Readers say thanks
I was on the top of the mountain today looking at Sopris, and it brought me back to that day at Gates Soccer Park when we celebrated my daughter’s life together.
On that day when I turned toward my family, I was full of pride. Our faith had pulled us together, our love made us strong, and Brieanne held us in her embrace. And as I turned my gaze into the crowd, I saw all of you, our friends. At that moment, I saw the very soul of the village that had helped to raise my family, and it took my breath away.
This is a long over due thanks to all of you. You amaze me with your wonderful hearts and continue to help ease the burden on my soul.
You also generously raised over $8,000 for the Make a Wish Foundation. You’re fantastic!
Cyndie, John, Levi, Brittney and Tobie Rippy
The volunteer Green Team at Kathryn Senor Elementary School in New Castle would like to congratulate all the students who walked, biked, carpooled or rode the bus to school in October. KSE hosted a walking and biking to school promotion in conjunction with International Walk to School month. The event helps kids learn about the health and environmental benefits of walking and biking and about the clean air benefits of carpooling.
The Green Team would like to thank the city of Glenwood Springs transportation manager Sabrina Harris, Paul Nelson of McDonald’s in Glenwood Springs and the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program coordinator for supporting our local event. KSE students are encouraged to walk, bike, carpool or ride the bus all year whenever possible, and another promotional event is planned for spring.
Teacher Alli Rickert’s fourth-grade class and teacher Victoria Miller’s second-grade class finished first and second, respectively, in the schoolwide contest to see how many students could walk or bike to school.
The students’ actions helped to remove hundreds of vehicle trips off the roads. The two winning classes earned a celebration with ice cream cones, certificates and prizes.
Chris DeSimone and the KSE Green Team
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