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Readers say thanks

In November 2003, Literacy Outreach received a challenge grant from an anonymous donor. We needed to raise $10,000 from the community in order to receive this $5,000 grant.

We sent out a direct mail campaign mailing in early December. By mid-January, we had raised $8,000.

At that point another generous donor stepped up and raised the bar. He offered us an additional $5,000 if we could raise the last $2,000 by January 31, 2004.

Thanks to you and the community’s generosity, we are pleased to announce that we met the challenge. Over $20,000 was raised to support adult literacy efforts in Garfield County.

We are overwhelmed and extremely grateful for support. Thank you, our donors, for helping make this happen!

Sharon Andersen

Glenwood Springs

The members of the School Climate Committee, a task force of the Glenwood Springs High School Governance Council, would like to thank the businesses and people of Glenwood for contributing to our fund-raising event on Feb. 7.

Sunlight generously gave us the entry fees from the Cardboard Box Race during Ski Spree at Sunlight Mountain Resort, and our members advertised at the high school and helped run the event on the mountain.

Many people entered, and we received donations from five local businesses. Our fund-raising efforts will allow us to contribute to the Stuart Rippy Scholarship fund, and to update a video shown to incoming students, “Welcome to Glenwood Springs High School.”

Thank you, your help is appreciated.


The GSHS School Climate Committee

Katie Jepsen, Lisa Richards, Mitch Trebesh, Abby Willman, Ashton Taufer, Jesse Lanci, Jacob Ziemann, Audrey Schaiberger, Bridget Jankovsky, Molly Jankovsky, Cassidy Willey, Shauna McWilliams, Sam Scruby, Jared Abshire, Haley Carmer, Ali Brown, Janeth Niebla, and Chris Benson

Parent Chairwomen: Maurine Taufer and Maureen Willma

The management of the Tomahawk Truck Stop wishes to thank the Glenwood Police and Fire Departments for the absolute rapid response for a car totally engulfed in flames. The police arrived in 45 seconds and controlled the crowd allowing the Fire Department access to the car.

This was a potentially serious problem, but was handled so quickly and efficiently that there were no injuries, and we were allowed to continue business. You sure know what you’re doing, and you do it well.

Thank you again. We respect and appreciate you. You’re awesome.


Delia Heller, manager

Tomahawk Truck Stop

Glenwood Springs

Colorado Mountain College’s Nursing program would like to thank those of you who participated in our recent Advisory Committee meeting held on Feb. 18 at Valley View Hospital.

Those in attendance were: Co-chairpersons Nancy Schreiner and Linn Kight, Interim CMC Nursing Program Director Sally Smalley, Alicia Breslin, Terry Miller, Patricia Yount, Trish Cerise, Paula McNeil, Ed Bouchard, Tammy Waller, Joyce Usher, Carol Conger, Jane Vincent, Gloria Miller, Maureen Nuckols, Eileen Sullivan, Sarah Moody, Jean Marie Hegarty, and Barbara Gugelman.

This committee meets twice a year to discuss area nursing needs and trends, CMC’s Nursing program changes, and overall review to keep this program strong and viable. We appreciate your time and service to this important committee.

Barbara Gugelman

Administrative Assistant

Nursing Program/Health Center

My name is Peter Olenick, and I’m sending out a huge thank-you to the Roaring Fork Valley for all those who helped me during the X-Games and also throughout my whole life.

This thank-you is extended to all the people who were at the X-Games cheering for me, while freezing their butts off.

It goes out to every restaurant owner in the valley who has given me free food: Genre Bistro, Johnny McGuire’s Deli, and of course the Red Rock Diner.

It goes out to the Severy family for not only teaching me how to ski but for teaching me about life.

This goes out to all the ski instructors who had to deal with the three of us throwing pickles at tourists in the Merry-Go-Round, and then blaming it on their class.

This goes out to the Flynn and French families for being my other family.

I also have to say thank-you to my parents. Thank-you for raising the three of us as best friends.

To all my close friends, thanks for telling me I was good even when I sucked.

Michael and Megan, thanks. I hope that someday a town somewhere will be ready for all three of us, because I know we will live in the same town and probably the same house.

Last, but not least, thank-you Roaring Fork Valley for having such great mountains to grow up on.

When you see me driving around in my new Tundra, it is all because of you guys. So, thank you.


Peter Olenick


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