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Readers say thanks

Thank you doesn’t even seem like words that fit in this situation. But, I do know the emptiness we all have felt has been tempered by the amazing community in which we live. From the moment the accident happened to today, the abundance of help and support shown to us has been incredibly humbling.

Emily touched so many people in her short life. We are so proud of the person she grew to be. We will all miss her dearly.

And to everyone, we are grateful for your place in our lives, for being our rescue, our doctors, our rock, our distraction, our comfort (thousands of loving hugs), for listening. And just being with us.



Sheryl, DJ and Hanna Johnson

Silt



I was one of the people who was so well-fed at the Eagles Club on Seventh Street in Glenwood Springs on Thanksgiving. I’d like to thank the guys who stayed up all night cooking turkeys and making me a wonderful Thanksgiving day feast.

Thank you Grant White and Morris Andreatta. Thank you Danny Gonzales for starting this tradition so many years ago. Thank you, thank you.

John Waller

Glenwood Springs

Late last Saturday night, the Aspen Junior Hockey high school players were in a bus traveling from Bellinzona to Davos, Switzerland, after completing their fourth game playing hockey teams in Germany and Switzerland.

Earlier that night, the bus had been broken down for two hours on the way up to the San Burnardino tunnel. It was cold and the rain was turning to snow. The boys were tired and sleepy.

One of the adults on the trip received a message on his Blackberry about the Glenwood football team winning the state championship. I got up and went toward the back of the bus to make the announcement to the boys. When they heard the news, the bus erupted with cheers and excitement. The energy, enthusiasm and high fives going around the bus was something special. The boys knew how much work, effort, and commitment the Glenwood players has put in to go all the way, and to see their neighboring schoolmates succeed made them feel closer, not only as a team, but also to all the other teams in our valley.

It’s important for all of us to recognize how a great season for our kids capped with a state championship makes us all in the Roaring Fork Valley proud. Our community is much bigger than we think. And seeing the Aspen kids so happy for the Glenwood kids underscores what a wonderful community we really have.

Thank you, Demons!

Rick Newton, Snowmass; and Aspen Junior Hockey

The Grand Valley High School band and choir in Parachute would like to thank the following businesses and people for their generation donations to our fundraiser.

Zales, Old Mountain Gifts and Jewelry, Gamestop, The Flower Shop, Hot Topic, City Market, Corral West, Culinary Corner, Battlement Mesa Activity Center, Mr. Doug Senteny and Ms. Lynn Eisenbrey. We are very grateful for your support.

Jennifer Barber, director; and students of the Grand Valley High School band and choir

Parachute

The Monique Spearman benefit dinners held in Rifle November 17; and Battlement Mesa November 18 were very successful, thanks to all the wonderful support from both communities. The generosity shown for Monique has been heartwarming and deeply appreciated.

When Monique was told of the results from the dinners and other fundraising activities, she said, “I did not know I had so many friends.”

Monique is home now, and on the road to recovery. Thank you to each and every one of her contributors.

Mary Lee Mohrlang

Battlement Mesa


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