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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Coal Ridge High School student Ben Collins is a finalist in the Joe Foss Institute $10,000 scholarship video contest. He needs your vote for his video in order to win. The piece honors the late Glenwood native Hal Terrell, who wrote the book “Heroes Among Us.”

Ben learned his video skills through True Media Foundation in Carbondale. To vote, go to and click the entry button beneath the video then log-in through Facebook to make your vote count. If you are not a Facebook user you can vote by registering on the site.

The Colorado Bark Beetle Cooperative (CBBC) will host a “Future Forests Summit” from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, at the Breckenridge campus of Colorado Mountain College. The morning session features a science panel that will address the ecology of lodgepole pine forests and their future, modeling of future forests and their impacts on wildlife and watersheds. The afternoon session will be updates from the U.S. Forest Service and Colorado State Forest Service on plans for public lands in central Colorado.

Lunch provided with advance registration by Tuesday:

More info: Abbie Cobb, (970) 390-8210.

All military veterans and federal employees are eligible for free flu shots at the Glenwood Springs Veteran’s Administration Telehealth Clinic. Veterans do not need to be registered in the VA system to be eligible. Federal employees must bring their employee badge. Appointments are not necessary; drop in anytime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The clinic is at 2425 S. Grand Ave., Suite 101, in Glenwood Springs. For information, call 945-1007.

Colorado Mountain College’s Nursing Program hosts informational meetings at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Calaway Academic Center at CMC Spring Valley and at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 at CMC Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave.

Learn about program requirements, application process and scholarship opportunities. Info and RSVP: 947-8257.

Colorado Mountain College is offering recertification classes for health care professionals. All classes meet at CMC-Spring Valley.

The CPR for Professionals Renewal, 6-9:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Current health care provider CPR certification required.

Outdoor Emergency Care, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 and 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.

The Wilderness First Responder Refresher class meets the standards for recertification. Certificates are sponsored by Desert Mountain Medicine and the American Heart Association. The class meets 6-8:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 followed by field days on Nov. 19 and 20.

Space is limited, early registration is advised. Register at any Colorado Mountain College location. Info: Bruce Kime, 947-8246.

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