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Great job marathon runners

Editor's Notebook
Dale Shrull
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Today is Earth Day. Contrary to what many may think, Earth Day is not a recent creation. It was founded by a frustrated Wisconsin senator named Gaylord Nelson. He was irritated that environmental issues were absent from the U.S. political agenda. The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970 with 20 million people participating. It’s grown into a global tradition and today more than one billion people will recognize Earth Day.

Speaking of Earth Day Raven Cromwell’s fourth-grade class at Basalt Elementary penned Earth Day-themed essays. To read the essays from the 17 students go to the Current Features section at There’s something very refreshing and special about young people converting their thoughts into the written word. Check out these essays, and thanks Raven for sending them in. Nice work kids.

A total of six Garfield County runners competed at the annual Boston Marathon on Monday.

Greg Albrecht of Glenwood Springs turned in a very impressive effort. The 42 year old finished 34th in the 40-44 age group with a time of 2:47.52.

Also competing on Monday were Larry Thrun, 48, and Martha Helm, 41, of Glenwood; Carol McCurry, 58, and John Findley, 39, of Carbondale; and Rachel Horvath, 24, of Silt.

Congratulations to everyone, that’s quite an accomplishment.

Also on the athletic front, Carbondale triathlete and trainer David Clark finished first in his age group and 14th overall in the half Iron Man this past weekend at Lake Meade, Nev. Way to go!

The Glenwood Springs Summer of Jazz is getting a little national exposure this week. Starting tomorrow, a performance from last summer’s Summer Jazz concert featuring New Orleans trumpeter and his quartet will be on a National Public Radio show.

The JazzSet program can be seen via web stream on jazz station KUVO/Jazz 89 out of Denver ( or WWOZ out of New Orleans (

The 24th annual Summer of Jazz is set to kick off on June 10.

Final Thought: I’ve decided to start Twittering. Maybe I should have Twittered that thought.

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