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The Colorado School of Mines athletic program is having a dinner and auction fund-raising event on Friday, May 20, in the Ben Parker Student Center in Golden. Kiki Vandeweghe, general manager of the Denver Nuggets, is the dinner speaker. One of the main auction items is a package for Glenwood Springs, a result of the wonderful donations from the Glenwood Springs Hot Springs Lodge and Club and the Glenwood Caverns. Thank you!Celeste Cashel, Pat Seydel, Susan CashelGlenwood Springs

The Carbondale Lions Club would like to thank everyone who participated and volunteered in this years 9Health Fair; it was another extremely successful day.We would like to extend a special thank-you to the following people for their donations; without them, all of this would not be possible: Safeway, Alpine Bank, Carbondale Fire Department, Roaring Fork High School and Terry Peterson, of Verizon Wireless.Again, thank you to all the excellent volunteers that so unselfishly donated their time. Hope to see everyone again next year.Jerry Cheney and the Lions ClubCarbondale

Futures Program offers two scholarshipsThe Futures Program at Glenwood Springs High School would like to thank all those who contributed to the Futures Stuart Rippy Scholarship fund for the year 2005.We were able to offer $500 scholarships to two seniors graduating from GSHS and attending a Colorado institution of higher learning.We extend our gratitude to Neil Garing Insurance Agency, Dr. and Mrs. James Setterberg, Glenwood Springs Ford, Glenwood Insurance Agency and Springs Liquors. Due to space limitations, the Futures Program will thank the additional generous benefactors next week.Thank you for supporting the Futures scholarship program at GSHS. We are most appreciative.Pat HansenGlenwood Springs



The Futures Program at Glenwood Springs High School would like to thank all those who contributed to the Futures Stuart Rippy Scholarship fund for the year 2005.We were able to offer $500 scholarships to two seniors graduating from GSHS and attending a Colorado institution of higher learning.We extend our gratitude to Neil Garing Insurance Agency, Dr. and Mrs. James Setterberg, Glenwood Springs Ford, Glenwood Insurance Agency and Springs Liquors. Due to space limitations, the Futures Program will thank the additional generous benefactors next week.Thank you for supporting the Futures scholarship program at GSHS. We are most appreciative.Pat HansenGlenwood Springs

I would like to recognize Glenwood Springs High School students Trey Warner, Nick Garay, Vanessa Centeno, Marcos Munoz, Jeff Seaver, Alex McPherson for volunteering their time at the Gladiator PeeWee Wrestling Tournament this past weekend at the Community Center here in Glenwood. These kids took the time to be active in our community and our youth and should be commended for their efforts! Also thanks to Coach Trevor, Coach Forrest, Coach Craig, Jonathan, and all the parents who help shape our children by giving their time everyday to our kids! Thank you for making a difference in their lives.Nava CaldwellGlenwood Springs



The staff and students of Glenwood Springs Middle School would like to thank the following businesses for supporting the 2005 GSMS Writing Contest: Alpine Bank, Sunlight Ski and Bike, Fiesta Guadalajara, Dominos, Qdoba, Through the Looking Glass, Red Mountain Books, Book Train, Factory Surplus, the Book Grove, the Artists Mercantile, Dairy Queen, Yampah Spa, Kmart and Starbucks.Your support of our kids is greatly appreciated. You are all awesome!Beth Ullom and the GSMS staff

Girl Scout Troop 265 donates Peace PoleAs a gift to the community of Basalt and the Roaring Fork Valley, Girl Scout Troop 265 recently dedicated a Peace Pole, which stands next to the Basalt Town Hall.If you are in Basalt, please take a quiet moment to read the plaque which sits next to the pole. The girls designed the Peace Pole and wrote the poem themselves, and it was a culmination of two years of work. This was their final project to complete the Girl Scout Silver Award, which is the highest award that can be earned by a Girl Scout between the ages of 11 and 14. The many requirements of this award expand girls abilities, and help them explore careers, gain leadership skills, foster self-improvement and benefit the community.The completion of the final project would not have been possible without the help of many people. We would especially like to thank Vaughn Shafer and Efrain R., of Bare Bones Choppers; Laurie, of Iron Arts & Interiors; Sam Gonzalez, of the Gonzalez Tradition; Joseph and Nancy Maison, of A Great Find; Spudsy and all the guys at Vaughns shop; Colorado Laser and Marketing; Cindy and Chet Zajac, of CZ Inc.; the Aspen Times; Access Roaring Fork; Victor Gerdin; Mayor Duroux; the Basalt Town Council; Bill Effing; and everyone else in the town of Basalt, especially Bob and John. We apologize if anyone was accidentally omitted, it was not intentional.D.D. Gerdin, troop leaderGirl Scout Troop 265 Silver Award girls Karlie Zajac, Megan Southward, Kerri Kimmel, Theresa Gerdin and Courtney CarrickBasalt

We would like to say thank you to everyone in the Glenwood Springs community for the support you have given our family. After our experience with the fire, we know how lucky we are to live in Glenwood Springs. We feel very united with the community and appreciate all the kind thoughts and actions that were given to our family. Weve had the chance to rest and now wed like to express our gratitude. We would not have been able to survive this hardship without your generosity. We are so fortunate to live in such a wonderful, peaceful town. Gracias, gracias, gracias. And from our hearts to yours, Dios les bendiga may God bless you. Eddie says: I super thank you because you helped us a lot!Due to limited space we cannot thank each person or company individually, but please know you are all in our hearts. Wed also like to thank all of the anonymous donors who helped to make our life as we know it possible.Sincerely and with much love, The Ortiz family: Alvaro,Carmen, Alvaro Jr. and EddieGlenwood Springs


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