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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Crystal River Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization would like to thank all of the families, students and members of the community for coming out to the Playground Design Day Celebration at CRES held on Feb. 24. The designer, Dennis Wille from Leathers & Associates, did an amazing job designing a playground for the kids based on their ideas. The children are very excited about the project that will be built Sept. 8-12 and be accessible to all children in the Carbondale community. The PTO would also like to thank the Days Inn for providing accommodations at a deeply discounted rate for two nights for our designer. For further details on this amazing community event for our children and children in the future, please contact me at or 379-4987. Thank you for your continued support, Mandy BrennanPTO presidentCrystal River Elementary School

Thank you to Mark and Joanna Bartnik of the Daily Bread restaurant. On Saturday, March 13, our group suddenly found ourselves without a place to accommodate our karate group for dinner. You generously opened your restaurant doors to us. It was a late night for you, and you had to open the restaurant in the morning with Daily Light Savings Time, not giving you a break. You even prepared appetizers for us while waiting for our pizza delivery, and your children Kuba and Gabi were delightful as they helped take care of us. You were such gracious hosts, and your generosity touch many hearts that night. Your kindness is deeply appreciated. We would also like to thank Russo’s Pizza for their quick delivery to the Daily Bread of seven large delicious pizzas for our group as well.Forever grateful,Brian Mable Karate

Great job this season to all swimmers! Team Sopris took second place at the Western Slope Championships, and sent more swimmers to the Silver State and the State Championship Meets this winter season than ever before. Fifteen swimmers represented Team Sopris at the Silver State Meet in Denver, where we saw some amazing swims from team members. A week later, Team Sopris sent 14 swimmers with qualifying times to the State Championship Meet in Ft. Collins. Our team placed 20th out of 50 teams, an improvement by four places from last year. A special acknowledgement to our coaching staff. Their hard work and dedication is reflected in the dramatic growth and improvement in our team. Coach Damon Garrison has done an amazing job developing this team. In less than two years, Damon has taken us from a small, summer-only team to an emerging year-round team that has gained positive attention among our peers. Thank you, Coach Damon! Thank you, also, to our new assistant coach, Tesia Zuba! You are a great role model and coach for our younger swimmers. Their stroke work and enthusiasm has never been better. Congratulations to all of our Silver State and State team swimmers:Silver State swimmers: Cheyenne Beightel, Rebecca Carcaterra, Jack Cassidy, Hannah Grumley, Austin Hawkins, James McMahon, Elizabeth Miller, Lauren Murphy, Maddi Peltzman, Hannah Peterson, Ashley Roper, Lily Thorsen, Zeb Thorsen, Jessica Tuttle, Kendall Vanderhoof.JO/State swimmers: Rebecca Carcaterra, Jack Cassidy, LJ Fetzko, Hannah Grumley, Phillip Hecksel, Katie Heim, Charlie Mechling, Elizabeth Miller, Maddi Peltzman, Hannah Peterson, Ashley Roper, Lily Thorsen, Zeb Thorsen, Jessica TuttleSteven VanderhoofGlenwood Springs

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