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AARP Driver Safety Classes

The AARP will host a driver safety class for area residents, age 50 and older, today, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Center at 1402 Blake Ave.

Additionally, there will be another class offered Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Library at 815 Cooper Ave.

Most Colorado auto insurance companies offer discounts to those who complete the course.

There is a $15 fee for AARP members and a $20 fee for non-members for the workbook and handouts, payable to the instructor.

The class covers how to compensate for changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time; how to handle problem situations such as left turns, right of way, freeway traffic, trucks, and blind spots while driving; what to do if confronted by an aggressive driver; how medications may affect driving; how to properly use anti-lock brakes, air bags, and safety belts; and how to assess your own and others’ driving abilities with a Personal Driving Capability Index.

To register call 970-384-8747 or for more information email

AARP Driver Safety Classes are sponsored by High Country RSVP and taught by RSVP volunteers. High Country RSVP is a sponsored program of Colorado Mountain College.

Eagle Valley Rod and Gun Club Scholarship

The Eagle Valley Rod and Gun Club will award two $600 scholarships to the winners of its 2014 essay contest.

Essays must be 500 to 600 words, double spaced, on the topic: “How do the current and pending gun laws and legislation before Congress affect you, your school experience and your future college or continuing education campus experience?”

Participants are urged to be specific with their responses.

Essay entries must include the name of the applicant and contact information at the top of each page. Applications not following this format will not be considered.

Scholarships are available to any high school junior, senior or college student continuing his or her education. Essays are due by Monday, May 12 and should be sent to Eagle Valley Rod and Gun Club, P.O. Box 477, Gypsum, CO 81637. Essays can emailed to or faxed to 970-328-7818.

Free Income Tax Preparation and filing

If you are a senior, disabled or your household income is less than $49,000 per year RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) can prepare and electronically file your federal and state income taxes free of charge.

High Country RSVP volunteers are certified by the IRS and can prepare returns with credits, such as the Earned Income Credit, Child Tax Credit, Child and Dependent Care Credit, and the Elderly and Disabled Credit. However, persons with complex business issues and rental properties must seek a paid preparer.

Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 15.

The local program is an AARP tax-aide site and serves clients from Aspen to Parachute, Eagle and Craig.

Call 970-384-8740 to schedule an appointment

RSVP is a sponsored program of Colorado Mountain College.

Around Town

The Eagle Valley High School Lady Devils will host a fund-raiser at the Creekside Grill at the Gypsum Creek Golf Course Saturday, March 29 and Saturday, April 5th.

Eagle County Sheriff Joe Hoy has announced that the County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Eagle County student this spring. Scholarship announcements have been mailed to all high school offices in the eligible counties and to all Colorado higher education institutions. Applications are available online at, or at the Eagle County Sheriff’s office, which is located at 0885 E Chambers Ave., Eagle CO. 81631 or by calling 970-328-8500.

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