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Readers Say Thanks

Hooray for a successful Renewable Energy DayThanks to everyone who helped to make the 1st Aspen Valley Renewable Energy Day (AVRED) a great success. We couldn’t have done it without the financial and moral support of our sponsors: the city of Aspen, Holy Cross Energy, CORE, The ABC Foundation and Pitkin County. It is deeply appreciated!A big thank-you to our speakers: Mayor Helen Klanderud, Randy Udall, Larry Flowers, Bob Gough, Connie Harvey and the many others who spoke to the need, the benefits, and the efficiency technologies of renewable energy in reducing our carbon footprint and our dependence on fossil fuels. We couldn’t have reached as many folks as we did without the kind support of the local media, including the Aspen Daily News, Aspen Times, Post Independent, KSPN, KSNO, KAJX, KDNK and Grass Roots TV. Thanks to NativeEnergy, the company that donated “Green Tags” from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s wind turbine to make AVRED the valley’s first carbon-neutral event!Finally, a big round of applause to the volunteers and the communities who pulled together to generate awareness about one of the most important issues of our time. Renewable energy is the solution to a cleaner, healthier world, reducing carbon emissions, increasing a sustainable way of life, and creating new economic prosperity for future generations.To learn more about how you can reduce your own carbon footprint, please visit Aspen Valley Renewable Energy Day’s Web site: Please help to make every day a Renewable Energy Day!Sincerely,Chip CominsAmerican Spirit ProductionsJackie FrancisActions Speak LouderHaving a Ball (Derby)The members of the Evening Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club would like to thank the many people and organizations for their help in making our second annual Kiwanis Ball Derby a successful event.Among the many groups and individuals we owe thanks to are: Glenwood Canyon Brewpub, Sunlight Mountain Ski & Bike Shop, Springs Theatre, Alpine Tire Co., The Pit Stop Auto Care Center, Glenwood Canyon Rafting, and the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park for donations of prizes. Thanks also to the Key Club and Circle K members from all over the state that volunteered on race day. We would like to thank the city of Glenwood Springs Street Department, the Downtown Development Authority, and residents of Eighth Street for their assistance and cooperation with this event.A special thanks goes out to all those who purchased tickets and make our Ball Derby successful. Without the help and assistance from all of these companies and groups, the event would not have been held.We will be back next year with an even bigger Ball Derby, which will provide even more funds for Kiwanis community projects and scholarships.Sincerely,Eric Eicher, president, Glenwood Springs Kiwanis ClubJoe O’Donnell, event coordinator

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