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Readers say thanks

The Roaring Fork Valley is fortunate to have a public transportation system not found in many small communities. RFTA and the Ride Glenwood system, along with the Traveler, make it possible for valley residents to travel freely from Aspen to Rifle. This is an invaluable resource for all area residents, but is critical for the elderly and disabled population, as well as those who can’t afford a car.

The folks at RFTA and Ride Glenwood recognize this fact and have gone out of their way to maintain service and make the bus fully accessible for those riders who may be in a wheelchair or require other accommodations to access the bus.

A short time ago, some members of the local chapter of People First experienced some problems riding the bus. They approached the transportation department with their concerns and the response was phenomenal. Each concern was addressed and resolved.

Since then, the transportation department has asked People First to assist them in choosing new buses. We have been testing the lift systems on potential buses and making recommendations for ease of loading. This partnership grew out of a true commitment to service on the part of RFTA and Ride Glenwood.

We are thrilled to be of assistance and very appreciative of the special treatment offered to each one of us, as we continue to access all of our community, thanks to the bus system.


Barb Donily

… for members of

People First of Glenwood

To our most supportive community,

Once again, the Valley View Hospital Auxiliary’s annual fund-raiser was a resounding success. Thanks to the many purchasers of raffle tickets, a most generous amount was raised and will be added to the Auxiliary’s scholarship fund.

The drawing took place at the Valley View Hospital annual Holiday party on Dec. 6. The lucky winners of the three raffle prizes were Carol Bernes (handmade quilt by Marilyn Hollenbaugh), Marian Clayton ($500 cash), and Jane Alby ($100 Savings Bond donated by Alpine Bank).

Many of our community have been introduced to our intrepid and tenacious raffle ticket vendor, Maudie Weller. (She’s the one with the fanny pack and smile who insists you haven’t bought enough raffle tickets, right up until the drawing.) Thank you, Maudie, for all you do for the Auxiliary and the lucky recipients of the Auxiliary scholarships. We thank all the contributors and supporters of our efforts, and wish everyone a joyous holiday season and Happy New Year.

Michelle Zancanella Auxiliary Board President

Valley View Hospital Auxiliary

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