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Readers say thanks

Thank you, Glenwood Springs High School Impact Club, for joining me on Saturday, April 11, for a cleanup at the Recycling Center. Anne Swanson and several of her students from the club were at the center bright and early in spite of the snow and rain with their rakes and enthusiasm. They traveled around the perimeter of the yard and picked up trash that had been accumulating for sometime, and we dug out a garden area at the entrance. Your help was much appreciated.Our hours at the Center continue to be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For questions, please call the center at 945-2931 and be sure to leave a message.Sincerely,LadyHawkeGlenwood Springs Recycling CenterRecycling Technician

It always makes me a little teary eyed to know just how lucky we folks are to live in this community. On April 18, we had a dog wash benefit at High Tails in Glenwood to raise money for a little 5-month-old puppy that was involved in a hit-and-run accident in Rifle. The vet bills are astronomical, so the dog wash was to help the family pay for some of his bills. What a fun day.I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for all their effort and volunteer time to help out. We had two people from the vet program at Colorado Mountain College, Kristen Trimble and Tish Paige, who always had a smile on their faces, no matter what the task. Thanks to all my dear friends for coming down and helping with either washing, selling baked goods, supplying baked goods, cleaning up and especially for the moral support. And of course a big huge thanks to High Tails Outfitters for giving up their space and donations to help in this great cause. And last but not least to everyone who brought their pooches down to have them get baths, and all the donations that have been coming in to help Koda. He is wagging his tail with his heart. We are still taking donations at Alpine Bank if anyone is interested; the account is No. 1120904198.Thanks again,Bridget, Austin & Madison GonsalvesNew Castle

Please pass along a sincere thank-you to all of those who attended the fund-raiser on April 17 to support the Glenwood Springs Dog Park. It was a lot of fun and a great success.We wish to give a heartfelt thanks to all of the silent auction donors who made the silent auction such a success. Its wonderful people in the community who make things happen, and because of all of you were off to a good start.Seeding and fencing is next on the agenda, so if all goes as planned were looking for a grand opening around the end of May or the beginning of June. Well keep you posted. Thank you so much again. Becky SpagnoloGlenwood Springs Dog Park Committee

Along with several other teachers in our school district, I am the lucky recipient of grant money from the Roaring Fork Public Education Foundation, and I am honored to be writing this letter to publicly thank this terrific organization. The first grant I received was for funds to purchase the Read Well/Write Well program and to align our K-1 ELL literacy classes with other elementary schools in our district.The second grant I received is for funds to attend a kindergarten conference this summer, because I am making a career change to teach ELL at the kindergarten level. I look forward to learn a great deal about teaching methods and ideas for best practices for teaching at this level.The third grant that I received is money to bring a speaker here to our district to teach sheltered English to our staff. I hope this will benefit many teachers and students besides myself.A great big, thank-you to the Roaring Fork Public Education Foundation for the continued support of our programs and ideas and dreams, and of the students and teachers of the Roaring Fork Valley.Sincerely,Rita MerriganGlenwood Springs Elementary School

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