Readers Say Thanks
Honor the memory of Jon Hollinger by supporting Roaring Fork Audubon
Our community lost a special person this spring, long-time resident and nature lover Jon Hollinger. Thank you, Jon, for all that you did for our natural world — your legacy lives on.
Our all-volunteer board thanks the family of Jon Hollinger for requesting that, in lieu of flowers, donations be given to Roaring Fork Audubon. These donations will help us in our efforts to continue to bring awareness of the wonder of birds and of the natural world by sending young, valley students to naturalist summer camps, by conducting bird walks and hikes, by installing educational signage and by helping conserve the last best places.
If you choose to honor the memory of Jon Hollinger by supporting our work, please visit our website (http://roaringforkaudubon.org/) to donate via PayPal, or send a check to:
Mary Harris, Roaring Fork Audubon
Community supports math competition
Thanks to all who supported another fun day of math competitions and games at the Spring Valley campus of Colorado Mountain College. The event was made special by the generous sponsors who contributed prizes and food. Thanks to Heather Exby, student club Phi Theta Kappa, faculty in the Math and Graphic Arts departments, and various staff members at CMC. In particular, thanks so much to our following community businesses who support our students and mission here at Colorado Mountain College:
Texas Instruments, Safeway, Chili’s Grill & Bar, Whitehouse Pizza, The Grind, Zheng Asian Bistro, Grease Monkey, Starbucks Coffee, Glenwood Hot Springs, Russo’s Pizza, Great Clips and Glenwood Escape Room.
Professor Mathematics, Colorado Mountain College
Vaccines prevent disease and save lives
As providers at Roaring Fork Family Practice in Carbondale, we commend Nicolette Toussaint for her recent column on vaccines. Measles outbreaks have occurred in other Colorado communities. An outbreak in our community is a legitimate concern. In 2017-18 kindergartners in Colorado had one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country for MMR (measles, mumps and rubella).
Low vaccination rates leave us vulnerable to an outbreak of measles and other diseases. Vaccines prevent disease and save lives. They protect the health of our community, including children too young to be given vaccines or unable to receive vaccines due to medical reasons. Vaccine safety and efficacy have been well-studied, and myths regarding vaccines debunked.
If you have questions, a primary care provider can give you accurate up-to-date information.
Roaring Fork Family Practice
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The 27th Street bridge is in place but will remain closed at least through Friday as crews finish remaining construction activities required to safely open the bridge.