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The St. Mary Mid-Winter Arts Festival concluded its season with a superb performance by the Mesa State Faculty Trio. Carlos Elias (violin), Andrea Alese-Arias (piano) and J. Cameron Law (cello), played a virtuoso program that captivated and moved the audience.I want to extend my thanks to the trio and to all the other gifted performers who participated in this season’s series. You’ve helped us to access a place in our spirits that we could not have visited without your help.Thanks to the people of St. Mary Parish for providing a beautiful performing space, a concert-quality piano and related equipment, delicious post-concert goodies, and lots of support.Thanks to all our wonderful friends in the media. Your help made everything possible.A very special thanks to Jim Bell and Michael Churchill of Rifle’s Channel 13. Your artistic efforts validate ours, and we appreciate that immensely. How prescient of the Town of Rifle to “document … a way of life” as it is doing.Thanks to Alice Beauchamp and Jim Calaway for letting us piggyback on one of their fabulous Jim Calaway Honors Series programs. Thanks to the Book Cliffs Arts Council for its grant assistance and cooperative spirit.And thanks to the “kinder, gentler community” that supported this series with your friendship and your patronage. We’ll meet again next season, I hope.Linda Jenks ColbyNew Castle

The Glenwood Springs Lions Club would like to thank everyone who made the Bronco Basketball Game a very successful fundraising event. We want to especially thank Harvey Telinde and Doug Larsen for announcing the game, Andy Worline and Nick Senn for officiating the game, Jeff Nelson for running the scoreboard and all the Glenwood “Stars” for playing.We also want to give a great big thank-you to all the businesses in the area that supported us with their hard-earned money by buying advertising in the Game Book. Without your support, we would not have been able to have the Bronco players here. They were really gracious to everyone at the gymnasium and Buffalo Valley. Louie Wright says that Glenwood Springs is “paradise” for him and his family.We appreciate being part of a community that supports the needs of families and community. Through your efforts and the bake sale by the Sopris Elementary parents, we raised the funds necessary to pay for the kindergartner’s eye surgery. Thanks again.Dale SnearlyThe Glenwood Springs Lions Club

When Carbondale Trustee Russ Criswell proposed a way for the town to help Mountain Regional Housing, a nonprofit housing developer and service provider, to provide energy efficient, dignified housing to the local workforce, his idea evolved into many innovative solutions to assist the Keator Grove project.I want to thank Russ and all the board of trustees for your extraordinary ability to continue to examine ways to support affordable housing projects and to think creatively and courageously. Your leadership and understanding of this vital need is really heartening, and you need to know how valued it is to Mountain Regional Housing and to the many people in our valley who desperately want to have options for housing.Susan Shirleyexecutive director, Mountain Regional HousingBasalt



We wish to thank everyone for all the support, food, cards, calls, and all the rest of the wonderful things that everyone has done for our family during Peggy’s illness and passing. We would also like to send our highest regards to everyone at Mountain View Church, and all the great caring staff at Valley View Hospital.May God be with you all.The Harris family and DupreysGlenwood Springs


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