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We are now about halfway through our roundabout construction, and I wanted to give several companies an attaboy. When the project was starting, I went to them to ask for their cooperation in keeping their trucks out of the construction area and using other ways of getting their trucks moved around. They have done a great job, and helped all of us by reducing the amount and size of vehicles using the intersections involved with the construction. A big thank you to Antero Resources, Beaver Creek Water Hauling, Brandt A Varco Co., Dalbo, FedEx, Flint Energy Services, Garfield County, Garfield Steel, Arrow Stage Lines, Harrys Heavy Haulers, K&M Food Service, Mountain Water Service, National Oilwell Varco, Redman Pipe & Supply, Speedy Heavy Hauling, TD Production, Wal-Mart and Western Slope Trailers.I would also invite those that I have not contacted to join us in avoiding using the exit 90 intersections. This will be especially critical after the switch over to the east side of Highway 13. This will make turning onto or off Airport Road near impossible for trucks and motor homes, so I encourage everyone to help out. It looks like we are right on schedule, and with the two new planned closures, we will finish ahead of schedule. Everyone in Rifle and surrounding areas deserves a big thank you for being patient and courteous to your fellow neighbors. We still have a few jerks out there that are in a big hurry, but in general everyone is working together pretty well. When this project is done, well all be proud of the end product!Gary OsierRifle

As the summer baseball and softball season start to wind down, Basalt Recreation would like to express our thanks to the many volunteer coaches who dedicate so much of their time to help the youth of the Roaring Fork Valley learn not only the game of baseball and softball, but also the sportsmanship and camaraderie of playing on a team.Many thanks to Brad Elliot, Brian Hipona, Bruce Matherly, Chris Peshek, Curtis Schwab, Darrel Zwieg, David Briscoe, David Schoenberger, Frankie and Larry Strait, Jeff Davis, Jon Barnes, Kris Sinko, Mike Glen, Peter King, Steve Aitken, Brian Pettet, and Matt Flink. Thank you to all the parents who helped out with refreshments and made sure their child was at practices and games. Also thank you to all the players who dedicated their summer to playing ball. And thank you to the umpires and field workers for taking the time to be at the games. We appreciate everyones hard work with the summer recreation baseball and softball league.Dorothy HowardBasalt Recreation Department

Also addressed: Harold and bingo staff,I would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for the donation of the bingo control board by Elks Lodge #2195.We have now got a working board that the people can see, and it all works.Please believe that there are a number of seniors that have an afternoon of wonderful entertainment at a minimal cost to them. If you are ever able to attend a meal at the Rifle Senior Center, it will be on me, just tell them you are an Elk.Marie George, Rifle Senior Center directorRifle


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