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Two Rivers Community Foundation and WCCF award annual grants

The Two Rivers Community Foundation (2RCF) has selected Glenwood Family Bike Park, Houses for Higher Education, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and the Mountain Madrigals as recipients of the 2013 grants awarded to them by the Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) at its December board meeting. Jeremy Joslin, president of 2RCF, and Ken Stein, WCCF board member, presented the grants to the four organizations selected by the Two Rivers board.

Staci Williams, Lew Grant and Matt Kraemer represented the Glenwood Family Bike Park at the meeting. Glenwood Family Bike Park is a new organization dedicated to creating a safe mountain biking area for Glenwood youth in the area adjacent to the trail that runs along the Roaring Fork River and adjacent to the Dog Park.

Rachel Connor is the program director for Houses for Higher Education and was unable to attend the Two Rivers meeting. The mission of Houses for Higher Education is to bring high school students together with professional architects and builders for the design and construction of small scale structures for retail clients. The goal is for high school students learn to apply their classroom education to real world design/build projects.

Chris Bank represented the Glenwood Center for the Arts, a place to create, experience and live the arts. Its mission is simply to provide opportunities to create and enjoy the arts, and it has been doing so for individuals of all ages in Glenwood Springs and the surrounding area for many years.

The Mountain Madrigals was represented by Erin Wiencek, a longtime participant in this favorite community event. Since 1981, the Mountain Madrigals singers have been entertaining audiences in the Roaring Fork Valley with a series of free holiday concerts in December of each year. The organization exists entirely on donations from the community to put on these annual concerts.

The Two Rivers Community Foundation was established in 1999 to benefit communities located along the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers. By partnering with a variety of civic-minded groups, 2RCF has served as a catalyst for numerous community projects, including the Aquatic Center, the Sound Garden, and the Tot Lot at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. In an effort to expand their services, 2RCF affiliated in 2007 with the Western Colorado Community Foundation to enable donors to establish endowed funds and take advantage of other gifting vehicles offered by WCCF.

More information about 2RCF can be found at

New daughter for Bells

Bruce and Annie Bell of Glenwood Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Katharine Holloway Hooper Bell.

Kate was born Jan. 2, 2014, at Valley View Hospital weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and joins her older sister Frances Bell as the littlest member of the Bell family.

Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William JD Somerville Jr. of Baltimore, Md., and Sharon Davis Bell of Glenwood Springs.

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