Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

It’s hard to imagine as you watch this guy go,That he’s been here for six decades, he’s finally hit 6-0. We rarely see him without a smile on his face,He always seems happy, no matter how tough the rat race. He’s a great husband, boss, Papa, dad and friend.And we know for Dave Sheriff, he’s far from the end. Happy Birthday Dave, Papa and Dad!We hope this birthday’s the best you’ve ever had!

On Oct. 29, Crawford Best, 72, was wading in the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool when he suffered sudden cardiac arrest and went under. The Hot Springs Pool’s team immediately responded, activating their emergency response plan. Lifeguard Alicia Whiteside jumped in and pulled Best from the water, while fellow lifeguard Luke Johnson called 911 and assistant pool manager Travis Newcomb retrieved the pool’s Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Lifeguard Brianne Jones began rescue breathing while an unidentified good Samaritan – a doctor who happened to be at the pool – performed chest compressions. The pool’s team applied the AED, which identified that Newcomb’s heart was fibrillating and advised a shock. The team administered two shocks, which corrected Best’s heart rhythm and revived him – saving his life. On Nov. 12, American Red Cross Western Colorado Chapter Executive Director Eric Myers presented awards to Travis Newcomb, Alicia Whiteside and Brianne Jones for their lifesaving actions.Luke Johnson will receive his award next week.

A scene from Floyd’s of Mayberry Barber Shop on Main Street in Carbondale on Nov. 16.

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