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Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – Lance Armstrong is slated to make a public appearance from 6-7 p.m. July 28 in the Greenwald Pavilion, located on the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Meadows campus, for a conversation with Walter Isaacson.

Armstrong is founder and chairman of Livestrong and seven-time winner of the Tour de France. Isaacson is president and CEO of the Aspen Institute.

Tickets are $15 each and will go on sale today through Aspen Show Tickets at the Wheeler Opera House. Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the event, and unclaimed tickets will be on sale at the door. Tickets also are available online at

ASPEN – The city of Aspen and Pitkin County are accepting grant applications from area nonprofit groups for funding in 2012. Nonprofits dedicated to working together to strengthen the quality of life in the Roaring Fork Valley are eligible to apply.

Funding support is provided to private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Grant requests for Pitkin County and the city of Aspen require separate applications, which will be reviewed by citizen grant-review committees. Each committee then makes recommendations for funding to its respective governing body.

For more information or to receive a grant application packet, call Sheila Babbie in the city’s finance department at (970) 920-5040 or Mitzi Ledingham in the county’s Health and Human Services Department at (970) 920-5766. The deadline for completed applications is 4 p.m. Aug. 1. Grant information also is available at

Late applications will not be considered.

ASPEN – There will be a celebration of the life of Bob Cox at the Red Mountain Grill at the Aspen Golf Course, 39551 Highway 82, from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16. For more information, call Laurie at 925-2476.

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