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Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The PTAC at Kathryn Senor Elementary would like to give a big thank you to our sponsors, volunteers and parents that helped make Las Vegas Night, held Feb. 18, a great success.

The evening consisted of casino-style games, a catered spaghetti dinner, drawings and a silent auction of over 70 items that were donated by local businesses.

Joshua Long provided the catering of the spaghetti dinner with help from community volunteers, as well as Elk Creek Mining Company and Aspen Cornucopia, the Italian Underground and Russo’s Pizza. Casino Masters of Denver provided the entertainment.

Heather Paulson

New Castle

Members of the Thomasville Fire Department – Station 43, a division of the Basalt and Rural Fire Protection District, held the 12th Annual Snowmobile Poker Run and Chili Dinner on Feb. 13 in the upper Fryingpan Valley.

It was an absolutely beautiful day with miles and miles of deep powder for all participants to enjoy. As usual, those who came had a fun-filled day.

Residents of the Thomasville and Meredith communities and beyond donated the food, participants came from throughout the valley and many people contributed to the list of prizes that were awarded.

The event is held annually in memory of EMT/Fireman Vincent Paul Thomas who was a lieutenant with the Thomasville Unit. In conjunction with this, a fund has been established to help train and educate emergency personnel, such as first responders, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics in the Roaring Fork Valley. A scholarship was awarded to Craig Williams, a volunteer with the Basalt Fire District, who will be pursuing his EMT certification.

We sincerely appreciate the support of the many businesses that helped us. Because this is an annual event and one which we think is very worthwhile, we hope we can count on your continued support and participation. Please join us next year for the fun and help continue the cause.

John Vasten, Lieutenant

Thomasville Fire Volunteers


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