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Some good times on the horizon

Dale Shrull
Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

I think most of you know that the newspaper industry is going through some trying times. But if this isn’t a sigh of the times, I don’t know what is: For the first time in their history, the New York Times, founded in 1851, has an advertisement on its front page.

We’ll be without Kelley Cox for pretty much all of June so that means you’ll be missing all her great photos. She’s headed off on a long vacation overseas ” and yes, we’re all very envious.

But we’ve lined up a couple of volunteer photographers who will fill in while Kelley is on holiday. Sharon Yoast and Kyle Simonson will be out shooting photos. Watch for little snapshot profiles of Sharon and Kyle in the Post Independent soon.



And speaking of photographers, former Post Independent photographer Kara Pearson will be walking down the aisle on Saturday in Denver. Congratulations to Kara and Bryan Gwinn. We still miss Kara a lot here at the GSPI.

Mishka Cole is on her way home. Thanks in part to a heartwarming outpouring of community support. Mishka is the 23-year-old Jamaican woman who was diagnosed with cancer. Lynette Anderson from the Ramada Inn organized a quick benefit and the response was tremendous. More than $1,000 was raised for Mishka. Now she’s going home to family and friends with a great memory of a special community.



Happy birthday to the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park ” 10 years.

New Castle will have a Farmers Market this year and it kicks off today. Check it out from 4 to 8 p.m. at Burning Mountain Park.

Whitewater weekend is upon us. National trials, Whitewater Stand Up Paddling Championships and the Yagatta Regatta all this weekend.

Should be quite the memorable weekend for Glenwood Springs.

A belated congratulations to Tyler Thompson, Roaring Fork senior for winning two state track titles in the long and triple jump. A great accomplishment. His long jump title was his second in a row at the 3A level.

I see that Treadz shoe store in downtown Glenwood Springs at 8th and Cooper just celebrated its one-year anniversary. In these tough economic times, they deserve a big pat on the back for a job well done.

Final thought: As much as I like watching LeBron James play, I must admit that I would love to see the NBA Finals with both LeBron and Kobe Bryant as spectators.


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