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Readers Say Thanks

The Glenwood Springs High School track meet on April 15 was again a huge success. On behalf of the GSHS athletic department, I would like to thank all those who made the meet a success.The following contributed to the success of our track meet: Craig Denney, Jennifer Lowell, Coach Miller, Mike Wells, Shirley Fockler for all the behind-the-scenes work she did, and all the volunteers who worked the track meet. A special thanks to Swannie and KG and the 19th Street Diner for providing lunch for all the coaches and workers.Again, without the help and support of the community, the meet would not continue to be a success, so thank you again.Steve Cable, athletic directorGlenwood Springs High School

A group of eighth-grade Latino students has been working hard to raise money to attend the annual La Raza Conference in Denver this coming weekend. Thanks to many local businesses, we have raised the necessary funds, and all students in the group will be able to participate in this unique opportunity. The La Raza Conference is designed to promote leadership skills, higher education, cultural preservation and community involvement for the Latino youth of Colorado. This conference provides our students with a critical real-life experience that inspires and motivates lifelong learning in all. We’d like to thank the many employees at Mountain Valley Developmental Services, the Roaring Fork School District and all the other generous community members who supported our cause by purchasing raffle tickets. We’d also like to thank the following businesses and individuals for kindly donating gift certificates and merchandise that made the raffle possible. Without our community’s gracious collaboration, this trip wouldn’t have been possible. Thank you to Mr. Alejandro Reyes, Good Health Grocery, Glenwood Gardens, Glenwood Canyon Brew Pub, Hot Springs Lodge & Pool, The Maple Table, The Book Train, Taquería el Nopal, Nicolasa Macías, Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, Grease Monkey, The Silver Bead, Night & Dance, Body & Soul and Domino’s Pizza.Thank you to a wonderful and supportive community. We feel so lucky to live here.Ms. Kate Butcher La Raza Conference studentsGlenwood Springs Middle School

Recently, the Basalt Elementary School held the annual Jump Rope for Heart event. Nearly 400 students participated in this year’s event, raising more than $10,200 for the American Heart Association’s cardiovascular research and educational programs. The Jump Rope for Heart teaches participants about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and it provides an opportunity for children to perform community service. Students discover that they can make a difference.I would like to thank the many parent volunteers for their time in helping to put this event together. Not only did these volunteers jump with our students, they prepared certificates, provided and poured Gatorade, passed out cookies, counted money and sorted prizes. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the community for supporting our students in their efforts to raise money for this event. We met our short-term goal of raising more than $10,000. Our long-term goal is to help prevent heart disease in our children’s lifetime. Thank you for helping us work toward that goal. Carol King, Physical EducationBasalt Elementary School

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