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More than 100 students from the Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Spring Valley centers of Colorado Mountain College will receive associate degrees or certificates of occupational proficiency during the Roaring Fork Campus’s spring graduation ceremonies May 6 and 7.

Graduation for the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy at Spring Valley will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 6, in the New Space Theatre.

The main graduation ceremony will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 7, in the Spring Valley Student Services Center gymnasium, 3000 County Road 114, south of Glenwood Springs.



Auden Schendler, vice president of sustainability at the Aspen Skiing Co., is the graduation speaker.

Nursing students will have a pinning ceremony at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, prior to the main graduation, in the New Space Theatre at Spring Valley.



Installation of utility lines will require the temporary closure of West Wulfsohn Road in the area of the RFTA Park and Ride lot from Monday, May 2, to Friday, May 6, according to the city of Glenwood Springs engineering department.

Martinez Western is carrying out the work under contract to the city government.

Please use caution when travelling in this corridor.

Questions about the project can be directed to the city Engineering Department at 384-6435.

More information about the project is available at http://www.cogs.us

Volunteers are urgently needed to help out at the Dandelion Day-Arbor Day Festival in Sopris Park, on May 7. To volunteer or for more information call Sue at 618-1849 or email g.suzanne@rocketmail.com.

Rifle Gap State Park will host boating safely review sessions and exams for teens and adults who want to operate motorboats or personal watercraft this boating season.

Anyone operating a motorboat or personal watercraft in Colorado must be at least 16 years old. However, 14- and 15-year-olds who successfully complete this state-approved boating safety course can operate a motorboat in Colorado. Adults are welcome and encouraged to attend as well.

The courses all include a home study manual, a two-hour classroom review and a written exam. Boat operator cards will be issued to students who attend the review session and pass the final exam with a score of a least 70 percent.

Classes will be taught at 6 p.m. on Fridays: May 13, June 10, July 8 and Aug. 12.

A certification fee of $15 per student is required at the time of testing.

Students must also bring a 1″ x 1″ photo of themselves that will be laminated to their operator card. Please contact the park at (970) 625-1607 for information and directions.

Pre-registration is required.

To register, call (303) 791-1954 or send an email to boating.safety@state.co.us.

Students should also request the Boating Safely in Colorado home study manual. Please include your name, address, date of birth, phone number and the number of manuals you need. Each individual will need their own manual.


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