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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to the Hospice of the Valley. Without their support and the dedication and love of their incredible nurses, Leesa Russo and Karen Gibson and their wonderful gifted Hospice Chaplain Sean Jeung I could not have kept my mother at home with her family in her last days. I would also like to thank nurse Audra Moyes for her support. I could not have done this without them all. We are blessed to have Hospice here again in our valley, and I urge everyone to support them so that they can continue to provide their invaluable service supporting those in need.

Joy Benedict

Glenwood Springs



The Riding Institute of Disabled Equestrians (RIDE) has just finished its 16th summer program in Silt. This year has been unbelievable. A physical, cognitive or emotional special need does not limit a person from interacting with horses. In fact, such interactions can prove and did prove to be highly rewarding for the students and the volunteers. I want to thank the volunteers that helped this year, from the 11-year-old Cody Hinkley to the older gentleman Butch Pressler. We had teenage girls from Coal Ridge to Rifle High that stepped up to the plate and worked with the students – we could not have done it without them. The interaction between the students, the volunteers and the equine partners demonstrated the efficacy of horseback riding being used as therapy.

Again, I will state, the volunteers were outstanding, and they warmed my heart. The RIDE program could not exist with out all of them. Thank you.



Happy Trails,

Dee Stiers, RIDE director

The family of Roy Elwell would like to express its gratitude to its many friends, neighbors and relatives who extended their compassion and generosity to us and their respect for Roy at the time of his death.

We are especially humbled by the kindness of strangers who came to his aid at City Market, extending their concern and prayers to someone unknown to most of them, just willing to help. This occasion should reinforce in all of us the privilege of living in a small, close and caring community, as it surely did with our own family.

Special acknowledgment must go to Tom Regan and all the Elks Lodge 2286, Kevin Flohr of City Market, Lesa Wilson of Grand Avenue Barbers and Steve Beham of The Bayou for their graciousness at our time of loss, Fathers Robert Hehn and James Cuneo and the staff of St. Stephen’s Church and Crown Hill and Thomas at Farnum-Holt for their loving ministry to our family.

Please accept our heartfelt and eternal thanks.

Bernita, Dariun, Brenda, Dirk, Jin, Hanna, Caleb, Jacob and Anna Elwell

Glenwood Springs

The town of Silt and its employees would like to thank several groups of people for making our summer baseball and softball program such a success.

First, our appreciation goes to A1 Traffic Control for being so extremely generous and sponsoring all of our teams this year. We would also like to thank our donors: Studio Six Salon, Cheryl and Co., Sexton’s Welding and Micro Plastics.

Most importantly, we need to thank the people who gave so much of their time and effort to the teams – our volunteer coaches: Jeff Arneson, Justin Page, Brando Walpole, James Martinez, Dan Ostrom, Louis Garcia, Charlie Sheerin, Teran Hughes, Larry Webster, Nicole Centeno and Dawn Hughes, you are awesome!

Thank you and see you next year.

Dusty Pizzelli

town of Silt Parks and Rec Department

We would like to say how grateful and amazed we were at all the generous buyers that showed up at the Garfield County Livestock 4-H sale.

In these tight economic times, it is really wonderful how much support our community gives back to the youth of 4-H.

This year’s fair was filled with 70 pigs, 57 steers and countless numbers of goats, rabbits, sheep and chickens, and to my amazement there was a buyer for every one. We would personally like to thank Alpine Banks and Berthod Motors for their contributions, and all other buyers.

Thanks so very much,

Jerilyn, Marty and Johnny Nieslanik


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