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Garfield County Search and Rescue receives van from Phil Long Honda

Garfield County Search and Rescue has received a 10-passenger Chevrolet Express van from Phil Long Honda of Glenwood Springs. This vehicle, valued at more than $25,000, represents one of the largest gifts ever received by the SAR. In addition, Phil Long Honda has become a long-term sponsor of the Search and Rescue team and will maintain the vehicle at no cost.

GCSAR president Tom Ice said, "We are grateful to Phil Long Honda for their support and generous donation. The van has been specially configured by Phil Long Honda and GCSAR for search operations to safely carry a SAR team and full complement of the SAR's K-9 teams to search mission stagings and certification required trainings. This gift will help us save lives. In addition, this important gift of first-class equipment will have a major impact by increasing GCSAR's capabilities to respond to simultaneous emergencies or large Garfield County Sheriff's directives for rapid response support and rescue operations across Garfield County and beyond."

Mark Perez, general manager of Phil Long Honda, said, "We are very pleased to make this vehicle donation and to support our county's search and rescue team in its important work. We particularly recognize this is an all-volunteer group of unpaid local community people that represent a high level of public service and dedication to our safety. We look forward to a long association with this fine organization."

Youth Soccer Shoot Out winner

A large group of local youths participated in the Soccer Shoot Out sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge 2286. Seven of the local winners moved on to the district meet in Aspen where Jorge Rosales won the 16-year-old category. He then went on to place second in the state meet at Canon City. Thanks go out to the families and all the young athletes that participated, including Ivee Enewold, Brackett Enewold and Ezra Williams, who placed in the local Shoot Out.