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Readers Say Thanks

I am writing in response to my original letter of Aug. 4 regarding my lost cashed paycheck on my birthday.

Scott Black is a kind, wonderful man. I thank him. It was hard being on the other end of the spectrum, but it made me feel so good to know there are good people out there. I always knew this, I just wish there were more people like him. The world would be a better place .

I will be paying it forward as I always have tried to do and will continue to do. Thank you again, Mr. Black, you are amazing.

Chamaigne Lyons


The 2012 Cheatin’ Woodchuck Chase was a great success. We had great weather and a great turnout. The donations that were given not only made this event possible but they have aided in the large number of participants seen at our event.

The donations have gone to runners who have participated in many charity races this season; thus, not only does the Rifle Recreation staff thank donors for their donation, but also our many runners, local charities and those benefited by those local charities.

We would also like to recognize and thank Colorado Parks and Wildlife for the use of their facilities for parking and registration of the race. All in all, thanks to all once again for your support and participation in the 2012 Cheatin’ Woodchuck Chase.

We appreciate Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Blown Away Day Spa, Elk Creek Mining Company, Base Camp Cafe, Coal Ridge High School Booster Club, Rocky Mountain Liquors, Grand River Hospital, Rifle Animal Shelter, Jon’s Liquors, Choice Liquors, Paul and Nanci Limbach and Western Colorado Honey, Random Things and Radio Shack.

Sandy Samson

Rifle Recreation Department Staff


Our 2012 Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series was a great success. Local runners helped raise over $11,000 for local charity groups.

The groups that the CRVCRS benefits are Rifle Animal Shelter, The Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation, Meals on Wheels of Western Garfield County, the Coal Ridge High School Booster Club, New Castle Lions Club, and Rifle Recreation’s Sunlight Winter Sports Bus.

This year our series brought out 400 different runners who came out and ran in at least one event. The six events brought out a total of 656 runners to our valley throughout the series.

The point series competition got fierce, with racers checking standings, knowing who the top runners were, and where they needed to be in order to be competitive. The series saw 60 runners become series finishers by competing in four or more events. What a great way for local runners to support local charities.

A huge thanks goes out to Alpine Bank and Independence Run and Hike. Without the help of these great sponsors, we would not have been able to host this race series and raise more than $11,000. Great job, runners.

Wayne Edgeton

and Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series event directors


The Buddy Program would like to thank the employees of Gallegos Corp. for donating their $500 Innovation Award to the Buddy Program. Scott Reardon, site superintendent on the project and team leader, expressed that he and his co-workers wanted to donate their prize money to an organization that was “really making a difference in the community” and easily identified the Buddy Program as that organization. Thank you to Scott and all of the Gallegos employees for their generous donation. It is deeply appreciated.

Stacy Grimm

The Buddy Program


I would like to thank everyone who was involved with the care of my father, Melvin Mckeon. Alpine Hospice was there for my father in his time of need, as well as for the family members.

The staff members are truly dedicated to taking care of terminally ill people and providing as much comfort and dignity for the patient and their family members. I can’t thank them enough for being there for my father, my mother, my brothers, and other family members. Their show of compassion for us was amazing.

We send much love and appreciation to Alpine Hospice staff members.

Kim Wisdom

and the family of Melvin Mckeon


I would like to take this opportunity to make a formal thank-you to everyone in both the Glenwood Springs and Rifle Rotary Clubs. Everyone who made a pledge to my fundraiser, Pedaling to Ecuador, made a huge difference. With your support, my dream of being a youth exchange ambassador in Ecuador has finally become a reality.

Rotarians rock!

Evan Lake

New Castle

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