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Education Briefs

Yampah Mountain High School is accepting applications for the 2007-08 school year. Call Rachel at 945-9463 or stop by 695 Red Mountain Drive in Glenwood Springs for information.

Coal Ridge Classic, a fundraiser for Coal Ridge High School, will be held Friday, Sept. 14. Tee time is 2 p.m. with a shotgun start.Prizes will be awarded for first and second place, team prizes, special prizes, hole-in-one prizes and drawings and raffles.For more information, contact Brenda Grumley at 230-0477 or 984-2126 (evenings).

The first day of classes in the Roaring Fork School District public schools in Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs will be Tuesday, Sept. 4, with all schools under construction opening on schedule. The new Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale will host a community open house from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, and then open for classes at RFHS on Thursday, Sept. 6, as planned.School personnel and principals are available in all schools to answer questions about registration times and dates for new students. Call your local school, or for information, call the district office at 384-6000 or e-mail

There is still time left to register for fall classes at Colorado Mountain College. The fall semester begins the week of Aug. 27, except at the college’s new West Garfield Campus, where classes start Sept. 10.Students who have taken classes at CMC within the past 10 months can sign up by mail, phone or fax, or online at New students and those who have not taken classes within the past 10 months need to register in person. To find out the hours of registration or for more information, call 1-800-621-8559 and ask for your local campus. Colorado Mountain College has learning sites in Aspen, Carbondale, Spring Valley, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Steamboat Springs, Edwards, Dillon, Breckenridge, Leadville and Buena Vista.

The AARP Foundation has announced a new scholarship program for low-income women age 40 and older to participate in education and training opportunities. Two of the eligible categories are: women returning to the workforce after an extended absence (such as caregiving) and grandmothers or other relatives caring for relative children who depend upon them financially. Approximately 100 scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 are expected to be awarded in the first round. The process opens Aug. 31; deadline is Oct. 31. Applications are available only online at

The Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) Board of Education adopted a new volunteer policy in May, which requires volunteers in the school to be fingerprinted if they volunteer four or more times during any school year, or if they plan to participate in overnight activities with students. The exception to the overnight stipulation would include any “all school” activity where many parents and students are spending the night at the same location. Local law enforcement agencies are supportive of this practice, and are working with the district to make this process as simple as possible. Fingerprint cards may be obtained at all RFSD schools or at the district office at 1405 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Police departments in the three communities in the district will complete the fingerprinting process at no charge to the volunteer. Once a volunteer has been fingerprinted, the school district submits the fingerprints to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Background checks are received within 48 hours by the RFSD Human Resources Department, which reviews the information. All background information and reports will be kept confidential. Questions regarding this process or background reports may be directed to human resources director Nikki Jost, at 384-6013.

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