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Students from as many as 50 Western Slope high schools are expected to show up at Aspen High School on Sunday to learn as much as they can about higher education choices.

Their “teachers” will be admissions officials from more than 120 universities and colleges around Colorado and the United States. It’s the first-ever major college fair on the Western Slope.

Sponsored by AHS and Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale, the College Fair will start at 9:30 a.m. and go until 2 p.m., with AHS and CRMS students getting first crack at the college representatives from 11 a.m. to noon. Students from the rest of the region will have from noon to 2 p.m. to learn all they can.

Organizers have contacted schools from Alaska to Florida, including such Ivy League institutions as Yale, Cornell and Dartmouth College.

It’s estimated that nearly half of the annual graduating classes from Western Slope high schools go to colleges or universities within Colorado.

Chair Mountain Ranch is hosting a benefit for the Robert Huntington family, Redstone residents, from 4-6 p.m. Sunday. The ranch is located off Highway 133 by the entrance to Redstone.

A $20 donation, all-you-can-eat Western barbecue and silent auction are planned. Call 704-1415.

Volunteers are needed today to help Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) restore the banks of the Roaring Fork River as it passes through the North Star Nature Preserve east of Aspen. Volunteers will stabilize and improve this critical riparian habitat by planting native species on the re-contoured banks.

RFOV and its project partners will provide the tools, materials, leadership, and some great rewards including a dinner at the end of the day. To volunteer or for more information, call RFOV at 927-8241 or toll-free at (877) 662-5220, e-mail rfov@sopris.net or visit http://www.rfov.org.

A garage sale to benefit the midget hockey team, made up of 16-, 17- and 18-year-olds, is being held today from 10 a.m. until everything is gone, at 401 27th St.

Downtown Hair Company has lost its lease at 207 Eighth St., and will be moving to 1512 Grand Ave. in Schmeuser Plaza on Monday.

Telephone numbers are 945-0345 and 945-9455.

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