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I want to bring some good news to our community and give a thank-you to Castle Valley Children’s Clinic. Last week Jana, Betty and Rene from Castle Valley came to Head Start in Carbondale to bring outreach medical care to children from low-income families. They gave affordable well-child checks and free vaccinations to our kids who are waiting to start preschool. Their caring and cheerful attitudes made the experience a good one for kids who don’t get regular medical care. With all the complaints you hear these days about our medical systems, they are doing something right at Castle Valley.Good job!Denise WilsonHead Start, CarbondaleTeen reading program was awesomeThe New Castle Branch Library would like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s Summer Reading Program a great success. Thanks to the Aspen Valley Community Foundation for the generous grant that provided programming and incentives for the children. Thanks to the state library for the mini-grants that provided T-shirts for prizes.Thanks to the town of New Castle for their grant and to City Market for a gift certificate. Thanks also to SuperBowl for the free bowling coupons. Thanks to the New Castle Community Center for reducing the rental cost of the building for programs.Special thanks go to Josh Taylor, Jack Samuelson, Tessa Neels and Stephen Piker for helping with the weekly programs.We cannot thank our Friends group enough for their continued support. Their hard work made the Cold Ca$h = Cool Summer Teen Reading Contest possible! Congratulations, Meagan, Jonathan and Leanna.Last but not least, thanks to all of the children, teens and parents who participated in the program. You are awesome!Diane Websterchildren’s librarianNew Castle Branch LibraryBuilding trails to the futureOn behalf of the city of Glenwood Springs, I would like to thank the many businesses and individuals who contributed to the success of the recent IMBA Trail Building School. Our community showed a tremendous amount of support for the idea of planning and creating mountain bike trails. Thank you to: The New Century Transportation Foundation, The Glenwood Springs Post Independent, The Daily Bread, Delice Bakery, The Italian Underground, Glenwood Canyon Brew Pub, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, Diversion Bike Shop, Green Acres Nursery, Summit Canyon Mountaineering, Al Laurette and staff at the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, Leon Kuhn and the staff at the Community Center, and community development director Andrew McGregor. Sincerely, Jeanne GolayTrail Care Crew visit coordinator
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