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Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley will embark on a major step of the next home-building process when delivery of the entire home is made today, Jan. 24, in Carbondale. The Habitat home will utilize a pre-framed shell and interior package by New Hope Construction, the builders of many Habitat homes in Mississippi resulting from the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. A team of over 30 Habitat volunteers will systematically unload the home from the delivery trucks and store it in Habitat trailers until actual building of the home begins next week. Because of the need to unload the trucks quickly, this workday represents the largest number of volunteers utilized in a single day for the Habitat affiliate. The Habitat home-building site is located in the Cleveland Place II subdivision off of 8th Street in Carbondale. People interested in volunteering with Habitat can call 945-7733 or e-mail

The Spring Board is seeking new board members who will work towards the goal of increasing young peoples involvement in our community. Membership on the board is open to self-motivated individuals between the ages of 21 and 35, from Aspen to Glenwood Springs. Spring Board recommends grants to Roaring Fork Valley nonprofit organizations through the Spring Board Advised Fund of Aspen Community Foundation.Spring Boards mission is to engage our generation in the Roaring Fork Valley and empower them to invest in their community through charitable giving and volunteerism.Board members are required to serve a two-year term that will begin in April 2008. If you are interested in interviewing for a seat on the Spring Board, please e-mail a biographical sketch and/or resume, letter of interest, and two letters of references (please limit each item to one page) to The deadline for applications is Friday, March 7. Applications received after that time will be considered for any board openings after April 2008. For more information on Spring Board, visit or contact Dylan Hoffman, chair, at

The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) is hosting an orientation meeting for both new and current volunteers. This is an overview of the DOW, program policies and procedures, plus upcoming projects.The orientation will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Northwest Regional Service Center, Hunter Education Classroom, 711 Independent Ave. in Grand Junction. RSVP by Friday, Jan. 25, to confirm your attendance or to get more information regarding these or other volunteer opportunities. Contact Linda Edwards, DOW volunteer coordinator at (970) 255-6145,

Carbondale Chamber quarterly luncheon/annual meeting will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Phat Thai, 343 Main St. in Carbondale.The chamber is asking that members who plan to attend to please RSVP at 963-1890. The cost will be lower if prepaid by Feb. 8. Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance for a refund.

Anyone interested in running as a write-in candidate in the April 1 town of Silt election, Affidavits of Intent can be signed at Town Hall at 231 N. Seventh Street, Silt until Jan. 28. Your name will not be on the ballot. If you are interested in circulating a nomination petition for trustee, those petitions will be available Feb. 11 at Town Hall and must be returned by Feb. 29.

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