Carbondale chases down $65,000 grant for track |

Carbondale chases down $65,000 grant for track

Carbondale has received a $65,000 state lottery fund grant to completely rebuild the running track at Roaring Fork HIgh School. The town is partnering on the project with the Roaring Fork Re-1 School District. Construction is slated for next summer.

The project could cost as much as $260,000, depending on the type of drainage system required, said Carbondale recreation director Jeff Jackel.

Jackel said the town is contributing $95,000 to the new track, plus $20,000 in staff time. The school district is contributing $75,000. Residents have donated $3,500.

The Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund received 68 grant applications, and only 18 were funded, according to a press release.

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