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A huge thank you goes out to Berthod Motors, The Sunrise Rotary Club, the volunteers and participants who spent the day supporting the Glenwood Springs High School Girls Swim Team at the 4×4 Rally at Berthod Motors.

Since we are self-funded, we were able to raise some much needed money and had a blast while doing it. The gentlemen at Berthod Motors were very helpful, and the Rotarians who helped us cook burgers and dogs rock! We truly enjoyed our day and are looking forward to working with you again in the future.

Brenda Grumley



Glenwood Springs High School Girls Swim Team

Glenwood Springs



This is the story of two different shoes, each with a mate, but they were located in singles since that’s the way shoe buying often works.

It was the best of times; I was on my way to Marble. It was the worst of times because I had only one pair of shoes during the season of water and mud.

A quick search in Miser’s Mercantile netted me a shoe that looked perfect. The mate was found and I left full of triumph.

Then I found that one shoe didn’t feel right because it didn’t lace to the top. Two holes hadn’t been cut! The new looking shoes, priced super low, became favorites after a sharp tool was employed.

I was in the locality again, but in winter, the next time of inadequate footwear. We hurried into Miser’s Mercantile and my husband found a pair of high end jogging shoes for which he gave me a sales pitch. I, the miserly one, didn’t look at the price, and he paid for them before I had a chance. I was then fully prepared for slogging through two feet of snow to reach our door.

Thank you for having such a great thrift store in Carbondale! I’ve also found emergency Sunday pants for my son, and my husband made a haul on camping requisites in the bargain basement. I’ll be back again, probably needing shoes.

Nan Barnard White

Fowler and Marble

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the many musicians who volunteer their time and talent to the Holistic Harmony music program at Valley View Hospital. The program is now in its sixth year, and it would not be possible without their support.

It warms my heart to hear these musicians say it is the most rewarding thing they do with their music.

I never get tired of hearing the patients say, “I have never heard of live music in a hospital before,” or to see the look of surprise on their face when a musician appears in their room. It is so satisfying when the patients sing along or are overwhelmingly filled with emotion.

You musicians are all so appreciated not only by me, but by the staff, patients and their visitors.

There is nothing like live music at the bedsides of those who are suffering. Sometimes the patients don’t realize the extent of their stressors themselves, and feel safe to relax, vent or just release their grief, often taking them by surprise.

The Holistic Harmony musicians are a real professional and empathetic bunch, and I am so proud to work alongside of you all.

Lesa Russo

Holistic Harmony program director

Glenwood Springs

I want to thank all the organizers of the Relay for Life for putting on such a moving event Aug. 12 at the Carbondale Middle School.

Organizers Wendy Olson, Jan, and their crew of great volunteers, staff and relay teams went above and beyond all night long to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

I was particularly impressed with how special you made all the cancer survivors feel. The dinner for all of us was outstanding and cooked with great care, with health and nutrition in mind. The little gifts, medals and Hawaiian flowers were such a nice touch to the evening. And above all, the survivor lap was once again a reminder that we still have lots of work to do to fund research and clinical trials to prevent cancer.

If you are a cancer survivor and are looking for support, please join us at the Valley View Hospital Cancer Coffee Walk and Talk Group at 10 a.m. every Thursday morning, rain or shine, in the upper lobby of Valley View Hospital. There’s no charge, complimentary lattes and tea, and varied abilities welcome.

Together we can continue the spirit of the Relay for Life by walking, talking and supporting each other through our cancer journeys. Thank you again for all your time and effort. Know that you are appreciated.

Nancy Reinisch

Glenwood Springs

So many thank-yous need to be said for all the kind and generous acts by so many. Thank you to those who brought food, sent flowers, the endless phone calls and cards but especially the hugs. You touched our hearts and gave us comfort at this most unbearable time in our lives.

A special thank-you goes to a group of extraordinary young men, better known to Taj as “the boys” and their wives. When difficult times arise, you pull together and take care of one of your own. He loved and cared about each and every one of you, and we will be forever grateful for everything you did.

The family of Taj Cooper

Verna and Bud Gardner

Shane Cooper


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