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Dr. Hoover of Valley Vision has taken metal out of my eyes five or six times in the past 25 years. As a boiler mechanic, I got metal dust in my eyes on Tuesday, Feb. 8. I called Dr. Hoover’s office from Leadville at 4 p.m. From 6-7 p.m., Dr. Hoover removed the metal. Our community commends Dr. Hoover’s ability to aid the industrial workers of the area.

Clem Meyer

Meyer Boiler Co.

Glenwood Springs

It was very heartwarming to see a Colorado state trooper changing a tire for a woman with a disabled vehicle on the westbound shoulder of Highway 82 near Carbondale in 15-degree weather at approximately 7:45 a.m. Wednesday. I’m sure the trooper could have just radioed in for a service truck.

I just wanted to share one (of many, I’m sure) true acts of kindness that generally go unnoticed. I thank you, trooper, for exemplifying the Good Samaritan.

Bruce Lewis

Glenwood Springs

I would like to extend a big thank-you from myself and the Mount Sopris Nordic Council to all of you who came out and skied for Sisu at Spring Gulch on Sunday, Feb. 6. We had a turnout of 108 skiers ranging in age from 2 to 86 years who skied a total of 1,351 kilometers, which, using our kilometer-year scoring, translates into an impressive 64,935 kilometer-years. Thanks to your efforts, we raised $5,360 to help maintain the track.

This year’s winners are: most kilometers skied: Berit Bjerke-Daniels with 52.5 kilometers. most kilo/years skied: Jim Breasted with 2,814 kilometer/years. Honorable mention for the neatest entry form goes to Maria Mork.

We also owe a special thanks to Wells Fargo Bank for their very generous pledge of $2,000. Other thanks go to the people and businesses that gave donations for door prizes: Ajax Bike and Sports and The Village Smithy. Our volunteers were Maggie McVoy, Mary Whalen, David Brudzinski, Greg Fitzpatrick, Russ Criswell, Mark Henthorn and Lee Ann Eustis.

Once more, thanks to everyone who helped make this a great event.

Wick Moses,

Ski for Sisu coordinator

Carbondale

Jane and I would like to express our appreciation to those members of the Carbondale Fire Department who came to our house in the middle of the night responding to a medical emergency here. The cool displayed by the 911 dispatcher was exemplary in getting the team up here in very quick order. Once arrived, team members Will Hanville, Amanda Kennedy, Joline Singer, Joe Engler and Ray Lacker did their job most efficiently, stayed until everything was calm and safe, displaying good humor during the entire event, although having had their night’s sleep rudely interrupted.

Carbondale is lucky to have such a great crew of volunteers always ready to help.

Jane and Dick Veit

Carbondale

Thank you, Alpine Bank of Rifle, my bosses and co-workers, for your support, prayers and the meals prepared for Jerry and me while I was doing chemotherapy treatments.

Many thanks to the staff, doctors and nurses at St. Mary’s Pavilion and Grand River Hospital who helped me through my illness.

Thanks to everyone for their prayers and support. May God bless each and every one of you.

Karen Nord

Rifle

On behalf of myself and our family, we want to thank all of you for the wonderful love and support after the death of our loved one, Dick. We really appreciate the calls, visits, cards, prayers, letters and donations for the Disabled American Veterans Winter Sports Clinic.

You are all so kind and we feel your hugs.

Delores Stutsman and family

Mountainfilm was a success. I would like to thank all of the Roaring Fork Valley residents who attended Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour Feb. 11-12 at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School Barn. Thanks to our sponsors and local contributors, the cost of the films and advertising was completely underwritten. This meant that 100 percent of the ticket proceeds and concession sales ” more than $6,000 ” went directly to benefit the CRMS outdoor program.

Mountainfilm sponsors and local contributors include: Alpine Bank, Aspen Thrift Shop, Climbing magazine, Copy Copy, Amore Realty, Maggie McVoy, KSPN/KFNO, Ed and Rae Anderson, Sherri Draper, The Pour House, The Village Smithy, Red Rock Diner, Ace Hardware, Russets, and Schmueser Gordon Meyer.

Mountainfilm would not be possible without all of the help of the CRMS staff and parents who value both CRMS and Mountainfilm’s importance in the Carbondale community. I would also like to thank all the local papers and radio stations for their news coverage, which led to a full house on Friday night and a sellout for Saturday night’s films.

Thank you, Roaring Fork Valley! We hope to see you at the sixth annual Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour, next winter.

Michelle Williams

CRMS special events coordinator/parent liaison

(This letter was addressed to Michael Bennett, Tom Martinez and April Clark)

There is no way to thank you enough for the attention you have brought to the public about the need for a Children’s Advocacy Center in our Roaring Fork Valley.

The task force that has been working on the feasibility and procedural study, the Carbondale Aspen Glen Rotary Club, the Rotary Clubs up and down the valley, concerned citizens, and most of all, the many, many children who have been abused and neglected, will all benefit from such a “child-friendly center.”

Joyce Bulifant Perry, president

Carbondale Aspen Glen Rotary Club

The Glenwood Springs Noon Rotary Club, along with the Rifle Rotary Club, would like to thank those responsible for the success of this year’s “Blizzard Bag” distribution. This year the two clubs provided more than 500 meals to 250 individuals who requested a possible need in case of inclement weather. The success of this effort was due to the generous donations from Factory Surplus and Safeway. It should be noted that Deb Stewart with CMC was also a great help.

This Rotary project along with the community blood drive to take place on March 11 is the result of the great efforts of the Community Service Team.

David Sturges, president

Michelle Lefebvre,

vocational services

Basalt Kids Inc. is a new nonprofit corporation that was formed to continue the efforts of the Taste of Basalt fund-raiser. The Taste of Basalt is in its ninth year of raising money for the arts and music in our schools. Basalt Kids Inc. has recently allocated the funds raised at the 2004 Taste of Basalt event to all three Basalt schools.

The elementary school funds went to art supplies, musical equipment and funds for plays and field trips. The middle school was given funds for a dance residency, a schoolwide Broken Pottery Mosaic art project and musical equipment for the band. The high school received a scholarship to be given to a graduating senior and several pieces of equipment for the band. We also enabled Basalt students to attend the Glenwood Spring Community Concerts clarinet event.

Basalt Kids Inc. is thrilled to be able to give to our three schools and would like to thank the entire community for its overwhelming support of the Taste of Basalt. Each and every donor, volunteer, and attendee has made a huge difference for our schools.

On behalf of the entire ninth annual Taste of Basalt Committee, we thank you all for your continued support, and look forward to seeing you at the Taste this fall.

Judi Simecek, president

Deedee Hooker, vice president

Sarah Sterling, secretary

Basalt Kids Inc.


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