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The players and parents of the Defiance 16’s Volleyball Team would like to send out a big thank-you to Bighorn Toyota for their generous sponsorship of our team. They have made it possible for our team to travel around the state and participate at a new level of competition. Bighorn Toyota is and has always been a strong community supporter, and many teams have benefited from their support. It is with great gratitude that we thank you for your sponsorship.
Defiance 16’s Volleyball team
We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone! The contributions and thoughtfulness that the American Legion Auxiliary in Carbondale showed prior to my uncle’s service and during was greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten. I have inherited a belief in our community that the human spirit can change lives with a helping hand. Thank you for the food and money donations and those that helped with setting up and cleaning up! One individual went above and beyond that I want to give a special thanks to. Cory Manzanares organized a bulk of the service. Cory is an incredible, unselfish, noble humanitarian that was a necessity during that week. Charles Darwin once said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” The American Legion is an example of how we can use our spare time helping those in dire need.
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This past week at Colorado Rocky Mountain School, our students and faculty took a week off from our regular academic schedule to experience Interim. CRMS Interim is designed to immerse students in experiences and pursuits that enable them to learn by doing.
In our Beginning Horsemanship Interim, we were very fortunate to hold our sessions at Strang Ranch, where school counselor Ashley Smith and equestrian and horse professional Billy Goedert taught us many aspects of horsemanship, from mucking stalls to riding properly.We took multiple field trips and are appreciative of the many organizations that took a great deal of time to inform us of the amazing deeds taking place.
First, we would like to thank Strang Ranch for the use of their loving horses and wonderful facilities. Second, we’d like to thank Aspen Valley Horse Rescue and Mary Brigh for taking in horses and finding homes for horses that would otherwise have been slaughtered. Many of the horses are pregnant mares from PMU ranches that are closing, where there isn’t enough money to feed and sustain the mares or their foals.
We’d also like to express gratitude towards Wind Walkers, an equine assisted learning and therapy center, where gentle horses, compassionate professionals, and helpful volunteers help challenged individuals find a state of well-being. As a nonprofit organization, Wind Walkers reaches out to many families and positively impacts their lives through horses. They showed us how they help someone who’s disabled and how it might feel to be blind or not have the use of both arms. Next, we’d like to thank the Glenwood Veterinary Clinic for making our interim even more educational and for showing us some unforgettable pictures of surgeries. The things they are able to do to help out horses are truly miraculous. Because of the help of these organizations, this horsemanship interim has become a special part of our lives at CRMS.
Miranda Price – Seattle, Wash.
Em Piwowarczyk – Golden,
Adolfo Verduzco – Basalt
Heidi Cao – Shanghai, China
Mabel Xue – Beijing, China
Reynis Vazquez – Basalt
To the staff Doctors Heim and Johnson DDS,
I want to thank you for being the best at what you do. My husband, who had not gone to the dentist in several years, recently came to you for a check-up and cleaning. You made him feel comfortable and cared for while taking outstanding care of his teeth. He went from dreading going to the dentist to looking forward to coming in and visiting with your friendly and knowledgeable staff. Thank you for helping my family take the best care of our teeth. Glenwood is lucky to have you.
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