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The city of Glenwood Springs is now accepting applications for the 2010 Tourism Promotional Funds. The Tourism Fund has $150,211 to be awarded in 2010.

The Glenwood Springs Tourism Promotion Fund provides grants to eligible projects encompassing “special events,” “beautification” or “capital projects” that promote tourism in Glenwood Springs.

Each grant recipient will be required to sign a grant contract and will be required to provide a report to the city upon completion of the project or event.

Completed applications must be returned to the city’s Finance Department, located at 101 W. Eighth St. in Glenwood Springs, by Friday, March 5.

The Financial Advisory Board will review the applications and make its recommendation to City Council for approval. The FAB may contact any organization applying for funds if it feels further explanation is required.

The city also requests that applicants provide ample time for the review and approval process if your project has time restrictions.

Applications can be downloaded at http://www.ci.glenwood-springs.co.us/ temp/Discretionary/Tourism.htm.

DENVER (AP) – A man convicted in North Dakota for impersonating a lawyer says he shouldn’t have to face similar charges in Colorado.

Howard Kieffer’s lawyer Nathan Chambers filed a motion Monday in U.S. District Court in Denver asking a judge to dismiss charges filed in Denver. He argues that the Fifth Amendment protects against double jeopardy.

Federal prosecutors say Kieffer served as a lawyer in federal court in Denver despite never graduating from law school.

One of his clients, Aspen resident Gwen Bergman, was convicted last year of trying to hire someone to kill her son’s father, but she is appealing based on Kieffer’s conviction in North Dakota on charges of mail fraud and making false statements.

Kieffer is appealing his convictions.

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