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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

25 years! My my … hey hey. The Summer of Jazz is in the business of celebrating the music, community and Two Rivers Park this summer, and (for one last time) we are seeking your contributions to help make all of the festivities happen.

The Post Independent has generously helped us with the $25 for 25 years campaign that is quickly drawing to a close. On Thursday, April 22, please come to the Jazzathon at the Ramada Inn from 7-9:30 p.m. (just like in the summer). There will be music by the Intervention Band; there will be a silent auction featuring golf packages, backstage passes to the SOJ, and rafting; and there will be wonderful food.

All those who have donated will be included in a raffle for a Jazz 25th anniversary cruiser bike that has been donated by the Gear Exchange. The drawing for the bike takes place at 8 p.m. Be there.

Friday is the last day that you can send your contribution to the Summer of Jazz to be included in the final season program. So far, we have enough money for five concerts. Your contribution really is important. We put on the concerts because we love music. That is it. The money you contribute goes directly to put on the Wednesday night shows. Please send your contribution to PO Box 42, GWS or visit for PayPal and more information. Your tax deducible donation can make a difference after all. Isn’t that why you live here?

Let’s get this together for a guaranteed unforgettable season and 125th birthday party for Glenwood Springs.


Mary and Bob Noone

Glenwood Springs Summer of Jazz 2010

I would like to express a heartfelt thanks to my friends and colleagues who have displayed unwavering commitment to the service and safety of our youth. On Thursday, April 8, several key agencies helped School Resource Officer Jesse Burris conduct a mock DUI enactment. The hour-long event left a lasting impression for all onlookers planning to attend prom/graduation parties where the dangers of drinking and driving are all too real.

The lifelike scenario was made possible by the cooperative efforts of the Coal Ridge High School faculty, Colorado State Patrol, Garfield County Coroner’s Office, Burning Mountains Fire Department and Garfield County Sheriff’s Office. Special mention must go to State Patrol Sergeant Rich Armstrong and Troopers Row and Kock who worked closely with Deputy Burris in spearheading this endeavor. I would also like to thank Coal Ridge Principal Jeanie Humble and her staff for providing the time for a dramatic life-lesson outside the walls of a traditional classroom.

The tireless efforts and professional demeanor of the county coroner staff, Burning Mountains firefighters and emergency medical services personnel added the extra dimension of a full-fledged response to a catastrophic scene. Along with Sheriff’s Office personnel and assets, the vast array of emergency response vehicles left often giddy high school students speechless as their counterparts were carefully pulled from a totaled vehicle in a hypothetical setting. Hopefully this mock drill is the only response needed as we near the end of another safe and successful school year.

Thank you once again for working with me as a team in empowering our youth to make informed decisions that affect every aspect of their lives. Your contributions are essential to the protection and betterment of our children.


Lou Vallario

Garfield County sheriff

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