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I am writing to thank the Glenwood Springs Post Independent for its support and wonderful coverage of our efforts to help Jose Mendoza Turbin’s efforts to appeal his deportation order. As you know, we held a benefit to help raise money for the legal counsel he needs. Because of the incredible generosity of the residents of Glenwood Springs, we had an outstanding success on Sunday, March 8. We would like to publicly thank the following individuals and businesses for their contributions of goods and services: Emma Axelson, Mona Lisa, Pinque, Joyce Webb, Once Upon a Child, Fine Things, Summit Canyon Mountaineering, Through the Looking Glass, 4 Mile Bed and Breakfast, Silver Bead, Ben and Sue Heffer, Alpine Bank, Jason Collier Family, John Slothouber and Kathy Woodyard, Great Clips, Casa del Sol/ U.S. Bank, China Catt at Shear Happenings, Pit Stop, Grounded Life Therapy May Palace, Sunlight Sports, Mary Heisel, Hanna Besklar, Britt Boyd, Sydney Hastings at essentialx.com, Mountain Valley Weavers, Lilly’s, Sugar Sweet Clothing, Zheng, 7th St. Salon, Good Health, Allure MediSpa, Roaring Fork Liquors, Russo’s Pizza, Savvy Nails, Big John’s, Nieman’s Gardens, Gear Exchange, Walter Gallacher, Annie and Bob Brooks, and Ginny and Jeff Badger.

The generosity of the people and businesses above was matched by the wonderful support of the community members who came to the benefit and participated in the silent auction and the indoor soccer game. As always, all of the people who came together realized what a special place the Roaring Fork Valley is, and how lucky we are to live here.

I hope to be able to soon write another letter to tell you the Valley has another wonderful permanent resident who will give in the manner he has seen.



Annie Brooks

Glenwood Springs



To all the wonderful surgical doctors and nursing staff and all others who so professionally saved my life at Valley View Hospital, I cannot find deep enough words of gratitude or thanks. During my three-and-a-half-week stay the constant attention to my needs by your staff was truly impressive. May the Lord God richly bless each and every one of you.

Without you wonderful people, simply put, I would have died in short order from the rupturing of my appendix on February 21, 2009. Your fast and professional response and care after-the-fact has given me a new lease on life. Now every day is like a gift, and I hope to always treat it that way.

Never take your health for granted, it can vanish without a warning in the blink of an eye.

God bless all of you.

William J. Hawkins

Glenwood Springs

A big thank-you from Mary Jo Spain RN, School Nurse in Glenwood Springs, to the Glenwood Springs Fire Department employees, Chad Harris and Jason Grosse, instructor of CPR. Jason taught the four-hour American Heart Association CPR course to 14 health aides, secretaries, dietary staff, bus drivers, and maintenance employees of the Glenwood Springs schools on the staff inservice day, Friday, March 20, 2009.

Mary Jo Spain R.N. MSN

School Nurse, Glenwood Springs


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