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Education Briefs

Yampah Mountain High School is accepting applications for the 2010-2011 school year. Please call Marta at 945-9463, ext. 100, stop by 695 Red Mountain Drive, Glenwood Springs, or visit our website: under FAQ’s.

The Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge No. 2286 is pleased to announce this year’s scholarship recipients. Nearly $13,000 was distributed among 17 students from four area high schools. Good luck to all of you this fall as you head to college. The award to Wyatt Israel was made possible by the Elks National Foundation through the Colorado Elks Association and is given to the student who we feel best fits the criteria we base our local awards on.

Glenwood Springs High School

Wyatt Israel $1,000 Colorado Elks Association

Whytny Coller $1,300 Perpetual Fund

Stephanie Wilson $1,300 Perpetual Fund

Michael Dunham $1,000 Local #2286

Jake McPherson $1,000 Local #2286

Maggie Carmer $500 Local #2286

Clay Hawkins $500 Local #2286

Leah Mansfield $500 Local #2286

Taylor Parsons $500 Local #2286

Rachel Sobke $500 Local #2286

Kelsey Warkentin $500 Local #2286

Roaring Fork High School

Miriam Flores $1,000 Local #2286

Iris Fernandez $500 Local #2286

Alli Zeigel $500 Local #2286

Arick Zeigel $500 Local #2286

Bridges High School

Drew Gremillion $500 Local #2286

Coal Ridge HS

Amanda Yost $1,300 Perpetual Fund

The Justin Lee Steffen Memorial Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Rifle Creek Golf Course. This event benefits the Justin Lee Steffen Memorial Scholarship Foundation through the University of Northern Colorado Alumni.

The foundation was established through the University of Northern Colorado to provide scholarships to students who have an interest in journalism and are committed to making a difference in the lives of others. As the foundation grows so does the number of scholarships given each year, and that’s very exciting as there are many area students who attend UNC and we have many UNC alumni in our community. Justin Lee Steffen was a Rifle High School graduate and student athlete.

The tournament is a scramble format with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. There will be a $100 entry fee per player. The fee includes a chance at the $25,000 hole-in-one prize, 18 holes of golf, cart, putting contest, games and an Oktoberfest style buffet to end the day.

Hole sponsorships are available for $100, along with several other sponsorship opportunities. For registration and sponsorship information and to learn of other ways you can support the foundation please access the website at or call Robin Steffen at 379-6298.

Children’s Mini College is hosting an open house Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 4-6 p.m. Mini College is a part-day preschool for children ages 3-6. We are located in Glenwood Springs at Colorado Mountain College, 1402 Blake Ave. Come and meet the teachers, tour our beautiful school and join us for refreshments. If you have any questions call Joan Chovanec at 945-2446.

The second annual Derbs Softball Tournament is slated for Sept. 10-12 at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs.

The cost of the tournament, which supports local high school athletic programs, is $250 per team. There are men’s and co-ed divisions. First-place teams receive T-shirts. Spots will go to the first eight paid teams.

Register by calling Shannon Derby at 948-8537 or by e-mailing your information to

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