Readers Say Thanks
American Legion Post 83 of Glenwood Springs would like to thank the following entities for making the 2011 Memorial Day Ceremony such a success. Without the assistance of Boy Scout Troop 225, the Glenwood Springs Noon Rotary, and about 10 volunteers from the general public, the 500-some flags would have been difficult to have gotten posted at gravesites in a timely manner. Thank you to City Market and Pat LeVan for the water and snacks provided that afternoon. We appreciate the following who spoke, sang, and played for Monday’s celebration: Pastor Jeff Carlson, Mr. Bob Moore, Ms. Angela Black, Col. Karl Oelke, Ms. Catherine Zimney and Mr. Walter Gora. Thank you to the Ladies Auxiliaries and Scout Troop 225 for posting the wreaths and colors respectively. Appreciation is given to the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, especially Kelley Cox photographer and John Colson reporter, and KMTS for their continued coverage. We thank Louie Girardot who rescued us at the last minute by providing his sound system.However, most of all, we appreciate the approximate 150 individuals in the audience who came out to honor the fallen veterans.Dan E. LeVanGlenwood Springs
This is just a short thank you to any and all who participated and contributed to the success of this year’s Silt Historical Society Chautauqua, on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14. We always have the school children attend on Friday, and they weren’t disappointed. They were able to “help” sew a quilt that the quilting club was working on, watched the blacksmith wield his mighty hammer, watched the flint knapper create arrowheads and stone tool heads the way the Indians did, helped to create real butter, and then got to taste it on woodstove-baked bread. They watched how candles were created by dipping it over and over again in hot wax, and experienced what a classroom was like at the turn of the 20th Century. Let’s not forget the mountain man who set up his teepee and pelts and explained how to live before the settlers came. Again, thank you.Fran ThrowerSilt
Basalt Recreation and Basalt Police departments would like to thank everyone who helped to make our bike rodeo on May 25 so much fun. Thank you to the bike team and staff of Basalt Bike and Ski, Michael Shea, Charlie Eckart, Annie Gonzales, Jason LaPointe, Jay Wright and Joel Mischke. Thanks to Basalt Fire and Rescue, Brooke Bishop, Chris Cohan, Bill Harding, Gary Lutzeier, Steve McKinney and Eric Rock for their help and bringing their fire truck and ambulance for the kids to tour. Thank you to Aspen Valley Hospital Trauma for bringing helmets so we could make sure all the bikers have helmets. Thank you to Basalt Mayor Leroy Duroux and Town Manager Bill Kane for lending a hand. We enjoy putting this bike rodeo on every spring to make sure the young bike riders in Basalt are ready for a safe summer of riding.Dorothy Howard, Basalt RecreationMichael Hutton, Basalt PoliceB&N event a big successA note of thanks to all the people who came out for our first annual Customer Appreciation Day, Swap Meet and Car Show. We appreciate all the support of those who made our event a success.Doug and Sammy with Smoke on the Water kept the BBQ rocking the whole day. We look forward to next year and look forward to seeing everyone back – 2012 will be bigger and better.Kevin and Kim BoganB&N Performance and TransmissionRifle
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