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Host a Rotary Youth Exchange Student for three months

Glenwood Springs Rotary Club is seeking loving host families for an exchange student arriving for the 2014/15 school year at GSHS. Our student will live with three host families during a 10-month stay, about 3½ months each. Rotary Exchange students are carefully selected by Rotary to be good ambassadors for their country and culture. They are expected to immerse themselves in their host culture and families with respect and enthusiasm. Our host Rotary club provides the student with school fees, a monthly spending allowance, cell phone and medical insurance. We assign a club counselor to support both student and host families. Successful host families are just that — loving, caring families who welcome the student into their hearts and home — with children of any age, at home or grown and gone. The key is a warm heart and interest in sharing our culture with a young person from another country. This year, we have a female student coming from Poland, with excellent English, a love of sports, music, percussion and science/math. Contact Trish Kramer at 970-945-9874 or for further information about hosting or Rotary Youth Exchange. Go online to

Learn about zero energy home design

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is partnering with Energy Tech, a zero+ energy consulting firm from Carbondale, to present a “Zero Energy Ready” training course at the Carbondale Library, 320 Sopris Ave., on from 8-11:30 a.m. June 9. This training is free and open to the public and is designed for residential professionals and individuals interested in learning more about net zero energy homes. Those who plan on attending should RSVP to

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