St. Patrick’s Day “Symphony Swing”

Symphony in the Valley presents two St. Patrick’s Day-themed galas at 7 p.m. on March 16 at the Ute Theater in Rifle and March 17 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center in Glenwood. The non-profit symphony, composed of 40 volunteer musicians hailing from across the region, will perform well-known tunes and be accompanied by several vocalists including Michael Schoepe, Warren Lucio, Stephanie Askew, and Jeannie Walla. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Miner’s Claim. Dance instructors from Carbondale’s Let’s Just Dance group will be on hand to teach line dancing and country swing. All proceeds benefit Symphony in the Valley. Tickets: $65/individual, $600/sponsor table of eight. Visit to purchase.

Morgridge Commons Meeting Space Now Open

Morgridge Commons, the state-of-the-art meeting space built to support the collaboration and training needs of the local community, celebrated its grand opening on February 12. The space is operated by Colorado Mountain College in partnership with the Garfield County Public Library District; it is located on Cooper Avenue in downtown Glenwood Springs, adjacent to the college’s main administrative offices and upstairs from the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. For more information, visit

Sunlight Spaghetti Sundays

Sunlight Mountain Resort recently announced the addition of spaghetti to its Sunday menu, with 10 percent of proceeds donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. The spaghetti special comes by way of “executive order” issued by Sunlight’s Mini-Mayor, 5-year-old Colby Rogers of Rifle. Plates cost $9.95 and include salad and French bread. More at

Applications Due for Accelerator Award 2018

Qualified businesses looking to invest in health and safety improvements may apply for a Health Links Healthy Business Accelerator Award through March 7. Awardees will receive up to $1,000 to fund projects such as water filtration systems, lactation rooms, bike racks, warehouse safety equipment, or other health-focused initiatives. Health Links is a program of the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health. The awards are made possible by the WorkWell Collaborative, led by Eagle County Public Health and the Valley Well-Workplace Partnership through Garfield County Public Health. See