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Vicki VanEngelenburg will direct her last Garfield Re-2 School Board meeting tonight.

After 12-and-a-half years on the school board and eight years as the school board president, VanEngelenburg is “taking a break.”

To honor her many years of dedication to the board, the district is holding a reception at Kathryn Senior Elementary School in New Castle from 6-7 p.m. tonight. The regular board meeting will follow.



Although VanEngelenburg would not be permitted another term because of term limits, she said she wouldn’t be up for another four years anyway.

“My youngest son was in kindergarten when I started this,” VanEngelenburg said. “He just graduated last year. That kind of puts it in perspective. Twelve years is enough.”



She said she’s thankful to the district for her reception, which is more than she expected.

“It’s probably going to be pretty sad ” my last night, my last board meeting,” VanEngelenburg said. “But I’m leaving the district in such wonderful hands.”

Sopris Chiropractic is offering its first annual Emergency Workers Appreciation Weeks through Nov. 4. During these two weeks, all emergency workers in the valley can receive an initial evaluation and treatment with Dr. Scott Tesoro free of charge. Fire, ambulance, EMT, and mountain rescue employees and volunteers are welcome.

Dr. Tesoro will treat emergency workers in his clinics in Willits and Carbondale. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 927-9204.

The recall election for District Attorney Colleen Truden in the 9th Judicial District will be held Tuesday, Dec. 13. The 9th Judicial District includes Garfield, Pitkin and Rio Blanco counties.

The last day to register to vote in the recall election is Monday, Nov. 14, and the last day to apply for an absentee ballot is Friday, Dec. 9. The last day to request an absentee ballot to be mailed is Dec. 6.

Voter registration forms and absentee ballots can be downloaded at http://www.garfield-county.com.


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