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Readers Say Thanks

Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude to Jenny and the Hi Country 4-Wheelers club for coming to my rescue last week when my Jeep slid off the road many miles up in the backcountry. Eric and Don dropped what they were doing and drove many miles to help a complete stranger get out of a predicament in a location that no tow truck would be able to maneuver. Their knowledge and expertise is extremely impressive. I would recommend anyone who travels the backcountry to check out their website for a great, family-oriented club. Also, another word of thanks to the club for its ongoing trail maintenance to make the backcountry even more enjoyable and safe. Glenwood Springs, you have some great people living in your city.Sincerely,Gary GibbsLoveland

On July 21, the Glenwood Springs Ladies Golf Club held a golf tournament on The Hill and would like to thank the following people and businesses that contributed to the Storm King Two Lady Best Ball.Without their support our tournament would not have been a success.Hole Sponsors: Alpine Bank, Berthod Motors, Carbondale Insurance Service, Inc., Michelle and Bob David, Erickson’s Home Services, Flooring America, Italian Underground, McDonald’s, Red Lion, Sun Pro Window Tinting, Theresa Zelenka CPA, Peppino’s Pizza and Tom’s Carpet Care & Restoration.Rounds of Golf: Battlement Mesa Golf Club, Glenwood Springs Golf Course, Meeker Golf Course, Rifle Creek Golf Course, Gypsum Creek Golf Course, Aspen Glen Golf Club, Black Canyon Golf Club, Tiara Rado Golf Club.Door prize contributors: Grand River Hospital District, Alpine Bank, Vail Associates, Vectra Bank, All About Hair Studio, Carbondale Insurance Service, Big Daddy’s Sports Bar, Dr. Jay Heim DDS, Chili’s, Watch by Paige Bond, Berthod Motors and Hill Top Cafe.Special thanks to all the ladies from the golf club who helped, our Golf Pro Greg Gortsema, course crew and Dave and Trish at Hill Top Caf for the great lunch.Rona Fischer, PresidentGlenwood Springs Ladies Golf ClubGlenwood Springs

The inaugural Rocky Mountain High Ultimate Tournament took place on Saturday, July 28, in Aspen. Combining the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, a game of Ultimate is played by two seven-player squads on a field similar to football. Ultimate is governed by Spirit of the Game™, a tradition of sportsmanship that places the responsibility for fair play on the players rather than referees. Everyone who participated in this tournament exemplified that spirit during play. Thirty people came out to this all day event, some coming from as far away as Florida and Nebraska to enjoy the spectacular city of Aspen. Games were played on the fabulous new artificial turf fields at the Aspen Recreation Center. Our generous sponsors, Jazz Aspen Snowmass and ESC, provided us with the essential financial support needed for this athletic competition to take place. We are extremely grateful for their generosity. Boden’s Butter provided the players with delicious pastries, muffins, and scones. The Aspen Parks and Recreation Department provided the fields and logistical support to make this a memorable tournament. Keith Bulicz, recreation supervisor, deserves special thanks for helping for months and giving up an entire Saturday to ensure the tournament was the best it could be. The Big Wrap went out of their way so that all of the players could enjoy a lunch of delectable wraps at an affordable price. We would also like to thank Hunter Bar for hosting our after tournament party. Additionally, Views of Venus gave us a reason to dance and kept the party shaking until it was time to go home. Everyone enjoyed themselves in our beautiful town and we hope to make this an annual event. Ultimate Frisbee games will continue to take place every Tuesday evening at Crown Mountain Park in El Jebel.Mike Chapman, Jennifer Dolecki-Smith, Shawn Gerum, Liz O’Connell, Dan Perl, Rachel SchmidtElk Mountain TribeRocky Mountain High Tournament CommitteeAspen

We would like to extend a big thank-you to all attendees, volunteers, local businesses, and entertainers that made the 58th annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast a big success on July 28.Over 800 meals were served at this major fundraiser for the Glenwood Springs Kiwanis evening club. Funds raised will once again be used for youth scholarships and other worthwhile community projects.A special thank you to the four major sponsors: Village Inn provided the pancake batter, McDonald’s donated orange juice, cups, ice and coolers, True Brew Coffee Service served coffee, and Conoco continues to provide valuable storage for event logistics.Thanks also to our 30 table sponsors: Alpine Bank, ACE Roofing, ANB Bank, American Furniture Warehouse, Bank of Colorado, Berthod Motors, Canyon Bikes/Blue Sky Rafting, Climate Control, Dalby, Wendland & Co., Downtown Drug, D.M. Neuman Construction, Elmer Glass, Flooring America of Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Insurance, Glenwood Springs Ford/Subaru, Hepworth-Pawlak Geotech, Hot Springs Lodge & Pool, Jeff Leonard-State Farm, Modern Kitchen Center, MPA Consulting Engineers, Neil-Garing Insurance, Pattillo Associates Engineers, Nelson’s Auto Body, Professional Auto Body, Roaring Fork Furniture, James Setterberg Dentistry, US Bank, Valley View Hospital, Summit Canyon Mountaineering and Pine’s Stone Front Yard.There was a perfect mix of entertainment provided by a string duet of Pearce Littler and Loraine Curry, the acoustic duo of Ashton Taufer and Matt Haslett, and Cookie the Clown.Thanks again to all for making this a special day and supporting the annual Kiwanis project which allows us to better serve the youth in our community.Jeff Leonard and Dan Like, project co-chairsGlenwood Springs Kiwanis ClubGlenwood Springs

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