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Successful seasonJosiah Rider, 7, son of Trever and Cori Rider, of Silt, wants to thank all the supporters who helped in making this past wrestling season such a success. Josiah won first place at three national level competitions this season, allowing him to receive the Triple Crown Award. He also won the outstanding wrestler award at his last competition in Toledo, Ohio. All listed below gave to Josiah to help make his trip possible and he expresses his thankfulness to them all: New Castle Gladiator Wrestling Team; Rocky Mountain Construction & Excavating; Josh Wilson Construction Inc.; Lone Spruce Horses LLC; William Kaufman, Atty.; Brad’s Electrical Service, Permanent Builders Inc.; Fred Chaney, TTEE.; Craig Schultz and family; Bart and Kelly Whittington; Del and Toni Whittington; Charles, Stacey, Jake and Ashley Whaley; Marilyn Landrum; Emmie Landrum; Jody and Arnie Bay; Larry Ray Rohrig; Brenda Miller; Ed and Socorro Hunt; Mike and Anita McCorkle; Marty Landrum and Shiri Hunter; Myles Wilson and Ralph Fruetel.We apologize if we failed to list anyone.Josiah, Trever and Cori RiderSilt

For the last six months, 16 eighth-graders at the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork have been mentored by some wonderful adults in our communities who have devoted countless hours to share their interests and expertise with these students. Each eighth-grader worked one-on-one with his or her mentor and then presented to the school community and guests what they had learned. The presentations were remarkably rich with new knowledge and also with gratitude for the generosity of the mentors. I would like to publicly thank these adults who gave so much of their time, attention, and care to the eighth grade students. They are: John Hoffman, blacksmithing, The Roaring Forge; Olivia Pevec, blacksmithing; Jayne Gottlieb, Broadway dance, Jayne Gottlieb Productions; Lizzie Klein, costume design; Soozie Lindbloom, bio-diesel fuel, SEI; Kim LeBas and Chris Bank, Ska music; Jeff Lumsden, photography; Matthew Cohen, goat raising, Rock Bottom Ranch; Margaret Hawkins, horse training; Diana Seabrook, sculpture, Glenwood Center for the Arts; Noah Czech, architecture, Studio B; John Van Ness, law; Chris Mullally, jewelry making, The Silver Bead; and, photography, Shari Neuroth.Not only did all of these adults teach new skills to these young people, they also taught them about what it means to be a giving person. Sharing themselves with teenagers is a gift that is a wise investment in the future of these students. Thank you for giving this gift! You have made a difference.Kate Friesen, eighth-grade teacherWaldorf School on the Roaring Fork

On May 1, the Monday Night Ladies Bowling League had our end-of-year awards and fun night. We would like to thank the following local businesses that contributed to our “fun”: Curves of Rifle, Renaissance House of Furniture, Orrison Distributing, 20/20 Eye Care, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Sherry’s Café, Boogie’s Diner, New Castle Family Fitness Center, Burning Mountain Bowl, Randy from The Bowler’s Clubhouse, and the ladies at Classic Nails & Day Spa.We’d also like to thank Burning Mountain Bowl for all their support throughout the year. The new owners and staff are great.Thanks to our outgoing president and secretary, Sara and Jenny. They both did a great job and we appreciated all their efforts.Happy bowling!Penny PolowchenaMonday Night Ladies Bowling LeagueBurning Mountain Bowl



The students of Grand Valley High School would like to thank Steve Soychak, Susan Alvillar, Kevin McDermott and all of the Willams’ employees who have treated them to an informative and fun field trip for the last four years. Williams’ has supported our school in many ways and has been an instrumental support in learning about energy, the environment and our local economy. Thanks for supporting education!Students of Grand Valley High Schoolscience instructors Scott Sandblom, Brian Roddiger, Lars Jacabsen

I would like to thank Willow Lepanto for the kind words in the letter of April 30. Willow, I didn’t find you in the phone book. Give me a call. My number is 945-1030.Steve Campbell Glenwood Springs



As a Defiance Community Players board member and director of our recent Ivy Adler Scholarship fund show, “Sing Your Dream,” I want to say thank you to the community supporters, Steve Russell and April Clark at the Post Independent, for the wonderful article and ads for our nonprofit organization. Thanks also to Krista Kaufman at the Hotel Colorado, Eddie Wilson at Roaring Fork Music and the Ted and Lynn Churchill family. Without your help, our talented group of singers would not have had such a wonderful night. Our audience was great, and if anyone who was not able to see our show wants to contribute to the Ivy Adler fund, please contact me or any Defiance Community Player board member. In May, we will be awarding our scholarships to area seniors who are pursing performance as a college major.Jacquie MeitlerGlenwood Springs


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