Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

About 26 people gathered at the Red Mountain Trailhead in Glenwood Springs at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, for the the “first annual Hike to the Cross with Russ Kraft” to celebrate the first anniversary of Russ’ rescue and survival of a major heart attack.Last year on Sep. 19, Russ and his wife, Karen, were hiking to the cross, as they had done many times. When almost to the top Russ was stopped dead in his tracks. Karen called 911 on her cell. A Glenwood Springs Fire and Rescue team was immediately dispatched. Within a short time they reached Russ and Karen and transported them to Valley View Hospital, where the cath/heart team was already waiting. Dr. Laws and the heart team went right to work and saved his life.During Russ’ recovery and rehab he realized that several of the people involved were hikers and bikers, which led to Sunday’s reunion hike.Jacqui Wood, one of the heart team nurses, really got behind it and enlisted the hospital team and Glenwood Springs fire and rescue team. All hiked or biked to the top including Jacqui and others from Valley View, five members of the fire and rescue team, plus friends and co-workers of Russ and Karen. Fire and Rescue provided a support vehicle.It was a beautiful day and everyone enjoyed snacks and refreshments at the top. The second annual hike will be Sept. 16, 2012.

Bret and Suzanne Simon of Rifle are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Maeve Taylor Simon, at 7:23 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2011.Maeve weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 193⁄4 inches long at birth.Grandparents are Trudi James-Parks, of Lorain, Ohio, and Ron and Becky Simon, of Pemberville, Ohio. Great-grandma is Rose Simon of Alexandria, Minn.

Wayne Nelsen, the Boy Scouts of America district chairman, announces a new program, “Buy Local With Boy Scouts,” at the Court of Honor meeting of Scout Troop 225 in Glenwood Springs. This program will utilize the Internet to let people in the area know about 10 different businesses that are working with the Scouts, and what they are selling locally. Friends of scouting will be able to help one another as well as raise money via advertising for the local troop as well as the district. This program is being set up in the area as one of the leading ways to venture into the Internet to help the Scouts as well as businesses in the local area.

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