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Despite the less than favorable economic impacts our area has endured, the friends, families and supporters of Garfield County 4-H and FFA youth have remained supportive and committed to our area youth. To borrow a phrase, “I gasp at the beauty of it.” Thank you for showing up and blessing these youth with your time, finances and faith in what these organizations can produce. As a club leader, I see future community leaders and contributors in what many of these youth have accomplished through sacrifice, commitment and real hard work. It is my belief that 4-H is a program that can create future men and women of the same caliber as those who support it today.Albert Camus said, “Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”I thank Kim Schriver, the Garfield County Fair Board, the Livestock Marketing Committee and all who help to make possibilities real.Heather OtisSilt
On Aug. 23, I happened to be in Downtown Drug in Glenwood Springs when a distraught tourist came scurrying in. She had either run out of insulin or had neglected to bring it with her. Her trip was just beginning and the bus was leaving in a half hour. The folks at Downtown Drug were absolutely wonderful. They called her hometown pharmacy and got authorization to fill the prescription on the spot. They were able to provide the lady with the insulin that she needed and she was on her way to enjoy her Colorado vacation. It was a real joy to see someone who cares enough to go the extra mile to help someone in need. Hooray, Downtown Drug.Sharon AndersenGlenwood Springs
We would like to thank the woman who picked up our old and disoriented dog on Highway 133 the morning of Aug. 27 and safely delivered her to KDNK. Also, thanks to KDNK for providing the ID tags and maintaining their data base on “member” canines. Carbondale is still a great community full of caring people and organizations.Lee Beck and John StickneyCarbondale
On the best stage on the Western Slope, the Silt Stoney Ridge Pavilion, the 2012 Concert Series rocked with six concerts of different genres: country/country rock, classic rock, salsa/merengue, punk rock and blues/jazz. The town of Silt would like to give a big round of applause to its sponsors: Drive 105 FM, The River 95.5 FM, KMTS 99.1 and 96.7 FM, Down Valley Septic (aka United Site Services of Colorado), A-1 Traffic Control and Barricade, Waste Management, ANB Bank, FCI Constructors, Mountain Roll-Offs, Inc., and TransCare Ambulance.The town of Silt would also like to thank its vendors: Colorado Country Scents, Simply Dogs, Dogs R Us, Zoska’s Mostly Polska, CRHS Destination Imagination, El Buen Paladar and Alejandro Mellin, Rifle Brewing Co., Western Weeds, Cub Scout 220 Pack, and Premier Concessions.Thanks also to Mayor Dave Moore, Mayor Pro-Tem Rick Aluise, Trustees Paul Taylor, Bryan Fleming, Sonny Fernandez, Keith Richel and Jeff LaValla, P&Z Chair Mark Rinehart, P&Z Commissioner Bob Shivley, volunteers Barry and Patti Sovern, the Silt Area Chamber of Commerce and specifically President Terry Kirk, as well as Sharon Miller, Molly Holder, Alexys Holder, Savanna Fender, Cal Whitman, Stacia Day Murray, Cinda Willison, Larry Martin, Melissa Steinbach, Gabe Brubacher, Nathan Kirk, Oscar Sanchez, Diana Sanchez, James Miller, Valerie Baker, Bruce Strand, Clifford Keer, Bev Thompson, Holly Keesee, Cherry Downing, and George Downing.Thanks to town of Silt employees, Public Works Director Gerry Pace, Field Supervisor Joe Lundeen, Trey Fonner, Daryl Back, Mike Styk, Ron Valverde, Marjorie (Tinker) Heape, Chris Classen, Mike Russo, Town Clerk Sheila McIntyre, Amie Tucker, Janey Dyke, Police Chief Levy Burris, Corporal Kite, Corporal Rikhoff, Officer Scholz, Officer Taylor, Officer Grant, Officer Nassetta, Utilities Director Jack Castle, and Dan O. McCue.Lastly, the town would like to thanks its sound crew, Burning Coal Productions, and its entertainers: Alpine Shore, Johnny O, Arch Angel, Red Tide Rising, Guilty by Association, Reno Divorce, The Black Pacific, Derringer, Highway 101, The Molina International Orchestra and Dancers, Already Gone, Adam Ashley and Roundabout, and Little Texas. Stay tuned for more great shows in 2013.Janet Aluise, Community Development DirectorPamela Woods, Town AdministratorSilt
Alpine Animal Hospital would like to thank all our clients and the community for joining us at our open house Aug. 18 in celebration of their pets’ happiness and good health.Mary Fox, Practice ManagerAlpine Animal HospitalCarbondale
This letter is a grateful thank-you to Josh Brand. He is a very special “angel” and Coloradoan who came to my rescue when I ran out of gas on the Flat Tops far above Glenwood Springs. Mr. Brand went far beyond the ordinary to help: he removed a hose from his vehicle to use as a syphon, and sucked gasoline using his mouth to get the flow going. He did this multiple times until we had enough gas to get down. What an amazing man – who then refused our offers to reward him and his family.If you ever need a tow, go to Blaine Ward Towing in West Glenwood where you can meet this wonderful young man.What a wonderful place to live.Judi GarmanRedstone
The family of Jo Diaz would like express our deepest appreciation to our family and friends for the thoughts, prayers, support and generosity they have shown during our loss.A special thanks to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the staff at E. Dene Moore Care Center, and Alpine Hospice for the loving care that they showed Jo.She was truly a special lady and will be missed by all.Ted Diaz and familyRifle
The Rifle Lions club recently thanked Sandra Coe and Crossroads Senior Living of Rifle for allowing the club to meet at their beautiful facility for the past decade. Surrounded by a comfortable family atmosphere, 22 residents currently reside at Crossroads. Lions Club members enjoyed interacting with the residents and staff when arriving for their monthly meetings. The Rifle Lions Club now meets at the Bookcliffs Council on Arts and Humanities building at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month.
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