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RED CLIFF ” After eight years in Red Cliff, Gore Range Natural Science School moved its office to Avon this month.

Carol Busch, the school’s spokeswoman, said the new location will increase the school’s capacity to serve students in the county. The school’s courses focus on environmental issues.

The school’s new address is 82 Benchmark Road, Suite 202 in Avon, above Loaded Joe’s bar and coffeehouse in the Benchmark Shopping Center. The new mailing address is P.O. Box 9469, Avon, CO. 81620. For more information, call 827-9725 or fax 827-9730.

EDWARDS ” Colorado Mountain College’s Vail-Eagle Valley campus recently won a Green Star Award for its environmental standards.

The award is given to organizations that encourage reducing waste, recycling, and environmental safety.

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“We are very proud to have the Vail-Eagle Valley campus recognized with this prominent award,” said Peggy Curry, dean of the community college’s Edwards campus. “Our staff and our students are very committed to actively doing our part to preserve the environment that we are so fortunate to enjoy.”

Michelle Marx, member of the CMC Green Star committee and virtual learning center resource technician for the college, got involved in the program after learning of its scope.

“The program goes way beyond recycling,” said Marx. “It instills environmentally friendly procedures for life, and we as a campus are proud to be a part of that.”

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