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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
I am writing this letter to show our deepest gratitude to the gentlemen at Taylor Creek Fly Shop in Basalt. I’m a teacher at Aspen High School, and was the course leader for the Fly Fishing in the Valley Experiential Education course. The course was designed to provide a low-cost, stay-at-home option for students interested in learning to fly-fish our local gold medal waters. After several meetings over the past few months, the course wrapped up with a week on the Fryingpan River.
A group of five boys and I participated in the fly-fishing ex ed course, and would like to publicly thank Will, Kirk, Cam and Brandon from Taylor Creek. Upon hearing about the course, Will arranged for our group to borrow waders, boots and fly rods for the week ” all free of charge. The guides volunteered their services, including coming in on their days off to work with the students. They instructed the boys in proper casting, tying knots and entomology. Once we hit the river, they worked with each student on the overall skills needed to read the water, cross rivers at appropriate places, and safely catch, handle and release the fish. We had a fantastic week. Everyone caught and released multiple fish each day, a great testament to the skills of the guides.
Again, we truly appreciate everything that the gentlemen at Taylor Creek did to help us. In the words of one of the students, “You guys rock!”
Fly Fishing in the Valley Experiential Education course leader
Aspen High School
The Carbondale Community Food Co-op wants to thank the many people who came out this past weekend for our membership drive, and especially to those who joined the co-op by purchasing a membership share in the business. Unlike most community-owned businesses that sell a sufficient number of shares to raise start-up capital prior to opening, the CCFC was offered a large loan to open ASAP in order to fill the need for a mid-valley community-owned natural food store. Our first year has been very successful in providing whole, organic, local foods to the public at large, and it’s now time for that same public to step up to the plate and purchase a share in the business to enable us to survive, thrive and expand to better meet your needs.
Many thanks also to Eco-Performance, Akaljit, Pixie Byrne, True Nature, Tanya, Doug Margel, Rock Bottom Ranch, L’Hostaria Restaurant, RFTA and Valerie Kelly for their donations of goods and services for our membership weekend prize drawings. And gratitude goes out to all working members who volunteer their time in the store, which, incidentally, earns them greater discounts on all purchases.
Come by the co-op at 559 Main St., Carbondale, and check out our wonderful array of wholesome local foods, as well as household goods, personal care products and nutritional supplements. Ask about the many benefits of membership, and please consider supporting the co-op by purchasing a share in this community-owned business. Everyone can shop at the co-op, but members get greater benefits!
Laurie Loeb for the CCFC board of directors
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