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Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

On Sept. 30, Roger Janicek and his great crew at Orrison Distributing graciously vacated their warehouse for the weekend so that the Sunlight Volunteer Ski Patrol and Sunlight Winter Sports Club could once again hold The Great Ski Swap. Roger’s generosity allows us to raise the funds required for our members to stay current in the latest medical, rescue and snow transport techniques. In return, the members of the Sunlight Volunteer Ski Patrol are able to provide the local community with the best care possible while at Sunlight. Roger, your contribution helps save lives and we thank you.Cynthia HendersonVolunteer Patrol Director, Sunlight Ski PatrolCarbondale

On behalf of the Glenwood Springs High School faculty, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Hotel Colorado and specifically Larry Welch, general manager, and Christine Hamilton, sales and catering, for providing a delicious complimentary dinner for the faculty prior to parent-teacher conferences. With conferences beginning at 4:30 p.m., without this great meal they delivered to our school, the teachers wouldn’t have had the opportunity to eat until after 8 p.m. that evening. We greatly appreciate their consideration. The Hotel Colorado is just another example of how Glenwood Springs supports education.Paul Freeman, Principal Glenwood Springs High School

The Frontier Historical Society would like to publicly thank everyone involved in making our 12th annual Historic Ghost Walk through Linwood Cemetery such a success. We were able to present living history to over 700 visitors and locals over the three weekends of performances.First, our appreciation goes out to all of our talented actors who brought the stories of our pioneers alive: Suzy Alcott, Bob Boyle, Brendan Cochran, Tom Cochran, John Comerford, Lisa Domer, John Faust, David Fulton, Lindsey Mills-Hamilton, Paul Hamilton, Merrilee Hindman, Bill Kight, Tony Kornasiewicz, Michael Miller, Patsy Stark, Hope Waibel and Bob Willey. Second, thank you to our amazing tour guides who lead guests up the hill to the cemetery and keep everyone safe and sound: Tony Kornasiewicz, Scott Wilhelm, Glenn Vawter, Sandy Stoltzfus, John Gacnik, Jackie Skramstad, Sharon Graves, Dylan Lewis, Lindsey Lewis, Roger Hindman, Tim Kinion, Greg Jeung, Sean Jeung and Jim Hawkins.Next, our awesome trailhead hosts deserve our thanks for taking tickets, answering questions, serving cider and homemade cookies: Sandy Stoltzfus, Tom Fleming, Christina Harris, Bob Zanella, Charlotte Cunningham, Willa Kane, Connie Lewis, Bill Kight, Nancy Page, Cindy Svatos, Sue Kuhn, Jim Hawkins, Bill Coleman, Phyllis Coleman, Ann Gremel and Carol Opeka.Lastly, we would like to thank Connie Lewis for her fabulous poster design, the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, and the local media for assistance with publicity and to everyone who baked delicious homemade cookies. We couldn’t do this without all of you.Cindy Hines, Executive Director Frontier Historical Society and MuseumGlenwood Springs



Something out of the ordinary happened Friday, Nov. 4, about 5 p.m. in downtown Glenwood Springs. Portable clothing rods wheeled out of stores, trays of appetizers appeared from downtown restaurants, tall, glamorous women emerged from cars on Grand Avenue and then well-dressed women and men began to arrive at TreadZ for the first “Downtown Style Runway Fashion Show” presented by Chapter FY, P.E.O. to raise scholarship funds for deserving women in our community. The event was presented to a sold out audience and was possible because of the generosity of so many people in our valley. Chapter FY wants to thank our sponsors: Barnes, Pearson & Associates, LLC, Bethel Party Rentals, Bighorn Toyota, Glenwood Ford and Holy Cross Energy, Kelly Cory, graphic artist for posters, invitations and program designs.Restaurants: Chomps, Grind, May Palace, Fins, Haute Bistro, Morrisons, Good Health, Italian Underground, Riviera and Grand.Clothing stores: TreadZ, Posh, Anderson’s Clothing, elizabeth dean boutique, a la carte, Personality, Mona Lisa Boutique, The Sport Shop at Glenwood Hot Springs and Confetti Design. In addition, Justin Ortell, DJ, provided musical excitement, Klaus Kocher from CMC chronicled the event with photos, Patrick Duprey loaned us his sound system, Carl and Jacquie Meitler provided lighting, make up was done by Amy Smith from Face Place, Lindsay Gould from Luxe and Chrystal Lyons from Posh, hair by Stacie Butow and Cora Sepsey of Renewal Salon, decor by Flower Mart and elizabeth dean boutique, champagne by Springs Liquors, and don’t forget all our outstanding models, Chris Chapman, speaker and scholarship recipient, assistant dressers and P.E.O. committee volunteers who worked before during and after the event. A special thank you to Lorie Beattie Courier and Laura Speck, Silver Bead, who directed the fashion show. You may have noticed this was a community effort. One person joked that half the town participated and the other half attended the event. We hope you will support the people and the businesses who supported us. Because of you, participants and guests, Chapter FY, P.E.O. can help more women improve their lives. Sharon Beattie Downtown Style Fashion Show chairGlenwood Springs


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