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Readers Say Thanks

On Friday, Oct. 28, the Aspen Historical Society sponsored a great educational event at Thunder River Theatre Company. Lon Winston kindly obliged the space for our event.

All of our students from fourth to eighth grades were able to learn about Ute culture both in days gone by and the present. It was great to meet someone who lives in both worlds.

Ross Montessori thanks the Aspen Historical Society and Thunder River Theatre Company.

Sonya Hemmen, Head of School

Ross Montessori School


The Advocate Safehouse Project hosted the 2011 LUNAFEST on Nov. 11 at Colorado Mountain College, West Garfield Campus and on Nov. 12 at Carbondale Middle School.

LUNAFEST is a short-film fest focusing on women. The films are literally from all over the world and distributed by Luna Bars. Each year Luna Bars chooses new films that are always varied and thought provoking. LUNAFEST was well received by all of those who attend.

I would like to thank our local sponsors for the 2011 LUNAFEST: Alpine Bank, KMTS radio, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Aspen Times and Colorado Mountain College.

It would also not have been possible without the people attending the 2011 LUNAFEST. Thank you. Your attendance not only supported the Advocate Safehouse Project, but also the Breast Cancer Fund.

Domestic and/or sexual violence and breast cancer affect us all – our mothers, sisters, daughters, girlfriends, neighbors, co-workers and even men.

The Advocate Safehouse Project promotes healthy relationships free from violence through education, advocacy, empowerment and safehousing in Garfield County. The Breast Cancer Fund is the leading national organization focused on identifying the environmental causes of breast cancer and preventing the disease.

Please consider financially supporting these two worthy non-profits and making a difference in our community. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Advocate Safehouse Project at and the Breast Cancer Fund at

Julie Olson, Executive Director

Advocate Safehouse Project

Glenwood Springs

The Lions Club of New Castle put on its annual Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner for an estimated 350 people on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the New Castle Community Center. It was a time of great happiness and joy as people mixed and reunited after another year of the hard work that makes our fine town what it is.

This event is always free and open to the public, thanks to the generosity and dedication of club members and the citizens of New Castle.

Thanks to Innermountain Distribution, Talbott Enterprises, Bethel Party Rentals, McDonald’s, Town of New Castle, Craig Snow and his band, Gran Farnum Printing, A-1 Signs, and the Cubs of Pack 221.

This was the largest dinner in recent history, and our growing club encourages you all to attend next year, the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Bless you all,

Charlie Ringer, President, New Castle Lions Club

New Castle

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