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I would like to use this letter as a public announcement. We at Basalt High School have been inundated with solicitations from marketing companies. These companies have been calling local businesses asking for funds to help the athletic department. They are quite “good” with this, as they have looked up our schedules, and are using specific dates and events as a selling point.

Having several new staff members, these things look like easy money ” so a “yes” comment probably started the ball rolling. But if you listened to your mama when she said, “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is,” you would have been correct in this case.

Please be careful when contributing to these companies, as I sincerely doubt we will receive any, or much, of the money promised. If you should have any questions about a company’s legitimacy, please don’t hesitate to call our main office, 384-5959 or my office, 384-5957.



I’m not sure if any of the other schools are being plagued by this corruption but thought a “heads up” was in order. Our local businesses work too hard to be taken in by a scam.

Jill Kane



Basalt High School

Shame on you, Post Independent! Why is it necessary that you attempt to take anything you find that you consider negative news and attempt to glamorize it time and time again. Enough already!

At a time when the Rippy family is already suffering enough with the accident of their family member and most of us just wish to keep them in our thoughts but more especially in our prayers, you use it as an opportunity to again go straight for an old bit of news that you could dig up and again throw in that little negative dig.

Why, in an area where people are so kind and caring, can you not follow that same example in your publishing?

Cheryl Brinkley

Glenwood Springs

Two-and-a-half years ago, I relocated to Glenwood Springs from the Land of the Big Dig (Boston, for those of you who have been spared).

The stories of rude and obnoxious drivers are mostly true, too. Despite cutting my teeth as a Boston driver, my fear of driving in Glenwood Canyon looms large.

I support commentary made earlier this week regarding trucks and unsecured cargo, speed, the lack of a shoulder area (if the police were to pull someone over, where and how?) and recent horrific accidents.

There have been many occasions where I felt true anxiety getting to the other side. I find myself measuring the twists, the turns, counting down the exits until safer ground appears. I often feel bullied by the 18-wheelers as they crawl up behind me, and the option of switching lanes on the curves feels treacherous at times.

Although I get frustrated by the work area slowdowns and the miles of orange cones, this may be a way to control some of the traffic. The Colorado Department of Transportation could place cones to delineate a “safety zone” every couple of miles in an attempt to slow down traffic, as well as create a place for police to stop speeding vehicles. It might also serve as temporary stop in a personal emergency.

It’s a challenge enjoying the true majestic beauty of Glenwood Canyon when you are driving as if your life depended on it.

Amy Levenson

Glenwood Springs


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