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Mark Udall’s West Slope regional office in Grand Junction is accepting internship applications from undergraduate students and recent graduates for the fall semester. The internship program offers students the opportunity for public service and to learn hands-on about constituent services and the legislative process.

Interns will assist state staff as they help constituents resolve issues with federal agencies like the Department of Veterans Affairs, meet with local partners, represent the senator at community outreach events, and draft writing projects such as letters of support for grant applications and congressional inquiries to federal agencies.

The deadline to apply is Sept. 9; finalists will be notified of a decision by Sept. 20. Interested students can apply at http://markudall.senate.gov/students.  Internships are available on either a full-time or part-time basis. This is an unpaid position, although college credit may be arranged through Colorado Mesa University or other schools.



If you have questions, please contact Udall’s Western Slope Regional Director Jerry Otero or Constituent Services Advocate Susan Holappa at 970-245-9553.

Youths interested in becoming an excellent, well-rounded dancer can join the dance companies at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts.



Auditions to join the companies take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs.

Dancers ages 8- 18 can audition to be in the junior company or senior company depending on age and skill level.

Students must be intermediate or advanced level with strengths in ballet, modern and jazz. If students need improvement in any of these forms of dance, they are still encouraged to audition.

Dancers are requested to bring ballet attire and shoes, as well as jazz shoes. The audition will run for one hour.

Call 945-2414 for information or questions about the auditions. Male and female dancers are welcome.

The Western Slope Honor Flight (WSHF) is continuing to actively search for WWII veterans for the organization’s final flight to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 21 and 22. Seats are still available for those WWII veterans from the Western Slope of Colorado interested in visiting the memorials built and dedicated in their honor.

The WSHF board is asking the community to help in the search to escort these American heroes to their place of honor. The application for WWII veterans can be accessed at the DAV office at the VA Medical Center, http://www.Westernslopehonorflight.com or by calling Kris Baugh at (970) 434-2916. Applications are to be mailed to: Western Slope Honor Flight, P.O. Box 3950, Grand Junction, Colo. 81502. The trip is absolutely free for veterans.

This upcoming trip will be Western Slope Honor Flight’s final journey, and the organization will have transported more than 500 WWII Veterans.


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