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Editor’s Notebook

Dale Shrull
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Dale Shrull

Spring is here and the rivers are rising.

The annual rite of spring is a good thing, but does cause a few problems. With luck, there won’t be any flooding. The high water has closed the Glenwood Canyon bike path between Shoshone and Hanging lake.

But the runoff means fun times on the river for many. The U.S. Freestyle Kayak Team Trials are fast approaching, scheduled for May 29-31 at the Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park.


Graduation season is upon us. Rifle and Coal Ridge high schools will hand out diplomas on Sunday.

Next weekend will be a big weekend with Glenwood Springs, Roaring Fork, Basalt, Yampah and others having ceremonies set to go.


Calling all dads for the Father’s Day photo shoot. We’re hoping to get a few more fathers lined up to have portraits taken of them with their sons and/or daughters. We knew it would be more difficult getting dads in front of the camera, but we’re still hoping to get some willing participants.

It should be a fun section, just like the Mother’s Day section.

Drop Kelley Cox an e-mail at kcox@postindependent.com and she’ll set up the times. Please try and contact her by the end of next week.


The annual MS Walk is Saturday starting at the No Name Rest Area. Great chance to raise money for a worthy cause.

There will be a 5K run starting at 8 a.m. and the walk will follow. See the Options section for more details.


Glenwood Springs native Tom Zanella got some bad news a while back. He has been diagnosed with cancer, but he’s fighting it and determined to beat it. Tom’s parents, Bob and Bev, told me that there is a website for people to pass along thoughts and well wishes to Tom ” http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/ tomzanella.

Tom and I actually go way back ” we went to college together and lived in the same dorm building for a year.

The CaringBridge is a nonprofit organization that helps friends and families stay connected.

Good luck, Tom, there’s a lot of people that have you in their thoughts!


Keeping all the amazing trails in this region in good shape takes work and time. Here’s your chance to spend time in the great outdoors and help out.

The next couple of Thursdays in May work will be done on the Red Hill Trails near Carbondale. Meet at the trailhead at 5:30 p.m. Bring gloves, water bottle and sunscreen.

And June 6 is National Trails Day, and you can celebrate with a half-day project on the new Wulfsohn Trail in Glenwood Springs

For more information, visit http://www.rfov.org or call 927-8241.


Final thought: Are the Denver Nuggets really for real? Maybe ” great things happen when Denver teams have a leader who wears number 7.

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