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Waterton Canyon Closure

Annual trail maintenance project will lessen dust and enhance recreational experience

Weekday access to Waterton Canyon will be closed from Monday, June 3, through Friday, June 14, for Denver Water’s annual dust mitigation project. Neither the parking lot at the canyon's entrance nor the canyon will be accessible during this time. Waterton Canyon is planned to be open on Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, for weekend recreation.

Grand Mesa Youth Visit Ridgeline Fitness

IMG-7689.JPGSix Ridge youth and a few staff from Grand Mesa Youth Services Center had the opportunity to take a community pass to Ridgeline Fitness. This gym specializes in Olympic style lifting and strength training for outdoor activities. They had a coach instruct them on deadlifts and back squats, showing them proper technique and form. These skills and personalized instruction are true benefits that the youth can take with them in the future, if they choose to continue doing this type of activity. Not only did they have a chance to lift weights but they also were able to try flipping tires, doing a sled push, and playing around on the monkey bars. Many of the youth expressed gratitude for the opportunity to have a true gym experience, want to pursue what they learned, and incorporate heathy habits into their lifestyle

 

Platte Valley Caters a Free Our Girls Fundraiser

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The youth at Platte Valley Youth Services Center had the opportunity to cater a fundraising event for Free Our Girls, an organization dedicated to preventing, responding, and raising awareness of human trafficking throughout Colorado. The woman in their “Taking Flight” program organized a book sale fundraiser for the organization, as a part of their development and rehabilitation process.
 
The youth participating spent Friday and Saturday afternoon catering the fundraiser luncheons, which consisted of preparing and serving 30-40 people each day. Each youth involved in the program were able to hear about the work being done by Free Our Girls and see how their contributions played a role in contributing to the amazing work being done by that organization. Additional information about Free Our Girls and their mission and services can be found here.

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