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Readers Say Thanks

As the Basalt Recreation Department’s Instructional League Basketball comes to a close, I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the many people who make this program a success.Thank you to all our volunteer coaches who spend their evenings and weekends teaching our players the game of basketball, driving them to games, and being mentors to the young athletes. Thanks to Steve Aitken, Charles Capobianco, Paul Gonzales, Bob Johnson, John Krueger, Gregg Mackey, Kimberly McClearly, Al Rakowski, Bill Reynolds, Jim Ryan, Lance Schoon, and Bill Toney. Your dedication is second to none.I would also like to thank our sponsors who provide funding that helps encourage a fun environment for the young players. Thanks to Aspen Elks Lodge, Bistro Basalt, Colorado Poolscapes, JC Electric, Noori’s Collection, Red Eagle Roofing, Roaring Fork Club, Timbo’s Pizza, and Wienerdog Kid’s Toys. Thank you to all the parents who took the time getting their children to and from practices and games. And thanks to our referees from Basalt High School who took the time to help teach the young athletes the rules of the game. Our community is very fortunate for the dedication these people have to enriching the lives of the youth of the town of Basalt. Dorothy HowardBasalt Recreation Department

Thank you to the Aspen Valley Medical Foundation, The Buster Foundation, Aspen Valley Hospital, Orthopaedic Associates of Aspen and Glenwood, Aspen Sister Cities and Aspen Foundation for Sports Medicine, Education and Research for the generous financial support provided to the Bariloche, Argentina Physicians Exchange Program. We are significantly improving patient care at the Ramón Carillo Hospital in Bariloche, Argentina, because of your financial support.The Bariloche, Argentina, Physicians Exchange Program visit to Aspen during Feb. 18-25 was such a success because of the generous support of many local businesses, organizations and individuals. Laura Morris Pritchard, director of educationAspen Foundation for Sports Medicine

The families of Carol Dodo and Helen Kay Johnson wish to extend their thanks and gratitude for the recent outpouring of love, support, well wishes, cards, masses, flowers and donations in memory of their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Josephine Ruggero.Carol DodoNew Castle

Glenwood Springs Elementary would like to thank the McDonald’s team of Glenwood Springs, including owners Paul and Nancy Nelson, supervisor Scott Helms, manager Renee Blissett and the entire crew who helped about 40 Glenwood Springs teachers, teacher aides, lunchroom staff, and administrators at the January McTeacher Night. We are very appreciative of the support you offer our school and community. With the funds that were raised, we plan on purchasing important instructional materials. See you next year! Principal Sonya HemmenGlenwood Springs Elementary School

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