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Submitted to the Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO, Colorado

Veronica Lechuga (Smith) was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She has no insurance, and her medical bills are becoming astronomical. A benefit account has been set up at Alpine Bank to help her pay her bills.

Veronica grew up in Carbondale and has lived in the valley all her life. She is the daughter of Don and Margaret Lechuga. Don worked for Mid-Continent and the city of Glenwood Springs, and Margaret worked at T-Jo-s and made the best tortillas in the valley. Breast cancer took Margaret in 1993.

Veronica is the sister of Philip, Donald (Mo) and Elaine Lechuga. She has two children; Robert works at the Pullman in Glenwood Springs, and her daughter, Kirstie, just graduated from Bridges in Carbondale and will be attending Colorado State University in the fall.

The town of Carbondale Recreation Department has a new website with online registration options. Go to and use the easy and convenient online registration. Classes starting soon: swim lessons, skateboard lessons, the second in our hiking series and a special Friday Outdoor Club road trip. Programs have limited space and a first-come, first-served policy.

The New Castle annual water report is available on the town website at It is now on the homepage under “Quick Links” 2010 Water Confidence report.

Silt Heyday is coming Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31, is the Silt Heyday Car show at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Silt.

This year is our 42nd anniversary, and our theme is “Ferguson Crossing Remembered.”

This year our Saturday bands include Timbermill with Twirp at breakfast, Rocking Horse in the afternoon, with The Strolling Scones in the evening.

On Saturday will be a pancake breakfast, Heyday Hobble 5K run, parade, booths, kids games, Anvil Points Quilt Show, vintage baseball and Meeker Dog Trial Demo.

Come for the Sunday car show in the park with Boogie Down providing sound.

Forms for booth spaces and parade have been mailed to those who participated in previous years. Booth forms, Parade and Car Show entries can be picked up at Silt Town Hall or if you want to volunteer, call us now at 876-5861.

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