Readers Say Thanks
Glenwood Springs Defiance Rugby Football Club would like to thank all of the sponsors, bands, concert-goers and particularly the Eagles Club for helping us put on a rocking good show Saturday, Sept. 8, in beautiful downtown Glenwood.
Fueled by fantastic live performances from V.O.I.E.D., The Haven Effect and Glenwood’s own Concrete Vibe, the Eagles Club rocked for rugby all night long in a successful fundraiser for Defiance Rugby’s upcoming 20th anniversary celebration.
Thanks to the bands for donating their performances, the Eagles Club for donating the venue, and the wonderful citizens of Glenwood for supporting their local rugby club and rocking the house.
During the course of the evening we raffled off a cornucopia of donated items from Spider Rose Tattoo, Treadz, Big Daddy’s Sports Bar, The Village Smithy, The Pour House, Starbucks, City Market, Zheng’s Asian Bistro, Cardiff Therapy, Russo’s Pizza, The Double Dog Pub, The Riviera, Coca-Cola, Denise Abrams, Double Diamond Moving and Storage, and our long time sponsor The Brew Pub.
Many, many thanks to all of our sponsors, and special thanks to the Post Independent and Jeff Caspersen for the continuing coverage of games, events and club news. We love you, Glenwood!
Robert Herrell, coach
and members of Defiance Rugby
When Jim Boone passed away on Aug. 7, one of our Rifle City Council members stated, “Our community has lost a hero.” I appreciated her statement, as Mr. Boone was larger than life to many students, athletes and adults in our area.
Since his passing, I have noticed that there are many heroes in our community. These are not the people that you necessarily see in front of a crowd or that get recognition for what they do. These are the members of our community that find quiet, helpful ways to support those that are hurting or needing help. They use their gifts to fill needs with a phone call, a text, Facebook, a card, a hug or financial help.
Our family has been inundated with heroes in our community. They are the hands and feet of Jesus to the “least of these.” We are so appreciative of all the support we have received.
Thank you for reminding us that heroes are all around us and that we need to look outside ourselves and help others. Who can you be a hero to today?
A couple of weeks ago I brought my son to an event at Lake Christine State Park near Basalt. After the fire, and some residents who moved next to an active gun range had complained, I know Colorado Parks and Wildlife has received some foolish negative press. Well, I have known CPW staff my whole life on Divide Creek and off Divide Creek, and I have to say:
Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s amazing officers Dan Cacho, Darren Chacon, Bill Andree, Kevin Wright, John Groves, Matt Yamashita, Brian Wodrich and Kasi Rishe rock, and CPW rocks.
These great people worked very, very hard to reach and teach 25 kids and 25 parents how to be safe with firearms, and they all made sure everyone had a great time and learned about wildlife and being safe.
I have hunted all of my life, and I understand. What I know is classes like this make us all safer, bring us all closer and let us all know that CPW officers are hard-working public servants who care about the well-being of our wildlife and our people as well. I was truly and totally impressed with all of the officers and the event. I will bring my daughter next year.
Donald J. Kaufman
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