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I would like to publicly thank David Fautsko for promptly contacting the Glenwood Springs Police Department, and I would also like to thank the police department for promptly responding to a burglary at Paradise Day Spa. I understand that David took it upon himself to go after the men seen in Paradise Day Spa. Because of their action, I was able to retrieve a good portion of the more than $500 worth of product and cash that was taken. I also heard through the grapevine that two weeks later, David saw suspicious action in the Penrose Plaza parking lot, as persons were looking in parked cars. I heard he took it upon himself to approach them, which kept another theft from happening.Thank you, David. You are my human angel.Deborah KorbelParadise Day Spa owner

The Glenwood Springs Art Guild would like to extend a warm thank-you to our community for your support of our 43rd annual Fall Art Festival. We had a very successful year, with many of you joining us. We look forward to the Fall Art Festival all year and, as always, our community turned out to support us and our efforts in promoting the arts in our valley. With such a supportive community, the arts in the valley will thrive and many generations to come will be benefited.As we are packing the boxes and materials to be used again next year, we reminisce about this years festival. We remember our ever-faithful Purchase Patrons, our walk-in viewers, the artists who produce such beautiful work, the City of Glenwood for their support, the Ramada Inn for their extra work, our sponsors for their tireless support, our local newspapers and radio stations, the companies who so generously donated door prizes, our merchant display participants, the Glenwood Springs Chamber for their support, and most of all the Art Guild members who donated hours of their time once again to the festival. The Fall Art Festival would not be the finest and largest non-juried art show in the state without the gifts of time, talent and goods given by the members of our community. We had another awesome show of art this year, and all of the proceeds will be funneled back into arts education materials and scholarships for our valley. If we spend our lives giving what we have to enrich the lives of others, we have spent them well indeed! Thank you!Arlene Lawcoordinator, 40th annual Fall Art FestivalGlenwood Springs Art Guild

The organizers of the 2005 Tater/Fossil Trot and its beneficiaries, Senior Housing and Carbondale Youth Soccer Club, wish to thank all who made the event a huge success.We would first like to thank our sponsors, Earthworks, Western Slope Aggregate, Crystal Springs Builders, T.J. Concrete, Roaring Fork Coop, Valley Lumber, Mountain Pest Control, B&H Contractors, Roaring Fork Family Physicians, Handcrafted Carpets, Industrial Services, Town of Carbondale, and Red Rock Diner for financial backing and continued support. Next, the event would like to thank the many business in town who contributed prizes and gift certificates to the post-race raffle. A special thanks to these folks, because they also contribute to the Potato Day general fund.A special thanks to the many volunteers who make the event happen. The race marshals, sign-up crew, refreshment crew, timers, John Salameda at the Shirt Stop, and Jenny Tempest for her spectacular T-shirt design. These folks freely gave their time to make the race a huge success.Lastly, thanks to the participants who made up the field of the one-mile and 5K run. We were blessed with a bluebird morning, a fine event and once again, great community support. Bob Olenick and Jerilyn NieslanikCarbondale



A great big thank-you goes out to Mark Bassett and the Carbondale Fire Department for lighting off the fireworks during halftime at the Roaring Fork Rams Homecoming Football Game. Thank you to the Carbondale parents who donated to the fireworks fund and a special thanks to John Scott. It was a beautiful night and the fireworks made the homecoming game very special. Go Mighty Rams!Lana JeffryesMom of #25Carbondale

We would like to thank each and every person who attended, helped with and made donations to Pete Mattivis 100th birthday party.More than 350 family members, friends, and neighbors came to visit with Pete while they listened to Heart of the Rockies.Donations from the following helped make the day a great success:Alpine Bank, A-Team Remax, Central Distributing, City Market-New Castle, City Market-Rifle, the Post Independent, Home Town Realty, Inner Mountain Distributing, Cook Insurance Agency, Making New Waves, Meadow Gold, Talbott Interprises, Wal-Mart SuperCenter Rifle, WestStar Bank, New Castle Lions Club, Town of New Castle, Gordon Family, Steve and Becky Rippy, Cleyo and Rosie Ferrin, Kim Breslin, John Steele, Jeanne Casey, Linda Murr and Jim Stevens.Again, thank you for making Petes 100th Birthday truly memorable. The Mattivi familyNew Castle



This past weekend the Roaring Fork Valley hosted the third annual Cystic Fibrosis Rocky Mountain Flyfishing Classic to raise money for research for this debilitating disease. Anglers from across the country, as well as from this valley, participated in this event, which raised more than $99,000. I would like to give a special thanks to the guides who participated and who, without them, all of this would not be possible. Aaron Calcott, Mike Chmura, Greg DeJulio, Tripp Dobson, Kea Hause, Kyle Holt, Chris Kish, Craig Langlinais, Taylor Logsdon, Gifford Maytham, Doug Moyer, Ry Neiley, Adam Sahnow, Frank Smethurst, Jeremy Stott, Matthew Thomas, Mike Thomas, and Will Sands. Thanks guys, you are the best! Thanks also to Alpine Angling and the Taylor Creek Flyshops.Tim HengCarbondale


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