IN BRIEF

STUDENTS RAISE MONEY FOR NYC THROUGH RUN

Students at South Routt Elementary in Yampa raised $1,300 for the Uniformed Firefighter's Association Widows and Children's Fund and the Scholarship Fund for Victim's Children.

Physical education teacher Gary Heide led his classes in a "Run for NYC Relief" beginning on Sept. 24.

Students asked people in the community to pledge a penny for however many miles they wanted to sponsor and the school was able to finally determine the exact amount of money once all of the pledges came in on Thursday.

Students charted their progress on a wall map of the United States.

Many students ran during morning and noon recess.

Some took the project home with them and had their parents keep track of how much they ran around town.

By Oct. 5, the students finished up the last few remaining miles in their 2,000 mile, two-week trek from Yampa to New York City.

SCHOOL DISTRICT KICKS OFF RED RIBBON WEEK

Red Ribbon Week begins on Tuesday, Oct. 23 and run until Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The South School District, Oak Creek Police Department and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition are sponsoring activities throughout the week.

Health and safety issues will be the focus.

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