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The family of Marge Velasquez would like to thank all of you who took the time to attend the visitation, funeral and gathering. All the cards, phone calls and visits were a real comfort, and the food was wonderful. Your prayers and support are very much appreciated. Thanks again to all of you.

Sincerely,

Lynne and Greg Nielsen and family

Debbie Richmond and family

Rob and Kim Velasquez and family

Bill and Marlana Kinsall

Glenwood Springs

I am happy to report that, despite the cold weather, Santa was visited by over 200 children who received goodie bags provided by Robert Gordon Construction and City Market. Over 300 hot dogs were consumed courtesy of First Baptist Church. Cookies and hot drinks, and a warm room, were provided by New Hope Church.

Over $300 was donated to Salvation Army and United Way from the seventh annual chili cook-off. The Chili cook-off winners were first place, New Castle Diner, second place went to Melissa Williams, New Castle Family Health and Bob Gordon, and Robert Gordon Construction. Third place went to Elk Creek Mining Company. Prizes were donated by Mr. T’s Hardware $50 value, City Market $25 gift certificate and The Picket Fence (2) $20 gift certificates.

The town of New Castle was instrumental in the making sure that the event went off without a hitch. They worked very hard in lighting the trees and scrubs in downtown. Our new, permanent holiday tree looked lovely. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this event a great success.

Pam Johnson

New Castle Chamber of Commerce

This past weekend, we at Glenwood Medical Associates held our annual Christmas party at the Exclamation Point Restaurant and Bar. It was amazing! Our group has grown so much over the past few years that if we do not plan events in advance, we find it very difficult to find a place to hold gatherings.

This year, I was lucky enough to reserve a private evening at the Exclamation Point. What an awesome place to enjoy a great meal, have wonderful people who serve you and a spectacular view. We also enjoyed our experience working with the staff. They came through for us with any request I made during the planning phase and the party. Their cooperation and attentiveness helped me make this holiday evening special for all the doctors and employees.

Thank you, Steve, Larry, Sally and Tami for all your hard work in coordinating with me to make it all happen. Thank you Liz and P.J. for your bartending skills and to the rest of the staff who worked their tails off that night!

Most importantly I would like to thank Alicia and Andrea, two of my co-workers, who helped me out in so many ways to make this night happen. To my parents, Bob and Martha, for allowing us to use your home as a construction site and storage facility for all the decorations as well as your help with making them, and to the doctors for giving us this party.

Thank you, and happy holidays!

Cassie Smith

Rifle

Well, I have waited long enough! I thought by now someone would have said thanks to Dave Shepard for the outstanding job he did coaching the Glenwood boys soccer team.

I am not a parent, I work with Dave every day and know how much time and effort he put into this team. For a guy who volunteered to help, and ends up being the head coach says a lot about him. This year’s team of young men played the game the way it is supposed to be played, with their feet and heads, not with their mouths, and it was a pleasure to watch them play. Dave deserves a lot of credit for the way this team played. I hope that next year, whomever the coach is that the returning young men respect him and play the game like they played it this year, and I am sure they will be returning to the state playoffs again. I would love to see them go that extra step and show the Eastern Slope teams that the Western Slope teams are every bit as good as they are. Great job, Dave!

B. Andersen

Glenwood Springs


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