Briefs, Oct. 1, 2009

Students can seek Daniels Scholarships

The Daniels Fund has launched the application process for Daniels Scholarships to be awarded in spring 2010.

To be eligible to apply, a student must be a current high school student with an expected graduation during the 2009-10 academic school year from any high school in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah or Wyoming. Students must be nominated by a designated referral agency – high schools and youth serving agencies that have been selected to participate in the Daniels Scholarship nomination process.

The Daniels Scholarship is not “full ride,” but is supplemental to all other financial aid resources available to the student. The scholarship amount is determined after all other financial aid sources and an Expected Family Contribution have been applied. Scholarships cover all or part of a student’s required college expenses (i.e. tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and miscellaneous educational expenses).

The deadline to apply for the Daniels Scholarship is Dec. 2.

Students should ask their high school counselors for information or visit

Advisers sought for White River forest

The Bureau of Land Management in Meeker and the Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council are seeking additional members of the public interested in serving on an advisory group for the White River Field Office Resource Management Plan Amendment.

Participants will serve as a subgroup under the Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The Northwest Colorado RAC formed a subgroup for the White River Plan Amendment in October, 2007, and is seeking to diversify its membership. Members should have specific knowledge of the 2.6-million acre White River Field Office in northwestern Colorado and be willing to attend meetings in Meeker this fall, winter and spring.

Submit a letter of interest to the Bureau of Land Management, 220 East Market Street, Meeker, 81641 by Oct. 30. For additional information, call Kent Walter, field manager, at 970-878-3800.

For information on Colorado RACs, go to

Volunteers age 55 and older needed

Mesa County RSVP Inc. has a number of volunteer opportunities available for ages 55 and older.

RSVP urgently needs clerical/data entry help managing Member Agency data

RSVP Handyman Project needs new volunteers for this program who have fix-it knowledge and experience.

Outreach volunteers for a special project to help low-income Medicare recipients sign up for extra help

Drivers and meal-site volunteers for Gray Gourmet

Museum docents for Museum of Western Colorado

Call 243-9839 or visit for more volunteer opportunities.

Cold front brings chance of snow to state

DENVER — A cold front moving into Colorado is bringing strong winds to the state and is expected to also usher in rain and snow.

The National Weather Service has issued high-wind and freeze warnings through early today for western Colorado. Gusts of 30 mph and stronger have been reported around the state, raising dust and reducing visibility on the Western Slope and eastern plains.

A 40-acre wildfire possibly started by a blown transformer was being whipped by high winds north of Fort Collins.


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