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Colorado Department of Transportation maintenance crews will replace a modular bridge expansion joint on westbound I-70 in Glenwood Canyon for the next couple of weeks. The work is at milepost 127.6, east of Hanging Lake Tunnel, and will affect westbound traffic only.Work began May 3 and continues for three weeks. A width restriction will be in place for any loads over 14 feet wide until the work is complete.The speed limit through the work zone will be reduced from 50 mph to 35 mph for worker and traffic safety.

Three hundred high school students along with 80 educators and volunteers will gather at CMC’s Spring Valley Campus May 11 for the third annual Latino Youth Summit. Students from Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt high schools will present personal essays and video presentations documenting their own stories and struggles as teenage immigrants.The summit explores issues such as immigration and overcoming barriers, alcohol and drugs, teen pregnancy and parenting, domestic violence, sexually transmitted diseases and building a future after high school.

The Spring Board requests grant proposals from nonprofit organizations from Aspen to Parachute. The board funds organizations supporting its mission: “To engage the next generation in the greater Roaring Fork Valley in philanthropic endeavors and empower them to invest in their community.” The board will give preference to innovative projects involving youth and young adults fostering an atmosphere of volunteerism and unity among all members of the community. The maximum grant request considered is $5,000. This grant cycle is funded by the Aspen Valley Community Foundation, which founded the Spring Board in 1997.To request a grant application, e-mail jckc@alum.dartmouth.org or ks___@airpost.net. 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 submission deadline is Friday, May 27.The board comprises 14 members, aged 21 to 35, and helps Roaring Fork Valley adults become more involved in their community.The Spring Board accepts tax-deductible contributions for its grant-making cycles. Contact Jenny Constable at jckc@alum.dartmouth.org or (970) 274-1938.

The second annual Rifle High School art auction will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the Creekbend Restaurant in Rifle. All money raised will go towards the Rifle High School art program.Call Leslie Keery at 625-7763 for more information.

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