Readers Say Thanks
On Saturday, April 7, while driving on Highway 82, I was inadvertently cut off by a pickup truck, which resulted in a major rollover accident with me behind the wheel. Fortunately, no one was in the car with me. However, I have cerebral palsy and was physically unable to free myself while dangling upside down. A guy about my age bravely climbed through the broken back windshield and over my adaptive equipment to come to the front of the car and release me. He kindly stayed with me and comforted me until the EMS arrived on the scene. I would just like to thank him for his nice actions and helping to keep me calm. I am writing this letter because this guy left the scene and I never got to thank him.I would also like to use this opportunity to commend local and state emergency services, police and fire departments, who were wonderful to me. At 18 years old to be cut out of a car and rushed to the hospital is a very traumatic experience. The staff at Valley View Hospital could not have been kinder. My sincere thanks to everyone who helped me.Arden SakinBasalt
What a wonderful community. As this year’s Grand River Gallop comes to a close, I have so many people and organizations to thank. With our biggest crowd ever (over 185), Grand River Meals on Wheels raised a much needed $20,000, as we have had an all-time record high of 1,114 meals in the month of March alone.Thanks go out to our generous sponsors: C.H. Bernklau Lead Trust, Karen Lucas, CPA Inc., Rifle Rotary Club, Bookcliff Survey Services, Fuller Field Services, Gold Ring Pawn, Intermountain Transfer & Storage, Lori Carpenter, Weiss & Associates, P.C., CPA, and Columbine Ford. Thanks to all the volunteers, including Wayne Edgeton and Rifle Recreation, GRHD Pet Therapy Program, GRHD Type 1 Diabetes Support Group, and the GRHD staff and volunteers. It just goes to show that we are a community that cares deeply for our neighbors. Together, we are Meals on Wheels.Kaaren PeckGrand River Meals on WheelsRifle
On Monday, April 16, I had to take my daughter’s dog, Belle, in to Glenwood Vet Clinic on South Grand Avenue. She was so sick and suffering and the decision was made to put her out of her misery. I cannot say enough about how wonderful and compassionate Dr. Rocky Mease and his veterinary technician Rose were. They both made such a horrible decision a little easier with how nice they both were. They were so concerned not only for my feelings, but my daughter’s, whom I had to communicate with over the phone. To simply say “thank you” does not seem like enough to convey how pleased I was with the staff at Glenwood Vet Clinic. But thank you. Thank you very much.Liz VelasquezGlenwood Springs
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