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Crystal River Elementary School in Carbondale will host three award-winning children’s authors during a new Visiting Author Series starting Feb. 13.The series will feature visits by Alexis O’Neill on Feb. 13-14, Thomas Yezerski on March 7-8 and Debbie Dadey on May 10.The authors will conduct assemblies and writing workshops with students to build on the school’s reading and writing programs. The grant-supported Visiting Authors Series will provide students with opportunities to hear firsthand from successful authors about the challenges and joys of writing.”By putting children in touch with writers who are passionate about telling their stories, we inspire children to discover the powerful connection between imagination and writing,” Principal Karen Olson said. O’Neill will present the evening program “Be Bold, Be Proud – Read ALOUD!” It will be open to the community at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Crystal River Elementary School East Campus, 160 Snowmass Drive in Carbondale. White House Pizza will provide food at 6 p.m. Parents of preschoolers may bring their children to O’Neill’s kindergarten assembly at 9 a.m. Feb. 14 at the East Campus.For more information on O’Neill, visit http://www.childrensauthorsnetwork.com/author/AO.htm.
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It’s that time of year — hikers and mountain bikers must be aware that seasonal closures are taking effect on multiple trails in the area today for the winter for the benefit of wildlife.