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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

I would like to publicly congratulate my sister Stacey Bernot for her successful campaign to become Carbondale’s youngest and first female mayor ever. I would also like to congratulate the people of Carbondale for electing Stacey. The town will have a person who will tirelessly advocate for the best interests of its citizenry on every issue. Her historical perspective will be invaluable as will her young, energetic spirit. Her approachable nature will allow for honest open debate on any and all issues. She is simply a good person wanting and willing to do the right thing for Carbondale, and the people of Carbondale will benefit because of this.

The fact that she is the youngest mayor ever and the first woman to be elected to the office is no small feat. However, I believe the two firsts are secondary to the fact that she has overcome much adversity in her young life to achieve a goal she set some 10 years ago. She is as dyed in the wool Carbondale as you can get. She is the daughter of a coal miner and homemaker. Orphaned at the age of 8, she has proven that faith and determination will overcome most of life’s curve balls. In a time where most folks seem to use life experiences as excuses for why they are not positive contributors, it is quite refreshing to see Stacey’s success story played out. Her positive contributions to the town of Carbondale will be innumerable.

Stace, your family loves you and is very proud of you.

Rod Patch


Camp Chair Productions at the Historic Cardiff Schoolhouse is proud to present Cellular Guilt, an evening of original short plays and monologues written and performed by Jack Green, Bob Willey and Joe Mollica.

The evenings promise to produce laughter and some thought. The shows begin at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, April 15, 16 and 17. Tickets will be $12 (cash or check only) and can be purchased at the door, in person from Jack and Bob or by calling Bob at 945-6247.

To get there, drive past Sopris Elementary School on Mt. Sopris Drive and look for the event parking signs. People are encouraged to park by the soccer field in Glenwood Park and walk a quarter mile on the bike path along the Roaring Fork River to the Cardiff School House or walk along Sky Ranch Drive in Park East. There will be limited parking for those who can’t walk.

This will be the first in a series of Camp Chair Productions encouraging local talent to put on shows ranging from comedy to drama to live music to readings of poetry or prose throughout the summer season. Jack and Bob want to make that little schoolhouse come alive again. It was the center of the community when it was first built and after 62 years they want to bring it back. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the upkeep and further restoration of the building. Don’t miss this fun evening.

Jack Green

Glenwood Springs

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