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Veltus Park shelter to get a facelift

John Stroudjstroud@postindependent.comPost IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The Glenwood Kiwanis Club will receive $7,000 from the city’s Tourism Grant Fund to make repairs and enlarge the picnic shelter in Veltus Park, also known as Kiwanis park.City Council at its regular meeting Thursday night approved the grant. Council also approved a $5,000 Discretionary Fund grant to the Community Health Initiatives for its adolescent substance abuse services.The Kiwanis Club requested a total of $10,300 from the city for the picnic shelter, with half coming from tourism funds and the other half from discretionary grant funds. The project will cost around $30,000, with Kiwanis Club members doing the labor.At the recommendation of the city’s Financial Advisory Board, $7,000 was awarded for this year. The balance of the funding request will be considered for next year.The Community Health Initiatives and Red Mountain Adolescent & Family Center is the only local agency providing assistance to adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 related to substance abuse, representative Shelley Evans explained to the financial board at its May 14 meeting.Also making a presentation for funding last month were Steve Kaufman with Access Roaring Fork. The organization currently provides after-school programs for students at Carbondale Middle School, and is looking to expand its services to Glenwood Springs. The program may be given city funding consideration in the future.The latest grant awards leave the city with a $6,200 balance for this year in the Tourism Grant Fund, and $15,965 in Discretionary funds.

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