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Chad Filipski’s third-grade class at Glenwood Springs Elementary School embarked on an innovative five-week recycling project. The motivated class collected approximately 3,000 cans over a five-week period, which they crushed and weighed, netting 100 pounds of aluminum. The children learned to work together toward a common objective that benefits others and also learned about the value of recycling and its impact on the environment. There was also a practical math component in determining the number of cans per pound, and their value in dollars and cents. “This is something I’ve wanted to do for years,” said Mr. Filipski. “I have a great class this year, and I figured this was the time to do it.

Look who’s turning 30 today. Congratulations to Amy Luetke at the Property Shop.From Marci Pattillo, Marianne Ackerman, Kathy Westley, Manette Andersen, and Mogli Fairbanks.

Jose Huerta Portillo and Maria D. Regalado, of Carbondale, March 3, 2006Carlos Alonso Perez Orozco and Martha Maria Jimenez, of Glenwood Springs, March 3, 2006


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