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Education Briefs

Isabel Carlson was awarded a $750 Book Scholarship from the local PEO, AO Chapter. Isabel is a freshman at Pacific Lutheran University majoring in archeology, the daughter of Pastor Jeff and Kristin Carlson of Glenwood Springs. AO Chapter of PEO provides scholarships for women from the proceeds of their annual Elegant Auction. This year’s Elegant Auction will be Friday, Dec. 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hotel Colorado. Tickets can be purchased at A La Carte, 945-5027. In addition to local scholarships, this year, Literacy Outreach will benefit from the proceeds.

Colorado Mountain College’s Nursing Program is holding a second informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at CMC’s Glenwood Center (1402 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs). Attendees will learn about program requirements, the application process and scholarship opportunities. For more information and to reserve a space, please call 970-947-8257.

The Glenwood Springs Branch Library currently has on display nonfiction writings from the third-grade classes of Glenwood Springs Elementary. Each individual class will have their work displayed for one week and also have a class notebook of stories available. Writings from GSES will be displayed through Nov. 18. For more information call 945-5958.

YouthEntity received an $11,000 grant from El Pomar Foundation’s Northwest Regional Council on Nov. 3. The funds will support the organization’s efforts to prepare the next generation for success in careers and life through the cultivation of 21st-century skills, which include communication, critical thinking, and creativity. The grant is specifically for the renovation of a kitchen facility and to purchase materials for the “I am Financial Knowledge” program.The award recipients were recommended for grants by El Pomar Foundation’s Northwest Regional Council, an advisory board of community leaders representing seven counties in northwest Colorado. The council annually recommends up to $200,000 in grants to trustees of Colorado Springs-based El Pomar.

The Carbondale Clay Center is now registering for the new class session. Adult and children’s classes start Monday, Nov. 7. Visit for information or call (970)963-2529 to register. Free energy education workshops for Western Colorado educators Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. is offering free, interactive workshops in Grand Junction and Rifle for western Colorado teachers to explore energy resources. Encana is partnering with National Energy Education Development (NEED) to present the workshop curriculum and training opportunities.The Grand Junction workshop will be held at the Two Rivers Convention Center & Avalon Theatre on Nov. 15, and the Rifle workshop will be held at the Colorado Mountain College – West Garfield Campus on Dec. 2. Registration for all K-12 teachers is now available online at Attendance is limited to 40 teachers per workshop, and the sessions are free to educators.All teachers attending the workshop will receive more than $500 worth of curricula and hands-on teacher kits provided by Encana. The curriculum and kits explore the forms of energy and energy transformations, Colorado energy sources, the natural gas process, energy conservation and how to integrate energy education into the classroom.Encana’s sponsorship also covers reimbursement to school districts for substitute costs, as well as breakfast and lunch for those participating in the workshop. Registration for the Grand Junction workshops is required by Nov. 5, and by Nov. 22 for the Rifle workshop. To register and view the workshop agendas, visit, or call 800-875-5029.

The Roaring Fork School District will hold parent-teacher conferences on Nov. 10 and 11 at all schools in Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. Contact your child’s teacher for information on time and place. Contact information can be found at

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