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Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Library wish to express their gratitude to everyone who worked to make the recent book sale a wonderful success. The proceeds from the book sales are used to buy materials and furnishings for the library and to pay for adult and children’s programming.

A special thank-you goes to the hard-working volunteers who sorted the books and set up the sale. We also appreciate the Post Independent, the Alpine Fax and the local radio and television stations for their help in promoting this crucial fundraiser. And of course, we thank those who donated books for the sale, and the wonderful people who came to buy them.

The Glenwood Springs Branch Library is grateful to have the support of our community. Donations are welcome throughout the year. Be sure to watch for our next sale in May 2010.



Pat Conway

branch manager



Glenwood Springs Library

Thank you to all of those wonderful community members who sponsored and attended the first annual Visitors Cup Mini Golf Tournament and Wine Tasting. The fundraiser for Family Visitor Programs was held at Johnson Park Crazy Creeks Mini Golf in mid September to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the agency. The Family Visitor Programs staff and board members appreciate the continuing interest and financial contributions of the residents of this area.

For over 25 years the Family Visitor programs have been answering parents’ questions, and providing support and education during pregnancy and after babies are born. The agency provides support services that strengthen and empower parents, foster optimal development of children, and prevent child abuse and neglect. Home visits are provided free of charge to all families in the Aspen to Parachute region.

Last year more than 900 families received a home visit through the agency. The number of families requesting services and the need for financial resources for those services continues to grow. The support shown for these services is greatly appreciated.

Again thank you to all of those who helped make the first annual Visitors Cup Mini Golf Tournament a huge success. See you all next year!

Sponsors: Johnson Park Crazy Creeks Mini Golf, KMTS, Alpine Bank, Pediatric Partners, Geno’s Liquors, Good Health Downtown Market, Juicy Lucy’s Steakhouse, Savage Land, Grand River Construction, Post Independent, Firestone Vineyards, Williams Production, Flower Mart, Valley View Hospital, Women’s Health Associates, HealthStyles Exercise Equipment, Action Appraisal, Betsy and Scott Bowie, Abby Lochhead, Jack Searing, Fairbanks Properties, Blue Heron Sand Etching, H-P Geotech, Glenwood Insurance, Crystal Echo, and Stifel Nicolaus. Thanks also to all those who came out to play and those who made individual donations.

Family Visitor Programs

board of directors

Jim Yellico, Rick Dufon, Sally Lippman, Jeanne Sheriff, Chris Samuelson and Keiko Woodyard

On behalf of the Carbondale Community School, we would like to publicly thank our amazing sponsors and individuals who have helped make the Turkey Day 5K such a fantastic, annual community event.

To the Glenwood Springs Golf Course, thanks for housing this race for all of our 23 years! What an incredibly beautiful and challenging venue!

To Kevin and the Glenwood Springs City Market, we thank you for supplying us these many years with such a feast on this festive occasion! Our post-race party is considered “one of the best” because of your sponsorship!

To our dedicated volunteers, who give of their time, energy and enthusiasm, our gratitude is endless! Thank you Jerry, Theresa, Dawn, Johnny and George, our registration gods and goddesses! Kudos to Brian and the great folks at Independence Run and Hike for being our preregistration agents! Way to go Jim, Dorlene, Kirk, Pelland, and George for your splendid, energetic finish line work! Additional finish line regards to Paul and Nancy for the use of your clock! For monitoring the course, we thank Scott! Many thanks to Delwyn, Kirk, Jimmy Lee, Johnny, Cindy, Dorlene, Barb, and Angie, for the cooking of the turkeys, setting up, serving, and cleaning up of all the food for our post-race party! And to Gregory … thanks for everything you do!

To Courtney and Village Inn, we say Gracias for those awesome pies and to Mike for the donuts and the Post Independent for the coverage!

Rio and Caroline, you both did a super job running for those who could not be here for the race!

To all the participants, we appreciate you showing up each year, sharing your positive energy, sportsmanship and support.

With heartfelt thanks once again,

Karen Greenwood

Jim Richmond

Turkey Day 5K race directors

As a resident and local musician of the Roaring Fork Valley since the 1970s I really need your help in getting my message of sincere gratitude out to our community. There are so very many people I need to address and I thank you in advance for giving me this venue to do so.

I had been disabled by two “very” damaged hips and in constant pain for the past few years. Dr. St. John of Orthopaedic Associates provided me a bi-lateral (double) hip replacement surgery in September and his incredible staff along with everyone at Valley View Hospital have given me the awesome freedom of pain-free mobility all the while treating me with utmost kindness and respect. Although my will to walk again played a large part in my recovery, I could not have done it without all of you.

On Nov. 14, my friends, family, fellow musicians and community organized a gathering in Basalt at Two Rivers Bar and Cafe to help with my mounting medical expenses. The event consisted of music provided by some of the Valley’s finest, dance, food/drink, auctions and overall; a kickin’ party.

For fear of omitting any names, I’d like to take this opportunity to send out one great big hug and thank-you to all of the organizers, volunteers, vendors and private donors, my fellow musicians, everyone who attended the party and a very special thanks to Rick, Pat and “the gang” for providing us with your wonderful establishment, Two Rivers! You guys always step up to the plate whenever it is asked of you. It’s comforting to know there is still a hometown establishment that consistently embraces events such as this.

You have all helped me so much and please know that in your time of need … I will continue to be there for you as well.

Sincerely,

Haden Gregg


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