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Garfield County will be contributing $6,000 toward an effort by Colorado Mountain College-Spring Valley Campus to determine if bus service is warranted to connect the campus to Highway 82 for student transportation needs.

In a 2-1 vote on Monday, he county commissioners agreed to make the donation, with Commissioner Tom Jankovsky dissenting.

The money is to be used as a matching amount for a grant application, according to Commissioner John Martin.

Jankovsky argued that the county is not a member of the Roaring Fork Transit Agency, which will be studying the matter for CMC, and worried that the county might be tapped for future operational subsidies if such a service is created.

“There are no strings attached,” replied Martin, and he voted with Commissioner Mike Samson to allocate the money from the commissioners’ discretionary fund.

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is working with Glenwood Springs City Council to raise money for the 2011 Fourth of July fireworks display.

The cost of a fireworks show is about $18,000.

So far, $1,200 has been collected, said Angie Anderson, spokeswoman for the chamber.

Contributions can be made by writing a check to the City of Glenwood Springs Fireworks account and sending it to Mike Harman, City Finance Director, 101 W. 8th St., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

Register now for a summer-long gardening program for children ages 4-5 and a second class for children who have attended or are enrolled in kindergarten. We will use gardening as a vehicle to discover food, where it comes from and how it helps their body grow, through activities both in the Community Garden and the classroom. To register stop by the Glenwood Springs Community Center or call (970) 384-6300.

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