Readers Say Thanks
The Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association’s Grizzly Mite Hockey Team would like to thank one more important sponsor that was accidentally left out of the previous “Readers Say Thanks” letter. We would also like to say a sincere thank you to the Glenwood Springs local McDonald’s for supplying two day’s worth of hot coffee for all of the parents at our Mite Jamboree on Dec. 1 and 2. Please know we all were eternally grateful for their generosity and for keeping our parents warm and happy. We appreciate their contribution and help in making our event a tremendous success.Lydia Senn, Grizzly Mite managerGlenwood Springs Youth Hockey AssociationGlenwood Springs
Defiance Rugby Football Club would like to take a moment to recognize all of its sponsors and contributors for the 2012 season.As is always the case, Defiance is thankful for the support of Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork area fans. Rugby can be a physically trying sport, and oftentimes the cheers from the sidelines provide that extra push to keep our heads up and fight until the end, whether winning or losing.There are several people and businesses that need specific mention for their above and beyond support. The Fraternal Order of the Eagles hosted many events for the team and Charli Ogburn gets our great thanks for her personal commitment to those many events. Dr. Ashley Dolan-Kauffman from Sopris Chiropractic in Carbondale was a huge help with helping keep our bodies in good repair after games and practices. A special thanks to our coach Bob Herrell who is stepping down after five years. He has not been compensated, but tirelessly committed himself to us. Thank you to Matt Blouin for assisting. Thanks to Doc Jensen and the WIN Institute for 20 years of donations of money and services or both. Thank you to the Brew Pub for hosting meetings and their 15 years of donations. Our gratitude to Orthopaedic Associates for its continued support on our uniforms. Double Diamond Moving also gave much-needed support.I would also like to thank and congratulate all of the players who gave their time, money and specifically their bodies to the game we all love so much. Thank you to the countless hours either given or surrendered by our families in support of something we care about so much. Lastly, I would like to thank Chris Woods, our president, Eric Olson our VP, and Ken Ishmael, our captain, for their dedication in helping 2012 be another successful year with all eyes looking ahead to our 20th anniversary in 2013.Gregg T. McCorkleGlenwood Springs
A big thank-you to all the ladies of the Roaring Fork Valley who supported the 20th annual Elegant Auction & Lunch, sponsored by Chapter AO of PEO. Once again it was held at the historic Hotel Colorado. The beautiful Christmas decorations throughout the hotel put everyone in the holiday spirit. The staff at the hotel went above and beyond our expectations taking care of every detail. A very special thanks to Vicki van Engelenburg, owner of A La Carte, for handling the ticket sales. Thanks to the many local businesses and individuals who donated more than 200 door prizes. Proceeds from the live auction will go to our 2012 designated nonprofit, Advocate Safehouse, as well as four $750 book scholarships to graduating seniors, plus one continuing scholarship. We also support the local Girl Scouts’ Girls Are Great program. Thank you again to all the ladies who bid on the creative handmade items made by our membership. Their purchases help many young ladies achieve their educational goals.Kathy Feinsingerand the 2012 Elegant Auction CommitteeCarbondale
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PHOTO: Fire in median by Grizzly Creek caused brief closure of I-70 in Glenwood Canyon Wednesday afternoon
Eastbound traffic on Interstate 70 sits at a standstill just east of exit 116 in Glenwood Springs after a small fire ignited in the median near Grizzly Creek and briefly shutting down both lanes of traffic on Wednesday afternoon.