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Insulate your home, save money

Aspen renters and homeowners can save as much as $2,000 in October by using cash rebates to winterize their homes through Aspen Energy Challenge’s Air Sealing and Insulation promotion.

Once the work is completed, residents will reap hundreds of dollars in utility bill savings.

This promotion is available to Aspen residents all month. Learn how to participate by visiting or by calling 970-925-9775.

Art exhibit opens Thursday

The Red Brick Center for the Arts will play host to the opening reception for the exhibit “Journeys Abroad” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

The exhibit, which runs through November, will include landscape artwork in various mediums.

The featured work will come from local artists Dede Brinkman, Jessie Belle Denver, Ann Foster, Junee Kirk, Vallee Noone, Susan Olsen, Mike Otte and Georgeann Waggaman.

Volunteers needed for tamarisk removal

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers are seeking help to eradicate tamarisk from 8:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Work will be done from the banks of the lower Roaring Fork River to the Colorado River in west Glenwood Springs. Tamarisk is an invasive species that can choke out the native vegetation that’s important to a healthy riparian habitat and wildlife. Volunteers will be rewarded with dinner immediately after work concludes.

All volunteers must register for the project in advance to receive the details and provide a count of how many people will be attending.

For more information and to sign up, visit, email or call 970-927-8241.