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To help raise funds for Hurricane Katrina families locating into this valley, United Way of Garfield County is having a hot dog stand from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in front of CopyCopy on 2826 S. Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs.

Already, over $1,000 has been raised to financially assist local health and human service agencies that are helping hurricane victims adjust to their new homes in Garfield County. Call 625-8189 or go to http://www.unitedwayofgarfieldcounty.org for Hurricane Katrina information.

Celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, by helping Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers complete construction through BLM land of the Colorow Trail above New Castle. This moderate hiking trail and difficult mountain biking trail travels through pinon and junipers and includes a spur trail to a terrific overlook above New Castle and the Colorado River Valley.

Trails day volunteers receive dinner, T-shirt and prizes.

The project starts with registration at 8:30 a.m. and ends by 5 p.m. For questions or to volunteer,

contact 927-8241, rfov@sopris.net or via online registration at http://www.rfov.org.

The Community Resource Center is sponsoring Money Matters 2005: A Nonprofit Financial Management Dual Track Workshop, which will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 in Grand Junction 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 in Glenwood Springs.

The workshops are aimed at addressing the financial management goals of nonprofit organizations. These workshops are ideal for executive directors, staff and board members who don’t necessarily have a background in finance, but who do play a primary role in overseeing financial operations within their organizations.

Register online at http://www.crcamerica. org. For more information, please contact Jamie Morgan de Pina, CRC Director of Training, at (800) 516-6284 or depina@crcamerica.org.

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