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Positively proud of Parachute

Dear Editor,

First of all, I wish to thank the Glenwood Springs Post Independent for their recent endorsement of me as the best candidate for mayor of Parachute. The majority of the voters did not pick me, but I did receive 43 percent of the votes. And I did talk with hundreds of Parachute-area residents as I was campaigning and found out many ideas people have about our town.

I do want to also thank everyone who voted for me. Your support was felt. And finally I want to thank those persons who helped me in my campaign efforts. I could not have done this job without you.

My campaign letter said I would be professional, participatory, a peacemaker and positive. Being positive is a way of life for me and I, as a citizen, am committed to continue positive community ideas.

I would like to initiate a “Positive Parachute” campaign with the help of some friends and will begin to identify a mission statement with goals. One of the main outcomes of this campaign will be to identify persons, or businesses, or groups of citizens doing things that have a positive effect on our community. We will publicly recognize these efforts and will also encourage a communitywide process of nominations for this recognition. Just watch the “snowballing” of positive happenings here in Parachute, Colo.

We all want to feel a pride in Parachute, and with the help of the hundreds of individuals, groups or businesses doing positive and good things that help our community, we will do nothing but become the “Best Town in the West.”


Judith Hayward


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