Gluten Free Cooking

Supports Literacy Outreach’s Learning English Through Cooking Classes


Learn to cook gluten free and support Literacy Outreach on July 19 at the Glenwood Springs Methodist Church.  Gluten is found in wheat and certain other grains and can be a problem for individuals with gluten intolerance, or celiac disease. By avoiding food items that contain gluten, it is possible to lead a symptom-free life. However, many food products, especially bread, contain gluten


Learn to make a dough that can be used for pizza, calzones, and Stromboli.  Make gluten free cookies and bread. Participants will make both meat and veggie pizza for lunch which is included in the price. Salad and a dairy free option will also be available for lunch.  Please note we will not be in a gluten free kitchen.  We will be cooking gluten free, but the food will not be 100% gluten free, because the kitchen and utensils are not. 


To register, call Literacy Outreach at 970-945-5282.  Cost is $55 with lunch included. All proceeds benefit Literacy Outreach’s” Learning English through Cooking” classes. 

Spellevision: Laugh Your Way to Literacy

Spellebration is an adult spelling bee and silent auction benefiting Literacy Outreach and Colorado Mountain College Learning Labs. Twenty-nine teams of three attempted to spell or buy their way to bragging rights as the best spellers in Garfield County. This year it was a hilarious M.A.S.H. up of all your favorite sitcoms from Mayberry R.F. D. to Modern Family. Spellevision: Laugh Your Way to Literacy was held at the historic Hotel Colorado on Friday, April 4, 2014.

First place at Spellebration this year was taken by Colorado Mountain College – Rifle. Spelligan’s Island correctly spelled “balbriggan” and “ayahuasca” after an intense final round competing with WKRP in Cincinati Cincinnati. WKRP was sponsored by Alpine Bank. Deejays included team members Donni Cochran and Randy Schroeder.

Spelligan’s Island was not drinking ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic beverage prepared from the bark of a South American woody vine, when they correctly spelled balbriggan for the win. Congratulation’s CMC!
The Skipper of Spelligan’s Island was Nancy Genova, crew members also included Bob VonAchen, and Deb Nicholson.

Sponsors include the Bank of Colorado, Gould Construction, Alpine Bank, Flooring America, MPA, KMTS, Carpet One, Post Independent, Garfield County Public Library District and Copy Copy.

Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy

Who can imagine a better way to spend a beautiful Colorado fall morning than in the Glenwood Canyon or an easier way to benefit a worthy cause like Literacy Outreach?

The Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy takes place the first Saturday in October, usually accompanied by some of the nicest early fall weather. The Shuffle (as it is called amongst the regulars) is special, indeed, as it meanders along on the bike path in the very scenic Glenwood Canyon along the Colorado River.

Enjoy just a part of it and run or walk the 5k one-way course from Grizzly Creek to No Name or get the whole canyon experience and run the half marathon route from the start of the canyon to No Name. All ages and levels of participation are welcomed! Transportation is provided to the race starting line so it is predominately downhill to the finish but on a gentle grade.

This year’s race will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014.

What do party hats, noisemakers, cake and ice cream have in common? They were all a part of Literacy Outreach’s 25th Anniversary Celebration!

On November 4, 2011, Literacy Outreach celebrated 25 years of service to Garfield County. This milestone was marked with an open house at the Glenwood Springs Public Library. Those in attendance included past and present tutors, students, volunteers, staff, members of the Board of Directors and community supporters. Cake, ice cream, punch and coffee were served to commemorate the event. Party hats and noisemakers were also part of the festivities.

Our honored guest was Dorothy Snearly, who founded Literacy Outreachin 1986. The highlight of the evening was Dorothy’s recounting the early days of the organization and her continued passion about adult literacy. Dorothy was presented with a dozen yellow roses for being such a wonderful friend to adults in our community with literacy needs.

Literacy Outreach is looking forward to the next 25 years and the continuation of Dorothy’s legacy.