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Wayne Starr makes dean’s list at RIT

Wayne Starr of Rifle, a fifth-year student in the software engineering program in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, made the dean’s list for the Fall 2013 semester.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for the dean’s list if their quarterly GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete,” “D” or “F”; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.



J. Robert Young Scholarship taking applications for graduating high school seniors



Graduating high school seniors can now apply for the J. Robert Young annually renewable scholarships. Students meeting the criteria of the scholarship may receive an application through their high-school counselor, online at http://www.wc-cf.org, online at http://www.alpinebank.com, or by visiting any Alpine Bank location.

The J. Robert Young scholarship is offered to graduates of public high schools in locations served by Alpine Bank. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need to a student with a grade point average of 2.75 or higher who is seeking a business-related degree. Students must attend a Colorado college. Two $1,000 renewable scholarships are awarded each year. Applications must be postmarked or emailed to the Western Colorado Community Foundation on or before March 15, 2014.

The J. Robert Young scholarship was established in 2008 by Alpine Bank employees and an executive committee to honor bank chairman, J. Robert (Bob) Young, on the bank’s 35th anniversary. The scholarship is designated for graduates of public high schools in areas served by Alpine Bank who have demonstrated good academic performance and are pursuing a business degree.

The scholarships are administered through Western Colorado Community Foundation, a nonprofit public charity whose mission is to promote charitable giving, build and manage charitable endowment funds for community good, and provide grants, scholarships and other resources to benefit the residents and communities of western Colorado.

Alpine Bank is a $2.4 billion dollar, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With 36 western and southwestern Colorado banking offices, Alpine Bank employs over 500 local people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, trust, asset management, mortgage and electronic banking services.

For information, contact Cindy Rhodes, program director, Western Colorado Community Foundation at crhodes@wc-cf.org or 970-243-3767.

Child Find for Garfield School District Re-2

Attention New Castle, Silt and Rifle parents. Do you have a child up to 5 years old? Do you have questions about their development or their developmental milestones? If you do call Deb Ghan, Child Find coordinator, at 970-319-7644 or 970-665-6802.

Child Find for Roaring Fork School District

Attention Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs parents. Do you have a child up to 5 years old? Do you have questions about their development or their developmental milestones? If you do, contact Denise Pawlowski, Child Find coordinator at 970-384-6006 or dpawlowski@rfsd.k12.co.us.


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Staff ReportWALLA WALLA, Wash. – Katie Fales of Carbondale, a politics-environmental studies major, is traveling on a seven-state, semester-long academic journey as part of Whitman College’s Semester in the West program in which 21 students, one professor, two staff members and a dog tent-camp and meet with an eclectic mix of activists including, writers, ranchers, miners, labor organizers, historians, economists, cowboys and Native Americans.Led by Phil Brick, Miles C. Moore Professor of Political Science at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., the Semester in the West interdisciplinary traveling classroom will meander from the Northwest through California, Utah and Nevada to New Mexico, Idaho, Colorado and New Mexico, taking a first-hand and in-depth look at some of the most timely and significant environmental, social and political issues facing the western U.S.”The goal of the program,” said Brick, “is to integrate traditional academic learning with a series of rigorous experiences in the field.”The group left campus Aug. 28 and will remain on the road through November. Students receive 16 credit hours for successful completion of the class. They earn four credits each in each of four academic disciplines – politics, environmental studies, biology, and rhetoric and film studies.Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., is nationally renowned for offering a rigorous, well-rounded liberal arts undergraduate education. And independent, nonsectarian residential college, Whitman fosters intellectual vitality, confidence and leadership in its 1,450 students. Also noted for its commitment to environmental principles, Whitman is characterized by intellect, down-to-earth sensibilities, collaboration over competition and active lifestyle.On the web: http://readme.readmedia.com/hometown-news/Katie-Fales-Rolls-Through-the-West-on-Academic-Caravan/1771327.

An exhibit of art inspired by a professor’s work at a Montana raptor rehabilitation center will be on display through October and most of November at the Colorado Mountain College Gallery in downtown Glenwood Springs.Cynthia Zyzda, Colorado Mountain College associate professor of visual arts and humanities in Steamboat Springs, used her annual summer experiences helping to rehabilitate injured raptors at the Montana Raptor Conservation Center in Bozeman, Mont., to create mixed-media pieces for her “Migration” exhibit. A portion of proceeds from the sales of her exhibit pieces will help to benefit the center.”Migration” will be on display Oct. 1 through Nov. 24 at the CMC Gallery, Ninth Street and Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs. The gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 947-8367.

Colorado Mountain College’s Veterinary Technology Club is holding a Pet Pantry Food Drive throughout November to collect canned or bagged dog or cat food of any kind. Local veterinary clinics have agreed to host collection boxes at their facilities. The club has decided to divide the donated food equally between three animal shelters: Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE), the Rifle Animal Shelter and the Eagle Animal Shelter. Donations of pet food will be accepted at the following clinics: in Carbondale – Alpine Animal Hospital, Carbondale Animal Hospital and Red Hill Animal Health Center; in Glenwood Springs – All Dogs & Cats Veterinary Hospital, Gentle Friends Veterinary Hospital and Glenwood Veterinary Clinic; in New Castle – New Castle Veterinary Clinic; in Silt – Divide Creek Animal Hospital; and in Rifle – Valley Veterinary Clinic and Town & Country Veterinary Hospital.For more information, call Cole at 309-4753.





Senior pictures for the Glenwood Springs High School Yearbook are due Dec. 1. Photos submitted after this date will not be accepted, and the regular school portrait will be used instead. Submit photos to gshsyearbook2011@gmail.com or deliver a print or CD to Mr. Linn at the high school. Questions? Contact Mr. Linn at jlinn@rfsd.k12.co.us or 384-5573.


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