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LAKEWOOD, Colorado – The Bureau of Land Management has awarded a $15.4 million contract for the cleanup of the Anvil Points site, part of the Naval Oil Shale Reserves 1 and 3, also known as the Roan Plateau, to North Wind Inc. of Idaho Falls.The contract will fund cleanup and safe storage of a spent oil shale pile at the former oil shale research site. The cleanup will remove a 300,000-cubic-yard oil shale pile to a newly constructed oil shale repository.The Anvil Points Fund was established by the 1997 Transfer Act, which transferred management of the Roan Plateau to the BLM. Royalties from past oil and gas development in the Roan Plateau funded the cleanup of the Anvil Points site.”Awarding this contract is a key milestone for certification of the obligations contained in the 1997 Transfer Act,” said BLM Colorado State Director Sally Wisely. “Certification will ensure that the state of Colorado receives a share of future royalties and bonus bids as well as royalties from existing leases on the Roan Plateau.”
ASPEN, Colorado – Aspen Community Foundation announced Monday a grant of $24,000 awarded to local nonprofit, Columbine Home Health Inc. Over the past eight years, Columbine Home Health Inc. has been granted $184,250 from Aspen Community Foundation’s unrestricted and field of interest funds, and $29,275 from donor advised funds.According to Columbine Home Health CEO Kim Oliver, the grant will be used for general operating purposes for the 2008 fiscal year.The grant will give Columbine Home Health additional resources to provide skilled health care service to patients in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. Columbine Home Health was named to the 2007 Homecare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare certified home health providers in the nation. Columbine is also ranked seventh in Colorado according to Oliver.
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