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Readers Say Thanks

For the wonderful care, great kindnesses, and incredible compassion shown by the professional angels at Heritage Park Care Center, we, the family of Hall Stewart, will thank you forever.Victoria MillerNew Castle

Carbondale held the annual Concrete Cup skateboard competition on a new day, July 22. Due to other conflicts in the valley, a smaller list of competitors turned up to showcase their talents in the beginner to advanced divisions. Thank you to all those competitors we all envy what you can do. A very big thank-you goes out to the many spectators who crammed on the hillside to see what these kids can do, for all of the applause and support you offered up. Powell Skateboards, World Boards and our awesome local store, Casual Culture, provided the event with a large amount of prizes for the competitors a huge thank-you for your support again. Thank you to Dos Gringos for supplying the volunteers with delicious burritos and to Red Bull for stocking us up. A big thank-you to Abe Moreno, our master of ceremonies, and our three judges for giving up their Saturday you did a great job. Thank you to the great DJ, Skip Naft, for the continuous tunes and jamming for the event. To the Post Independent and Aspen Times, thank you for supporting the grassroots skateboarding development in our valley. The coverage was amazing thank you again for all that you do. It was sure a treat to see the Sunday papers. Thank you, town of Carbondale, for the use of the skate park, and I hope to see you all there again next year. My door is always open for suggestions and ideas for dates for next year. Until next time keep skatin. Results will follow in the papers this week.Chris Woodsie WoodsCarbondale recreation & special events coordinator

We have all heard the saying It takes a village to raise a child. After more than 21 years residing in the valley, I can truly attest to experiencing this kind of community support right here, right now. I can tell you there is no shortage of Good Samaritans within our own small valley. After being widowed unexpectedly almost 10 years ago, I was left with four young children and the daunting task of how to continue to support them and remain in this beautiful valley. With the continuing rise in the cost of living, it has been a challenge. After 10 years of perseverance, we have finally been able to buy our first home. This dream would never have become a reality without the support and caring of some wonderful people that we would like to thank publicly. We would like to thank Mark Moore, for encouraging and supporting us to go for it, and Joy Benedict, managing broker, and Jerome Sarge Whalen, broker associate, at Mason Morse Real Estate in Carbondale. Joy encouraged me to pursue the dream of home ownership and supported me through this process. Sarge acted as my agent through this less-than-simple transaction, and while he had nothing to gain, he has gained respect and admiration for his selflessness. A huge thank-you to Mason Morse for waiving the commission, and thanks to Keith Courlas for going above and beyond to make home ownership a reality. One important detail to mention is that our home is a major fixer-upper. The kindness of others is helping us to repair this 1912 home. Joe Lott, owner of Mountain Impressions, is donating the refinishing work. The idea of home ownership seemed to be only a dream and would not have become a reality without these wonderful caring people. Nancy Payne and children Colette, Jeremiah, Jesse, and CodyGlenwood Springs

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