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Memories & Milestones

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Carbondale Trustee Frosty Merriott will be honored as one of ten 2010 Everyday Heroes and Heroines at the Make a Difference Celebration of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants next month.Nominations are sought annually for Colorado CPAs who demonstrate significant involvement with nonprofit and community activities, provide local leadership and create a positive impact as they demonstrate core values of integrity, competency and objectivity. Trustee Frosty Merriott was selected as one of ten CPAs in the state to receive this honor.Merriott is currently Mayor Pro Tem of Carbondale and has served on the Board of Trustees since 2008. Prior to his election he was a Carbondale Planning Commissioner and a member of the town’s Environmental Board. Frosty is a Carbondale representative to the governor’s New Energy Commission and previously served 18 months on the town’s Economic Roadmap Group. He is also the Trustee liaison to the Carbondale Tree Board. In private life he is a member of the Church at Carbondale, and previously served on the Alpine Christian Academy Board and the River Valley Ranch Executive Board.Merriott was also the driving force behind House Bill 1238, the Wildlife Crossings Bill, which identified 100 miles of Colorado highways with the highest number of animal and people collisions. Initially he saved newspaper articles about the rising number of collisions and wrote letters to the editor, but knew that legislation was ultimately the answer. He worked with Colorado State Senator Schwartz and State Representative Kathleen Curry on the bill that will lower speed limits and assess fines in areas where wildlife cross. His efforts have resulted in a bill that will create safer roadways for Colorado’s citizens and wildlife. The bill was signed into law by Governor Ritter in June 2010.

Beau Thomas Maddalone, 7 pounds, 14 ounces, was born Oct. 6, 2010, at 8:56 p.m. in Glenwood Springs, to Thomas and Andrea (Lane) Maddalone of Silt.Grandparents are Ron and Kathy (Enman) Lane of Carbondale, and Tony Maddalone and Karen Maddalone-Cochran of Silt.

The eighth-grade Riverside Vikings football team recently completed an undefeated season with a 6-0 record. “Great job, Riverside Vikings!” Special “thanks” from the team and their parents to coaches Trory Rickert and Ben Kirk. Their dedicated efforts on and off the field were greatly appreciated!

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