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Roller Dolls seek non-profit partner

The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls have an opportunity for a charitable organization to receive event funds from the roller derby bout “Mountains vs. Peaks” Aug. 17. The deadline to apply is Aug. 2.

The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls are a recreational roller derby league, and 501(c)(3), seeking WFTDA apprenticeship. While it is not required, preference is given to organizations with a focus on the group’s priority areas: education, environment and community. Consideration is given to non-profits (501(c)(3) required) located in/or serving the communities of Summit, Eagle and Garfield Counties, and those that are willing to lend support to the 10th MRD in preparation and/or production of the event. Organizations can request a complete list of funding criteria and application at and reply (to same address) or by mail to PO Box 1717 Gypsum, CO 81637 to receive funds from the Aug. 17th event. Completed applications will be forwarded internally to the 10th Mountain Roller Dolls Board of Directors, events committee, and league members.

Around Town

Congratulations to Brandon Hudspeth, son of George and Andrea Hudspeth of Gypsum, on his second year on the Dean’s List at Johnson and Wales University.

Mountain Beverage is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a special party planned Friday, July 26 from 2 to 6 p.m. at its Gypsum headquarters at 428 Airpark Drive. Music, food and fun are planned. RSVP to the party by calling 970-777-4035.

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Eagle has a big day planned this Saturday, July 27. A Best of the Best Sale is slated from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a live auction at noon. To learn more visit

It’s a month away, but mark your calendars. The Eagle Valley Community Rummage Sale is planned Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18 and Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24-25.

Udall’s Offices accepting

intern applications

Mark Udall’s regional offices throughout Colorado and the office in Washington, D.C., are accepting internship applications from undergraduate students and recent graduates for the fall.

The internship program offers students the opportunity for public service and to learn hands-on about constituent services and the legislative process.

State interns will assist state staff as they help constituents resolve issues with federal agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, meet with local partners, represent the senator at community outreach events and help the office with written work product.

Interns in the Washington, D.C., office will attend committee hearings and briefings, compose memos for legislative staff, answer phones, research legislative issues, help with press outreach, lead Capitol tours and participate in congressional events.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 31. Interested students can apply at Internships are available on either a full-time or part-time basis. This is an unpaid position, although college credit may be arranged.

For more information regarding the internship program, email for the D.C. program, and for the state program.

Horseshoe Honchos

Here are the results from the Flight Days Horseshoe Tournament:

Class A

1. Hodge Rodriguez

2. Nicole Craig

3. Danner Bartlett

Class B

1. Doug Bartlett

2. Mark Silverthorn

3. Sam Bartlett

Class C

1 Matt Reynolds-Vasquez

2. Mario Giarratano

3. Chris Mitton


Class A

1. Janice Anderson and Frank Anderson

2. Hodge Rodriguez and Danner Bartlett

3. Bix Trujillo and Willie Trujillo

Class B

1. Burley Taylor and Robert Sullivan

2. Brandy Trujillo and Michael Trujillo

3. Seth Reynolds and Joe Roach

Class C

1. Butch Bruni and Steve Vigil

2. Steve Bruni and Jason Bruni

3. Lynn Trudeau and Mark Silverthorn

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