OURAY – Donations of clothing, household goods and good used furniture are now being accepted for the huge annual Woman’s Club of Ouray Rummage Sale, which will be held Friday, June 17, 10 a.m - 4 pm, and Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m.-2 pm., at the Ouray Community Center. Items must be clean and in good repair. All proceeds from the sale are returned to the community in the form or grants to non-profits organizations. The club will not accept TVs, computers, skis or ski boots, exercise machines, paint or toxic items. To donate, please call any of the following: Vicki Caldwell, 325-4816; Patty Ratliff, 325-4880; Jackie Berger, 318-1447; or Marianne Zegers, 325-0730.
Forest Fuelwood Permits Available for Purchase
DELTA – The US Forest Service announced that “personal use” firewood permits are now available for purchase. Permits can be purchased for $10 per cord, with a two-cord minimum requirement. The maximum limit is 10 cords per household each year.
Some road closures still remain in access areas, due to late-spring snow; visitors should check on road status and area closures.
For more information regarding forest and district fuelwood permits, requirements/regulations and current road closures, and to view permit conditions and maps visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/gmug/fuelwood.
Women's Outdoor Skills Workshop in Montrose
MONTROSE – Women who want to learn about hunting and fishing should sign up for a weekend of expert instruction conducted by the Colorado Division of Wildlife, June Friday, 24-Sunday, June 26, at the Jim Olterman/Lone Cone State Wildlife Area. The Cast and Blast will teach the fundamentals of archery, fly fishing and shotgun shooting; participants will also learn about basic wildlife biology and wildlife management, with expert instruction will be provided by Division of Wildlife staff. This is an introductory-level workshop designed for novices. No experience is necessary. All equipment and ammunition will be provided; but participants can bring their own shotguns, fishing rods or bows. Participants bringing shotguns must also bring their own ammo; those age 16 and older must have a 2011 Colorado fishing license. Food will be provided; but those with specific dietary requirements should bring their own. A cabin and camping is available on site. Participants must bring their own sleeping bags and can bring their own tents if they wish. The registration deadline is June 6, but call early as this event always fills up quickly. The workshop is limited to 15 women, ages 14 and older. A $40 refundable deposit is required. The event begins Friday, June 24, at 5 p.m., and wraps up Sunday, June 26, at 12 p.m., and takes place at the state wildlife area 25 miles south of Norwood. To register, or for more information, contact Dawn Bresett at the Division's Montrose office, 970/252-6000, or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fourth of July Foot Race from the Base to the Peak of the Gondola
TELLURIDE – On your mark, get set, Run-dola! The Telluride Foundation announces the first annual Telluride Classic Run-dola footrace that will take place on Monday, July 4, at 8a.m. The Run-dola is an open registration uphill footrace from the base of the gondola in Telluride to the ridge that parallels the gondola.
Runners start at the base of the gondola on the town of Telluride side and finish at the top of the ridge. Runners and hikers will climb up the Telluride Trail (4,600 feet long, 40 feet wide with a 13% grade) to the top of the gondola. There is an elevation gain of 1,810 feet. Participants register in one of the following categories: Men 18 & under; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; Women 18 & under; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; Men & Women 50yrs plus; and Baby in a back pack. Kids 12 and under may register and participate in a race to the top of Kid’s Hill. Metals will be awarded for the top three finishers in each category. There will be a grand prize for the first man and woman who finish. The Foundation also plans to raffle off prizes for all entrants. Please visit www.telluridefoundation.org/classic to register.
Telluride High School Graduates Receive $25,000 in College Scholarships
TELLURIDE – Thanks to the Strokes of Genius (formerly Benchmark) Fund, college tuition is a bit more affordable for six Telluride High School 2011 graduates. Now in its 18th year, the Strokes of Genius Scholarship has become a proud Telluride tradition. It is the largest and longest running local scholarships available for Telluride’s graduating seniors, enabling Telluride students with both financial need and academic merit to pursue higher education.
This year the Strokes of Genius Fund honors the academic achievements and community involvement of six Telluride High School graduates totaling $25,000. Recipients include: Xanthe Demas ($5,000), attending Bowdoin College; Kelsey Holstrom ($5,000), attending Evergreen College; Devin McCarthy ($5,000), attending Columbia College; Celine Wright ($5,000), attending Colorado College; Charlotte Delpit ($3,000), attending Brown University; and Nina Gerona ($2,000), attending Wesleyan College.
“There were many talented and bright individuals amongst this group of graduates,” said Lars Carlson, Strokes of Genius Scholarship Committee member. “They are a great reflection of the community and we are excited to support them as they start the next chapter in their lives. This year the committee focused on a commitment to graduating from college and we know this group will accomplish great things.”
The Scholarship Committee was comprised of Lars Carlson and Carol Hintermeister, from the Strokes of Genius Committee; Alex Carter, Principal of Telluride High School; Seth Berg, a THS faculty member; and Katie Singer with the Telluride Foundation. The committee selected scholarship recipients based on several criteria including applications, essays and personal interviews. Scholarships were awarded to those who performed well academically, exuded leadership skills, displayed a commitment to community service, and showed exceptional character. Input from teachers, and financial need were also major determining factors.