate funding for energy efficiency upgrades is now available for households and businesses in Glenwood Springs and western Garfield County.
“We are offering these cash rebates on a first come, first served basis. Your best bet is to call an energy coach today to get started,” said Maisa Metcalf, an energy coach for CLEER: Clean Energy Economy for the Region. Coaching is offered in English and Spanish.
The rebate funding for 2014 is provided by Glenwood Springs Electric and by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Supplemental Environmental Program. Garfield Clean Energy, a partnership of 10 local governments, provides the free energy coaching services that help people take advantage of these rebates.
CLEER provides energy coaching expertise and manages the energy rebate programs for Glenwood Springs Electric and Garfield Clean Energy.
For households, rebates are provided for qualifying projects that include air sealing, insulation, programmable thermostats and heat tape timers, as well as for high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, whole house fans, water heaters and LED lighting.
CLEER is also teaming up with the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) to provide comprehensive Energy Smart home assessments for Glenwood Springs Electric customers. These assessments include health and safety testing and quick fix items to help the homeowner start saving right away.
For businesses and commercial properties, including multi-family housing, energy coaches will conduct a free building walk-through and provide recommendations for the most cost-effective energy upgrades.
Rebates for businesses can be used for a variety of projects that can reduce costs for electricity, natural gas and propane. These include lighting, refrigeration, heating, cooling, building controls, insulation, motors, engine block timers and heat tape timers.
Glenwood Springs Electric customers can also reserve rebates for installing solar electric systems on a residential or commercial property.
For households and business from Parachute to New Castle, the new Garfield Clean Energy bonus rebates can be combined with rebates offered by energy utilities such as Xcel Energy, and Holy Cross Energy.
For households and businesses in the Glenwood Springs and Carbondale area, bonus rebates are offered by CORE’s Energy Smart program.
Together, the utility rebates combined with community bonus rebates from Garfield Clean Energy or CORE can cover up to 50 percent of project costs, although dollar limits do apply.
“Increasing the energy efficiency of your home or business will save money on utility bills and increase comfort. The rebates make your smart investment even more affordable,” said Metcalf.
“Our free energy coaching service makes it easy for you get started with your energy upgrades,” she added.
For information, contact CLEER at 704-9200 or ActNow@GarfieldCleanEnergy.org . More information about residential and commercial rebates is available at www.GarfieldCleanEnergy.org
The City wants to know your ideas!
The City is has issued a "Request for Ideas" (RFI) for possible uses of the former Garfield County Library Building at 413 9th Street.
The RFI should include a short narrative:
1. What do you feel is the best use for this building?
2. Why would the use be advantageous for the City of Glenwood Springs?
3. If applicable, would your organization be willing to help with building upgrades for the suggested use?
4. Include name of organization and/or individual submitting and contact info.
5. Add any additional comments.
Submitted ideas should be no longer than 3 pages. Submit 1 copy to: City Clerk, 101 W. 8th St., Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601 on or before 4 p.m. on May 19, 2014. This is not a postmark date, the proposal must be at City Hall by this date and time.
Include the short narrative above and name, address and phone number of the organization , individual or non-profit submitting the proposal.
The building can be inspected on May 12, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
If you have questions or need to set up a different inspection time, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tai Initiative, the Colorado Asian Chamber of Commerce and the U.S.– China Cooperative Association of Elected Local Ofﬁcials jointly present:
The Second Annual REGIONAL CONFERENCE on U.S. – CHINA LOCAL RELATIONS
Resources & Means: Making a Difference in U.S.-China Relations
A gathering of leaders in subnational U.S.-China relations engaging governmental, business and educational interests.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
at the Tivoli Student Unionon the Auraria Campus in Downtown Denver
$150 per person
Reduced tickets available for students & educators.
Find out more and register today at www.TaiInitiative.org/2014-conference
Guests can take to the air on the new Glenwood Canyon Flyer and re-engineered Soaring Eagle Zip Ride. A blacksmith shop and Cowboy Camp provide additional entertainment when the park kicks off its summer season and Music on the Mountain Concert Series on Friday, May 23.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (April 30, 2014) — There’s something in the air at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park; the mountain-top theme park in Glenwood Springs is giving its guests more ways to take to the skies this summer. They can fly out 1,400 feet above the Colorado River on the new Glenwood Canyon Flyer or soar down the mountain on the re-engineered Soaring Eagle Zip Ride. There are new attractions on the ground as well, including a working blacksmith shop and a Cowboy Camp with live music. The season officially begins at the park’s Summer Kick-off Party on Friday, May 23, which includes a performance by Beatles cover band Doctor Robert at the first Music on the Mountain concert of the year.
“We’ve got a great summer in the works for our guests this year,” said Steve Beckley, who owns Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park with his wife Jeanne. “The Soaring Eagle Zip Ride has been completely redesigned and is much more exciting now. There’ll be more free entertainment at the blacksmith shop and Cowboy Camp, and the new Glenwood Canyon Flyer is really going to be a hit.”
The Glenwood Canyon Flyer, which has been designed to look like a giant tree, will be perched on the edge of Glenwood Canyon, right between the Giant Canyon Swing and the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster. Riders will take their seats and will go higher and higher as the ride spins them around, until they are flying out over the Colorado River 1,400 feet below. The ride can accommodate 24 people at a time.
The Soaring Eagle Zip Ride begins at the same spot as in the past, but nearly everything else about it is new. Guests now board at ground level near the Alpine Coaster — there are no longer any stairs to climb — and are then carried backwards, 600 feet up the mountain. At the top, they reverse direction for a thrilling zip ride back down to the ground. The new configuration provides easier access and increases the efficiency of the ride to reduce wait times during the peak season.
Alongside the Nature Trail, which leads to the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster and the Glenwood Canyon Flyer, the new Cowboy Camp is the perfect spot to sit down, kick back for a while and enjoy live Western music. Doc Holliday and Kid Curry lookalikes will be back this year to stir up some trouble and pose for a few photos in the plaza. Visitors will also be able to watch a blacksmith make sparks, along with some souvenirs, at a working coal-fired forge and anvil shop. Expanded photography services will provide additional opportunities for custom photos as well.
The Summer Funday Pass will be available starting May 10, when the park’s seasonal rides and attractions open. The prices for this inclusive one-day pass are the same as last year: $48 for adults and $43 for kids ages 3 – 12. The Funday Pass includes a round-trip ride on the Iron Mountain Tram, or bus in case of inclement weather, both walking cave tours and unlimited turns on all of the rides and attractions. Gemstone sluice box mining, the electronic shooting gallery and souvenir photography are priced separately. Individual ride pricing options are also available.
Music on the Mountain, the park’s popular free concert series, is back for its sixth year. The first concert of the year coincides with the Summer Kick-off Party on Friday, May 23. Guests can ride the tram or bus free starting at 4 p.m. with the donation of a canned food item for the Lift-Up community food pantry. Beatles tribute band Doctor Robert is back by popular demand and will keep the crowd dancing from 6 – 10 p.m. The series will continue with Night Plane on Sat., May 31; Poser on Sat., June 7; the Bobby Mason Band on Sat., June 14, and will resume with seven more concerts in August and September.
“The community has shown amazing support for the Music on the Mountain Concert Series over the years,” said Beckley. “From 2009 through 2013, we collected more than 31,000 cans of food to help out our neighbors in need. We’re so fortunate to live and work in a place where people take care of each other.”
Looking forward, the park will introduce Winter on the Mountain in November. The mountaintop will come to life with a sparkling display of more than 400,000 twinkling lights, winter rides and two warming huts. During the holidays, a giant Christmas tree with a timed music and light show will entertain guests in the plaza, with visits from Santa and a fire pit to roast s’mores.
More information about the park, including hours of operation and a list of which attractions are open, can be found at GlenwoodCaverns.com or by calling 800-530-1635 or 970-945-4228, ext. 0.
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association was named 2013 Chamber of the Year by ACCE!