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Lots to do, so shoot pix

Dale Shrull
Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Editor's Notebook

Photos, we want your photos. As you know, our staff is a lot smaller than it used to be. But we still want to get things covered. That’s why we need your help.

If you have an event – whether it’s a fundraiser, company picnic, open house, grand opening or whatever, send us a photo or several photos.

We still want to capture those events with photos but we simply can’t make it out to as many events as before.

So don’t forget the camera when you have an event. E-mail your photos to news@postindependent.com and include as much information about the photo and the event as possible. We’ll find a place for your photo(s) if you send them in.

Glenwood Springs is such a recreation hub this year. Now that the National Whitewater Trials have come and gone, the focus has turned to bicycles.

Starting Saturday, the Ride the Rockies bicycle tour arrives in Glenwood. Close to 2,000 cyclists from around the state and nation will take part on a nearly 400-mile tour that leaves Glenwood on Sunday. Riders will stop in Hotchkiss, Gunnison, Salida, Leadville and Aspen before returning to Glenwood on Friday, June 19.

Then on June 21, the Bicycle Tour of Colorado departs Glenwood and returns on June 27. This tour also has at least 2,000 cyclists from around the state and nation.

The second annual Western Slope Omnium bicycle race is scheduled for June 12-14. This will be a weekend of road bicycle racing in Glenwood Springs. Great chance to see some high-caliber cycling.

On Sunday, June 21, the highly popular Strawberry Shortcut continues its annual race in downtown Glenwood.

On Sept. 13 the Tri-Glenwood Triathlon will return for its 25th year. This event fills up fast, so register now at http://www.triglenwood.com.

Fun stuff coming up. The annual Summer of Jazz starts Wednesday night at Two Rivers Park. A great summertime tradition. Then comes Strawberry Days June 19-21 – lots to do. Then the Glenwood Downtown Market kicks off its summer season at Centennial Park on Tuesday, June 23.

I have to say one of my favorite sports traditions, whether it’s from the NCAA basketball tournament or the professional ranks, is the gathering of players after the final game for one team.

One team has lost and one has advanced, but the respect of both shown by offering congratulations and good luck in the future is one of the true staples of sportsmanship.

That’s why when LeBron James bolted from the court after Cleveland was ousted by Orlando last week, it was a disappointing display of poor sportsmanship.

No one likes to lose but he was more than willing to wait around to accept the post-game handshakes and hugs from the players he just defeated in the first two rounds of the playoffs.

LeBron is the biggest star in the NBA, he should have shown more class. You can tell more about a player’s character in defeat than you can from victory.

We’re lucky to have a couple of eager interns on staff this summer.

Cailey Arensman and Sean Johnson will be reporting for the Post Independent this summer, gaining some great experience along the way.

Cailey just graduated from Glenwood Springs High School. Last year, she was the editor of the school paper, The Brimstone. Sean attends Mesa State College where he worked on the campus paper, The Criterion.

Our industry is struggling but it’s great to see a pair of ambitious young people who are considering journalism as a profession.

The New Castle Community Garden still has garden plots available for this year to grow your own vegetables. Call Debby at 230-0479 for information.

Final thought: Nothing like the smell of freshly cut grass. Even if you have hay fever.

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