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Community Briefs

The Aspen Valley Medical Foundation (AVMF) announces the availability for health and human service nonprofits to apply for a grant through AVMF’s 2012 Community Grantmaking Process. The application, available at at, is due by 3 p.m. April 6.

The AVMF Community Grantmaking Process seeks to support services and programs impacting the growing health and human service needs in the Roaring Fork Valley through its leadership and grantmaking process.

The Aspen Valley Medical Foundation provides two types of grants: partnership grants offer funding over a period of three years and affiliate grants offer funding on a year-to-year basis. Affiliate funding is appropriate for new applicant organizations, or funding for a time-limited project.

For information about the 2012 Community Grantmaking Process, contact Cristina Gair, program officer, at 970-544-7375 or

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers will host two special events to launch their 17th trail and conservation project season, aiming to recruit volunteers for their Ambassador and Crew Leader programs.

The big season kick-off will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Third Street Center in Carbondale, where RFOV will reveal the nonprofit’s 2012 trail and conservation work project season that includes nine major projects on public lands in the Colorado River and Roaring Fork River valleys. The celebration will also serve as a recruitment and orientation for volunteers to serve as ambassadors who help RFOV with community outreach and ensure volunteers are having a positive experience when out on projects, man trailhead tables, and present Road Show presentations to interested organizations.

The Crew Leader Kick-off from 6:30-8:30 Thursday, April 5, at the Village Smithy in Carbondale will delve into more detail about RFOV’s Crew Leader Program that teaches leadership skills to make sure volunteers enjoy a quality experience, and ensure the work is done to the highest construction and safety standards. Volunteers will meet seasoned crew leaders and learn what it takes to become an RFOV crew leader.

To RSVP for either event or for more information about the programs, email or call 927-8241.

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