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Carbondale Recreation would like to thank the following people and sponsors for helping make the 2008 Mountain Madness Skateboard Competition a success. Sponsors include the town of Carbondale, KDNK, Casual Culture, Dos Gringos, Polar Revolution and Mountain Madness.

A big thank-you to event judges Chris Johnson and Quinn Whitten, as well as MC Tyler Lindsay and DJ Leaf from KDNK. Your hard work was much appreciated and helped the event run so smoothly. Prizes provided by Casual Culture and Polar Revolution were awarded to first-, second- and third-place finishers in each category, and included skateboard decks, wheels, T-shirts, beanies and stickers. Thank you for the continued support.

Top place finishers included the following. Beginner division: Ted Trujillo, first; Jack Coyne, second; Oscar Salazar, third. Intermediate division: Jeremy Scott, first; Charlie Martin, second; and Josh Scott, third. Advanced division: Fred Ables, first; Derek Scott, second; and Calvin Reece, third. Sponsored division: Otto Pflanz, first; Evan Tooley, second; and Michael DeBuano, third. Full-pipe best trick: Tony Marle. Street course best trick: Nolen Johnson.

Congratulations to our first-, second- and third-place winners, and thank you to all the participants who competed, and the spectators that came to watch and cheer on the skaters.

Rebecca “Beckles” McCarthy and Jessi Rochel

Carbondale Recreation

Club Rotario Roaring Fork would like to thank all who made the sixth annual Festival Las Americas on Aug. 16 such a success despite challenging weather.

Esteemed sponsors and donors: Community Integration Initiative, Mountain Family Health Center, La Tribuna, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Alpine Bank, Century 21 Mi Casita Real Estate, U.S. Bank, Wal-Mart, Aspen Valley Hospital, Valley View Hospital, Colorado Mountain College, Wells Fargo Bank, La Nueva Mix, Orrison Distributing, Paginas Comunitarias, Mr. T’s Hardware, Yampah Spa Hot Springs Vapor Caves, Once Upon a Child and the Law Offices of Donald J. Kaufman.

Talented bands: Los Salvajes de la Sierra, Historia Musical, Fuerza Tropical, The Last Minute String Band, Estelares de Colorado, Sangre Sierrena and Ballet Folklorico Herencia Mexicana.

Kind-hearted volunteers: Eddie, Alex, and Allen Sanchez; Gabriel Arana; Tristan Kocher; Cristian and Stephanie Delgadillo; Uriel Corral; and the GSHS cheerleaders.

Thank you to all who attended and enjoyed the music, food, booths, kids area and beer tent.

The money raised at the Festival Las Americas will be used for scholarships to CMC for local students.

Club Rotario Roaring Fork strives to bring all parts of our community together as one. Please visit our club. We meet every Tuesday at the Glenwood Springs Brew Pub at noon.

Deborah Barnes Hardaker

Glenwood Springs

I want to thank Steve Noah from the Appletree Park office for helping me July 17, when I totaled my car just east of the park. He called my granddaughter, who lives in the park, and called the Colorado State Patrol for me. Trooper M.D. Billardeau responded promptly and was very considerate of me.

Thanks to both of you.

Natalie Gardner

Glenwood Springs

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