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Memories & Milestones

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The Pinnacol Foundation has awarded $290,250 in scholarships to 96 students for the 2010-2011 school year. Over the last 10 years, scholarships totaling $1,383,000 have been awarded to the children of Colorado workers who were killed or seriously disabled in work-related accidents.”Five years after my husband’s death, the Pinnacol Foundation is still there for us,” says Jandale Carter of Greeley. Her husband, Barry Carter, a salvage yard mechanic, was killed in a work accident in 2005. Over the last four years, both her children have received the Pinnacol scholarship.Students from Glenwood Springs receiving this scholarship include: Benjamin Fout, Columbia College, Chicago; and Westley Fout, Colorado Mountain College.Students from other Garfield County areas receiving this scholarship include: Austin Germiller (Parachute), Oklahoma Baptist University; Jill Schoeppner (Silt), University of Texas at El Paso; and Alissa Germiller (Parachute), Mesa State College.After a serious workplace accident, families struggle financially, physically and emotionally. The children often take on much more responsibility than other kids their age – from taking part-time jobs to becoming part-time caretakers. Employees at Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, know this better than anyone. With their input, the Pinnacol Foundation was created in 2000 to assist those children after a workplace accident.

This year’s winners of the Glenwood Springs Noon Rotary Club High Water High-Jinx contest were: 1st place: BPOE Elks Lodge of Glenwood Springs ($648); second place: Craig Helm ($324); and third place: Joe O’Donnell ($108). These winners had estimates closest to the 11:45 a.m. June 8 peaking of the Colorado River at Dotsero. The flow in the river was 14,600 cfs – very high compared with peak flows of recent years, and a flow that stumped all the experts. Craig Helm signed over his winnings to the Rotary Club’s local charity, bringing the total raised for charity to just under $2,000. Thanks to Craig and all of you that bought tickets.

During the Colorado Ducks Unlimited State Convention on July 31, the Crystal River Chapter (Carbondale) received honors for being one of the top chapters in the state and in the nation. Dave Wagner of the Crystal River Chapter was presented the annual award for the top area chairman in the state. Ducks Unlimited, formed in 1937, is the leading wetlands and waterfowl conservation group in North America.

Junior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valley received a generous donation from City Market/King Soopers recently. Glenwood Springs City Market Floral Manager Debbie Lucy and Produce Manager David Tooker presented the check to Junior Achievement board member Bill Wright. JA thanks City Market and its many employees for their continued support in our efforts to serve the students of the Roaring Fork Valley.To become involved with Junior Achievement’s board, as a volunteer or donor, contact Sharon Brady, district manager, at 404-7722 or visit our website:

Zach and Gretchen Taylor of Battlement Mesa welcomed Quentin Hviste Taylor into this world at 3:06 a.m. on Aug. 23, 2010. He was born at Saint Mary’s weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces, at 20.5 inches long.

Congratulations to Jordan Tribble and Allie Brown on being named Glenwood Springs High School’s Homecoming king and queen for 2010.

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