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Readers Say Thanks

In honor of volunteer appreciation week, April 15-21, the Glenwood Springs Elementary School PTA would like to extend a hearty thank you to the supporters for our spring fundraiser, Pasta La Vista. Our many volunteers have been integral to our success.

Our evening could not have been possible without the planning and organization of Priska Berkheimer, Tina Schrader, Tiffany Lindenberg, Michelle Like, Allison Bails, Katie Winder, and Vanessa Smith; nor without the ongoing volunteerism of our students, staff and community, including: Rebecca Ruland, Melissa Denton, Shanley Mangeot, Cindy Fishman, Anne Swanson, Cathy Spence, Kim Worline, Carolyn Glasgow, Jamie Olson, Susan Mount, Courtney Madden, Sheldon Emery, Jenn Smith, Isabel Polomera, Abby Hollenbaugh, Vanessa Smith, Jessica Baltzer, Crystal Garrison, Kathy Schipper, Jeri Bellmore, Megan Darling, Melissa High, Wendy Glawishnig, Lora Smith, Elizabeth Straw, Melissa Thrun, Maura Carlson, Danique Walker, Ginger Golden, Mikaela, Christine Holaday-Schriock, Zack Golden, Stephanie Pollender, Kelli McPherson, Barb Brown, Anna Itenberg, Mo Beck, Monica Blake, Julie Carruth, Kurt Carruth, Cristi Newton, Kerri Cheney, Steve Smith, Phillip Gallegos, Leah Crawford, Jeannie King, Rachel Rosenberg, Yesenia Flores, Grace Gamba, Guadalupe, Rebecca Carcaterra, Cora Lubchenco, Erica Arensman, Breanne Gabossi, Beth Dwyer, Danielle Berger, Roxann Ingersoll, Travis Stec, Hannah Nilsson, Dave Anson, Penny McDill, Julie Allen, Tiffany Burton, Michelle Thrun, Tina Leatherby, Lara Fergen, Katey Barnes, Renee Haff, Kylen, Julie Carruth, Renee Brest, Megan Trebesh, Sofia Gamba, Josi Pearson, Savannah Pearson, Marina Sanchez-Morgan, Maura Munoz and Dwayne Golden.

Please forgive us if your name was inadvertently missed on this list, and know that everything you do is appreciated.

Special thanks also goes out to our kitchen staff, particularly Danielle Evans, for always going above and beyond in supporting us; the Key Club and National Honor Society, both from Glenwood Springs High School; and Glenwood Meadows Starbucks, whose groups all provided numerous volunteers to lend a helping hand.

Our appreciation also goes out to our GSES students, teachers, staff and community for all of the generous contributions, support and attendance at our PTA events throughout the year.

Jessica Stott, president


Wow, what a weekend! Mountain Valley Horse Rescue would like to take this moment to thank each and every person and organization involved in making our first annual Rescue Rendezvous a huge success.

An incredible couple of days of networking, learning and brainstorming culminated in the adoption of five of the 13 rescue horses at the event. We can’t thank everyone enough for all of their hard work, energy and support in making this all happen. Thank you.

As we look forward and begin to plan for our second annual Rescue Rendezvous, we’d love everyone’s feedback – thoughts, suggestions, even complaints. We are shooting for another weekend in April or perhaps early May 2013. Let us know what you think, and of course put it on your calendar. We look forward to gathering with you again next year.

One more big thank-you to our sponsors: the Colorado State Council of the Humane Society of the United States, Alpine Bank, Eagle Liquor Mart and Wylaco.

An enormous list of generous volunteers, too big to detail here, deserve huge thanks, too. They know who they are, and we could not have done this without them.

Shana M. Devins

Mountain Valley Horse Rescue


The Kohler McInnis family wishes to thank all who called, sent cards, brought food, sent flowers and supported us in so many ways during Dad’s illness and at his passing. We would not have been able to do what we did without your care and support.

Care’ McInnis

Grand Junction

Sixth annual

Thanks so much to local and national donors who contributed to the celebration of Math Awareness Week at Colorado Mountain College! In addition to movies, lectures, and educational posters, students were engaged in solving the “Problem of the Day” or participating in the “Math Jeopardy” and “Equation Bee” competitions.

More $1,000 worth of donated prizes served as extra motivation for the students to participate.

Thank you to the following businesses for their contributions: Texas Instruments, Target, Hewlett Packard, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Chili’s, Starbucks Coffee, Mountain Sports Outlet, CMC Eagle’s Nest, Great Clips, Zheng Asian Bistro and Double Dog Brew Pub.

Merne Dragonette, professor of Mathematics

Colorado Mountain College

Glenwood Springs

Another successful Carbondale Easter Egg Hunt is in the basket. Once again, town recreation staff hid 3,000 stuffed eggs at Sopris Park for local kids to find. Exactly one minute later, the park was swept clean. We would like to thank everybody who came out to help celebrate a beautiful Saturday morning in April.

In addition to the egg hunt, we also did pictures with the Easter Bunny, which can be viewed on our Facebook page. And thanks to the generous spirit of local businesses, we also raffled off nine Easter baskets and an assortment of other prizes.

We would like to recognize the following businesses for their contributions: American National Bank, City Market in Carbondale, El Jebel and Glenwood Springs, Target, Crystal Theatre, Peppino’s Pizza and The Floral Boutique.

Jessi Rochel, Recreation Coordinator

Carbondale Recreation and Community Center


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