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Readers say thanks

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

I need to publicly thank the Parks Department or whichever department it is or was that worked so hard on the cemetery up White Hill to make it look so nice for Memorial Day.

We went up to tend to graves on Thursday, and there were people weedeating and someone cutting the grass with a mower. Thanks for doing that for all the old-timers and their relatives. We do appreciate it very much.

I want to thank our daughter, Kris Hyrup, for going up there with her weedeater and making our graves look really nice this year. She worked extremely hard in the hot sun for several hours. She took care of several families graves, including the Burtards.

Thanks so much from the:

Spaulding Family

Tacker Family

Baumli Family

My name is Jennie Horst and I am a seventh-grader at Basalt Middle School. I was in a program called the W.I.T. Academy, and we got to do Inspiration Internships with businesses in the valley.

I would like to acknowledge Marguerite Flett of Gentle Friends Veterinary Hospital, in Glenwood Springs, for being my mentor.

At Gentle Friends Veterinary Hospital I learned what it’s like to have a real job. I also learned how to properly take care of animals. I chose to work with a veterinarian because working with animals is a passion I have, and I love the animals so very much. Also, just like humans, animals need care, too. Marguerite taught me how to give shots, perform surgical procedures, and work better with adults and other people in the community.

Thank you for such a wonderful time and for being my mentor, Marguerite!


Jennie Horst

BMS seventh-grader


On behalf of The Buddy Program, I would like to extend a special thank-you to Molly Robison and the amazing staff at WindWalkers, Equine Assisted Learning and Therapy Center, for an extraordinary afternoon at the beautiful Cedar Ridge Ranch in Carbondale.

Four Big and Little Buddy pairs were presented with an opportunity to understand horse safety, grooming and care, all the while enjoying an extremely fun recreational experience that included various games and activities that helped increase the Buddy pairs’ horsemanship skills.

Again, thank-you to WindWalkers for making our community a better place by making a difference in the lives of the people they serve. We salute them and look forward to collaborating with them in the future.

The Buddy Program offers plenty of opportunities to mentor in our community and local schools. We invite anybody interested in becoming a volunteer mentor to call (970) 920-2130 or visit our website,

Karmen Pittenger

director of Youth and Family Services

The Buddy Program

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