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Compiled from staff reports

Glenwood Springs Middle School students raised $750 for local nonprofits through the year-long Oink-O-Mania project.

Students raised money by reading books and writing reports. For each book students read, they put a plastic coin into one of eight piggy banks, each representing an organization in Glenwood Springs.

All told, students read 956 books, including 350 books read by sixth-grade students, 279 by seventh-graders and 303 by eighth-graders. The remainder were read by teachers.

Charities were awarded funds based on the percentage of coins in the piggy banks for each school quarter. Charities receiving donations included: Colorado Animal Rescue, LIFT-UP, Defiance Thrift Store, Special Olympics Colorado, Advocate Safehouse, Literacy Outreach, Family Visitor Programs and YouthZone.

From the summaries submitted throughout the program, one student from each grade was selected to win a piggy bank version of the visiting Alpine Bank literacy pig, Pig Tales. The students selected were eighth-grader Meg Waibel, seventh-grader Erick Delgado and sixth-grader Tom Owen.

Gov. Bill Owens will meet Tuesday with the chairman of the state’s Homeland Security Grant Review Committee, Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario.

The briefing will include county commissioners, law enforcement and local elected officials.

The briefing is at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Garfield County Courthouse Plaza, 108 Eighth St., Glenwood Springs.

With the recent addition of broker Manette Anderson, co-owner at The Property Shop in Glenwood Springs, the Roaring Fork School District’s business Relocation Assistance Committee will start meeting early this month.

The volunteer committee will work to assist the remaining two businesses that will be displaced by the expansion of the new Glenwood Springs High School starting January 2006. Business people interested in volunteering can contact Fred Wall at 384-6000.

The Board of County Commissioners for Garfield County is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations interested in receiving Garfield County Human Services funding for fiscal year 2006.

Application forms can be picked up from Linda Morcom, grant administrator, at the Garfield County Administration Office, Courthouse Plaza Building, 108 Eighth St., Suite 213, Glenwood Springs, or can be requested by calling 945-5004.

Ten copies of the completed applications must be received or delivered to the Garfield County Administration Office by 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 12.

With the help of Eagle Valley High School’s auto shop, CMC students may accumulate up to 40 hours of college credit in auto technician courses.

Contact the Vail-Eagle Valley Campus at 569-2900 for more information.

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