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Briefs: Thursday, Oct. 4.

Udall welcomes FCC plan to use $32.6 million to Expand cell phone coverage in Rural Colorado

Mark Udall welcomes the Federal Communications Commission’s announcement today that it will use $32.6 million as part of its “Mobility Fund” action to expand cell phone coverage in rural and under-served areas in Colorado. The funds will expand cell coverage in Baca, Conejos, Hinsdale, Jackson, Larimer, Las Animas, Mineral, Pueblo and Saquache counties.

The “Mobility Fund” is part of the FCC’s effort to close gaps in cell phone coverage across the country. The effort marks the first time in history the FCC has made universal mobile service an express universal service goal.

Udall has been a longtime proponent of improving communications infrastructure and connectivity throughout Colorado. Earlier this summer, Udall welcomed news that the FCC was working with CenturyLink.

A map of areas that will gain improved access to cell service because of the Mobility Fund can be found at http://ct.symplicity.com/t/muv/57aee44881c5a3acdc8410aa05395495/2405555136/realurl=http://apps.fcc.gov/auction901/map/auction_result_ext.html .

A complete list of companies that secured funding under the Mobility Fund can be found at http://ct.symplicity.com/t/muv/57aee44881c5a3acdc8410aa05395495/2405555136/realurl=http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db1003/DA-12-1566A2.pdf .

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Please contact Mike Saccone at 202-224-4334.

“Butch Cassidy my Uncle” book signing

Book signing and presentation with author Bill Betenson who wrote; "Butch Cassidy my Uncle". Friday, October 5th at 4:00 at the Outlaw Stop in Baggs, Wyoming. Please call 307-383-7262 for more information.

Wild Horse Weekend at Little Snake River Museum

Wild Horse Weekend at the Little Snake River Museum October 12th & 13th.

Friday, Oct. 12, there will be a presentation at the Little Snake River Museum at 6:30PM : "In Pursuit of Desert Dust", presented by Richard Gillilian, specialist on Desert Dust. Also there will be a screening of the historic films "Fight of the Wild Stallions" and "Explorers of the Purple Sage". There will be an auction of limited Edition Desert Dust prints.

Saturday Oct. 13, there will be a trek to a wild horse trap on the Red Desert- bring your own vehicle. Meet in Baggs at the Cowboy Inn at 8:30 am.

All events are free. For more information, call the Little Snake River Museum at 307-383-7262 or visit: littlesnakerivermuseum.com

Senior Parent College Admissions Meeting is slated for Tuesday, Oct. 9 and Wednesday Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Moffat County High School Library.

Senior Parent College Admissions Meeting

The admissions process and preparing for college and local scholarships will be topics that will be covered as well as clear up any questions parent and seniors may have about the admissions process. All information that you need will be available. Plan to attend either night. Please direct any questions prior to the workshop to Paula. Duzik in the MCHS Guidance office.

Comprehensive Community Recycling Drop-Off

Community Recycle Drop Off Day. Bring your hard-to-recycle items to Howelsen Hill this Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. till Noon.

Visit http://www.yvsc.org for a full list of accepted material and fees. Residential recyclables only. No commercial material. * fees may apply, some electronics no charge * fees apply for freon removal. Cash donations greatly appreciated

Skype a Lawyer Night

The NW Colorado Legal Services Project and The Memorial Hospital are sponsoring a "Skype-A-Lawyer Night" starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at The Memorial Hospital. Qualified clients will have a 20-30 minute private consultation with a member of the Northwest Colorado Bar Association. To prequalify or for further information, call 276-2161 or 1-800-521-6968. Drop-ins are welcome, but are not guaranteed an appointment.

Influence Tomorrow by Volunteering with World Heritage

World Heritage, a non-profit student exchange program, is seeking a local Area Representative to provide local program support to high school students from several countries around the world.

Local Area Representatives screen potential host families, plan annual orientation, meet with local high schools, provide support counseling for participants, and visit with the exchange students and families on a monthly basis. Annual and ongoing training is provided and area representatives are reimbursed for their expenses.

The ideal candidate should enjoy fostering new international friendships, be community minded, and enjoy working with teenagers.

World Heritage is in a process of building their team of reputable Area Representatives. To become involved in this very rewarding experience, please contact World Heritage at 1-866-939-4111 and visit http://www.whhosts.com for additional information.