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Memories & Milestones

From left, back row: Rifle Police Department officer Dawn Neely, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office deputy Aimee Chappelle and GCSO administrative assistant Julie Bailey; and front row: GCSO administrative assistant Amy Hamilton and volunteer Tracy Connor.
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Last day of school and donuts

For the last day of school at Glenwood Springs Elementary the Lost Cajun Restaurant brought supplies and staff to make beignets for the students. It was a great way to wrap up the school year.

LIFT-UP receives grant from The Thrift Store of Aspen

The Thrift Shop of Aspen has awarded LIFT-UP a $2,000 grant for 2014, proceeds from sales at their store on East Hopkins Avenue in Aspen.

“We are tremendously grateful for the generous support we’ve received from The Thrift Shop of Aspen over the years. They have helped us every time we have asked. They truly care about the organizations that assist people living in our area,” said Kimberly Loving, LIFT-UP’s executive director.

LIFT-UP operates a food pantry in Aspen, located at 465 N. Mill St., which is open each Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., along with six other pantries that serve communities from Basalt to Parachute.

Rifle Animal Shelter, Rifle Police, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office host pet vaccination clinic

On June 8, the Rifle Animal Shelter, in cooperation with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and the Rifle Police Department, hosted a vaccination clinic. People were encouraged to bring their dogs or cats into the shelter and have them vaccinated for $5 per shot.

The goal was to make animal vaccinations available to the general public in a convenient location at a nominal fee so that the dogs and cats in our neighborhoods could be healthier and safer. This year a new record was reached as 277 shots were administered to dogs and cats of all sizes and breeds.


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