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Pancake breakfast helps Kiwanis serve community

We would like to extend a big thank-you to all attendees, volunteers, local businesses, and entertainers that made the 65th annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast a big success on Aug. 10.

Over 600 meals were served, on a perfect day, at this major fundraiser for the Glenwood Springs Kiwanis evening club. Funds raised will once again be used for youth scholarships and other worthwhile community projects.

A special thank-you to the four major sponsors: Village Inn provided the pancake batter; McDonalds donated orange juice, cups, coolers and ice; True Brew Coffee served coffee; and the GSPI continues to provide valuable marketing support.

Thanks also to our 37 table sponsors: Alpine Bank, ACE Roofing, ANB Bank, Glenwood Adventure Co., Bank of Colorado, Berthod Motors, Big Horn Toyota, Climate Control, Downtown Drug, D.M. Neuman Construction, Flooring America of Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs Ford/Subaru, H-P Kumar, Hot Springs Lodge & Pool, Jeff Leonard-State Farm, Modern Kitchen Center, MPA Consulting Engineers, Neil-Garing Insurance, Pattillo Associates Engineers, Nelson’s Auto Body, Roaring Fork Furniture, James Setterberg Dentistry, US Bank, Valley View Hospital, Summit Canyon Mountaineering, Gerber Collision & Glass (Marand Road), Roaring Fork Rentals Inc., Glenwood Insurance Agency, Pine Stone Co., Sweet ColoraDough, High Country Engineering, Mountain Chevrolet, Stifel, Cose Accounting & Tax, Auto Glass Specialists Inc., Gerber Collision & Glass (Devereux Road) and Conoco.

A full venue of entertainment was provided by Kyle Jones, piano, John Bone/Larry Raymond, banjo/guitar and Noemi Kosmowski, face painting.

Thanks again to all of you for making this a special day and supporting the annual Kiwanis fundraiser, which allows us to better serve the youth in our community.

Jeff Leonard and Dan Like

project co-chairs,

and the entire Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club

Memories & Milestones

Youth Golf in the Park

Youth Golf in the Park was sponsored by Youth Golf Colorado with help from the Glenwood Springs BPOE Elks Lodge 2286 and its annual Beacon Grant on July 28. This is a free event every year, and more than 50 young people and their families attended the event in New Castle. Instruction was provided by pro golfers from local golf clubs and the volunteers from Youth Golf Colorado. The purpose of the annual event is for the kids to have fun while learning the fundamentals of the sport. Hollow plastic containers called birdie balls were driven instead of golf balls to protect bystanders and neighbors’ windows. The Elks provided a barbecue lunch for the participants and their families.

Red belt test successful

On Wednesday, July 31, a testing was held at the Brian Mable Karate studio in Glenwood Springs for a family all going for their red belts and high level red belt. Dave Anson, Jill Anson and Grant Anson all were successful in achieving their next level of rank. Son Grant Anson’s next test is for his black belt, so good luck to him. Examiners present were Brian Mable, Ken Newton, Dave Malehorn, Pam Whittington and Gordon Chicoine. Congratulations to the Anson family for a job well done.

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Hats off from Hogback Hustle

The entire New Castle Lions Club wants to say thank you to all of our financial sponsors, community businesses that donated, and volunteers that made the Hogback Hustle 5K a successful fundraising event. We realize that this event could not have happened without all of you and your generosity to help. This truly exemplifies our community.

Financial sponsors: Berthod Motors, Bighorn Toyota, Columbine Ford, Glenwood Springs Ford, Holy Cross Energy, New Castle Chamber of Commerce and New Castle Trails.

Business donation sponsors: An Exquisite Design Flowers, Aspen Skiing Co, Black Dog Saloon, Brickhouse Restaurant and Pizzeria, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Dos 2 Coronas, EAT Restaurant, Elk Creek Mining Co., Glenwood Canyon Adventure Park, Grease Monkey, Hogback Pizza, Inner Mountain, Iron Mt. Hot Springs, Lazy Bear Restaurant, Making New Waves, Burning Mountain Bakery, McDonald’s, Miner’s Claim Restaurant, New Castle Diner, New Castle Liquor, Pepsi, Speckled Feather, WingNutz Bar & Grill, Zheng Restaurant, 19th Street Diner, New York Pizza, Sweet Coloradough, Spirits Liquors, Taqueria Elias, Fashion Nails, Tequila‘s Restaurant, New Castle Gardens, Silt Liquors, Creekside Salon Spa, Capital Deli, Lakota Golf Course, Pyro’s Trail Race.

And a special thank you to The Rifle Recreation Department, Eileen Wysocki, town of New Castle, New Castle Recreation Department and New Castle Police Department.

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Soaking up the experience at SES car wash fundraiser

Thank you to all who came out to support our fifth-grade car wash/field trip fundraiser at Sopris Elementary on Saturday, Sept. 7. We had so much fun working together.

Special thanks to our hard-working fifth-grade students, our principal, Mr. Lindenberg, and parents who dedicated their time and effort.

Mrs. Chance, Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Stewart

Sopris Elementary fifth-grade teachers

Pat Graddis 90th birthday celebration

A 90th birthday celebration for Pat Graddis will be held from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 1317 Walz Ave., in Glenwood Springs. According to an announcement, friends will be welcomed to enjoy cake and conversation. No gifts, please.

Memories & Milestones

Girl Scout glamour day

Rifle Girl Scout Troop 11629 did a glamour day and photo shoot to celebrate the new members to their troop and their five Bronze Award-winning juniors.

It was a fabulous time for all. Photography was done by JeannieJay Creative Designs.

For more information on Rifle Girl Scouts contact Rena at 970-261-0985.

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Tour de Farms an agsolutely great day

The Tour de Farms, hosted by Bookcliff Conservation District, was held on Saturday, Aug. 10.

We would like to thank our three local agricultural producers: Grass Valley Ranch — Frank Daley, Nick and Amy Krick, with special history provided by Charles and Angela Ryden; Abundant TerrAced Earth — Ace and Terrie Swerdlove; and Eldon and Connie Thurstin.

Participants learned about local food production, enjoying a 21-mile bike ride and lunch prepared and cooked by board members and Frank Daley. Bookcliff Conservation District offers many educational opportunities throughout the year for people of all ages.

The district would like to thank Taz Brown of Road Runner Mobile Bike Service, Glenwood Canyon Brewpub, Garfield County, and Somethin’ Sweet Custom Promotions. We would also like to thank Jeff Nieslanik and Nick Krick for donating locally grown beef.

Please check out our other activities and programs at www.bookcliffcd.org.

Sharie Prow,

district manager

Bookcliff Conservation District

Memories & Milestones

Gryphon Thomas Lee Fenstermacher makes the scene

Brittany Neuroth and Tanner Fenstermacher of Rifle announce the birth of their son, Gryphon Thomas Lee Fenstermacher, on July 23, 2019. Gryphon weighed 9 pounds and was 20 inches long at birth. He is welcomed by sister Rhealynne, 2, and grandparents Ben and Shari Neuroth of Rifle, Heidi Bascom of Denver, and Murray Fenstermacher of Craig.

Longevity Project continues Tuesday with live interview, Q&A micro-session on ‘Issues Facing Young Children’

Event Information

What: Striking a Conversation: Mental Health for All Ages

Where: Glenwood Springs Library (second floor)

When: Tuesday, August 20, 5:30 PM.

Price: FREE

The Glenwood Springs Post Independent’s Longevity Project — Striking a Conversation: Mental Health for All Ages — continues Tuesday with a micro-session concerning issues facing young children.

Featuring Oyen Hoffman and Dr. Gary Schreiner of Mountain Family Health Centers and moderated by Post Independent Editor John Stroud, the live interview will occur at the Glenwood Springs Library in the second floor classroom.

Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and the free and open to the public event will begin at 5:30 p.m.

“It’s a chance to listen to two experts talk about the challenges that young kids face,” Post Independent Publisher Jerry Raehal said.

Hoffman received a master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis on marriage and family therapy. A licensed addiction counselor, Hoffman also treats patients suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Schreiner holds a PhD in marriage and family therapy and his three decades of experience in the field includes counseling servicemen and women across the globe as well as serving as a school counselor.

“While Oyen and Gary can certainly speak to a wide range of issues, at this event, they’ll be focused on issues facing that younger demographic,” Raehal said.

The first of four micro-sessions, Tuesday’s installment will zero in on the effects of bullying in children between the ages of 3 and 12 years.

Other topics will include the negative ramifications of being isolated and too much screen time.

Following the live interview, audience members will get the opportunity to ask Hoffman and Schreiner questions during a Q&A.

“Our hope is that people take advantage of this opportunity to actually meet with some experts in person,” Raehal said. “The mind is the most important thing we have in regards to how we view the world, and trying to help these kids at a young age is of real importance.”

Presented by Renew Senior Management and Connect For Health Colorado, Tuesday’s micro-session will include light refreshments and conclude at 7 p.m.


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Take a Minute a community effort

Take A Minute/Slow Down in Town wishes to thank all who looked down the road, and helped craft a campaign to envision and work to deliver a community united not divided by traffic.

In May, our elected city councilors unanimously passed a resolution for this effort, and a grant was awarded to fund continuing efforts. We thank Tanya Allen for coining the slogan.

RFSD included information in their newsletter, and the Post Independent posted a column written by Lindsay DeFrates.

Funding provided by Alpine Bank, One Of A Kind, VVH, and **Shugart and Schachter allowed for the creativity of Dylan Lewis for the logo/signage posted by residents and businesses along our most impacted community streets. CDOT posts our slogan above our highways, and our local police joined in spreading the message.

We thank all of the motorists who take this message to heart and invest a minute in Glenwood’s well-being by easing off the gas and driving legally.

We are grateful to the donations of Microplastics, Gran Farnum, Sandy’s Office supply, Big Sids, KMTS, KDNK, Suzanne Stewart and Debbie Wilde. We ask that you Take A Minute and thank the residents and shop with the businesses that continue to post and support this community message.


Diane Reynolds

member of Take A Minute Campaign