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Post Independent Photo/Kara K. PearsonBirds flock to the backs of two horses in a field in west Glenwood on Thursday. The birds eat insects off the horses.
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The Aspen Valley Medical Foundation invites locals interested in pursuing careers in health-care professions to apply for scholarship programs.

The application deadline is 3 p.m. Thursday, July 28. The foundation’s Education Committee reviews applications for funding consideration.

The Audrey Owings Memorial Scholarships offer help for emergency medical technicians. Owings’ family and friends established the fund after her death to further her passion for improving emergency services in Aspen.

Nursing scholarships are available for interested locals who are looking to begin or continue nursing careers. Scholarships may be used at Colorado Mountain College, University of Northern Colorado or the University of Colorado.

Application guidelines and forms are available at the foundation office within Aspen Valley Hospital, or at http://www.avmfaspen.org. For information, call Kris Marsh at 544-1298.

Craig Sherwood, of Whitewater Wood Carving, will return to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today to demonstrate chainsaw woodcarving in Beckley Plaza, at the top of Iron Mountain.

The third Festival Las Americas returns to the Roaring Fork Valley from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Sopris Park in Carbondale. The event celebrates the richness of culture and traditions of the American continent.

The festival is organized by Club Rotario Roaring Fork, and serves as a fund-raiser for educational projects throughout the area.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks during the day. Call Julian from Club Rotario at 309-5169 to receive an application or to volunteer.

Organizers are also requesting artistic submissions for the poster /tee shirt design. Submissions must be presented in approximately 11 by 17 inch paper.

The deadline is Aug. 15. Drop submissions with name and address on the back to: Mi Casita Real Estate, 1030 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, or send by mail in a sturdy envelope.

The Roaring Fork High School Class of 1985 is hosting a reunion from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Rock Creek Grill at River Valley Ranch. For more information, contact Lisa Stevens Fischer at 384-0229 or lfischer@neil-garing.com, or Jill Hanks Haga at haga@montrose.net.


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