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Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Carbondale Recreation would like to sincerely thank everyone who made the 2010 Town Easter Egg Hunt an egg-cellent success! As a Town-sponsored, free community event with limited funding, the Hunt depends upon the generous contributions of local businesses to make it special. Thank you to Kevin and the El Jebel City Market, Jeff and the Carbondale City Market, and Kim and the Glenwood Springs Wal-Mart for donating store gift cards that went toward purchasing Easter Baskets and stuffed toys for the Easter Basket Raffle. We would also like to recognize The Floral Boutique of Carbondale Inc., for preparing the grand prize basket for the raffle. Thank you to Nelson Oldham and Dos Gringos burritos for donating two gift cards. We would also like to thank Bob and Kathy Ezra with the Crystal Theater for donating 2 movie tickets. These donations were greatly appreciated as they allowed 21 kids to win baskets or other prizes to take home. Finally, we would like to thank sponsors American Legion Post 100 and the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary for their very generous monetary contributions.Roughly 300 kids were present at Sopris Park, scouring the area to find over 3000 stuffed eggs hidden there. After the hunt they had the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny and take photos together. Thank you EB for hopping by. Lastly, a big thank you to the Carbondale Fire Department for bringing the Bunny aboard one of their fire trucks. Sincerely,Carbondale Recreation

We would like to thank the speakers who made the 2010 Naturalist Nights series the best yet! You opened our eyes to the marvels of nature, and challenged us to confront the major environmental issues of our day.Thanks also to the passionately curious people who attended Naturalist Nights in Aspen and Carbondale. You asked great questions, and made each presentation a special occasion by your presence.Finally, thanks to Nelson Oldham and Dos Gringos Burritos for hosting the Carbondale presentations. You turned your venue into an institution of higher learning.We’re already starting to think about next winter’s Naturalist Nights. We welcome any suggestions on topics and speakers, and feedback for improving the series.Dave Reed, Wilderness WorkshopLindsy Fortier, ACES

The Jorgensen Family would like to thank the Garfield RE-2 School District and Kathy Goodman, gifted and talented coordinator, for their efforts to support Sam during the Colorado State Geography Bee at the University of Denver on April 9. Representing Riverside Middle School, Sam was the only contestant in his first round section who achieved a perfect 8 out of 8 score! We are so proud of him!Randy, Allison, Sam & Julia Jorgensen


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