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Emily Stark, the Colorado director for the Mrs. America Pageant system, is announcing that the search is on for the new Mrs. Garfield County. Once selected, the community representative then will advance on to compete in the Mrs. Colorado Pageant to be held on Feb. 25, 2012, at the Temple Buell Theater, in downtown Denver. City and county titleholders will compete to win more than $15,000 in prizes, one of which is an all-expenses-paid trip to the nationally televised Mrs. America Pageant.

Interested applicants must live or work in the Garfield County area, must be married during the time of competition, be a resident of the state for at least six months, be a U.S. citizen and be at least 18 years old. There is no age limit or performing talent.

In its 36th year, the Mrs. America Pageant is the only nationally televised pageant dedicated to recognizing the one person who contributes so much to modern family life – America’s married woman. While beauty is a key element in the competition, Mrs. Colorado contestants are also urged to voice their opinions on marriage and important issues of the day.

Interested applicants are invited to find out more about the competition at and can request and receive free entry information by contacting Emily at the Mrs. Colorado office at (303) 593-1199.

If you are a Hispanic and/or woman farmer or rancher and believe you were improperly denied farm loan benefits by USDA between 1981 and 2000, you may be eligible for compensation.

To register your name to receive a claims packet, call the Farmer and rancher Call Center at 1 (800) 508-4429 or visit

Garfield Clean Energy is conducting a survey and wants local residents and business owners to participate. The survey is designed to help GCE develop effective financing tools to make energy improvements and renewable energy more affordable to area homeowners and businesses.

Feedback from local residents and business owners is valuable and will be used to improve future financing programs. Participants in this survey will be entered in a lottery for a chance to win a free energy audit and six compact fluorescent lightbulbs.

To access the survey, visit To be entered in the lottery, please complete the contact information at the end of the survey.

If you have any questions relating to the survey, contact Clean Energy Economy for the Region at 704-9200.

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