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Readers Say Thanks

Alan Thomas died from a heart attack Aug. 11. The love and generosity that has poured out to us has been a great comfort. The communities of Meredith and Thomasville have the most loving people living there. We want to thank everyone who has reached out to us, giving us hope in our darkest time.With Alan’s help, we will learn to live with his death and maybe get past it, but we will never heal from the loss of a man like Alan Thomas. He was a man loved by many, and we are going to miss him dearly.Rachel ThomasThomasville

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who made Pathway to Fishing a great success at Lions Pond in Rifle on Saturday, Sept. 8. More than 90 area children learned about fishing. Thank you to our corporate sponsors, EnCana Oil and Gas (USA) Inc., Wal-Mart, Alpine Bank and Wells Fargo Bank. Thank you to Lynn, Jeff and Steve from Colorado Sportsman’s Wildlife Fund for taking the lead and providing all the kids with instruction, fishing poles and tackle boxes. Thank you to Brian Gray, James Ingram and Kyle Okeson from the DOW, Allison Brown from the BLM, Zaina Farrar from Colorado State Parks and Jeff Seaston from Rifle Parks and Recreation for your instructional help. Also, a huge thanks to Shari Neuroth from Metro Brokers, Scott Becker from Bank of Colorado, Donna Fostvedt, and Andrea Maddalone for your registration help. And thank you to all the kids who participated!Annick PruettRifle Area Chamber of Commerce

I would like to use this opportunity to give a big thank-you to Monk and Betty Dawson, Louis and Carol Dodo, Scherry Simonson and Pat Fuhst for submitting the name of the VIX Ranch for the north park in Castle Valley. Rev. Klein was my father-in-law, and I know if he were still alive, he would be very pleased by this choice. The VIX was his favorite place in this whole world.Thanks again for suggesting naming this park after the ranch.Beverly KleinNew Castle

We were very honored to have many, many friends surprise us to celebrate our 60th anniversary. We thank our children, Dianne and Jeff Nelson, and David and Val Snearly, for putting this together; the Glenwood Golf Club for being gracious hosts; the Post Independent, April Clark and Kelley Cox for photos and the Senior Moments article; and the great friends that came and those that sent gifts and cards.Dorothy and Dale SnearlyGlenwood Springs

A big thank-you to Marvin Stephens and the Garfield County Roads and Bridge Department for taking out the deadly corner and re-engineering the part of County Road 301 near Parachute. Our thanks go out to Con-Sy Inc. Construction Co., Holy Cross, Hamlin Electric and anyone else involved in the project. Words cannot express how grateful we are to you.Deb and Tom Meader, Regina and David Pollorino, Kylee Pollorino and Melinda JohnsonParachute

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