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Colorado Mountain Colleges Gateway, Women in Transition Program and the Garfield County Department of Social Services would like to extend a great big Thank You to Scott Minturn and his team of mechanics at Columbine Ford in Rifle. Scott and his crew have provided a huge service to our clients, generously sharing their time, their expertise, their humor, and their resources with the single moms in our program. From our first conversation with Scott, he expressed a willingness to serve without concern for what he might get out of it. Truly, it is people like Scott and his great crew that make our community a community people generously extending themselves to other community members whose resources are limited.Thank you, Columbine Ford, for showing our clients that our community does care. You have made a tremendous difference in our clients lives, and we are all so grateful.Many blessings to you and your families for a healthy, joy-filled, and prosperous holiday season!Sonny Conleyinterim directorCMCs Gateway,Women in Transition Program

As each year passes, the Day of Infamy Snowshoe Race raises more money to be distributed between local animal shelters; CARE, Rifle Animal Shelter, and Mid-Valley Animal Rescue. This years total, with registration fees and the generous donation by Yampah Builders, is $1,800. I could not do this without the generous support of the local businesses in the area.I would like to thank the businesses that contributed cash to cover expenses. Thanks to Yampah Builders, Alpine Bank, http://www.bigjohnslumber.com, http://www.orthop.com, Glenwood Oral Surgery Associates, Computer Support & Sales, Canberra Concrete Pumping, and The Shirt Stop.Thanks also to these local businesses for donating prizes for the race. Thanks to http://www.blueskyski.com, http://www.marmot.com, Daily Bread, Bayou Restaurant, Body and Soul, Bagel Bites, http://www.sunlightmtn.com, Elmer Suds, http://www.glenwoodgolf.net, City Market, Through the Looking Glass, splendormtndayspa.com, Glenwood Canyon Brew Pub, Italian Underground, Ingrids Cup and Saucer, Flower Mart, http://www.newcastlefamilyfitness.com, the Pit Stop, Sun Dog Athletics.I would also like to thank Summit Canyon Mountaineering and Tubbs Snowshoes for their sponsorship of this race. Thanks to Peggy Utesch for her design and printing of the poster.And many thanks to the volunteers who helped out with the hard work before and after the race. Thank you Mike Pearson, Mark Feinsinger, Andrea Kemp, Heidi Vosbeck and, my husband, Virgil Howard.It has been a pleasure doing this race with the support of these people and all those who participated.Thank you,Dorothy J. HowardGlenwood Springs


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