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Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

As a sponsor, business person and resident of Carbondale, I would like to thank 5Point Film Festival for making this event happen in our community. I’m not sure people realize how bringing this type of event “stimulates” our economy and in the long run is a huge benefit to Carbondale. Since last Thursday we have had between 600+ and 800+ people converge on our tiny town to attend the event. It was exciting to see people from around the globe find a reason to gather here. They were all over town, filling rooms, checking out our restaurants, shops and businesses. That “stimulus” doesn’t stop when they leave our community. Many visitors are still talking about how wonderful our town is to others who “missed out” on being here in our great town and attending the event. Those visitors are tickling the interest for others to come visit here and for those event attendees, already in their minds next year’s event will be bigger and better. This event is on the level of the “X-Games” for outdoor adventure film makers, and even if you don’t like watching movies, you have to appreciate what this venue is doing for us here. Please join me in thanking Julie Kennedy, Beda Calhoun and Brie Bath for making this year’s Five Point Film Festival a weekend many of us were grateful to have an opportunity to participate in. All the Best,Lynn M. Kirchner

Basalt HS Booster Club would like to thank everyone who was involved with this year’s After Prom event held at El Jebowl. This event was a huge success with more than 130 students attending and $4,000 worth of donated prizes and food. A huge thanks goes out to El Jebowl for providing their facility and bowling for free and to Aspen Amusements for the free arcade games. J Place, City Market and Clark’s Market all donated or provided food at a discounted rate. We are especially grateful to the many, many businesses and individuals who donated money, merchandise and/or time. We wish we could list you all individually. We appreciate the support of our many long-time donors who were unable to give this year due to economic reasons. Thanks to our chaperones who stayed until the late hour of 2 a.m. And we appreciate the Basalt Police Department and Eagle County Sheriff’s Office for dropping by and keeping an eye out on our kids.Kelly Mullane andThe Basalt High School Booster Club

Thank you to the people and businesses that helped make Math Awareness Week so successful at Colorado Mountain College. Jason Vargas of the CMC Mathematics department organized a fun week of activities and events that included more than $1,000 in prizes. Many thanks to our participants and these donors: Texas Instruments, Hewlett Packard, Mountain Sports Outlet, Beau Jo’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, CMC Book Store, Zheng’s Asian Bistro, Target, Great Clips, and Starbucks Coffee. Sincerely,Merne Dragonetteprofessor of mathematics

The Carbondale 14 Defiance club volleyball team would like to extend a huge thank-you to the following businesses and individuals for their sponsorship and support. Your generosity provided us with such a fun and challenging season that not only made us better players, but grew our love for the game. Thank you, thank you, thank you.We would like to specifically acknowledge our coach, Jerilyn Nieslanik, for all her time, patience and great energy – we learned so much; and Mike Mulry for accommodating us so well at Bridges High School. Our community rocks. Alpine Bank (Farrah Roberts); New York Life Insurance (Stephen Martin); Fat Belly Burgers; Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (Carrie Shultz); The Pour House; Professional Auto Body & Frame; Carbondale Car Care; White House Pizza; Russets; Mi Casita; Red Rock Diner; Roaring Fork Valley Co-op; Alpine Bookkeeping; Roaring Fork Football Foundation (Tom Joiner); Novus Auto Glass; Crystal River Elementary; Bridges High School; Bill and Susan Walter; Steve Ayers; Jan MacCready; Karen Crownhart; Niki Burns; Joey Clingan; Savanna Phibbs; Ixchel Munoz; Andrew Horn

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