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Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

This is a huge thank you for the Garfield County Corrections WorkEnders Program. On Thursday, May 6, a crew was turned loose on the grounds of the Silt Historical Park to spiffy it up for our annual Chautauqua on May 15.And what a job they did! The weather wasn’t all that cooperative, and yet these men mowed, used the weedeaters, raked, hauled and stacked wood, making our park look groomed and handsome.The Historical Park must rely on volunteers for virtually everything to do with running, acquiring, displaying of artifacts and to man the office, plus giving tours to the public. So for us to have access to the WorkEnders Program is a blessing. Thank you so much to the crew that was there that day, the pride to do a job well done, and such polite manners, also. You made an impression on us and presented a very nice impression of our park to our citizens and visitors.Fran ThrowerSilt

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous sponsorship of our Coal Ridge High School After Prom Party at the New Castle Super Bowl: Neil Garing Agency, Grand River Construction Co., Alpine Bank, Trident, Wells Fargo, and the Rifle Rotary Club. A big thank you to Grand River Hospital for the wonderful food that was donated, and Innermountain Distributing and City Market in Rifle for their donations, and to the businesses that donated prizes & gift certificates: Hogback Pizza, Creekside Hair Salon, Sonic Drive-in, Making New Waves, McDonald’s, and Sexton’s Welding.We would also like to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who chaperoned, helped or donated food for the After Prom Party. Your generosity helped make this a fun and safe success for the students. Sincerely, Coal Ridge High School Booster Club, Inc.

Thank you, thank you, to all my friends and family that helped me celebrate my golden birthday and all the delicious food and wonderful gifts and great cards, it will be one I will never forget. Your golden girl, Rona.Rona FischerGlenwood Springs

On behalf of the African Literacy Project and its partners, we want to thank the Carbondale and Basalt Public Libraries for their recent donations. As graduates of Glenwood Springs High School, we appreciate the support from local, valley libraries. Specifically, we would like to thank Barbara Milnor from Basalt and Marilyn Murphy from Carbondale.These donations will be used to help stock a new library on Mfangano Island in Kenya through a partnership with Organic Health Response. For more information on the Organic Health Response and the island, check out the website at: For inquiries about the African Literacy Project or to learn how to donate, send an email to:,Brandon FrickeyZak BrewerJessica Beck

Thank you to the local businesses and groups who sponsored our April Child Abuse Prevention Month events “Until Someone Wakes Up” and “Breaking the Silence, Surviving Childhood Sexual Molestation.” Thanks to the Glenwood Springs Victim Assistance Law Enforcement Board, Childhelp Colorado Chapter, Quality Inn & Suites, Glenwood Suites, Village Inn, Russo’s Pizza, and the Hotel Colorado. Their generous support helped us inform 500 teens and adults about the realities of sexual violence and child sexual abuse. We also want to thank Roaring Fork High School and Yampah Mountain High School for providing this awareness opportunity to their students. Special thanks go to Principal Cliff Colia, Ms. Olson, and Ms. Everill at Roaring Fork High School and Principal Leigh McGown at Yampah Mountain High School. Thank you to all the students and adult community members for attending our events. It is important to educate ourselves, to learn the facts, and understand the risks of sexual abuse. As long as child abuse continues to happen, we as a community must learn how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to sexual violence and child sexual abuse. Thank you for your interest and support, Susan AckermanMeghan HurleyChildhelp River Bridge CenterGlenwood Springs, Colorado

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