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After-school program accepting applicationsBeyond the Bell, an independent nonprofit after-school program at Glenwood Springs and Sopris Elementary schools, is accepting applications for entry. Pick up an application at the school’s front desk, or contact Denise Wright at 618-7178 for more information.Call for noxious-weed cost-share applicationsBookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side Conservation districts and Garfield County Vegetation Management remind participants to send in applications for the noxious-weed cost-share program. This program will reimburse landowners up to 75 percent of material costs to treat noxious weeds in Garfield County. Call the district office at 945-5494, ext. 101, with questions.Youth coalition offers suicide workshopThe Eagle River Youth Coalition is sponsoring a two-day suicide workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 26 and 27 in the Health and Human Services Annex (the old CMC building by Lake Creek Village) in Edwards.ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is available to anyone who is interested; contact 926-3250.Fund drive for GrassRoots TVGrassRoots TV, the nation’s original community television station growing wild since 1971, is pleased to announce that its fall fund drive, “1st & Free,” is scheduled from 6-10 p.m. Sept. 12-15. The four nights of “1st & Free” telethon programming will feature highlights from the Aspen Institute’s recent speakers from the Aspen Ideas Festival and the 2005 McCloskey Summer Speaker Series; an old fashioned Variety Hour featuring local jugglers, magicians, musicians and others; Cooking in Affordable Housing with local chefs; and Local Celebrity Poker.Volunteers are needed to operate cameras, answer phones and help in the production during the four nights of the telethon. Interested volunteers can call 925-8000, ext. 4, for more information.- from staff reports


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