The staff at the Post Independent would like to wish our wonderful communities a merry Christmas today.
Christmas is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus, marked by the giving of gifts and drawing together with loved ones.
We have closed the office to celebrate the holiday today, and we hope our communities are celebrating with joy this holiday season.
May glad tidings of the holiday fill our hearts and minds, while we hold in our hearts those who are facing sorrow or suffering.
For people in our communities who are hungry or homeless, the Glenwood Springs and Rifle communities open their arms to offer two free Christmas dinners.
The Christmas Angel Dinner will be served from 1-4 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Those who attend will also receive a practical gift of a warm winter garment or toiletries.
The Extended Table Dinner will be served from 5-6 p.m. today at the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Fourth St. in Rifle.
We wish all those who read and support our newspaper a warm and joyous holiday.
Stephanie Schafer, Publisher
Heather McGregor, Editor
Charlie Wertheim, News Editor
Jeff Caspersen, Sports Editor
Collin Szewczyk, Outdoors Editor
John Colson, Reporter
John Stroud, Reporter
Kelley Cox, Photographer
Mike McKibbin, Rifle Citizen Telegram Editor
Julie Carruth, Account Manager
Kristin Andersen Garwood, Account Manager
Kendra Jones, Account Manager
Laurie Vagneur, Account Manager
Mary Borkenhagen, Legals Clerk
Dana Andersen, Classified Ad Consultant
Melissa Boutwell, Office Manager
Bob Lombardi, Circulation Manager
Matthew McDonell, Systems Manager
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