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Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Institute for Civic Achievement thanks all who contributed to the great success of the Alpine Bank Business Symposium on May 29. Without their help and community spirit, this event could not have taken place to provide local businesses with new tools to take advantage of the current economic climate.First, our thanks go to Alpine Bank for its role as the title sponsor and driving force of the event. We also offer a special thanks to Glenwood Insurance Agency, which made it possible to attract a world-class keynote speaker to inspire and teach the attendees a new way of approaching business relationships. Without the generous support of Your Radio KURR-FM, we would not have been able to get the word out to the community as effectively as we did. Contributing to rounding out our program with nationally and internationally recognized experts are Blue Tent Marketing, Valley View Hospital Foundation and Youthentity. And, very important to us in supplying monetary and in-kind support are The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, 2 Rivers Video Productions, Passion for Picnics, and Starbucks of Glenwood Springs.The support and efforts of these dedicated, community-minded organizations, the event’s presenters, and our volunteers have shown that community service and business strength make effective partners for supporting growth.Tom Fleming, presidentInstitute for Civic Achievement

I am writing this letter to express my extreme gratitude to Sandra Morris, the staff and the center of the Aspen Valley Hospital. The Snowmass Recreation Department has opened all of its outside amenities for this summer. One of these amenities is the skate park. The Recreation Department offers lessons and the Snowmass Recreation Summer Camp will use this facility for its participants on certain days. I contacted Sandra Morris and told her I have a very limited budget for purchasing new items for my programs, and a priority was protective gear for safe learning at the skate park. Sandra was exceptional in assisting my cause with getting 12 helmets and 12 full sets of pads for children to use to be safe while having fun. All pads and helmets were donated by Sandra and AVH, which was way beyond my expectations. On behalf of the Snowmass Recreation Center, the Summer Camp and all our staff, I would like to say a huge heartfelt thank-you to Sandra and her team at Aspen Valley Hospital for the gracious donation of these items for our participants in our programs to use. Sincerely and very much appreciative,Chris “Woodsie” WoodsSnowmass Recreation program specialist

The “Purge the Spurge” event held on Saturday, May 30, was a resounding success. More than 40 bags of the noxious weed myrtle spurge were collected by Glenwood residents in exchange for native plants grown by the Mountain Valley Developmental Services greenhouse employees. A big thank-you to all the folks who participated; you assisted in protecting our state’s unique botanical heritage. As good stewards of the land, it is important for us to do our part to manage the alien plants that are displacing our native vegetation and disrupting ecosystems. We would also like to thank the event sponsors: Garfield County Vegetation Management, Colorado State University Extension, Colorado Weed Management Association, Colorado Big Country RC&D, Colorado Master Gardeners, Mountain Valley Developmental Services and the city of Glenwood Springs Parks & Recreation Department.Dieter & Debbie MartinGlenwood SpringsColorado Master Gardeners

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