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Dear Editor,On behalf of the community schools of Carbondale and Aspen, I would like to thank everyone who came together in a huge community effort to make the second annual Studio Tour an overwhelming success. The support of parents, artists, volunteers, advertisers, local newspapers, community radio, and studio visitors created a fun, creative weekend enjoyed by many that raised funds for our public charter schools.Thank you to all who attended the tour and brought your children to learn about the creation of art. Thanks to the artists who generously donated their art, time and energy, as well as opening their private studios to the public. Thanks to the galleries and retail businesses who participated in the tour and advertised on the studio guide.We would like to recognize some of the many people who contributed to the studio tour, although we cannot possibly mention everyone who deserves to be thanked. Thanks to Alpine Banks, underwriting the event for two consecutive years. Thanks to Linda Halloran, coordinating the tour for two years. Thanks to parent volunteers Deb and Joe Burleigh, Nan Sundeen, Kathy Guinn, Cathy Britt, Cathy Click, Fiona Pax ODonnell, Lori Burgess, Jen Soucie, Liz Pencel, Nancy Kimbrel, Mario Larouche and all the families who sold the map/guides. Thanks to KDNK, KAJX, and Carbondale Arts and Humanities for publicizing the event. Thank you to Sherrie Hall of CCS, Skye Skinner of Compass, Lynn Kirchner of Amore Realty, Independent Press, Karyn Andrade, and the entire community for your support.Carol Rothrockand the 2004 Studio Tour Committee

Dear Editor,We would like to thank all the voting citizens who took the time to get the facts about the Re-1 school district proposals and then voted to do the right thing for our children and our towns. We are especially proud of Carbondale for stepping up to the plate with a resounding yes on both the bond and mill levy. We thank our volunteers valleywide who spent many hours of their precious time educating the public on these issues.A special heart felt appreciation to the following citizens: Ernie Gianinetti, Tom Baker and Nan Sundeen for their guidance and for their help in setting our course; Taylor Horst of Wells Fargo Bank, and Bob Young and Joe Scofield of Alpine Bank for fully supporting their communities; Shannon Pelland, financial queen, whose assets are too numerous to mention here and who we believe may have a future as a radio/tv personality; Carbondales Trustees, the Carbondale Chamber, ACE and the Valley Journal for backing the campaign when it became crucial to gain their support; our families for having absentee moms and for surviving on grilled cheese sandwiches; Rudy and Nate the Kings of the Counties the inherited uncles who nursed us through adversity, gave us humor, ran us ragged and held our hands every step of the way. Your crowns are on order.Sincerely,Ann Gianinetti and Denise Mossco-chairs for Citizens for Investing in RFSD Kids

For the past 19 years, the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association has been providing voter education through its Issues & Answers forums. This years event was presented by the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and Garfield County Health & Human Services.Special thanks to the Glenwood Springs Post Independent and Colorado West/KMTS/KGLN Radio and Channel 12 Community Television for providing our community with quality election coverage. Big thanks to State Farm Insurance agents Jeff Leonard, Carl Ciani, Dee McCown and Todd Fugate for providing a wonderful lunch. The media panel, consisting of Ron Milhorn, KMTS and Tom Martinez, managing editor of the Post Independent, did an excellent job. Special thanks to Jim Nelson for volunteering to be our moderator, and Randi Lowenthal, executive director for the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, for timing the debates. And finally, thank you to the candidates for participating in what has become an important part of the election decision-making process. If you missed Issues and Answers live, you can still see it rebroadcast on Channel 12. Again, thank you all for your help in continuing a very worthwhile tradition.Shiela MugfordDirector of special projectsGlenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association


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