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What’s up in Glenwood

Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Glenwood Springs Fish Hatchery is open for self guided tours and provides an opportunity to see lots of critters. The facility is located at 1362 132 Road.
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Heavy Metal

Get into some heavy metal — the shiny kind.

The Glenwood Center for the Arts is hosting a five-week silversmithing class that will teach basic fabrication techniques for working in sterling silver and other metals. Soldering, sawing, filing, forming, forging, polishing and basic stone setting will be covered. Depending on students’ interest and abilities, other techniques will be explored.

All levels of experience are welcome. Participants must be 18 years old. Tuition is $225 for members and $280 for non-members. Three sessions are offered:

Jan. 9 to Feb. 6

Feb. 13 to March 13

April 24 to May 22

For more information, call the Glenwood Center for the Arts, located at 601 East Sixth Street in Glenwood Springs, at 970-945-2414.

The Glenwood Center for the Arts is also hosting a Wine and Canvas event on January 10. Call 970-945-2414 for more information.

Fish Story

Want to see lots of fish just for the fun of it? Visit the Glenwood Springs Hatchery at 1362 132 Road.

The hatchery is a cold water facility that supplies Mackinaw (lake) trout, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and kokanee salmon fingerlings and brood fish. (Brood fish are mature females and males used to produce and fertilize eggs.) Subcatchable graylings are also raised here.

There is also a chance to see other wildlife while visiting, including turkeys, elk and deer. Public access is a short distance on foot, and visitors can take themselves through a self-guided tour after grabbing a brochure from the visitor center. This is the third-oldest hatchery in the state, established in 1905. (The Leadville National Fish Hatchery is the oldest; Durango Fish hatchery is the second-oldest.)

Outdoor adventures

The Western Slope Adventurers (WSA) is a group of motivated individuals who want to get together with other outdoor minded folks to share hiking, backpacking, canyoneering, dog walks, outdoor film festivals (indoors on winter nights), photography, road and mountain biking, rafting and other water sports; and, in season, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, winter camping (or huts), and outdoor ice skating.

For more information, visit http://www.meetup.com/WesternSlopeAdventurers

Piece of the past

The Frontier Historical Society, located at 1001 Colorado Avenue, was created in 1964 to preserve the pieces of Glenwood Springs’ past.

There are temporary and permanent exhibits at the museum, and hours are Monday and Thursday through Saturday 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults (13+); $3 for seniors (60+); and $2 for children (3-12).

For more information, call 970-945-4448.

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