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Readers Say Thanks

On April 28, I made a mistake while riding and was thrown from my horse. Within the first minutes of arriving at the Grand River Hospital Emergency Room in Rifle, the physician had already called the helicopter to take me to St. Mary’s in Grand Junction. Without her quick action, I would not be here today. With a ruptured spleen, collapsed and torn lung and broken ribs, I nearly lost my life.

I am here today because of the actions of the doctors, nurses and staff at Grand River Hospital’s Emergency Room, St. Mary’s Hospital and the Air Ambulance Crew.

I am healing and growing stronger every day because of the amazing support and help from my friends and family. I cannot begin to say thank you enough for all of the care, flowers, prayers, visits, cards, thoughts, etc.

To the doctors, nurses and hospital staff, to my husband staying at my side throughout it all, to my children stepping up to the plate to help out, to my parents driving 2,400 miles home, to my mother-in-law taking care of my animals, to my friends being there for anything that I needed, I want to say, “Thank you, thank you and thank you.”

I want to especially thank my good friends Duane and Margaret Mortensen. Every day they have helped me and my family get back on track. I don’t have enough room to list the many wonderful things they have done for us during my recovery.

Thank you to Holy Cross Energy, my fellow employees and friends. They have been very patient and kind with my recovery process. To the ladies in my department, thank you for everything. To Dean Andreatta and many other wonderful employees of Holy Cross Energy who donated their own vacation time to ensure that I could take the time off that I needed to heal, I can’t say thank you enough.

I can never repay the amazing people who saved me and helped me since my accident. All I can do is say thank you each and every day forward!

Lisa Reed


The Roaring Fork Sports Foundation would like to thank the following local businesses for their support of the Kick-Off Classic golf tournament to help benefit student-athletes in the Roaring Fork Valley.

The golf tournament was held on June 4 at Aspen Glen. Thanks to the staff at Aspen Glen for once again putting on a flawless event.

Twirp Anderson, thanks for allowing us to utilize your auctioneering skills. A special thanks goes out to the following apparel sponsors: Glenwood Insurance Agency, MRI, Drs. Rob and John Murray, Alpine Bank, McDonald’s, and Carl J. Ciani Agency.

Thanks to Moe’s Southwest Grill for donating the food grilled on the course.

Thanks to the following booster clubs for their help on the course: Roaring Fork Ram Parents, Basalt Longhorn Parents and Glenwood Springs Demon Parents.

Thanks to the many local golfers that participated in this year’s tournament. Without the support of the local community and businesses that were hole sponsors and or donated items for the silent auction, the event would not have been a huge success.

Thanks again and congratulations to this year’s scholarship winners: Jake Strack-Loertscher, Roaring Fork High School, who will be attending Northeastern Junior College in the fall, and Nick Ciani, Glenwood Springs High School, who will be attending Colorado State University in the fall. Best of luck to both of these student athletes on their collegiate endeavors.

Alicia Crandell

Glenwood Springs

Thank you everyone for supporting the 5K Walk/Run for their Lives, a benefit for Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation, from all the critters at the Wildlife Center.

Joanne Mayo

Battlement Mesa

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