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News in Brief

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – GrassRoots Community TV will provide election coverage starting at 7 p.m. today.

The public is encouraged to come to the GrassRoots TV studio to watch the show live, or join host Brent Gardner-Smith on the set to discuss anything related to the election.

The studio is located in the Red Brick Center for the Arts at 110 East Hallam St., Suite 132.

The coverage will focus on the local results from Pitkin, Eagle and Garfield counties. Program guests will include local candidates, community leaders and a mix of the general public.

For more information, e-mail masters@grassrootstv.org or call 925-8000.

ASPEN – Aspen Valley Hospital’s Senior Health Fair (for those 60 and older) will be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at the hospital.

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Blood tests include the standard health fair profile for $46 (fasting required), PSA for $27 and cardio CRP for $35. Flu and pneumonia vaccines are free with a Medicare card or $20 and $45, respectively. Cash or check only. Free screenings include blood pressure, eye pressure, vision, oral, height/weight, body mass index, peak airflow, oximetry, urinalysis and knee exams.

For more information, call 544-1296.

ASPEN – Aspen Middle School Parent Council is kicking off a new nonprofit fundraising program that helps students raise money while they help children here in the Roaring Fork Valley and around the world.

On Nov. 8, middle school students will be given a Giving Catalog of items that promote health and education among kids in need.

“This is a fundraiser that parents can feel good about and that kids will be proud to participate in,” said parent Shereen Sarick. “It teaches kids about giving back, and provides parents and teachers with an opportunity to start conversations about ecology, economics, geography and other important ideas.”

Students will be sharing the Giving Catalog in-person and online at simplegiftsproject.org until Dec. 3. Every purchase is 100 percent tax deductible, and 50 percent of all sales goes to AMS. Gifts range in price from a $5 to $100, and include items such as Vitamin A to prevent blindness, multi-vitamins to promote childhood health, and support for abused and neglected children in Pitkin County, through Child Help River Bridge Center.