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Celebrating Home Brew Day

In honor of national Learn How to Home Brew Day, Wine or Wort in Gypsum is offering a special clinic Saturday, Nov. 1

Home brew hopefuls are invited to see what brewing is all about between 12:30 and 4 p.m. at the business, located at 150 Cooley Mesa Road, near Costco. Anyone over age 21 can try some yummy concoctions or a pint of local Colorado craft beer. The class is free.

On Sunday, Nov. 9, Wine or Wort will be hosting its annual fall Home Brew Competition. Judging and awards will be held at Bonfire Brewery in Eagle at 5 p.m.

Love Canal activist to speak at CMC in Edwards

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The woman who was instrumental in exposing grave environmental health hazards in an upstate New York neighborhood during the late 1970s will speak at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards on Friday,Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The talk is free and open to the public.

When Lois Gibbs learned that her Niagara Falls neighborhood, Love Canal, was built on top of a toxic waste dump, and that residents were suffering reproductive abnormalities, birth defects, cancers and other serious health issues as a result, she was compelled to act. She rallied her community and drew nationwide attention to the effects of toxic waste. Thanks to her efforts, in 1980 President Jimmy Carter delivered an emergency declaration and relocated more than 800 residents away from the toxic neighborhood. Cleanup of Love Canal began shortly thereafter.

Following Gibbs's success with Love Canal, she created the Center for Health, Environment & Justice, which has assisted more than 11,000 grassroots groups in organizing against dangerous environmental conditions. She has appeared on "60 Minutes" and "20/20," among dozens of television programs, and has received numerous awards and accolades, including a Nobel Peace Prize nomination and the "Outside Magazine" Top 10 Who Made a Difference honor roll.

The CMC-Edwards Sustainability Speaker Series will present "An Evening with Lois Gibbs" on Nov. 6 at the college's campus at 150 Miller Ranch Road in Edwards. The talk will be followed by a reception. For more information, contact Mercedes Quesada-Embid, Ph.D., associate professor of sustainability studies, at 569-2900, ext. 2946, or visit coloradomtn.edu/edwards/ or the Facebook page of Colorado Mountain College in Edwards.

CLASSICAL GUITARIST PETER FLETCHER

Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform a free concert at the Eagle Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

The performance will begin at 6 p.m.

Fletcher plans a variety of baroque pieces in his encore performance at Eagle Public Library. This free concert is part of a nationwide tour, and Fletcher will perform his own selections from his new Edvard Grieg CD. Other works will include those of Michael Praetorius, Girolamo Frescobaldi, J.S. Bach, and a special version of the traditional Shaker Hymn Simple Gifts. His CDs will be available for sale after the concert.

For more information, contact Robyn at 328-8800.

Around Town

Halloween is a big holiday in Eagle, especially in walkable neighborhoods such as Village Homes, The Terrace, Aiden's Meadow and the Bull Pasture. Be sure and keep an eye out for costumed kiddos, because chances are they are much too excited to be watching out for cars.

The Porchlight Players Community Theater group will host auditions today, Oct. 30 from 6 to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 5 to 6 p.m. for the February performance of "Young Frankenstien." Auditions will be held at the conference room of the Alpine Bank in Eagle. Performers should prepare a short song to sing and be ready to read for a variety of parts. For more information visit http://www.porchlightplayers.com or email ann.olin@porchlightplayers.com.

2015-2019 BIG GAME SEASON FRAMEWORK APPROVED

After more than a year of discussion and public participation, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission approved the 2015-19 five-year big game season structure during its September meeting in Glenwood Springs.

The approved season structure process and framework, including season dates, are now available online at http://www.cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/SeasonStructure.aspx.

"We thank everyone that participated in this process," said CPW Terrestrial Section Manager Craig McLaughlin. "We heard from thousands of individuals through telephone town halls, focus groups, public meetings and comments submitted online."

CPW staff compiled the public input and used it to provide the final recommendations to the commission, added McLaughlin.

While this is a final five-year framework, there may be changes or local exceptions that occur annually. CPW encourages all hunters to review the big game brochure each year for changes to individual hunts and hunting requirements before they apply or purchase their big game licenses.

The commission has yet to approve changes to specific regulatory language regarding youth and black bear season participation and cutoff dates for license agent license sales in the five-year big game season structure.

Colorado is a premier hunting destination. More than 400,000 hunters have a positive impact on Colorado's economy each year by contributing more than 561 million dollars to the gross domestic product. Hunting also serves as a critical component in managing Colorado's wildlife.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado's wildlife, and a variety of outdoor recreation. For more information go to cpw.state.co.us.

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