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SILT ” The Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado is presenting a top honor Friday to Silt resident Susan Taylor, director of West Care Ambulance Service.

Taylor will receive her award at the association’s spring awards banquet in Denver.

“Every year, all the agencies in Colorado nominate people for various awards,” said Aaron Taylor, billing and grant coordinator for West Care Ambulance. Aaron is the son of Susan Taylor and Silt police chief Paul Taylor.

Taylor, who has been with the emergency services department in Silt since 1993, was instrumental in coordinating the merger between the Silt and New Castle ambulance services in the fall of 2003.

West Care Ambulance, based out of Silt, now serves both Silt and New Castle and provides mutual aid transport throughout Garfield County and the state.

Carl Smith, fire chief of the Carbondale Fire Department and Danny Barela of the Northwest Regional Emergency Trauma Advisory Council nominated Taylor for the EMSAC award.

The EMSAC is a nonprofit organization of emergency medical service professionals. The group was founded in 1973 and is one of the oldest EMS organizations in the nation.

“To me, this shows she’s doing a really good job and other departments recognize that as well,” Aaron Taylor said. “That’s really cool.”

A church yard sale to benefit Holy Cross Youth Group will offer bargains, a car wash, lemonade and hot dog stands. The sale is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at 62 County Road 135 in west Glenwood. For more information, call 945-6871.

Rifle’s Rendezvous Festival welcomes the summer season. See the inserted section in the May 19 edition of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent for a pullout schedule of events for the weekend.

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