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Pressured by local businesses, the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is planning to put a greater emphasis on promoting tourism.The stepped-up focus is coming as the chamber is adjusting to the loss of its tourism marketing director just ahead of its busy summer season. Lori Hogan resigned on May 10 to pursue work in advertising, said chamber executive director Marianne Virgili.The chamber is planning to create a tourism marketing board following concerns raised by representatives of several prominent tourism businesses in town, including the Hot Springs Lodge & Pool, Sunlight Mountain Resort, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, the Hotel Denver and the Ramada Inn.Kjell Mitchell, general manager for the Hot Springs Lodge & Pool, said the group of businesses began meeting earlier this year over concerns about the job being done by the chamber on tourism promotion.We need to bring tourism to the forefront, Mitchell said.
Mountain Valley Development Services has something to crow about these days.Last month it won a prestigious Telly Award for a promotional video about its supported employment program.Tellys honor outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as video and film productions. The awards showcase the best work of advertising agencies, promotion companies, television stations, cable operators an corporate videos around th world.The video, produced by Chris Tribble of Versatile Video Productions in Carbondale, portrays the various jobs clients of Mt. Valley who are now holding down jobs in Glenwood Springs and Rifle.Many of the Mountain Valley folks are familiar faces in stores around town, including Safeway in Glenwood Springs and the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Rifle.
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.
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Glenwood Springs Police Chief Joseph Deras lamented his department’s inability to maintain a constant presence downtown during a virtual public forum Monday night.