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Readers Say Thanks

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Thanks to the hard work of more than 30 volunteers, local residents and visitors now have a new public access to Elk Creek just north of downtown New Castle.

Dozens of enthusiastic volunteers turned out on a warm Saturday for the National Trails Day project sponsored by Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV). Workers constructed 900 feet of new trail on this section of riverbank that is now open for pedestrian and fisherman access and enjoyment.

Pedestrian access to the new trail section is available from the bridge at Rollie Gordon Park or from the south at the end of Wheeler Lane. The new section extends the public trail south from the Rollie Gordon Trail and is yet another piece of what town officials and trail advocates hope will be a much longer creek trail in the future.

In addition to the ongoing successful partnership with RFOV and the town of New Castle, the New Castle Lions Club continues to be a great supporter of the local trails days. This year’s homemade chili dinner by the Lions was terrific.

Thanks also goes out to work day gift certificate sponsors Hogback Pizza, Patti’s Main Street Coffee House and Good Health grocery as well as to City Market New Castle for an in-kind food and drink contribution.

Volunteers are needed for other RFOV trails days upcoming from Glenwood Springs to Aspen. To volunteer with this great group that does so much for area trails, check out

Suzie Romig, RFOV volunteer

New Castle

I just finished reading a thank you note in the paper about someone turning in a lost hearing aid at the Hot Springs Pool. I too, recently, had a run-in with a truly kind person at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. On my 13th wedding anniversary, I discovered my watch had fallen out of my bag on the tennis courts.

The watch had been a gift from my husband on our 5th anniversary. I was devastated, but thought I would check at the front desk just in case. Just in case turned out to be a cause for celebration thanks to that very honest and kind person. I promise to pay this kindness forward. Thank you for being such a good spirit.

Anne-Marie Kelley

Glenwood Springs

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