Local news briefs
The Gordon Cooper Library announces the installation of a new art show at the library. Local artist Janet Nelson, known for her eclectic sculptures, recently completed a set of dragonflies and whimsical tutus. These wire sculptures are currently hanging in the clerestory of the library.
During the next two Glenwood Downtown Markets (July 5 and 12), the proceeds from the weekly Noon Glenwood Springs Rotary Good Works Grill will be given to the Kiss N Squeal contest.
The Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of Basalt are selling lift chairs from the Snowmass Ski Area Wood Run lift. Cost is $100 paid in advance and $125 on or after July 9. Please call DD Gerdin at 923-3347 to order a chair or for more information.
Friends of Brent Bradley are invited to participate in a Memorial Float at noon July 9, at the Shoshone put-in. Bradley, who grew up in Carbondale and graduated from Colorado Rocky Mountain School in 2002, passed away June 16. Please call 618-5344 with any questions.
The Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program has awarded $56,210 to the Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers.The program, part of the state Department of Public Health and Environment, has awarded 55 grants totaling $3,225,261 to 115 local, youth-serving organizations offering programs in 55 counties throughout Colorado.The grants are funded from Master Tobacco Settlement funds. The grants support programs that focus on early childhood care and education, youth mentoring, student dropout prevention, youth crime and violence prevention. The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers, which includes Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs Family Resource Centers, connects families, schools and communities to improve student health and academic achievement.
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The Glenwood Springs Fire Department is battling a small blaze on a ridgeline west of Yampah Mountain High School.