Readers Say Thanks
The members of Spring Board Aspen would like to thank the Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) for coordinating and leading a trail work day with us on Sept. 9. Spring Board Aspen is proud to be able to support RFOV’s Crew Leader Corps Program this year as one of our grant recipients. We are very excited to see the development of this new program and what the youth leaders are able to accomplish. Spring Board is happy to be able to give back to the community both financially and with volunteer hours.Spring Board is a volunteer board of young adults (aged 21-35) dedicated to raising money for and working with organizations that engage youth in their community and help to foster volunteerism. Spring Board has been committed to empowering a new generation by encouraging leadership, philanthropy, and volunteerism since 1997. Our 2012 grantees include RFOV, Kids for Kids, Raising a Reader, Junior Hope (Aspen Hope Center), and the Stage of Life Theater.Adam McCurdySpring Board Aspen Aspen
CORE and the Roaring Fork Food Policy Council would like to thank everyone throughout the valley who made our two Local Foods Challenge kickoff events this month hugely successful.On Sept. 6, ACES staff graciously hosted our outdoor film screening and brought their ice-cream maker from Rock Bottom Ranch. Cathy Burkle of Emmadale Farm in Basalt brought a beautiful spread of farm-fresh tasters, and Allison and Mike Spayd brought eggs, honey and more from Spradley Farms in Missouri Heights. In addition, Borden Farms, Eagle Springs Organic and Louis Swiss Pastry donated food for the evening.On Sept. 7, Crystal River Meats hosted a lively and well-attended party in their yard on Fourth Street in Carbondale. Once again, they gave hundreds of burgers to First Friday attendees and the entire staff was helpful and generous in hosting the Local Foods Challenge. We also extend a big thank-you to all of the growers who set up farm stands: Theresa Rumery of Osage Gardens, Ilene Pevec of Farm to School, Hayley Olsen from Peach Valley CSA, Rose LeVan of Sustainable Settings, Bryan Reed from Eagle Springs Organic, and Stephanie Syson from Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute. All the Pretty Horses provided music, Primitive Palate offered free face-painting and the Carbondale Creamery debuted their delicious ice cream.Thanks to all for sharing your bounty and for building such strong community spirit and action.Amelia Potvin, Community Office for Resource EfficiencyDawne Vrabel, Roaring Fork Food Policy CouncilAspen and Carbondale
On behalf of Pack 221, we would like to thank Ashley Alexander and the New Castle Chamber of Commerce for putting on an exceptional Burning Mountain Festival. Our gratitude goes out to Mike Marcucci of Pepsi, Russell and Ross Talbott and all the gang at Mr. T’s and Talbott Enterprises, Scott Helms at McDonald’s, and Kevin Steward and Rene Bohler at the Rifle Walmart for all their help in making our fundraiser a huge success. Of course, it wouldn’t have been possible without all of our scouts and their parents helping out. Thanks to all of them, especially Carolyn Suehring, for making it all happen. Last but not least, we’d like to thank our wonderful community for its support. It’s true that it does take a village to raise a scout. Thanks again to all of you.John and Dustin Harcourt, Cub Scout leaders
In December 2008, I had a serious illness that almost killed me. A friend of mine suggested that learning how to exercise would help me. I met with Paula Black at New Castle Family Fitness, and I have been training with her and the other trainers ever since.The staff at New Castle Family Fitness always greets me with a smile. They really care about getting their members strong and healthy. It’s only through the grace of God that I am able to work out. With God, all things are possible.Glenn WoodsNew Castle
When a granny drives her aging sports car into a transmission shop and says, “I think there’s something wrong with my transmission,” she may as well have a neon sign on her forehead saying, “Take my money.” But the professionals at Mr. Transmission in Glenwood Springs were so honest and above board, they gave my car a free diagnostic test and told me my transmission was just fine. I appreciate their integrity, and I would recommend them highly. Deborah WilliamsGlenwood Springs
Just a brief thank-you to my friends and customers who expressed their sympathy and support for me due to the recent passing of my mother. A special thank-you to Elizabeth Hanckel for donating her air miles for me to fly to Carson City, Nev., to be with my family. I will always remember and love all of you. God bless you.DeAnna AndersonGlenwood Dance Academy & Pilates StudioGlenwood Springs
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The Healthy Rivers Youth Water Summit brought together water policy experts, decision makers and more than 100 students from Roaring Fork Valley middle and high schools to learn about and discuss water issues.