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I would like to take this opportunity to give a big thank-you to Mike Brinson Photography, who sponsored the Defiance 18’s Volleyball trip to the Crossroads national qualifier Tournament in Kansas City, Mo., the weekend of March 12-14. Without the amazing financial backing of Mike Brinson it is unlikely the team would have had the chance to play in this huge tournament.

Also, thanks to the able coaching of Tim Whitsitt, the girls combined from Basalt, Eagle, Glenwood Springs and Hotchkiss to have a winning team. It has been a great season!

Sincerely,



M. Susan Cashel and other

grateful parents and players



Glenwood Springs

From time to time there is an event that brings community together with one voice, one spirit. This happened in Basalt at the Fields of Dreams Memorial Service for Nick Alcorta.

Nick’s irrepressible spirit and energy filled the whole field. It’s clear that Nick profoundly touched the lives of every person there, and we offer heartfelt gratitude to all who helped create this unforgettable memorial service. It brought strength and healing in the face of overwhelming loss.

Sincerely,

Leroy Duroux,

Basalt Town Council

Bill Efting,

Basalt town manager

The Ferdinand Hayden Chapter of Trout Unlimited would like to thank everyone who helped make our “Ice Out for Trout” fund-raiser a fantastic success! The 120 people who came down to the Hotel Colorado were treated to a wonderful evening with friends, food and seeing what fly fishing on Christmas Island can be like.

We raised money for projects on the Eagle River at Camp Hale and on the Roaring Fork in El Jebel. We also raised the money needed to send two local youngsters to a week-long fishing and conservation camp in Montana.

We would especially like to thank the event sponsors: Rocky Mountain Reprographics in Vail, Fothergill Financial Services and Alpine Bank in Carbondale, Bighorn Toyota of Glenwood Springs and Brit and Sherry White of Carbondale.

We are also hugely grateful to all of the people and businesses that donated items for the raffle, auction and prizes! It was a great time for a great cause! Thanks!

Paula Fothergill, president

Ferdinand Hayden Chapter

of Trout Unlimited

Eagle

KDNK just finished a spectacular fund drive where the community of the Roaring Fork Valley rallied to raise more money than ever before, $40,000 to be exact. Independent media and music is being threatened more and more in this world by lack of funding and corporate takeovers so it’s nice to know we live in a valley that values an independent, community station like KDNK. Of course, we could not do what we do without the help of so many, especially our volunteers and DJs.

This past fund drive included many events, also, such as a Clay Boland piano concert and our newest fund-raiser, KDNK Petacures. Many thanks go to Clay, Colorado Rocky Mountain School, R.J. Paddywacks, Grana Bread, Ingrid’s Cup and Saucer, Russets Restaurant, Six 89, Phat Thai, the Village Smithy and Peppino’s. A very special thanks to all the vet techs who donated their time to make your pets beautiful. It was truly a unique experience that raised KDNK close to $1,000 and many new pet members. We couldn’t have done it without Jane Bachrach. So thanks to all!

Ultimately, it all comes down to community and what a great community this is. Thanks to all who support KDNK and independent radio. Stay tuned for our 21st birthday and thank-you party coming in April.

With much love and hope,

Amy Kimberly

KDNK development director

On Friday, March 19, I attended the first of a series of “international award-winning films” shown at Carbondale’s Gordon Cooper Library. It was outstanding, and to think the library is not charging filmgoers for this treat.

The series includes four more films to be shown April 2, 16, 30 and May 14 at 8 p.m. The Gordon Cooper Library is to be congratulated for bringing these films to our community. Call the library at 963-2889 to reserve a seat or seats. You will be very happy that you did.

Sincerely,

Betsy Rosolack

Carbondale


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