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Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

As the sun started to warm the banks of the Roaring Fork River on Saturday morning, Oct. 3, five Buddy Pairs loaded into fishing boats with a personal guide for a day of fly fishing adventure. The pairs floated for about four hours on a wonderful fall day before docking for a picnic lunch on river’s edge. As each pair stepped off their boats, grinning from ear-to-ear, we heard of the Buddies’ fruitful endeavors: “I caught 5 fish!”, “I caught 6!”, “Well, we caught 8!” After a leisurely lunch, the Buddy Pairs piled back into their boats for the final mile of fishing before the take-out. A few Big Buddies reported their Little Buddies asking “when can we go fishing again!?” as soon as they left the boats and guides to go their respective ways. A first time fishing experience for many of our Buddies, Big and Little, The Buddy Program would like to thank all of the guides and people who made this wonderful day of new adventure and skill possible.First off, a huge thank you to Jonathan Feinberg for organizing the adventure for our Buddies, from selecting and coordinating guides, to planning and preparing lunch, everything was amazing and very well organized! Thank you to Rick Neiley and Maria Maniscalchi for so generously allowing us to set up our picnic on their beautiful property! And a big thank you to all of the guides who donated their time on that perfect Saturday to share what they love most with our Big and Little Buddies: Ed Dyson of Frying Pan Anglers, Doug Moyer of Alpine Angling, and Lincoln Neiley, Mike Chmura, and Jeremy Stott, all from Taylor Creek. You all were truly inspirational and thanks to you we now have a new group of eager fisher people!Kaitlyn ArchambaultThe Buddy Program

The interest in installing solar systems on homes and businesses in Garfield County continues to grow. More than 120 individuals attended the first Garfield County Tour of Solar Homes (an extension of the New Castle Solar Home Open House & Educational Tours of 2007 and 2008). The public visited four homes in Carbondale and two in Glenwood Springs to learn more about how easy and cost effective it can be to build or retrofit a home or business for energy efficiency and to use renewable energy. This year’s tour attracted visitors from Aspen, Avon, Basalt, El Jebel, Edwards, Eagle, New Castle, Silt and Snowmass as well as Glenwood Springs and Carbondale.The Roaring Fork Sierra Club Solar Tour Committee would like to thank those generous families who opened their solar homes to the public: This includes the Keith Brand, Guevara-Stone, Jacober/O’Kane, Dan Richardson and Craig Ullman families. Bonsai Communities also opened their beautiful new Energy Star certified home for the tour. We couldn’t have pulled this off without our generous local sponsors including the Town of Carbondale, Garfield New Energy Communities Initiative, CORE, Holy Cross Energy, Solar Energy International and local solar installers Sunsense, SolEnergy and Young Services. Many thanks to our volunteer educators and citizens who helped make the tour a great educational event and a very special thank you to Suzie Romig of the New Castle Environmental Advisory Committee. Remember that if you didn’t make it on the tour, you can find more information on solar system rebates and creative financing from the Garfield County New Energy Communities Initiative at http://www.GarfieldCleanEnergy.org, the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association at http://www.coseia.org or the American Solar Energy Society at http://www.ases.org. Our thanks to all who supported this event,The Roaring Fork Sierra Club Solar Tour Committee


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