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Readers say thanks

The White River National Forest and the city of Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department successfully hosted the Outdoor Adventure Camp. This is our eighth year of introducing environmental education to youth in the Roaring Fork Valley.

We would like to thank the following organizations and businesses for their support and contributions to these environmental education programs: the Bureau of Land Management, the Division of Wildlife, Crystal River Fish Hatchery, Colorado State Parks, Sylvan Lake, the camp counselors, Outwest, Crystal River 4×4 Tours, Thousand Trails and the Sopris Ranger District.

There were numerous individuals who worked hard in support of this program. I wish I could list all of them. More importantly, the efforts of their hard work will be remembered for years to come by the youth who participated in Outdoor Adventure Camp.

Maribeth Gustafson

forest supervisor

Glenwood Springs

Whenever we are in need, the people in our community are always there to help. Recently, OUR School was in desperate need of a copier, but like most nonprofit businesses, was not able to just run right out and buy one.

Tracy Stanfield, of Alpine Bank, made a few phone calls, and within a few weeks, not only had Alpine Bank donated a used copier, but two kind gentlemen from Alpine, Steve Runia and Harry Bentzler, had also moved the beast of a copier into the school for us. Then, electrician Dwight Felkey, husband of Karla Felkey, came and converted the outlet for us so we could use it. It is awesome. A hearty thanks to all at Alpine Bank for their generosity.

I also had expressed a need for some gravel in our parking lot, which was basically a mud hole, and Steve Groom came to the rescue. With the help of Bill Roberts and Sean Mello, of Earthworks, and Darreld Palmer, of Western Slope Aggregate, OUR School now has a beautifully graveled parking lot. Steve and Drake Groom did a find job of spreading it, and we are so thankful to all of you.

The students, staff, and parents of OUR School are consistently receiving the blessings of being part of such a wonderful community, and we are truly grateful.

Jayme Goscha, director

OUR School

Glenwood Springs

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