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The Frontier Historical Society’s 2012 calendar, Hunks & Honeys of History, is on sale now. Only $10, it is full of the beautiful people from Glenwood’s historical past. The calendar is available at the Frontier Historical Museum, the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and many downtown businesses. Thank you to our sponsors: The Hotel Denver, Bank of Colorado, High Country Gems & Minerals, The Property Shop, Gran Farnum Printing, Downtown Drug, Juicy Lucy’s, Glenwood’s Downtown Market, The Book Train, Glenwood Sew, Glenwood Springs Downtown Partnership and Personality. The calendars make great stocking stuffers and holiday gifts. For more information, contact us at 945-4448 or

Nominations for the Citizen of the Year Award for 2011 are now being accepted through Dec. 15. The award is intended to honor an individual (or in particular instances a married couple) who makes a substantial contribution to Glenwood Springs. As a result of the nominee’s efforts, the community receives notable benefits and becomes a better place to live and work.All nominees should be involved in active civic participation in the areas of health or human services, education, recreation, arts or cultural improvements, economic development, or community based organizations that contribute to the quality of life in the community.Nominations may be submitted by anyone in the community and are encouraged from all clubs and organizations. Nominees will be judged in all categories on the basis of community involvement and leadership. The winning citizen will be announced at the chamber’s Annual Ball scheduled for Jan. 28, 2012.Nomination forms are posted on the chamber website at and must be submitted by Dec. 15. For more information, call the chamber at (970) 945-6589.

As of Dec. 1, the Colorado River District is accepting grant applications for projects that protect, enhance or develop water resources within its 15-county region. The Colorado River District includes all watersheds of the Colorado River within western Colorado, except those that drain to the San Juan River. Projects eligible for the grant program must achieve one or more of the following objectives: develop a new water supply; improve an existing system; improve instream water quality; increase water use efficiency; reduce sediment loading; implement a watershed management action; control tamarisk; or protect pre-1922 Colorado River Compact water rights. Each project will be ranked based upon its own merits in accordance with published ranking criteria. Successful grantees can receive up to a maximum of $150,000 (or approximately 25 percent of the total project cost whichever is less; in the case of smaller projects, this percentage may be slightly higher) for their project. The total amount available for the 2012 competitive grant program is $250,000. The application deadline is Jan. 31, 2012.To access the Water Resources Grant Program application, guidelines and policies, please visit For additional information please contact Alesha Frederick at 970-945-8522; Colorado River District, 201 Centennial St., Glenwood Springs, CO 80601 or e-mail

Mount Sopris, Bookcliff and South Side Conservation Districts are offering seedlings in cooperation with the Colorado State Forest Service. The nursery produces more than 2 million seedlings and shrubs each year for use as wildlife plantings, reforestation projects, windbreaks living snow fences and erosion control.Area residents may order 35 different tree and shrub seedlings for delivery at the end of April. Through the program, landowners with two or more acres can revegetate their land for a minimal cost. Some species sell out so be sure to get your order in early. For an order form or more information go to or call the district office at 945-5494, ext. 105.

Local citizens are being asked to donate winter wear to help the clients of LIFT-UP, Catholic Charities, Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers, the Family Visitor Programs and other local nonprofit agencies in the valley through Christmas. The Defiance Thrift Store is the new main collection center for donated winter coats, hats, gloves, and boots at their new location at 2412 S. Glen (next to Domino’s Pizza) in Glenwood Springs, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or by special appointment. Donations are tax-deductible for individuals and businesses. Other donation boxes will be set up soon at Valley View Hospital and Alpine Banks in Glenwood and Carbondale.Those needing winter-coat vouchers please register at a participating agency first. Vouchers are redeemable at the Defiance Thrift Store. For more information about vouchers call Catholic Charities at 384-2060.

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