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The Glenwood Springs and Kremmling field offices of the Bureau of Land Management are encouraging the public to attend one of six open houses scheduled next week to help identify issues to be addressed in the field offices’ Resource Management Plan revisions. The open houses, from 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., are an opportunity to talk to BLM specialists, learn more about the revisions, and provide comments. They will be held on April 10 at the Rifle Fire Protection District Station 1, 1850 Railroad Ave.; April 10 at the Granby Community Center, 129 3rd St.; April 11, at Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave.; April 11 at the CSU Extension Hall, 210 11th Street; April 12 at Gypsum Town Hall, 50 Lundgren Blvd. and April 12 in Walden at the Wattenburg Center, 686 County Road 42.These “scoping” open houses are designed to help the public provide comments and information before BLM begins drafting the plan revisions.BLM will accept public scoping comments through May 2. For more information log on to http://www.blm.gov/rmp/co/kfo-gsfo, or contact Joe Stout, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, 970-724-3003.
Aspen Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC) in Carbondale has established an endowment fund at the ACF.As their mission states, Thunder River Theatre Company aims to “better understand the human experience” through live theater, educational outreach, a Latino theatre initiative and their Thunder River Theatre Company for Young People.Aspen Community Foundation manages other organizations’ endowments with the rest of the Community Foundation’s assets, which total over $32 million at this time. Placing their endowment with the Community Foundation “gives Thunder River Theatre Company the investment power of the Community Foundation, far greater than us going it alone,” Founding Executive Artistic Director Lon Winston said. “But it also ties organizations together that share a common mission of helping others.”
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