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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

I would like to invite the entire community to a free entertaining event. On June 13th and 14th the Advocate Safehouse Project is holding the 2009 ASP Benefit Horse Show at Aspen Equestrian Estates (behind Catherine Store). This Horse Show runs from 8 a.m. through late afternoon each day so you can stop by any time to see riders compete over jumps and on the flat.

The 2009 ASP Benefit Horse Show is a major fundraiser for the Advocate Safehouse Project and this year will mark its 8th anniversary of the event.

The Advocate Safehouse Project is the only program in Garfield County offering comprehensive and confidential services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children. Additionally, ASP provides educational outreach on “healthy relationships.”

It should be noted that the Advocate Safehouse Project is one of only nine domestic violence Safehouse Programs on Colorado’s western slope and it is the only Safehouse Program in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Please come out and support our local hunter and jumper riders in the Valley! This fundraiser is a fun event for competitors and spectators alike.

Sincerely,

Julie Olson, executive director

Advocate Safehouse Project

Glenwood Springs

There finally comes a time when one must write. I have worked for Williams Production for the past 6 years as a contractor. They have been great as long as the natural gas prices have been great. Full speed ahead. Now the prices are not so great.

They say they care about the locals, our community. This could not be further from the truth. The only thing Williams cares about is how and when they will make their next billions. So they drill and close their wells in and wait. And what about their loyal contractors who worked hard for them when the going was great. See ya.

But, the problem is this is a domino effect. The contractors employ workers, the workers have families, they file for unemployment, they lose their homes, their cars etc., etc. A company such as Williams needs to have a conscience about what the fallout of their greedy decisions are.

Because they cannot make as many billions they close everything and wait. There needs to be some kind of middle ground. Do not believe these companies when they say they are not pulling out and leaving. Money is what drives them and all they care about.

Sue Gilman

Parachute

I served on the Holy Cross Board of Directors for 20 years, having retired several years ago. During that time I had the pleasure of serving with Tom Turnbull.

I understand the importance of the Board in overseeing Holy Cross Energy’s operations, including reliability, holding costs at a reasonable level, quick response to outages, and placing of power lines as unobtrusively as possible.

There is a rather steep learning curve involved in being a productive Board member. Tom Turnbull has served on the Board for many years and is a true leader with the Board.

Tom has utilized his Princeton University degree as well as his long time ranching experience in Carbondale to the benefit of all members and clients of Holy Cross Energy. Tom has great respect for the environment and has worked with the Holy Cross Board to increase the amount of green energy available while maintaining rates at a reasonable level.

Please cast your vote for Tom Turnbull and George Lamb, for whom I also have a high regard. You may vote either by mail or at the annual meeting this Friday.

Carter T. Jackson, D.V.M.

Glenwood Springs


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