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KDNK and Carbondale Council for the Arts and Humanities (CCAH) would like to give a big thanks to the Roaring Fork community. The Green Is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza was a huge success. The joy of working with such a diverse group of creative people from throughout the valley and beyond was as much fun as the show itself. The generosity of our Green Sponsors: New Paradigm Energy, Sol Energy, Land and Shelter, Carbondale Light and Power, Solar Flair Thermal Systems, The Village Smithy, Jacober Brothers Construction, InPower Systems, Green Line Architects, Peak Party Rental, Shoestring Publishing and Mountain Groove Productions made the whole thing possible. The Town of Carbondale and the Rec Center staff are always good to work with, and the volunteers just blew us away. Even in these hard economic times, it is good to know we can all get together, be creative and produce something that makes our community stronger. Support the arts as they are the HeART of the community!Thanks again. We’ll do this again next year.Amy Kimberly, Ro Mead and Steve SkinnerKDNK and Carbondale Council for the Arts and Humanities

Many thanks to everyone who helped Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers to make the second annual Town to Town Tour a success. First and foremost, thanks to the more than 300 Nordic enthusiasts who skied and snow-shoed the Rio Grande Trail from Aspen to Basalt and the 50 volunteers who made the event happen. We would also like to thank all our sponsors and donors including Alpine Bank, Harry Teague Architects, Bighorn Toyota, Pitkin County Open Space & Trails, Orthopedic Associates of Aspen & Glenwood, Joe McGuire Design, Aspen Constructors, Aspen Times, Bethel Party Rentals, KSPN and many, many others. RFOV learned quite a lot from last years event, and hope everyone agrees this years event was even better than last. Please give us your comments on our web site http://www.rfov.org or e-mail rfov@sopris.net so we can continue to improve the event.We hope to see you all and your friends for the third annual Tour next year economy willing! Thank you everyone for a spectacular day on the Rio Grande Trail!Susan Wolff and Melenda NessTown to Town Tour co-chairs

Thank you to the many supporters who had fun and learned a little bit about breast cancer at the March Komen Aspen Pink Events: Independence Run & Hike and White House Pizza in Carbondale, Bowl for the Cure and Carves for the Curves, plus the on-going Knit-a-thon sponsored by the Pitkin County Library. Stay tuned for the April events. Together, we will end breast cancer forever. Claudia Curry Hill, executive DirectorAspen Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure



What a fantastic time we had at the 2009 LUNAFEST short film festival, this year on Saturday, March 21st at Colorado Rocky Mountain School. We were able to funds for the Advocate Safehouse Project and the Breast Cancer Fund. It takes a community to produce an entertainment-filled event, and we certainly had a fabulous amount of support. First of all, we would like to thank the LUNAFEST Committee who made this possible: Amanda Brooke; Nina Dattola and Carol McCurry. Additionally, we could not have held the LUNAFEST without our generous sponsors: Alpine Banks, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Colorado Rocky Mountain School, Alpine Women’s Care, Land & Shelter, Delish-Delosh Catering, Roaring Fork Liquors, LUNA Bars, and Stroller Strides. Special thanks to Monica Rhodes of Colorado Rocky Mountain School.Many thanks to the people who attended LUNAFEST this year. Please spread the word about this wonderful and enlightening short film fest. We hope to see you next year at the movies.LA Bailey, LUNAFEST co-chair, Stroller StridesJulie Olson, LUNAFEST co-chair, Advocate Safehouse Project

To all of our dear friends, family, and colleagues, Craig and I would like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for your outpouring of kindness during our time of tragedy in the loss of our daughter, Heather. Each and every prayer, hug, lovingly-prepared dinner, and generous donation in her name, have truly touched our hearts and helped so much to ease our pain at this terrible time. A very special thank you goes out to our angels who helped us to function after the tragedy: Colorado Mountain College; Wells Fargo Bank; Garfield Re-2 School District staff and students; Mark and Patty DeWolfe; Charlie and Beverly Lee; Denise and Rick Gallegos; Sue, Bob and Kristlynn Coquoz; Sue Beecraft and all her wonderful staff; Theresa Hamilton; Larry Brady; Rick VanVleet; Charlie Hornick; Chandra Morton; David Blair; Julie Bailey and everyone who attended the Candle Walk; Grand Valley High School staff and students; Parachute/Battlement Mesa Chamber of Commerce; Easy Cuisine; Pam Acord; Kelly Timmer; Tina Sandoval; Robin and Alan Goad; Keith and Shawna Petree; Alpine Bank; Steve and Nancy Tix; Hazelden Construction; Mesa State College staff and students; Toby LeBorgne; Kiwanis; Bart and Trish Braby; August Akers; Tammy and Danny LaRue; Linda Kochevar; Bryson Minter; and to all of you who have stopped in to check on us, it means so much . There are no words to convey how much this has meant to Craig and I; Sue, Bob, Jason and Kristlynn Coquoz; Don and JoAnne Meinen; Sheri and Brent Lake; Vicki and DeVere Southam; and Earl Jay. Thank you and God bless each and every one of you. Craig and Nancy JayParachute


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