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Dear Editor,

I wish I knew how to fully express how deeply I appreciate the wonderful people in this community.

My wife, Joyce, and I just received the great news she is completely



cancer-free, after two bouts of cancer.

The outpouring of prayers and support has filled our hearts with gratitude.



From our neighbors mowing our lawn and feeding our animals, to the day care kids who made a five-foot “Welcome Home” sign, to the friends who sent cards and letters, we extend our deep thanks.

Annie at Dr. Bunn’s office in the Valley View Cancer Center is No. 1 in my book. The whole Cancer Center has given my wife, my best friend and my partner back to me.

To Ross, Russell and Ramona Talbott, thank you seems inadequate. If you live in a mobile home, Apple Tree is the best place to be. The love in this community is amazing.

God bless us, every one!

Chuck Dennis

Apple Tree Park

New Castle

On Sunday, my family and I participated ” as we do each year ” in the Mother’s Day Mile. The Mother’s Day Mile is my favorite community event! It is just how I want to spend each Mother’s Day ” with my family, doing something active, and being a part of our community in a positive way.

I want to thank the Advocate Safehouse, Glenwood Medical Associates, and the numerous individuals and businesses that volunteer their time and products for this wonderful event. You all obviously put families, fitness and community first, and it is greatly appreciated.

The children’s activities and crafts, the roses for the moms, and the slices of pie for everyone are each a treat, but nothing matches the cheers from familiar faces and friends as we cross the finish line alongside our family.

As a mom, this is just the kind of event I want to participate in and just the kind of community I want to raise my family in. Thanks for a lovely Mother’s Day!

Resa Hayes

Glenwood Springs

To all the generous people in the Aspen/Snowmass area and the Roaring Fork Valley:

It has been a month since we concluded the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. In the 19 years that this event has been in existence, it never ceases to amaze me how the WSC experience is somehow elevated every year.

In order to pull off an event like the WSC, a volunteer must come committed, dedicated and willing to work hard, and be sensitive and generous. At this year’s event, those five qualities were displayed by people throughout the Aspen/Snowmass community and the entire Roaring Fork Valley.

The WSC could not take place if it were not for all the tireless volunteers and a cast of so many generous, caring individuals, whose only motivation is to witness the smiles and success of our nations’ disabled veterans.

Due to the generosity of this community, we were able to give scholarships to 52 of our newly injured veterans and their guests. Most of their guests were family members, many who saw that a full life is still possible after a devastating injury. Their courage to meet their challenges head-on is the spirit that has made America great.

We are already beginning plans for the 20th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, a very special event that will take a concerted effort from each one of us. Together we will prevail through hard work. People always make the difference in fulfilling impossible dreams.

Sandy Trombetta, director

National Disabled Veterans

Winter Sports Clinic

Dear Editor,

We would like to give a big “muchas gracias” to the two Rotary Clubs of Glenwood Springs for the grant awarded to our local nonprofit, Mision: Comunidad. We feel very grateful to receive this kind of support from such an excellent organization as Rotary. This type of engagement demonstrates how special our valley is.

The grant received will help create a bridge of understanding between the different cultures residing in our region, through the publication of the nonprofit bilingual (Spanish/English) newspaper, La Mision.

Rotarians around the valley truly demonstrate the spirit of “Service Above Self.” To learn more about Rotary, and the importance of its existence, please visit http://www.rotary.org.

Luis Polar

executive director

Mision: Comunidad

The Colorado Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, wish to thank everyone who has provided their input regarding the future of Interstate 70 west of Denver.

We recently concluded public hearings along the corridor regarding the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft PEIS) for the I-70 mountain corridor. The hearings provided an opportunity for citizens to get involved and have their views officially documented. More than 800 people attended at least one of the hearings, and we’ve documented more than 400 comments about I-70’s future.

The public process is not over. You still have until May 24 to provide comment. If you’re interested in providing input about the future of I-70 west, now is the time to have your ideas officially documented.

Go to http://www.i70mtncorridor.com to view the draft environmental statement, get details about the proposed alternatives and provide comments. The site also lists the 37 locations along the corridor and in the Denver area where you can view a copy of the Draft PEIS. Please review the document carefully so you can provide comments on the information and/or alternatives provided in the document.

Work remains before the Record of Decision is made next year. Our goal is to find the best alternative that can be implemented and addresses the transportation needs of the corridor. Please help us make the best decision for the future of the I-70 mountain corridor.

Thomas E. Norton

executive director, CDOT

David A. Nicol

division administrator

Colorado Division, FHWA


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