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As president of Defiance Community Players I would like to thank all of the parents in our cast of “Hairspray.” I feel so proud and privileged to get to work with such talented youth. Not only are they talented, but they are really great kids, they worked so hard. The music in this show is tough, all the dance numbers were difficult and they rose to the challenge. Thanks for letting us keep them late and work them hard, it shows me that you really support theatre in our community.

The entire cast of 42 adults and students and our exceptional pit orchestra and fantastic crew want to say a big thank-you to the local community that came out and supported our efforts. This weekend we come to our closing shows, I encourage everyone to come see this great Broadway musical that sends a great message about accepting peoples differences. Come do the mash potato with us this weekend.

Jennetta Howell



Glenwood Springs

Thanks to all racers and sponsors who participated in our Halloween Hustle Fun Run at Glenwood Springs Elementary School. This was a fundraiser for the fifth-grade field trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in spring 2012.



Thanks to Dee Warwick at Valley View Hospital,Stephen Paul at Bank of Colorado, Dr. Jim and Sheri Setterberg and staff, Marianne Wilson with McDonald’s,Kevin White with First Floor North,Nancy Reinisch, Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop and numerous parent volunteers.

Thanks again.

Peggy Thomas for fifth grade students, teachers and parents at GSES

The Venture Crew and Boy Scout Troop 225 Haunted House of Horrors was a great success.

We would like to thank all of you who came to enjoy our haunted house. It would not have been possible with the help of all the businesses and volunteers.

A huge thank-you from the Venture Crew and Boy Scout Troop No. 225 to Lindsey Passmore for the use of his building, Glenwood Springs Community Center for giving us all of their props, Gran Farnum for great fliers, Lowe’s for building supplies, The Chandler Marketing Company, Inc. for a great radio ad, radio stations KKCH, KNFO, KSPN, KMTS, KUUR, KSNO, KGHT, KTND for ad air time, Aspen Event Security for the use of their radios, Sherwin Williams for paint, Napa Auto Parts for shocks, Taco Bell, Mc Donald’s and Subway for feeding the Scouts, City Market stores in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt for a gift card, Coca-Cola Swire for product to sell, Cars (Creative Auto Recycling Solutions) for a motor, MRI for delivery, use and pick up of a port-a-let, Once Upon A Child for dolls.

All of you went above and beyond to help us with project. It is a wonderful thing to meet so many people and businesses wanting to help our youth grow in the Boy Scouts of America program. Their generosity helped us raise $5,300 for them to use to get to the 2013 National Jamboree.

Thank you again, and get your bajeepers ready for us to do it again next year.

Sabrina Carmichael

New Castle

The Garfield School District Re-2 and Friends of Re-2 would like to thank the 1,672 district residents that supported the 3C ballot initiative this November.

In August, citizens asked the school board to place this initiative on the ballot to offset the $3 million in state budget cuts and allow Garfield School District Re-2 to provide the same level of quality services and educational programs in the future as we do today. The majority of voting public opted not to support it.

The failure of 3C certainly has lead to moments of disappointment and sadness, but regardless of the reasons for 3C not passing, the district’s charge remains the same.

The Garfield School District Re-2 vision is to encourage, nurture and challenge every student, every day. Every staff member in Garfield Re-2 lives that vision because they love, care for, and are passionate about educating the hungry minds that are in their classes every day. Now, however, the decisions become even more challenging and carry a larger impact.

Our newest board member, Patrick Burwell, will be seated this week after the certification of the election, and we will begin the budget process for the 2012-13 school year. We will continue to be transparent and again ask for public involvement and feedback. Please watch the newspapers, newsletters, and emails for opportunities to be involved in this process. Please encourage your friends, neighbors and colleagues to do the same. We will continue to seek input from our staff, from our parents, and from our community regarding the programs and services our community values.

Thank you again so much for your support.

Susan Birdsey, superintendent Garfield Re-2

Aron Diaz – Friends of Garfield Re-2

I would like to commend the Riverside School of New Castle for the superb performance that was put on in honor of our veterans on Veterans Day. The staff and the students really went all out to make those who serve our country feel appreciated and honored. It warms my heart to know that our young people are appreciative of what our vets do for their county. Freedom is not free.

Lyn Danielson

New Castle


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