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Letter: Support enabled 300 to be at Storm King event

On behalf of the South Canyon 20th Anniversary Commemoration Committee, we would like to thank the following organizations that were critical to making the event a success: The Colorado National Guard, Colorado Fallen Firefighter Foundation, Upper Arkansas Valley Wildfire Foundation, Dalby Wendland & Co., the National Smokejumpers Association, as well as all the individuals who donated to the Alpine Bank account set up for the event.

As a result of this support, nearly 300 family members of the 14 firefighters killed on Storm King Mountain in 1994 along with survivors were able to reconnect with each other, reach the site of the fatalities and join the hundreds of community members who attended the public commemorative event at Two Rivers Park. We also want to thank Kenny Frost, Ralph Holtby, Ron Milhorn and Doug Self for their participation in the commemorative event. Many family members and survivors expressed to us their appreciation to the community for keeping the pledge it made 20 years ago to never forget the Storm King 14.

Chris Farinetti

Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire

Jim Sears

Garfield County Sheriff’s Office

Gary Tillotson

Glenwood Springs Fire

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