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Nearly three months after City Council decided to scale back Ride Glenwood Springs, the decision is continuing to prove difficult to implement, and for some council members hard to accept.I think Id have to say that this is probably my biggest disappointment that Ive faced since Ive been on council, council member Dan Richardson said last week.Richardson, in his fourth year on council, and two other council members who oppose the cut in service area again criticized the decision Thursday, when city staff asked for more flexibility in meeting councils new Ride Glenwood Springs policy. That policy calls for more frequent service, but over a smaller part of town. Councils March vote made the service free as well.It is one of the most disappointing decisions of my council year, said Dave Merritt, who argued passionately against the action when council instituted the change. Merritts ward covers south Glenwood, which lost service under the decision.That same decision was one of the most difficult made by council member Bruce Christensen, who joined in supporting the changes. Christensen also is executive director of Mountain Valley Developmental Services, and some of that organizations developmentally disabled clients had spoken out against the changes to Ride Glenwood Springs.
Editors Note: A story in the Monday issue of the Post Independent about the Valley View Hospital Foundations efforts to raise money for stereotactic biopsy equipment contained misleading information about the availability of the procedure in the region. This story is intended to clarify that such a procedure is available without going to Denver or Grand Junction. The Shaw Cancer Center in Edwards also offers radiation therapy, which is also not available at Valley View Hospital.For women needing a breast biopsy and who wish a less invasive procedure than the traditional surgery, the Shaw Cancer Center in Edwards is a relatively short trip. The center, part of the Vail Valley Medical Center, offers stereotactic breast biopsy, in which breast tissue is removed with a needle.Many of the Glenwood and Aspen doctors refer patients to us, said Dr. Patricia Hardenbergh, medical director of the center.The Sonnenalp Breast diagnostic Imaging Center at Shaw offers full field digital mammography as well as ultrasound.Its as complete as the Sally Job (breast cancer center in Denver), said Tracy Samdahl, business manager of the Shaw Center, which opened in July 2001. Sonnenalp opened in October 2002.Shaw is a complete cancer center, Samdahl explained, and offers state-of-the-art radiation therapy.
The results alone show something of the kind of year Dustin Braeger and Beau Harris had, with a third place in an international academic competition.But the story behind their year, is even more remarkable. The two Glenwood Springs High School seniors had competed in Distributive Education Clubs of America in previous years, but hadnt had any notable success, said Harris.This year, he said, invoking some business jargon, the two reorganized, and teamed up.With out each other we werent really able to make it go anywhere, said Harris.The two started thier DECA competitive career at the Glenwood Springs Invitational.We went there expecting to get crushed, said Harris. It was our first year of competing together, he expained.The two walked away with a first place trophy in the travel and tourism division.
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