TRY Column |

TRY Column

Cathy Tuttle
Special to the Post Independent

Michelle Gardineer is February’s TRY riding hero and was nominated by Terry Peckham.

Gardineer is employed with Garfield County Social Services as Child Support Specialist.

Peckham wrote, “I would like to nominate Michelle Gardineer for the commuting hero award. Michelle rides the bus several times per week from her home in Rifle to Garfield County Department of Social Services. She started riding the bus from the day it was offered to downvalley citizens.

“She enjoys the company of her co-riders, avoids bad roads and traffic congestion. Thank you for your consideration of Michelle.”

Gardineer likes to ride the bus to save mileage on her car and to avoid winter driving. While she is on the bus, she has the time to browse through shopping catalogs and to visit with other people who also work for Garfield County.

Michelle would like to encourage more people to ride the bus. It gets more cars off the road especially when the driving is hazardous.

For being February’s Riding Hero, Gardineer received a free lunch from the Glenwood Canyon Brew Pub, $40 worth of Grand Hogback bus punches and congratulations from all of us on making a difference in our community.

Chosen entrants will receive a $25 gift certificate to one of Glenwood’s fine eateries and $40 worth of Grand Hogback or Ride Glenwood bus punches.

Once a month in this column, we will introduce someone who takes advantage of the bus service in this community or who drives a bus.

In 25 to 50 words, describe why this person should be recognized. Entrants should ride one of the valley’s buses or Ride Glenwood at least two times a week. Mail nomination forms to: TRY Alternative Transportation, City of Glenwood Springs, 101 W. 8th St., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 or e-mail to

Glenwood Springs Electric Department will be pulling fiber in the 800 block of the Grand-Colorado alley and 800 block of the Colorado-Pitkin alley. Crews also will be pulling fiber at the Hospital-19th Street and 800 block of the Grand-Cooper alley.

Cathy Tuttle is with the consulting firm of Tuttle Marketing and is the RFTA/Glenwood Transportation Marketing Alliance manager/consultant. For information call 384-6427 or e-mail to This column will appear every Monday to explain how each person in our community can make a difference in our quality of life.

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