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We would like to thank the Rifle Fire Department for its quick response to the fire on the hill at King’s Crown on the Gillespie property on the Fourth of July. Thank you to the Rifle Police and Garfield County Sheriff’s Department in helping in the investigation of the fire. Fireworks were involved. Thank you again, you all do a great job for the residents of the community and we are most grateful. Also, thank you to the residents of King’s Crown who called in the fire and helped put out the fire.Gary and Shirley Parks, resident managersRifle

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the fourth annual Hogback Hustle 5K race. We had an amazing turnout of 153 people, who ran or walked to support Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and Boy Scout Troop 221. Thanks also to the many wonderful businesses who donated money, raffle prizes, goodie bag items and race equipment. I would especially like to thank Paper Wise, our Silver sponsor; and our Bronze sponsors A-Team Realtors, Inc., Alpine Bank and Castle Valley Children’s Clinic. We really appreciate your generosity and all you do for the community. Thanks to Bryan and Lynsey at the town of New Castle Recreation Department for helping with race organization. I would also like to thank the many volunteers who helped on race day. Things went very smoothly this year, thanks to you. And thank you to the Boy Scouts for another delicious post-race breakfast. Race results can be found online at http://www.newcastlecolorado.org, or contact me at 984-9705 if you would like them mailed to you. We hope to see everyone at the Cheatin’ Woodchuck Chase in Rifle Mountain Park on Aug. 4. Contact the Rifle Recreation Department at 625-2151 for more information. It is the next race in the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series. For more information about the series, call 625-6439. Eileen Wysocki, race directorHogback Hustle 5KNew Castle

Thank you, in advance, to the contractors and community members who are preparing to assist in the tennis court and tot lot construction projects at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. If good fortune reigns, these projects will become reality in 2007.The Glenwood Springs Community Center and our parks are areas of year-round interest, and serve a wide variety of users. These vendors, donors, and volunteers add to the vitality and experience that makes Glenwood Springs special.Tom Barnes, director, Parks and RecreationCity of Glenwood Springs


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