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All Roaring Fork Valley artists can apply to the third annual Artists Studio Tour, Oct. 15 and 16.Applications will be mailed to prospective artists by May 1. Applications are also available at the Carbondale Community School or Aspen Community School. The deadline for applications is June 5. For information, call 963-9647.

Do you have questions or want to know how to register for the Mother’s Day Mile, scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, May 8? Those interested can download an application form at http://www.glenwoodraces.com and send it in or drop off at Glenwood Medical Associates, stop by GMA to get an application, call the Advocate Safehouse at 945-2632, or register at http://www.active.com. All proceeds benefit the programs of the Advocate Safehouse Project. The first 100 registrants receive a snazzy “Peace Begins at Home” travel mug.

Colorado Department of Transportation Maintenance crews will mill and pave a westbound section of Interstate 70 west of Glenwood next week. Monday through Friday, April 25-29, the westbound right lane only will be closed between mile markers 112 and 116.2 (Glenwood exit), from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Traffic will be restricted to the westbound left lane, where motorists may encounter very brief stops for truck crossing.On May 2 and 3, maintenance crews will mill and pave State Highway 82 over the Maroon Creek Bridge between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. There will be single-lane, alternating traffic, and delays should be expected.

The first Construction Job Expo will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 23, at the Glenwood Springs Ramada Inn. The Western Colorado Contractors’ Association is sponsoring the event.Twelve local construction companies will be on hand, looking for prospective employees. Companies are looking for project managers, truck drivers, laborers, operators, electricians, pipefitters and more.For more information, call 245-1384.

The deadline for Spring Board grant proposals for nonprofit organizations from Aspen to Parachute is Friday, May 27. The board considers proposals from organizations supporting its mission, which is “to engage the next generation in the greater Roaring Fork Valley in philanthropic endeavors and empower them to invest in their community.” This year’s grantmaking cycle focuses on projects that enrich community life in the greater Roaring Fork Valley, with a base in arts and culture. The board gives preference to innovative projects, especially projects involving volunteerism in younger community members, up to age 35. The maximum grant request considered will be $5,000. This grant cycle is funded by the Aspen Valley Community Foundation, which founded the Spring Board in 1997.To request a copy of the 2005 Spring Board grant application, please e-mail ks___@airpost.net or jckc@alum.dartmouth.org. Applications are also available from the Aspen Valley Community Foundation offices, located in the Red Brick Arts & Recreation Center at 110 E. Hallam, Suite 126 in Aspen, or by calling 925-9300. The Spring Board has made grants to local nonprofits totaling nearly $350,000. The board is comprises 14 members, ages 21 to 35, helping Roaring Fork Valley young adults become more involved in their communities.The Spring Board has made grants to local nonprofits totaling nearly $350,000.

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