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The Tourism Council of Carbondale announces that Carbondale will be an overnight host to Ride the Rockies on June 11. One deserving nonprofit in each host community, including Carbondale, will be awarded $5,000 from the Ride the Rockies/Denver Post Community Grant Program. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. March 16. Applications are available at: http://ridetherockies.com/denver-post-community.

The grant program is designed to support nonprofit agencies that work to improve the lives of Coloradans in the towns hosting Ride The Rockies, and funds nonprofit organizations that provide services for low-income children and youth through recreation, education, or the arts and/or agencies that offer direct-service literacy programs. Since the program began in 2001, more than $445,000 has been granted to towns throughout the state. In 2011, $30,000 in grants were awarded to Ride The Rockies host communities.

Grand River Hospital District, in conjunction the Battlement Mesa Activity Center and Parachute Parks and Recreation, will be hosting the Battlement Mesa Health Fair from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. This health fair offers low-cost blood work including a comprehensive metabolic blood chemistry, complete blood count, and prostate specific antigen. There will also be free health education and screenings. For more information visit online at http://www.grhd.org or call (970) 625-6433.


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