GENERAL INFO FOR OUR COMMUNITY....
***"Pennies War" at the South Park High School office to support a family of
three young children within our community, who lost their home to a fire.
Thank you for your support during this holiday season. 719-836-2006
***Colorado Gives Day on December 10th: A day of online giving across the
state of Colorado to support your local non-profits and make a difference in your
community. If you choose to support one of the many non-profits working for
a good cause, we THANK YOU for your contribution which will help to make a
difference! When we work together and help each other out....great things
***Fairplay holiday lighting contest: The Town of Fairplay LIghting contest will
be judged sometime between December 7th and 16th. The mayor and board
of trustees will drive through town to vote on the residence and business with
the best holiday lighting and decorations. Winners to be announced on December
16th; Winner of residential award will receive a cash award of $200 and the best-
decorated business will receive a cash award of $300; No regiestration required
***Far View Horse Rescue Tack Store is open every Friday and Saturday from
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. A wide variety of gently used horse tack available for sale
with all proceeds going towards our mission of rehabilitating rescue horses.
Contact Carol at
for more information. Also, Trail Rides
every Wednesday and two Saturdays (Dec 14th and 28th), at FVHR stable, 5 miles
south of Fairplay, weather permitting. Horses available; $10.00. Contact Carol at
. All trail rides start at 10:00. www.farviewhorserescue.com
***"At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets."
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free; I thank all of you for the
generosity, compassion and love you have given me so freely in the last decade.
As of the end of December, I will be on my way to Liberia with a one-way ticket.
It is by request, that I assist in making the Gbarnga Community Learning Center
and Library recently built, to be the best it could be. May my step feel as lightly
placed in Liberia as it has here in Park County. With love and gratitude for all that
you are, Be Well! ~ Nancy Wood- Hope for Children of Africa
P.S. (Look for updates via Saam and Facebook throughout 2014)
***Gift Giving Trees located at the Annex Building on Main Street in Fairplay, at
the Sheriff’s Office in Fairplay and at Colorado East Bank in Fairplay; Gifts will be
gathered no later than Thursday, December 19th. The trees have ornaments
on them for fulfillment for families that won’t have a Christmas for their family
without the generous hearts of our community. Thank you to the community
members choosing to participate in this opprotunity to bring joy to others!
***The Friends of the Guffey Library will hold their Holiday Silent Auction from
November 5th thru December 7th; Lots of unique and appealing items. Bids
can be made at the library during regular hours (Tues, Wed, Thurs 1:00 to
5:00pm, Sat 10:00am to 2:00pm).
***Park County Sheriffs Office will be accepting donations for its annual Gift
Drive and Winter Survival Fund. Your donation will be used to purchase food
and gas cards for the holidays and throughout the winter. Contact Monte
Gore at 719-836-4102
***We can now accept braid donations (3 inches / 8 cm or longer). Many, many
classrooms and our new Eco-Center (see below) are doing "Hair Soaks Up Oil Spills"
Demos for our popular Clean Wave of the Future program. KIDS LOVE IT! And
the next generation is learning how amazing and renewable these fibers are!
Please post on ExcessAccess.org when you have braids and we'll match you with
nearest wisher, could be a school down the street. SORRY, WE CANNOT ACCEPT
BOXES of clippings YET… WE DON'T HAVE A DONATED WAREHOUSE for hair, fur
and fleece clippings donors. Please don't mail us boxes. If you are willing to hold
and donate a box during emergencies, just post on ExcessAccess.org (all new, free
and fast). Also Please, as you know - 10+ inch (25cm) Braids go to:
http://www.locksoflove.org/donate.html; Wigs 4 Kids 12+ inch (30cm) braids to go:
We have completely rebuilt our ExcessAccess.org program. It's FREE, FAST, and
now EVERYONE can post a wish for ANYTHING, post a gift of ANYTHING, or browse
all wishes, gifts, and eco-shop…Thanks for helping to keep useful items (and
materials like hair) out of landfills! www.MatterOfTrust.org
***Grant Survey: Lake George Charter School is currently working towards grant
writing to upgrade the new playground and build a fitness trail for the entire
community. When the new school was built, the ground required a lot of
additional excavation due to the type of soil and composite granite. The playground
budget was reduced to offset additional excavation cost. LGCS is now in the
process of applying for a grant to upgrade the current playground. A community
survey is posted on the school website at www.lakegoergecharterschool.org. Please
take a minute, click on the ‘Parent Info’ tab and click on the yellow tab to
complete the short 3 question Fitness Trail Survey. Results from this survey are
needed! Thank you!
***Mountain View Waste is open Monday, Tuesday and Saturday from 10am
to 4pm. It's no longer necessary to sort one's recyclable materials into
separate bins. The facility accommodates single-stream recycling.
~~ US Forest Service-Pike National Forest Pikes Peak Ranger District is selling
fuelwood permits for $15 per cord with a three cord minimum. Cash or check
only. 719-636-1602 for more information www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc/pp
~~ South Park Good Samaritan Fund for animals has a unique opportunity to
raise $500 in the next 90 days. All the money goes directly toward financial
assistance to low-income families with pets needing vet treatment. To help
with a $5 to $50 donation, or any amount in between, please visit
www.loveanimals.org/vets-for-rural-pets.html Thank you in advance for your
contribution and show of support.
***FREE Development Screening for Young Children Wondering if your son or
daughter is on track? FREE developmental screenings are available through South
Park Early Childhood Services for children birth to pre-Kindergarten. Call and set up
an appointment for a relaxed play-based assessment. Learn what to look for, simple
things you can do to help your child and great community resources. For questions
or to set up your appointment, call 719-836-4416.
~ Food Bank on Front St in Fairplay changes to offer assistance on 2nd Saturday
of every month 10am to 12noon
~ 7th Day Adventist Food Bank at 801 Castello changes to offer assistance 9am
to 12noon on the Monday following the 2nd Friday of every month.
***Your used children's educational items such as books, DVD's and CD's can give
war-affected children in Liberia....PROSPERITY! WANTED: Used or New educational
items. Other items needed: Tape and Video recorders, Musical instruments - small
or easy to learn. Items being collected until May 10th 303-902-9276
***Paving The Way To Your Child’s Future: We would like to introduce a South
Park Schools Foundation fundraiser. The foundation was formed to obtain
charitable funding by donations, to support school services and programs for a
quality education for our children. Buy an engraved brick for your child that leaves
a lifetime legacy for your family. The bricks will be prominently displayed in the
district’s new courtyard. What a great gift for your child or graduate, for alumni,
or as a way to show your business’s support of our school. The cost of an 8 x 4
personally engraved brick is $100, a signature brick is $125, and an 8x8 business
brick is $200. Call Carol McDevitt at 719-836-2923 for more information or email
***Some South Park High School teachers are still looking for money to help
support their instruction - spread the word and/or send $5 their way!
Colorado > Park Projects www.donorschoose.org
***SOUTH PARK GARAGE SALE: Check it out! This is a FREE site
for the people of our community to list items that they want to sell
and look for things they may want to buy. If you have any items
for sale please make a post. HAPPY SELLING! Once your item has
sold please delete your post or mark it as sold. Please post a price
and a picture, if possible. This site works well for buyers and sellers.
or try https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/427320237306395
***Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory is looking for volunteers in the South
Park region for Colony Watch Citizen science program. Volunteers help
monitor colonial water birds between April and June. No previous experience
needed. Volunteers need to be able to identify the 15 species of colonial
water birds found in Colorado and follow a simple monitoring protocol.
970-310-5117 or email
***Loan modification help for homeowners: Assistance is provided in the form
of a loan at zero per cent interest. Funds reduce the 1st mortgage principal
balance of applicant's primary residence. No cost foreclosure prevention
counseling offered - both face-to-face and phone counseling offered. For more
info or to schedule an appt. for homebuyer counseling, contact CCH (Central
Colorado Housing) at 719-269-7687 or 719-539-6862
***March 23rd was a very blustery cold and stormy winter day in South Park!!
Yet about 75 dads and daughters of all ages still came out to enjoy a special
evening together at SPYG Young Life’s 3rd Annual Daddy Daughter Dance!
THANK YOU to all who joined us and to those who contributed to a very fun &
special evening: to Deb Olguin, the Boys & Girls Club and B.V.Y.L. Camp for
supplies, to City Market for flowers, to Foss Smith & Mark Benson for snow
removal, to Jake & Jared Weece, Jordan & Ian Wedow, Andrea White, Steve
& Allene Saleck, Jared Lamb, Kiana & Jacob Benson, Dakota Connors, EJ,
Michael & Thomas Young for help in setting up, to all who made the scrumptious
treats, for use of the room at school, to Pat McAvoy for taking pictures, to
Tommy Ryan as DJ, for Carol McDevitt, Carolyn Ryan & Steve Saleck keeping
up with the drinks and treats, for Allene Saleck and Trish taking tickets, and
finally THANKS to all who stayed to help clean up! Looking forward to seeing
you all next year at our 4th Annual DDD! I hope we did not forget to thank
anyone....all efforts in helping this event to be a success were very much
appreciated! Thank you!
***Make a Dress, Change a Life: There is a need for 2,000 dresses by
June 2013 to go to Sri Lanka for distribution when the ship ports there. If you’d
like to sew dresses for upcoming trips-they’re easy to make!-you’ll find the
pattern and shipping info be found here: www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com
You can also find out more information about other projects associated with
the Dress A Girl charity at www.h4wi.com. Learn more about Operation
Mobilization and the Logos Hope ship here: www.omships.org
***BOOK DONATIONS NEEDED for Guninness World Record !
Donate your books NOW, and then JOIN US June 22nd and help
the South Park Friends of the Fairplay Library break the Guinness
World Record for the “Most people balancing Books on their heads”
during the 2013 South Park Kick AssBBQ Competition! The current
record was set in 2008, and is 939, so we need YOU to be there
June 22nd, with a Burro Buck donation, and good balance. A
commemorative sticker will be given to all participants to apply to
their book as a keepsake in the Guinness World record event!
***FREE BUSINESS CONSULTING!!! What a fantastic opportunity!!
The Northwest Small Business Development Center would like to
announce they are offering FREE business consulting in Park County.
They are a resource to meet the specialized and complex needs of
small business. Business strategists, management consultants, financial
and marketing experts work in partnership to provide entrepreneurs
with crucial information that can mean the difference between success
and failure. Call today for FREE Business Consulting at 970-468-5989
***The Heartland Farmer's Market will open May 25th and operate
every Saturday until Setpember 28th, from 9:00am until 2:00pm.
Anyone interested in being a vendor please call or email Elaine at:
for information and vendor
application. We are looking forward to a wonderful summer.
***Buy a Brick: Building it brick by brick. Become a permanent part of
the new South Park Learning Center by purchasing a commemorative
brick for $100. Purchasing a brick is an enduring way to show your
support while helping pay for the construction of the new South Park
Learning Center. Engraved on your custom brick will be your family
name, business, or organization. You could choose to engrave a
brick in honor of someone special, a beloved pet, or in a loved one’s
memory. Your support in excess of $100 is appreciated and welcome.
The FOFL is a 501 (c)3, non-profit organization, so your donation is tax
***Mason Jars Needed: The Edith Teter Elementary BIS (Positive
Behavior Interventions and Supports) Team needs pint Mason jars with
lids for a school-wide incentive program. If you have extra jars you can
share, please bring them to the ETE office. Thank you! 836-2949
***Main Street Garage in Fairplay (along HWY 285) is now recycling all
kinds of batteries. Please bring in all batteries to recycle....from car
batteries....to flashlight batteries....to watch batteries....and everything
in between. 719-836-0510
***Hope for Children of Africa is collecting dictionaries with the drop off
at the Fairplay Library at 418 Main St. Thank you! (719) 836-4297
***The Alzheimer's Association's Helpline is available 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week, for families and caregivers of people with
memory loss. Please call 1 800 272-3900.
***Jean's cookbook is ready for sale. They are currently available
at Pat's Bead Shop and Coyote Creek on Front Street and at the
Java Moose in Fairplay for $12.95. (Jean has given of her time
and efforts over the years to this community and this is a way of
offering help to her and her family during a very challenging time)
Thank you for your support!
***Attention all Homeschoolers!! Park County RE2 School District
wants you back! We are offering an online program for all K-12
students. You must have been out of our school district for at
least one year; We will provide a computer; All classes are online
and free (at no cost to you!); A variety of online courses and a
complete curriculum will be offered; There is an application process
Space is limited (first come first served); Please stop by the
administration office (640 Hathaway in Fairplay for an application.
Office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:30-4:30 719-836-3114
***Need a tutor? The National Honor Society (NHS) has FREE
school tutoring every Monday after school until 5:00pm; For more
information please contact Kathleen Brady at 719-836-2006 ext 455.
***Park County Public Libraries Now Offer Download Audiobooks,
eBooks, Music, and Video Best-selling and classic titles available
anytime, anywhere Park County Public Libraries have expanded
their services with audiobooks, eBooks, music, and video, available
to download from the library’s website. Library card holders can
check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by
visiting http://coloradodc.lib.overdrive.com. Users may browse
the library’s website, check out with a valid library card, and
download to a PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. Users will
need to install free software. For audiobooks, music, and video:
OverDrive® Media Console™. To read eBooks, users will need
Adobe® Digital Editions. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or
transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony®
Reader™, and many others. Some audio titles can
also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically
expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!
This service, powered by OverDrive, is free for patrons with their
library card. To get started downloading audiobooks, eBooks,
and more, visit http://coloradodc.lib.overdrive.com. OverDrive is
a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music,
and video. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and
download fulfillment services for hundreds of publishers and thousands
of libraries, schools, and retailers serving millions of end users.
OverDrive has been named to the EContent 100 as a company that
matters most in the digital content industry. Founded in 1986,
OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH. www.overdrive.com
719-836-4299 or email pchapman@parkco
~~ "I'm writing you today because I believe in the work our local Boys
& GIrls Club is doing. I believe in it so much, I'm on the board. I enjoy
the chance to be on the board. I believe in it so much that I'm asking
you for financial support. And that is something I truly do NOT enjoy
doing! This organization is a community tool that gives our kids a
structured environment where they can go, that is safe and supportive.
Through the Club's programs our kids are encouraged to set goals and
work to achieve them. They have the opportunity to learn about the
importance of on-going education after high school and to maintain a
strong value system. Through the programs in the Club, they learn to
believe they are a valuable part of society. We have a quality group of
staff that work hard to give these kids attention and direction. Having
this type of organization in our little community is a privilege and a
responsibility. We have real financial needs. When you partner with us
and help meet these needs, you are helping us accomplish our mission.
I know some of you have generously supported the Club in the past and
I'm very appreciative of that! I now ask you to please continue your
support of the Boys & GIrls Club of South Park by clicking on the
hyperlink below and making a donation to our Annual Campaign. These
children are truly our future. We appreciate any help you can give.
Thank you so much!!" By Francie Roseen, Board Member
***Backstage Theatre in Breckenridge has received a grant to expand
the program with three different age groups: grades "K"-2, 3-5, and
6-8 for the Fall and Spring sessions, along with summer workshop
programs that incorporate music and dance. KidsPlay open for
registration at www.backstagetheatre.org
***The Ashby Family would like to thank everyone in this community for
all of your help and support during this difficult time for us. We are so
grateful! Please know that we will “Pay it forward” when we are able!
Sincerely, Jean, Mike, Jake, & Jordan Ashby
***Jean Ashby has touched the lives of so many people in the South Park
Jean ain't cookin' so neither are we.
Just can't do it without her.
So DON’T come to our fundraiser.
But PLEASE buy a ticket anyway!
Here's how it works:
1. Buy a "well-wishes" ticket at one of our "sales" locations. The price is
what you can afford to give.
2. Write a message on your ticket sending your well-wishes to the Ashby
3. Go home, relax & celebrate your family.
You don't need to shop or bring a dish to pass.
You don't have to stack any tables or chairs.
And you don't have to help clean up!
Mike Ashby is very ill. All donations will help Jean, Mike, Jake & Jordan Ashby
offset the mounting hospital, travel & household expenses.
Alma Town Hall
South Park Medical Group
South Park Pottery
South Park True Value
Park County Fairgrounds
Park County School District RE-2 Administration Office
Or call 719-839-0351 to make arrangements
***Daycare being offered at the South Park Recreation Center 8am to
1pm Monday-Thursday; Cost is $4 per hour, per child (for up to 2 hours);
We provide childcare for members while they’re using the rec center
facilities. Please call the day before to reserve a spot for your child. Drop-ins
are not permitted. Parents must remain on the premises while their child is
in our care. Come work out! 719-836-0747
***Free Bereavement Walking Support Group for bereaved adults on the
2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month through September. Meet at 9am
at the Bergen Park Trail in front of Buchanan Rec Center off Evergreen
Parkway and HWY 103; Walk returns about 10:30am. Reminder to bring
water and a snack; wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Walk rain or
shine so don't forget your umbrella if it looks like rain :) 303-674-6400
***Free nutritious meals for kids and teens all summer long; More info at
http://hungerfreecolorado.org/summer.html and at
***IMPORTANT REVERSE 911 Fire Ban Information: Register to receive
reverse 911 calls, so you can get notifications in case of emergencies,
http://www.parkco.us/index.aspx?NID=97 SPCC has posted several
links on our website to provide up-to-date information for both our own
citizens and visitors regarding the Fire Ban and current local conditions.
***Interested in becoming a volunteer on our non-profit board
to help raise funds to help the rec center provide even more to
its community? Please contact Kim Wittbrot at
***WINGS provides peer support groups facilitated by
a therapist for adult survivors of sexual abuse. 303-238-8660
Weekly meeings in Lakewood
***During the summer months, many people miss the meals
provided at the schools so the Park County public libraries are
having a food drive in May and June. Food collected will help
supply the local food banks. Please bring non-perishable foods
to your local Park County library. Along with helping children,
your library fines will be forgiven :) 719-836-4299
***The American Legion Hut Bar at 601 Clark Street is open to
the public Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00pm to 7:00pm.
All profits made go to the betterment of the Post and the Community.
We very much appreciate the support of the South Park community.
Thank you very much!
***Food Bank in Fairplay could use donated items to help them
in helping to provide items for those who could really use
assistance. Please Help us to help others who are struggling
within our community. The need is great and your contributions
are appreciated! Thank you 836-2226 “If you can't feed a
hundred people, then just feed one.” ~ Mother Teresa
***Congratulations to South Park High School students and
staff for receiving the 2011 Governor’s Distinguished
Improvement Award. This is the second year in a row that
South Park High School has received this award. The award is
distributed annually to those schools in the state with the highest
rate of student longitudinal growth on the statewide assessments.
***Hartsel library has been here for 11 years, come see what we
have to offer. All are welcome. We are located at 86 valley in Hartsel,
right across from the fire station. Our hours are Sunday, Tuesday &
Thursday from 1-4 and Saturday from 10-1: We have a fax and copy
machine, also internet service. We are a tax exempt (501 C-3)
organization. Any questions, please call Carol at 719-837-2233
***Destiny Quest is Here! DQ is the school district’s new and much
improved library catalog software. It is:
** Free on-line educational resource via One Search,
** Next-generation searching tool for today's digital natives.
** Powerful tools to conduct research of print and digital resources.
** Share reviews and promote safe social networking similar to
** Save both titles as well as your on-line research to, My List,
** Browse for books within your Lexile ability and Reading Counts titles.
** Informative & interactive!
Both students and parents have access to DQ via the school district’s
new website. www.parkcountyre2.org Simply select Departments then
click on the library link to access DQ. Please feel free to stop by your
school’s library for any other information that we may assist you with.
***The Southern Park County Fire Protection District is offering CPR and
Basic First Aid classes by a certified instructor on a monthly basis at Guffey
fire station for anyone in the county. Get four people interested, and we
can schedule a class. Classes are free for fire dept. personnel and school
employees, or with a small donation from the general public; All proceeds
go to training supplies needed for the classes. 719-689-9479
??? Don't forget to RECYCLE THE PARK at Mountain View Transfer Station
on HWY 285 (between Bowling Alley & NW fire station) in Fairplay
Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday 10am-1pm; Mon. & Tues. 10am- 2pm;
Collecting Aluminum, Cardboard, Paper, Plastics 1 & 2 and Glass, Steel &
Tin Cans ??? (Not sure if change in times....will update asap)
***A reminder from the health care professionals: Don't forget to get
your flu shot!
***Do you have a junker car that needs to be hauled away? You can
get it taken away and get a tax deductible donation for it, plus support
Hope for Children of Africa. Call Cars Helping Charities at 303.423.2277
and they will take the car away even if it does not run! Visit
www.HopeforChildrenofAfrica.org for more information or call Nancy at
***Purchase a uniquely made purse while you also support a maternity
center and a school in the Haitian capitol of Port-au-Prince that gives
women a chance at a better life. Purses made by these young women
in Haiti, are shipped to America and sold in stores and online. 50% of
the proceeds of the sales goes back to the women; the other 50% is
used to fund support for the ministry, which includes a maternity ward
for the Haitan ladies. Women graduating from the program are learning
a skill and gives them the ability to find work. For more information you
can go to www.heartlineministries.org
***Edith Teter Elementary in Fairplay is seeking volunteers for our PALS
Reading Program! The PALS program matches community volunteers with
primary students in order to increase their opportunity to read and to be
read to. Your time commitment and schedule are flexible. For more
information please contact Margaret Smith, PALS volunteer and Coordinator
. Come make a difference in the lives of our
***Anyone interested in the process in which our school takes to set goals
for the year is encouraged to get involved in our School Accountability
Committee. Edith Teter Elementary is looking for interested parents,
community members, and business owners to become part of our team. Our
team meets throughout the year to set goals and review progress of goals
created by our team. This is a great way to become involved in our school
and to help make a difference in the education experience of our students.
Anyone interested in joining the Edith Teter Elementary School - School
Accountability Committee, please contact the school’s principal, Kenny Newby,
for more information. Mr. Newby can be reached at 719-836-2949.
***'We need your help driving, fostering, socializing, feeding or fundraising for
the Fairplay Cat Casita located at Chow Down. Call 970-485-3342.
***Thank you donors of the past and future! We would like to share about a
great organization called DonorsChoose.org, They help teachers nationwide
receive necessary materials for classroom success. We would encourage you
to check them out online at www.donorschoose.org Look for your favorite
school/teacher to support throughout the school year. Thank you!
***Coyote Creek Studio Arts Foundation is in search of Colorado artists to join
its co-op in Fairplay. The gallery currently has 45 members in a wide variety of
mediums (photography, painting, wood working, jewelry, pottery, glass blowing
and others) Located on Front Street in Fairplay www.coyotecreekarts.com
***Looking for those interested in participating on the South Park Chamber
of Commerce Board Members: Come be part of the solution. 836-4517
***Arrow Daily Roundtrip Bus Service: Let someone else drive you. This
bus stops in Fairplay in the morning going towards Denver and in the afternoon
on it's way back to the Gunnison, Salida and Buena Vista area. 800-672-8302
***Are you looking for Free Job Search Support; Help with College Applications
and Basic Computer Skills? Call for an appointment - 719.839.1560 or
303.838.7176 Mountain Resource Center - Neighbors helping Neighbors!
Located at 295 5th Street upstairs office, Fairplay (behind the Post Office)
We're here to help with basic computer skills, job search skills, resume writing,
interviewing skills, budgeting and more, college applications and funding searches
as well as internet searches Barbara Webster LPC, Educational Specialist and
Transition Living Coordinator; Free to those in Fairplay, Alma and Hartsel area
***(Please call to confirm this is still available)***
***Skyline Theatre in Dillon offers free tickets to those students who
have report cards with A's and B's: If you have all A's you get two free
movie tickets! If you have all A's and B's you get one free movie ticket!
If you have all B's you get a free popcorn! 970-468-6315
*** Check Out Our New District Hotline! If you are ever wondering
about the status of our school day, check out our new school hotline.
Just call 719-836-3161 and you’ll be informed if school is in session, running
late, or cancelled due to any circumstance.
***The Alzheimer's Association is available to speak to groups regarding
Alzheimer's, warning signs, caregiving issues, and brain health. Please
call Barb Caudle at 719 266-8773 or email
more information. The Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter provides
a 24/7 Helpline at 1 800 272-3900; You can order free brochures at
***Women, Infants and Children (WIC) located in the Fairplay Public
Health building corner of 9th and Hwy 9 in Fairplay; WIC clinic is held each
Tuesday of the month; WIC helps to provide supplemental nutrition and
counseling to working families. Pregnant women, infants and children age
5 are eligible depending on total family income. Included in WIC food
packages is: Eggs, Cereal, Milk, Cheese, Peanut Butter/Beans, Juice,
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Whole Grains, Canned Fish, Baby Food.
Breast Feeding Support/Pumps Formula when needed. Call to make an
appointment: Kathleen or Heather 303-816-5974
***Help needed at Colorado Peke and Pom Rescue for Pekingese and
pomeranians and other small precious personalities. The goal is to help
get these precious ones into good homes. We are in need of people
who can volunteer to transport dogs, provide temporary foster homes
or help with fundraising. For more info go to www.pekesandpoms.com
or call 303-681-2512
***Community Medical Assistance Program (CMAP): A special program to
help people in the South Park area receive healthcare in cooperation with
Fairplay’s South Park Medical Group. This discounted healthcare focuses
on uninsured residents and charges fees based on income (sliding-scale fees
up to 70 percent off). 719-836-1900
***Women’s Health Program: FREE annual women’s exams including any
needed paps or mammograms are available to women age 40+ who
income-qualify thanks to a cooperative program with the Summit Community
Care Clinic and South Park Medical Group. 719-836-1900
***FREE Community Health Screenings: RMRH provides free community health
screenings once monthly at various community locations. Screenings may
include blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol, glucose and/or blood-oxygen tests.
Partners include Park County Public Health & Fairplay Pharmacy. 719-836-1900
***Call to confirm this is still available***
***Community Health Education Program: Look for monthly health education
programs throughout the South Park area on a variety of health-related topics
such as cancer resources, high blood pressure, immunizations, children’s
nutrition and more. 719-836-1900
***The Park County Public Libraries are collaborating with the Colorado
Workforce Center to bring you personal assistance in your job search. Once
a month, an Employment Specialist from the Salida Workforce Center will be
in the libraries to provide hands-on assistance. The first Thursday of the
month, Alison Grace from the Salida Workforce Center will be at the Bailey
Library from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. She will then be at the Fairplay Library on
that same first Thursday of the month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The second
Thursday of the month, she will be at the Guffey Library from noon to
1:30pm and at the Lake George Library from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please call the library in case of inclement weather. Alison may not be able
to make it is the weather is bad. ***Call to confirm this is still available***
***Help Us Help Victims Of Crime: We are in need of volunteers who
would like to help victims of crime. The success of the Victims Services
Program is directly attributed to the wonderful volunteers who dedicate
themselves to helping others in our South Park communities! Minimum age
of 21; Complete an application; We provide complete Volunteer Trainings,
Support and equipment. Come join a fantastic team who makes a difference
in people's lives. Please call 719-836-4110 if you have any questions or
would like to become a Victim Advocate!
***Hartsel Library Friends has a large book sale any time the Library is open.
Hours are Sunday, Tuesday,& Thursday from 1-4 And Saturday from 10-1.
These books are looking for a good home and will go home with you for
a donation. We are a 501 (c) (3) group.
***CAT CASITA IN FAIRPLAY IS OFFICIALLY OPEN! We're very excited to
announce the opening of our new cat adoption room in Fairplay! Eight
adorable young female kitties are already in residence who are looking for
forever homes. The Cat Casita is located about a block north of the traffic
light at the intersection of Hwy. 9 and Hwy. 285. We're downstairs from
Chow Down, Fairplay's healthy pet food/supply store. Call "719-836-4909"
or directions. We really need volunteers to help with morning cleaning and
feeding, which takes about an hour. As you know, cats like squeaky clean
living quarters, and we want to keep it that way for them. We also need
volunteers to just hang out with the cats, socialize with them, and give them
lots of TLC. We've included two chairs so you can relax, read a book, and
enjoy the warmth of a cat (or two) on your lap! If you can help, please call
Renee Ryan on her cell at "720-979-9310" for more information. You may
also sign up online at www.animalrescueoftherockies.org by clicking on the
Volunteer Calendar for Cat Casita, found on the menu bar at the left side of
***Calling for all Box Tops and Capri Sun Containers! Please send these to
school with your child or you may stop by and drop them off at any
Park County RE-2 Fairplay school office or designated boxes around
schools. Funds made will be utilized throughout the school as needed.
Thank you for your contributions to help the school! 719-836-2949
***Our purpose at FPRC (Fairplay Pregnancy Resource Center) is to provide
education, love and support, as you make important pregnancy decisions.
We are a group of interested citizens in the community striving to work
with schools and other agencies to provide needed resources to individuals
in our community. FPRC is a nonprofit organization governed by a Board of
Directors. Financial support comes from local churches, individual pledges, and
private business donations and a variety of fundraising activities. All donations
are tax deductible. Thanks to these donations, we are able to offer a variety
of baby & toddler items at the center at no charge. Every Thurs. of
the month we go into the middle and high school & provide informational
material to students about their life choices. We are currently looking for
volunteers & counselors. If you are interested & would like to know more,
contact Jody Miller @ 719-836-1753 or e-mail
for our newsletters around our local businesses!! Fairplay Pregnancy
Resource Center, Inc. (across from Pizza Hut) P.O. Box 390
22099 Hwy. 285 Fairplay, Co 80440 719-836-9141
***Park County Vision 2020 is now registered with Goodsearch.com
as a charity. This means that every time you use Goodsearch
as your internet search engine a penny will be donated to Vision
2020. Simply go to www.goodsearch.com, type in Park County
Vision 2020 in the select a charity box and then use their search
box to do internet searches. It is easy, they maintain your privacy
and it is powered by yahoo! Best of all, you're helping a community
charity we strongly support every time you search the internet!
Try it, then ask others you know to to use it and support ua at
Park County Vision 2020. (You can even set it up on your tool bar
and add it as a signature on your emails.) Go ahead and give it a try!
It won't cost you a penny, and we'll receive one everytime you do!
Thanks. Your searches will support the following projects right here
in Park County, Colorado: Recycle the Park, Community Bulletin
Boards, Ed Snell Memorial Fund, Schoolyard Habitat, Community
Gardening, Quilts for Comfort and the SOS Emergency Relief Group.
Call Maria for more info 719-836-0706 or 719-838-0757
***Need Good Families providing Loving Foster Homes 303-816-5932
***Cans For Kids started a new “fiscal year” Aluminum & scrap copper can
be brought to So Park Pottery (Front St) & left in bin beside shop 836-2698
***Donations Appreciated at South Park Food Bank on Front Street, Fairplay
PO Box 2068 in Fairplay 80440; Please leave donations at Prather’s Market or
at the Fairplay Library 719-836-2226 or 836-0471 or 836-2836 Thank you!!
***BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION - Earn cash for our school every time you shop
for groceries. Clip Box Tops from hundreds of products. Each Box Top is
worth .10 to our school. Please drop your Box Tops off in the Elementary
School office and help out our Parent Teacher Organization! Thanks!
***Interested in helping out with Park County Fair? Fairboard welcomes
those interested in helping with ideas and preparation for our County Fair. At
this time they meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7pm 719-836-4293
***Host a Center for Cultural Interchange high school student from Europe,
Asia or Latin America for a semester or an academic year; these teens have
insurance and spending money; Travel opportunities also available for
American teens and adults; 303-838-7750 or
***Get your South Park Burro Blankets now.... if they’re still in-stock!
~ Blankets are an incredibly soft fleece and
measure 60” x 80”
~ All proceeds go to help the South Park High
School Cheerleaders pay for camp and state
competition. This will be the last time the
cheerleaders offer this fundraiser so don’t
~ Student athletes love these blankets to take
with them on the bus for away games. They
make great gifts for anyone!
~ Stop by the high school office to pick yours up
or call 719-836-2006 for more info. $47.00
Added note:Take it from many in the community who own one….
they are SOOOO soft and warm!!