COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Aspen Daily News Staff Report
Help from LIFT-UP available
 
Families may register for LIFT-UP’s holiday food boxes for both Thanksgiving and Christmas from Monday, Oct. 21 through Friday, Nov. 1 at the following places and times:
 
Aspen: LIFT-UP Food Pantry — 465 N. Mill St. 10A
 
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
 
Basalt: LIFT-UP Food Pantry — 167 Holland Hills Rd.; Basalt Community United Methodist Church
 
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
 
Carbondale: LIFT-UP Food Pantry — 520 S. 3rd # 35; Third Street Center
 
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 p.m.-7p.m.
 
Saturday Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
 
Glenwood Springs: — 2306 Blake Ave.; Glenwood Mennonite Church
 
Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
 
New Castle: LIFT-UP Food Pantry — 126 N. 4th St.
 
Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
 
Rifle: LIFT-UP Food Pantry — 800 Railroad Ave.
 
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
 
Parachute: LIFT-UP Food Pantry — 201 E. 1st St.
 
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
 
For questions or more information, call 970 625-4496.

An industrial representative sought for basin roundtable
 
The Colorado Basin Roundtable, a civic panel created by state legislation to study and recommend solutions to water-supply and environmental challenges in Colorado, has a vacancy for an “industrial representative.” Applicants must come from the roundtable’s coverage area of Grand, Summit, Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield and Mesa counties.
 
This position joins others from the agriculture, municipal water provider, water conservancy district, recreation, environmental and local government segments who are now working on Colorado’s Water Plan, a document scheduled to be completed in 2015 under executive order by Gov. John Hickenlooper.
 
Roundtable members also take part in judging grants requests and distributing money to help solve water-supply and environmental issues in the roundtable’s coverage area. Roundtable meetings take place from 1-4 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month in Glenwood Springs.
 
To learn more about the work of the Colorado Basin Roundtable and others across the state, visit the Colorado Water Conservation Board website (cwcb.state.co.us/?) and click on “Basin Roundtables” under the “Water Management” section of the homepage. To apply, submit a letter of interest by Nov. 15 to Jim Pokrandt, roundtable chair, at edinfo@crwcd.org or call 970 945-8522, ext. 236.
 
AVH to host Senior Health Fair
 
A Senior Health Fair — for those aged 60 and older — will take place on Friday, Nov. 1 at Aspen Valley Hospital. Sponsored by the hospital, Pitkin County Senior Services and Community Health Services, the fair takes place from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
 
Free screenings include blood pressure, knee exams, eye pressure, vision, oral health, height, weight, body mass index, pulse oximetry and peak air flow.
 
Seasonal flu vaccines are free with a Medicare card and certain types of insurance (bring your card). Pneumonia vaccines also are free with a Medicare card. Otherwise the cost is $20 and $65, respectively. Colorectal cancer kits, which are self-administered at home, are $25.
 
Laboratory tests include the standard health fair profile with glucose, kidney and liver function, lipids, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and complete blood count (CBC). This test requires fasting for at least 12 hours (with the exception of water), and it costs $48. Also offered are a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test at $28 and a cardio C-reactive protein (CRP) blood test for $35.
 
Participants should plan to pay by cash or check; no credit cards will be taken. The hospital’s new parking lot is open and participants should enter at the main (old) entrance — not the new east entrance. For more information, call AVH at 544-1548. Anyone needing a ride to the health fair should call the senior center at 920-5432.

Input wanted on Lindsay Parcel
 
The city of Aspen and Pitkin County recently purchased seven acres of land called the Lindsay Parcel adjacent to Smuggler Mountain Open Space and directly between the Lani White Trail and the Hunter Creek/Vereena Mallory Trail. You can find information on the property and take a survey on your interests for the management plan on the open space page under parks department on www.aspenpitkin.com. The survey is open through Nov. 1.
 
— Aspen Daily News staff