Mountain Family Health Centers Begins Construction on Basalt Facility

In its mission to meet the high demand for affordable, integrated health care services including medical, dental, and behavioral health for all Roaring Fork Valley residents, Mountain Family Health Centers has started construction on its new Basalt Integrated Medical Center. The center will provide nine medical exam and procedure rooms, two dedicated behavioral health rooms, and three dental operatories. It will also offer financial assistance, patient outreach, care coordination services, behavioral health conferencing, and group services. The expanded Basalt Health Center will serve 3,700 patients annually. Visit for details.

Public Invited to River Center Grand Opening

Roaring Fork Conservancy (RFC) has worked to encourage locals and visitors to explore, value, and protect the Roaring Fork watershed since 1996. In 22 years, the organization reports that it has taught over 115,000 students, conducted over 53,000 water quality tests, and protected more than 300 acres in riparian land conservation easements. RFC is now entering a new chapter with a move to a brand new headquarters in Basalt, called the River Center, which the nonprofit says “is not just a building; it is an innovative concept to demonstrate, experience, and share the actions and interactions necessary to protect our exceptional rivers and watershed.”

The River Center, at 22800 Two Rivers Road, is a hub for community gathering that is poised to help RFC make an even greater impact in watershed education, stream research, and environmental action. The public is invited to the River Center’s Grand Opening on August 11 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For further details, visit or call 970.927.1290.




Garfield County Fair & Rodeo Celebrates 80 Years

After eight decades, the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo continues to delight locals with family activities, live music, open class competitions, livestock shows, food, and all manner of Western entertainment. Held this year from July 30 to August 5, the county’s biggest annual tradition features both free attractions and ticketed events such as the demolition derby, monster truck show, and a headlining concert from one of country music’s breakthrough artists, Jon Pardi. See for the full schedule.