Readers Say Thanks
The Silt Stoney Ridge Pavilion Grand Opening was a huge success for its grand opening on Sept. 17. The Town of Silt would like to thank all those who attended to celebrate the start of a wonderful new era that encourages music and entertainment of all sorts on the best stage on the Western Slope. The town wholeheartedly thanks its sponsors KMTS 99.1 and 96.7 FM, A-1 Traffic Control and Barricade, Encana, Lyon Construction, Green Zone Recycling, CES, Native American Crane, Bill Barrett, American National Bank, Waste Management, Down Valley Septic, Alpine Bank, Rising Heart Ranch, Master Petroleum, Rocky Mountain Liquor, Silt Discount Liquor, and Frontier Paving. Thanks to Board of Trustee members Mayor Dave Moore, Mayor Pro-Tem Rick Aluise, Trustee Teresa Breslin, Trustee Nicky Leigh, Trustee Bryan Fleming, Trustee Paul Taylor and Trustee Sonny Fernandez; P & Z Members Mark Rinehart, Patricia McClure, Bob Shivley, and Bobby Hays; Barry and Patricia Sovern, Sylvia McLaughlin, Chris Vigil, Deric and Tracey Walter, Melissa and Patrick Steinbach, Missy and Annika Anderson, Cheryl Chandler and the Silt Area Chamber of Commerce; Public Works Director Gerry Pace, Field Supervisor Joe Lundeen, Trey Fonner, Mike Styk, Jesse Montover, Cody Taylor, Ron Valverde, Chris Classen, Tinker Heape, and Fred Hatfield; Town Clerk Sheila McIntyre, Janey Dyke, Marie Taylor; Police Chief Levy Burris, Corporal Kite, Officer Back, Corporal Rikhoff, Officer Scholz, Officer Taylor; Director Jack Castle and Will Messenger; and the many police officers from Garfield County, Rifle Police Department, New Castle Police Department and Glenwood Springs Police Department, as well as Transcare Ambulance, Burning Mountain Fire Protection District and Commissioner John Martin. Thanks also for the vendors that put in a hard day’s work, including Mountain Ma’am, Red Brick BBQ, Girl Scout Troop 244, Simply Dogs, Dogs R Us, Mrs. Garfield County Leanne Richel, Zoska’s Mostly Polska, Get It All Auction Services, Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices, Mac’s Snack Shack and Colorado Country Scents. Most of all, a heartfelt thank you to our entertainers and bands: Jon Hendrix (National Anthem), Rick Aluise, Thom and Camille Toler, Straight Shot and Highway 101.Janet Aluise, PlannerPamela Woods, Town AdministratorTown of Silt
The New Castle Cub Scouts would really like to say a special thank you to Mike Marcucci at Pepsi, Russell Talbott and all his gang at Mr. T’s Hardware, Dustin Allison and Cynthia Wheeler of our local Cub Scout Pack No. 221, all of our parents and scouts that helped out, and all of the community for making our Burning Mountain Festival so special for us.We had a great time in the parade, and helping serve you at our annual festival. We couldn’t have done it without all of you. We are all working together to make our community better. Thanks for all your support. John Harcourt, Assistant Cub MasterNew Castle
Catholic Charities would like to thank the sponsors that helped make our recent Friends of Charity dinner at the Hotel Colorado a success. This annual event is held to thank our volunteers and recognize a special community volunteer who reaches out to those least among us through charity, justice and peacemaking. This year’s recipient of the Msgr. Tom Dentici Award was Jim Himmes of Eagle for his work with Meet the Wilderness, Habitat for Humanity, and the Literacy Project. Special thanks to Comerford Insurance Agency, Dr. Kurt Papenfus, US Bank – Aspen, Gallegos Corp., Alpine Bank – Basalt, Brian Hazen, Joe and Mary Lou Farrell, Crossroads Realty, John and Linda Keleher, and many individual supporters. We are grateful to be able to recognize and thank each year those who make a significant contribution to our community. To all volunteers who offer your time and make a difference, thanks again.Marian McDonoughGlenwood Springs
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Hundreds attended this weekends The Whole Shebang, which was put on by the city of Glenwood Springs and delivered the facts concerning Rocky Mountain Resources’ proposal for the nearby Transfer Trail Limestone Quarry.