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The artists and owners of the Midland Arts Company in downtown Rifle wish to express our sincere thanks to all the art patrons who showed up and supported us during our grand-reopening March 14 and 15. Your attendance was beyond our expectations, and the numerous wonderful comments we received were greatly appreciated. Our intent is to provide a quality gallery to showcase the talents of the many fine art and fine craftspeople who call Rifle and surrounding area their home. Your patronage has allowed, and will continue to allow us to do that.A drawing of prizes made by artists of the Midland Arts Company was held during the grand reopening. Winners included Chris McPeek, a turned wood floor vase by Alan Lambert; Melissa Collett, a ceramic vase by Steve Chesley; Gary Miller, a ceramic pitcher by Steve Chesley; Debbi Youland, a bracelet by Rene Fisher; Wynn Jessop, a ceramic piggy bank by Misty Frontella; Georgia Carter, a ceramic mug by Deb Stewart; Harry Kissell, an Aspen wood lamp by Alan Lambert; Krista Wagstrom, a ceramic leaf by Joyce Webb; Lucy Wolff, a turquoise necklace by Lindsey Johnson; Janey Hines Broderick, a ceramic soap dish and handmade soap by Rene Fisher; Keith Lambert, a handpainted apothecary jar by Anne Hunter; and Chad Smucker, handmade soap by Rene Fisher. We wish to thank our business neighbors on Third Street, especially Creek Bend Bistro, Millers Dry Goods and Wendlls Wondrous Things for their goodies, advertising and support. We are very fortunate to be a part of such a great downtown business community.A special thanks goes to Joyce Webb of Silt Mesa who used her expertise and experience as a gallery owner in Glenwood Springs to design and help us build an art gallery our community can be proud of. If you havent visited, please come by and see us. We have an eclectic mixture of fine pottery, watercolors, jewelry, metal art, woodturnings, fiber art, glass and much more. New art is added weekly. We are located at 111 East Third Street in Rifle in the historic Midland Building on the right side to the brick arch, or call us at 625-3068. Thank you again and watch for future artist receptions.Anne Hunter, Lindsey Johnson, Rene Fisher, Steve Chesley, Misty and Garrick Frontella, Alan Lambert, Deb Stewart and Joyce Webb

Thank you very much to these wonderful businesses and individuals for their donations of cash and door prizes for the Rifle Snowmobile Clubs 15th Annual Poker Run, Feb. 17, 2008.From Vermont: Keith LaSure. From Longmont: Clinton Reiff. From Silt: A.I.S., CES, Columbine Liquors, Country Florist, Garfield County Radiator, Gold Ring Pawn, Gross Locker, JM Adventure Rentals, K & K Lumber, Kelly Lyons, Lively Electric, Master Petroleum, Miners Claim Restaurant, Pizza Pro, RBW Automotive, Sharon Yoast, Silt Discount Liquors, Sled Shed, Steffies Place, Studio Six Salon, Sweet Pea Gardens, Tims Tools, Whimsical Wagon. From New Castle: Elk Creek Mining Co., Elmer Suds, Hogback Pizza, Mr. Ts Hardware, New Castle Diner, New Castle Fitness Center, Spirits of New Castle, Trails End Tavern, Trusfab, Wash-By-U. From Glenwood: Blue Sky Ski Rental, Coors, Copy Copy, Corral West, Dos Hombres, D.Q. Grill, Duffys Garage, Factory Surplus, Glenwood Ford, Harley Davidson, Hi Point Motorsports, Hot Springs Lodge and Pool, Jimmys 66, Mountain Pest Control, Mountain Power Sports, National Transmission, Rivers Restaurant, Suzanne Dameron, U.S. Bank, Village Inn. From Grand Junction: All Sports Honda, All Terrain Motorsports, Grand Valley Powersports. From Eagle: Boys Toyz and Sonz, Eagle Embroidery. From Carbondale: M.G. Sports, NAPA, Roaring Fork Co-op.Yvonne Chambers and the Rifle Snowmobile ClubRifle

The Carbondale Recreation Department would like to thank all of the sponsors who contributed to the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Over 200 children, ages 1-8, participated in the hunt. Thanks to Wal-Mart, American Legion Post 100, American Legion Post 100 Auxiliary, the Floral Boutique, Peppinos Pizza, American National Bank, White House Pizza, City Market, Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, Carbondale Recreation Department and Sandys Office Supply. With your sponsorships, we raffled great prize baskets at the end of the hunt. This event could not be done without volunteers Dallas Groves, Dianna Nye, Camy Britt, Valerie Loertscher, Megan Cassety, Stacy Evans, Mark Loertscher, Don Wisdom, David Hayes, Tucker and Wyatt Farris. You all were awesome, and made sure everything was set up and ready to go on time. I look forward to next year!Chris Loertscher, recreation coordinatorTown of Carbondale Recreation Department


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