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The winter sports season has come to an end, and once again it is time to thank so many for their commitment and involvement with our winter athletic programs. This is Part II of my thank-you letter.We had a tremendous winter season, and this was due in part to the sacrifices that some of our local businesses made for our young athletes. Greg Hire, our head basketball coach, is sales manager at Berthed Motors; Bryan Derby, our head girls basketball coach, is employed by Cheney Plumbing; Patty Schaffner, assistant swim coach, is employed at YouthZone; Gary Hansen, assistant boys basketball coach, is owner of Blue Sky Rafting; Dr. Paul Salmen, assistant boys basketball coach, is employed by Glenwood Medical; Trey Holt, volunteer girls basketball coach, is owner of Farnum-Holt Funeral Home; Betsey Seymour, assistant girls coach is employed by Organo-Lawn Care; Craig Amichaux, assistant girls basketball coach, is self-employed; Dr. Roger Brown, volunteer wrestling coach, is a local endodontist; Roger Wolf, assistant wrestling coach, is owner of Paperwise; Alex Parsons, assistant wrestling coach, works for Vail Ski Corp.; Martin Nave, assistant wrestling coach, works for City Market; Kim Richardson, assistant cheer coach, and Lynn Goluba, assistant cheer coach.Glenwood Springs High School would truly like to thank these local businesses for sharing their people and allowing them to leave work to work with our young athletes. These coaches are truly assets to our programs and more importantly, to the development of our young people.Lastly, I would like to thank those people who have not only chosen to educate our young people in the classroom but to also commit to these young people through coaching. Thanks to Guy Brickell, head wrestling coach; Joey Sustar, assistant boys basketball coach; and Jody Jordan, cheer coach.Again, a sincere thank-you to all these great people and the organizations they represent. Steve CableGlenwood Springs High School athletic director

Another youth basketball season has come to an end and the Carbondale Recreation Department would like to thank all of the volunteer coaches who dedicated their time and energy to make this program a huge success. You are the role models who are molding the youth in our community into future basketball players. A big hand goes out to Dave Weimer, Dave Carpenter, Brian Farris, Matt Creer, Dan Hardin, Steve Slack, Wendy Hayden, Richard Carney, Tom Joiner, Travis Peterson, Stacey Baldock, Francis Rath, and Julia Anderson. I also want to thank the referees, Jake Strack Loertscher, Debbie Ottavia, Tanner Gianinetti, Landin Bailey, Chris Mattarano, Cory Hitchcock, Ruby and Kerry Honan. You all kept the game in check. Thank you! Thank you! Chris LoertscherRecreation Coordinator

The Glenwood Springs Recreation Department sends sincere thanks to all of the lovely young ladies and their fathers that made this years Daddy Daughter Dance a night to remember. For more fun recreation opportunities, call 384-6301.Barbara Park, preschool program coordinator/marketing coordinatorCity of Glenwood Springs Parks & Recreation Department


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