During the week of Monday, March 4, through Saturday, March 9, local veterinarians in Garfield County provided discounted rates for dog and cat spays and neuters. All vaccinations were free of charge, along with the purchase of any spay or neuter. Several local veterinarians participated and a total of 376 dogs and cats were spayed and neutered. Dogs that reside in unincorporated Garfield County were also issued county licenses. The discounted rate was made possible by the Garfield County Sheriff's Office through our Animal Control Program.
The Garfield County Sheriff's Office would like to extend a special thank you to all vets that participated. Without your support, this event wouldn't have been possible.
Garfield County Sheriff's Office
A couple of weeks ago, our dog Tyson dashed out of our house through a door that was left open. Being new to our family, Tyson kept running, and we could not find him.
Later that morning we received a call from our friend Mike Vidakovich and Animal Control Officer Keith Clemons, informing us that Tyson had been hit by a car.
Officer Clemons indicated that Tyson would be OK, due in large part to the two caring people that found Tyson on the road, Roxene Collard and Craig Westley. They wrapped Tyson up in a blanket, called Animal Control and cared for him until help arrived. Tyson was taken to Divide Creek Animal Hospital, where Dr. Langegger had to work quickly to repair his injured leg and race against the significant blood loss.
Thanks to Dr. Langegger for saving Tyson's life and for caring so much for our dog. Thank you to everyone involved with saving Tyson.
In just 45 egg-citing seconds, the participants of the 2013 Carbondale Recreation Easter Egg Hunt swept the park clear of 3,000 eggs.
Following the hunt we raffled off eight Easter baskets and a variety of other prizes to several lucky winners.
Special thanks to Gracie Piccinati, Mario Alverde and Peyton Heim for their involvement.
We would like to recognize the following organizations and businesses for their generous contributions: Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork, American Legion Women's Auxiliary, Target Glenwood Springs and City Market Carbondale.
I want to take a minute to thank Steve and Jessica Ting, the owners of the May Palace restaurant, for nearly single-handedly keeping going out for lunch or dinner affordable for so many of Glenwood's families, singles, couples and business people for the last several years.
In October 2009 the Tings began their "recession special" pricing, with 50 percent off everything on the menu. This simple recognition of the economic times in our valley, has, I hope, worked out well for them and their employees. I know it must have been difficult to do, and to continue doing, for all concerned. I do not know of any other business in Glenwood to have made this kind of sacrifice or to have offered similar discounts, and certainly not for years at a stretch.
Even now, prices at the May Palace are 40 percent off their menu listings. I have been appreciative and grateful to be able to take my family and friends out downtown, and maintain a semblance of normalcy getting out and about without emptying the wallet (or purse, as the case may be).
Thanks again to the Tings, and get on down there.
I want to say thank you to Mrs. Lisa Whitmore, all the ladies in the office lunch room and all the teachers and staff and whoever else got the award to give to me.
I help at the school. I help with kids that have a hard time with reading from 11:10 to 11:40 a.m., cut out laminated things for the teachers, copy things for the teachers and help the office ladies and principal when needed.
This is why I got the award. Thank you to everyone at Cactus Valley Elementary School. Thanks, love you all.
Wulfsohn trails appreciated
Thank you to the individual or group who had the foresight and commitment to build and continuously expand the Wulfsohn bike trails. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed.