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Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Raise your steins to another Celtic Fest/Oktoberfest come and gone. Carbondale Recreation would like to thank our generous sponsors for this two-day extravaganza: Town of Carbondale, Premier Party Rental, Orrison Distributing, Warsteiner, Steve’s Guitars, Sopris Liquor and Wine, EverGreen Events, Comfort Inn and Suites Carbondale, and Days Inn Carbondale. Big thanks also to KDNK and Ackerman Log and Timber. I would not be able to pull off this event without the long hours of help from Rebecca Wagner. Thanks also to Rec Staff members Eric Brendlinger, Justin Perdue, Olive Tampol, Liz Robinson, Crystal Beltz, Torrey Sanson, Feenagh O’Donnell-Pax, Kari Heuer and Bryan Kentfield. My volunteers deserve a big hand for all their time and effort: Bryant Maggert, Jackie Powers, Ben Mackin, Shaggy and T Fink, Kimberly and Randy Henrie, Jessenia Gonzalez, Gage Reese, Ryan Wilch, Kelly McKibben and Mark Harro, Garrett Alexander, Josh MacNaughton, Gayle Wells, Ashley Weitzel, Mak Keeling, Alana Monge, Kersten Wilson, Cheryl Pitout, Scott Haycock, Allie Rochel and Jeremy Everding, Tom Heuer, Jake Heuer, Craig Helm, Gwen Garcelon, Candace and Rick Goodwin, Marc Cavatora, Zuleika and Dave Pevec, Jason White, Evan Cree, Allison Austin and Natalie Spears. A very special thanks to Matt Wagner and Gail Heuer for jumping in when the event was at its busiest. They kept things running smoothly and were all-around amazing.And here’s to the music and entertainment. We had traveling polka bands The Average German Band and Alpine Echo, as well as traveling German Dancers, T.E.V. Edelweiss Schuhplattlers. Local acts included Bristlecone Drive and The Public House, and The Starlettes and Steve Skinner and the Uninhibited Brazilians. Finally, thank you to Andy Grogger and crew for feeding the masses. And thank you to all who joined in the festivities and for the first time ever helped us run out of beer. We’ll see you all next year.Jessi RochelCarbondale Recreation

The players and coaches of the Carbondale Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade football teams want to thank all the parents, community members and the Carbondale Rotary for their support and generosity in helping to raise enough money for their 2011 new uniforms. Both teams just finished the season with identical 4-2 records. Thank you all.Jeff KelleyCarbondale

Many thanks to The Blend Coffee Company in Carbondale and to Ralph Wanner for the video presentation of Pat and Ralph Wanner’s epic 20-month, 18,000-mile mountain bike adventure from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina. Fantastic photos and fascinating insights.Contributions from the event were graciously donated to the Thompson Divide Coalition to support their work to protect the special values of this area and to prevent inappropriate oil and gas development. Many thanks to Ralph and Pat and to the 50 to 60 guests who enjoyed a local’s evening and who offer their support to protecting our special places. Dorothea Farris, Vice-PresidentThompson Divide CoalitionCarbondale



This is a letter of thanks for our successful third annual “Derbs” softball tourney. A few special thank you’s go to our sponsors, which include State Farm Insurance Carl Ciani, Alpine Bank Glenwood Springs, McDonald’s, and the Glenwood Springs High School wrestling team and Guy Brickell. We could not do this without all of their support. My home run derby sponsors included Chili’s, Brewpub, Zheng’s, The Grind, White House Pizza in Carbondale and Peppino’s Pizza of Glenwood. Thank you all so much. We really appreciated the gift cards. Thanks to the teams this year – Addiction, Amex, Edge, Bayou Crew, Tarahumara and Manzeneros.A huge thank you to my two volunteer umpires, Alicia and Andrea. Without them, none of this would have been possible.I would like to thank Carbondale Rec Department, Ron Milhorn at KMTS for getting the info out on the radio and Jeff Caspersen with the Post Independent for putting the info in the paper. I appreciate both of you for all your help. The tournament was a huge success and it benefits the Glenwood Springs Lady Demon basketball team and the Glenwood Springs boys baseball team. Thank you to my family for all your help and support – Bryan, Natasha and Cody Derby. Thank you everyone and I’m looking forward to next year.Shannon DerbyGlenwood Springs

On behalf of all of us here at Roaring Fork High School athletics, I would like to thank everyone who helped to make this year’s Ram Classic Golf Tournament a great success. Knowing that money is tight, it is awesome to see people continue to invest in the youth of our community.Hole Sponsors: Crystal Springs Builders, Pour House, Pro Build, R&A Enterprises, H-P Geotech, Alpine Bank, Industrial Repair Maintenance Welding, Neil-Garing Insurance, Dahl Plumbing, Dahl Decorative Kitchen & Bath, Roaring Fork Liquor, Grand Junction Pipe, Old Towne Moving and Storage, Aspen Earth Moving, Ferguson Enterprises, Eric & Christi at Small Value Trend Appraisers, American National Bank, Crystal Valley Plumbing, Days Inn, Total Merchant Services, Valley Lumber and Carbondale Family Dental.Teams: R&A Enterprises (x2), Aspen Insulation (x2), Alpine Bank, Ferguson Enterprises, Crystal Valley Plumbing, Crystal Springs Builders, Rock Leonard Construction, Team Nieslanik, Team Wisroth, Cheney Plumbing, Top Gun Plumbing, Adam Gillespie Lawyers, Steve Martin Insurance, MG Landscaping, Team Nowery, Carbondale Crossfit, Team Clark, Team Armstrong, Team Courtney/Cheney, Team Gross.And a big thank you to all who donated for raffle prizes and Berthod Motors for sponsoring our Hole-in-One Contest.And Thanks to River Valley Ranch for doing an incredible job of hosting.We look forward to seeing all of you again next year. Coach Kirk CheneyCarbondale



We would like to thank Dr. Kate Owens of All Pets Mobile Vet for going above and beyond the call of duty. Dr. Owens is our veterinarian, and she took top-notch care of our dog through his battle with cancer. She was there for us when we called, she listened to our panic and upset, she suggested options, and if she didn’t have the answers to our questions, she found them. Dr. Owens’ superb guidance helped us through countless tough decisions that led to us being able to spend more time with our beloved dog. We cannot express our appreciation enough. She’s the best. Mark and Stacie BauerGlenwood Springs


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