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Readers Say Thanks

Thank you for all your support

As this difficult year draws to a close for our family, we the Zancanella’s and Zemlock’s would like to take this opportunity to send out a heartfelt thank you to the community for all the prayers, meals, cards, help and support that was shown to our family after the tragic and sad loss of three amazing and loving pillars of the community (Buzz, Marty and Ruth). It has meant the world to our hearts that we have had so many people come to our aid and help us out just like Buzz, Marty and Ruth always took so much pride in doing for others. Thank you everyone for showing us love and care during this year and we pray that the New Year will bring joy and happiness back to our family and everyone out there.

Season of Giving

During this Season of Giving High Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) would like to thank all of our funders for their generous support: Corporation for National & Community Service; Colorado Mountain College; Garfield County Human Services; Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Colorado; State Department of Regulatory Agencies; Anschutz Family Foundation; Pitkin County Healthy Community Fund; Rifle Community Foundation; Wells Fargo Community Foundation (Mary Catherine Gallarnau Blue Fund);Town of Parachute; Alpine Bank; United Way; Town of Carbondale; Town of New Castle; Western Colorado Community Foundation; 2 Rivers Community Fund (Huston Family Fund); numerous other private donors; and 200+ volunteers who give countless hours of service everyday all year long.

With their support RSVP has been able to help 1000+ residents in our Roaring Fork Valley with their Medicare, taxes, handyman needs, classes for older adults such as Driver Safety and Wills 101, and volunteer opportunities.

Should you wish to participate in volunteering your time or donating to the work we do please contact me: or at 1402 Blake Avenue in Glenwood Springs, or by calling 970-947-8461.

In Service,

Patty Daniells

High Country RSVP

Program Director

Holiday Chili Cook-Off brings community together

The Town of New Castle would like to thank all of the sponsors and participants of this year’s Holiday Chili Cook-Off. The Chili Cook-Off is one of the ways of bringing our community together to celebrate New Castle. The afternoon started by a performance with the choir from Liberty Classical Academy. It put everyone in the holiday spirit.

We greatly appreciate our event sponsors who helped make this event a huge success: Alpine Bank, All Current Systems and Spirits of New Castle. A huge thank you goes out to the crew from Colorado River Fire Rescue for delivering Santa via fire truck, arriving on time to this year’s event.

Congratulations to the winning chili contestants, in the Judge’s Choice: Red Chili category; 1st place Chapman’s Pub, 2nd place Ashley Chastain, and 3rd place Lorene O’Neal. In the Judge’s Choice, Green/White Chili category: 1st place New Castle Diner, and 2nd place Debbie Nichols.

In the People’s Choice: 1st place Ashley Chastain, 2nd place Debbie Nichols, and 3rd place Grove’s Black Dog Saloon.

We look forward to next year’s Cook-off, encouraged by the success of this year’s event and the people who participated or donated to it.

Thank you,

Debbie Nichols

Special Event Coordinator

Town of New Castle

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