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Readers Say Thanks

Fire department helps Elks: The Glenwood Elks Lodge would like to thank the Glenwood Springs Fire Department for using its equipment and staff to fix a broken rope on its flag pole. They came over on short notice and sent a fireman up to the top of the flag pole to make the repair. Thanks from all of us at the lodge.
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Springers track meet a success yet again

The Glenwood Springers’ Annual Community Track meet was held on July 6. The meet was a chance for families and friends to see the progress that the 70-plus boys and girls on the Glenwood Springers Track Team made over the course of the season.

The meet couldn’t have happened without our many volunteers — thank you. Also, we are grateful to our team sponsors: Bighorn Toyota, Bank of Colorado, Glenwood Springs Ford, and Glenwood Springs Subaru. And thank you to our relay sponsors: Auto Glass Specialists, Glenwood Insurance, Earth-Wise Horticulture, Summit Canyon Mountaineering, Kaufman & Kaufman, Dr. Setterberg, Alpine Bank, Paramount Professionals, Advanced Carpet Care & Restoration, Colorado Ranch House, Western Slope Paint Supply, Glenwood Canyon Brew Pub, Glenwood Adventure Co., Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, Blue Sky Adventures, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and Iron Mountain Spa.

We would also like to thank our volunteer coaches for their support this season: Jenny Barsness, Anne Swanson, AJ Crowley, Alex Cutright and Kai Uyehara. Along with a thank-you to our assistant coaches: Carly Setterberg and Melissa Thrun. Further, we are blessed to have the continued support of Jenny Cutright and Mike Kishimoto, who have been volunteering for the program for many years: Thank you.

The Springers’ Track Team qualified nine athletes for the Regional USATF Junior Olympic Championship and three for the National USATF Junior Olympic Championship: Jacob Barsness, Reid Swanson and Benjamin Swanson. Nationals will take place July 25-31 in Sacramento, California.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.


Coach Abbey

Glenwood Springers Track Club

Firekracker 4K a fun time

The Lions Club of Glenwood Springs would like to extend a hearty thanks to all the helpers and participants during our recent Firekracker Run on July 4th. A good time was had by all, and we couldn’t have done it without all of you. The funds raised by this event will be used for helping people with eye and vision troubles. Thanks also, to the Post Independent, for posting the notices about our event.

Frances H. Ralff

Glenwood Springs

Defiance productions are a community effort

On this beautiful July morning when we are busy planning our fall 2016 musical, it is important to pause and thank the many who made our last production, “Fiddler on the Roof,” so very successful.

Thank you, sponsors. Your enthusiastic support made our show possible. Thank you to everyone who helped supply, build, paint, sweep, transfer, reconstruct, hang, strike and return. Your efforts turned the design into reality. Thank you to those who shared space for building, rehearsing and performing. Your sacrifices and generosity made a huge difference. Thank you, creative team. Your vision brought the heart and soul of Anatevka to our community, and we all grew as a result. Thank you, cast, crew and musicians. The unselfish sharing of your talents transported and transformed us. And finally, thank you, audiences, for laughing, crying, applauding and making the awarding of $5,500 in performing arts scholarships possible.

A well-deserved standing ovation to all.

Recently at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, we held our annual Defiance FUN-draiser. Once again, the community came together to show their support and appreciation for theatre and its positive impact. Thanks to everyone who took part. As a result of the generosity shown that evening, we are well on our way to funding our 2016 production “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” which will be presented this November. Stay tuned for the audition announcements.

We are proud to serve as your community theatre.

Chip Winn Wells and

Jacquie Meitler

for the board of Defiance Community Players

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