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Homesteading information offered

       A “Homestead Fair” Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Good Earth Garden Center, 1330 N. Walnut St., will provide tips on ways people can “'homestead' in their own back yards,” according to Westside participant Lindsey Aparcio, who has become known as the “Goat Cheese Lady.”
       She said the fair's primary organizer is Marilan Luttrell, farmer/owner of Easter Egg Acres in Ellicott, who raises animals for slaughter, raises show quality dairy goats, keeps a garden, cans and preserves and “gets all of her energy from solar and wind.”
       For more information, call 651-9819.
       Art Walk Oct. 7
       The next Old Colorado City Art Walk will be Friday, Oct. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.
       The public is invited to attend the free event, which has 14 participating galleries.
       An announced exhibit opening will be “Aspen Festival,” at Arati, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., featuring sculptor Alice Ann Ochs and painter Kang Lee Sheppard. The show will be up through October.
       New Catamount leader
       Darlene Jensen has been hired as the new executive director of the Catamount Institute, effective Sept. 29.
       Located in the Beidleman Center, 740 W. Caramillo St., the Institute is a 14-year-old nonprofit entity that offers environmental education programs.
       Jensen comes to Catamount with 20 years of experience in public and nonprofit sector program management.
       She replaces Eric Cefus, who resigned in July to become the director of new business development for the Pikes Peak Community Foundation.

Editor's note: If you know any Westside locations not listed here, or you find that any of this information has changed, please let us know at 471-6776.

Westside Pioneer/press release