May 4, 2015

Minturn Community Garden – Apply Today!

Dig in and become a member of the 2015 community garden! The garden is located on the 200 block between Pine and Boulder Streets and is an idyllic space for green thumbs to gather. There are still a few plots left - apply TODAY!  Applications and information are available in the lobby of Town Hall, Sticky Fingers, the Minturn Community Fund office (291 Main Street), or by email. Drop your application off along with your check (payable to the Minturn Community Fund) in the box on the porch at the Flaherty's house (160 Main Street), or at Custom Audio Video [...]

Minturn Summer Block Parties Are Back!

It's time to throw a few burgers on the grill and get to know the neighbors! The Minturn Community Fund will once again be organizing block parties this summer, starting in June.  Want to help coordinate in your 'hood ... just contact Guy Patterson, MCF Executive Director, at or stop by the MCF office at 291 Main on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.  Full schedule will be available on the MCF website by Jun 1.

Mountain Rural Philanthropy Days in Rifle: Jun 24-26

Do you want to sit down with the most influential funders in Colorado and tell them about what your organization is doing to serve your local community? June 24-26 in Rifle, Colorado, Mountain Rural Philanthropy Days brings together hundreds of community leaders and statewide representatives to discuss the needs of rural communities in Eagle, Garfield, Lake, Pitkin, and Summit counties. This event is a part of a statewide program, coordinated by the Community Resource Center and Anschutz Family Foundation.  It allows grant seekers from the region to build partnerships with foundations based on the Front Range. Check it out and [...]

Free, Confidential HIV Testing: Thu May 14

Red Ribbon Project is offering free, confidential HIV testing on Thu May 14 from 11 am-8 pm at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. Results in 10 minutes via finger prick within 10 minutes. No appt. necessary. For more information go to or contact Denise at Red Ribbon Project 827-5900.

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Day at Pazzo’s: Wed May 6

In honor of National Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Day on Wed May 6, Pazzo's in Eagle will be donating 10% of the proceeds to Red Ribbon Project from 4-10 pm. Please join The Red Ribbon Project and support the mission of empowering the community to reduce teenage pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and other STIs. For more information go to or contact Denise at Red Ribbon Project 970-827-5900.

Town of Avon Community Cleanup Week: May 11-15

This year, the Town of Avon Community Cleanup Week is May 11 - 15. Avon Public Works offers residents free curbside pickup of unwanted materials including large items such as washers, dryers or furniture and yard waste. Please no tires, construction trash, or hazardous and toxic materials such as paints, motor oil or batteries. For more information, please contact Avon’s Public Works Department at 970-748-4118.

May 2, 2014

Vail Valley Foundation

The Vail Valley Foundation provides leadership in athletic, cultural, educational and community-based endeavors to enhance and sustain the quality of life in the Vail Valley for its redisents and guests.  Support for the arts, culture, sports and recreational programs keeps our community vital and exciting.  The VVF supports a variety of educational programs, college scholarshipos and distributes grants to other non-profit organizations.  For more information, visit or call 970-777-2015.

SOS Outreach

SOS Outreach, a non-profit that serves underserved Eagle County youth, is now hiring mentors and volunteers for the 2014 season.  You will help with 5 ride days on the mountain, 2-3 community service projects, have an opportunity to go on a backpacking or camping trip next summer, and keep in contact with up to 6 of your youth throughout the year.  More information can be found at and by contacting Ben at or at 970-926-9292 ext. 105.

Court-Appointed Special Advocates

Court-Appointed Special Advocates provide service to children who are victims of abuse and neglect.  CASA volunteers work with the courts advocating for children in Eagle, Summit and Lake Counties.  Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.  If you are interested in volunteering for CASA and giving children a voice, then please call 970-513-9390 or logon to

AXS Vail Valley

AXS Vail Valley is a non-profit corporation that encourages the growth and accessibility of recreation programs and services for the physically disabled Vail Valley residents and visitors.  The mission of AXS Vail Valley is to link existing programs and services, facilitate networking among these offerings, promote adaptive recreationsla services and facilities, and expand public awareness.  For more information, logon to or call 970-390-2096.