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The Silt Historical Society would like to take this opportunity to thank Calpine Natural Gas Co. LP for a very generous cash donation. This donation was made even though they had sold their natural gas interests in Garfield County and is certainly appreciated. It is only with donations such as this that the park can continue to operate.

Alice Boulton

executive director

Silt Historical Park

The seasons of thanks and celebrations are upon us, and Mt. Sopris Recreational Riders Inc. would like to thank and celebrate all who have made our Club benefit the winter recreating community. It takes many hours of volunteer time, energy, materials, cooperation, and coordination to make Mt. Sopris Rec. Riders Inc. efforts available to the general public.

Thanks go to the Board of Directors, Randy Parsons, Lee Beavers, Chris Broadhurst, Mike Gosha, Sara Pettit, Charlie Cox, Sean Martin, and Clem Lundberg for their year-round dedication to club responsibilities and activities.

Special thanks go to the North Thompson Cattlemen Association for allowing public parking and access to National Forest lands from the Marion Gulch area; Redstone Corp. for allowing our groomer facilities to be placed on their property and for allowing public parking and access to National Forest Lands from the Four-Mile area; to Bill Roberts, Earthworks Construction, for providing materials for the Marion parking facility; to Tod Welch for providing time and labor with grooming functions; and to Sunlight Snowmobile Tours for marking the S-P Trail in the Four Mile Area.

More thanks go to Garfield County for providing equipment and labor at the Marion parking facility; to the Flattoppers Snowmobile Club for help with grooming the Marion Trail; to Electric Mountain Lodge for providing food and room to our grooming personnel and for providing fuel storage for the grooming cat; to the White River National Forest for cooperation with trail designations, maintenance, and signage as well as the Gunnison National Forest and the Mesa National Forest; to Colorado State Parks for providing winter grooming money and signs; to Sunlight to Powderhorn Trail Map sponsors; to Gran Farnum for their patient and timely cooperation for the printing of the S-P Trail Maps, to the Delta Snokrusers and the Western Slope Snowmobile Association (Grand Junction) for trail map coordination and cooperation.

Jim Bennett, our groomer, has provided invaluable services for the past few seasons by keeping our trails groomed on a timely basis. Thank you to all businesses, family, and individual members for your dues and donation of time, work, and money.

For any information about membership and club activities, please call 945-4242.

Randy Parsons, president

Mt. Sopris Recreational Riders Inc.

A special thank you to the city of Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation and Electric Department employees for their efforts in lighting the Teeny Jeung memorial tree in Two Rivers Park. For many years, the decorative holiday lighting has provided residents and travelers a bright and cheery attraction on these dark and chilly nights. This year, it seems to be even more magnificent. Thank you from our family and from so many others that appreciate your work not only during this holiday season, but also throughout the year.

With best wishes today and into the new year,

Greg and Sean Jeung

Glenwood Springs

This was the 18th year of the Elks’ Christmas Memorial Dinner.

Eighteen years ago, a group of Elks got together and wanted to do something that would help our community and have it done in the memory of all our departed members. We had lost some special people at that time: Al Wilson, a longtime member, and Rowland Lewis and Terry Luetke, who both died in the Rocky Mountain Natural Gas explosion.

The first year, we served around 75 dinners and gave out about 35 food baskets. This year we served 410 dinners and delivered about 90 food baskets. Our lodge is very appreciative of our community, and we truly believe in our motto “Elks Care and Elks Share.” If you ask any of our members who delivered food baskets, or helped serve food, they will all tell you this is the true meaning of Christmas.

We hope we have made this holiday season a little brighter for the poor, the lonely, and the disabled members of our community.

Jim Garland

Christmas memorial dinner chairman

Glenwood Springs


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