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Readers Say Thanks

Thanks to the generosity of the owners of Ace Hardware, the town of Carbondale has a beautiful new Christmas tree in our Town Hall lobby. Ace gave the town an awesome 12-foot high Bethlehem Lighting Olympia tree, pre-strung with LED lights. You must come by Town Hall and see it.

This beautiful tree is just a small example of the generosity displayed by Ace. Throughout the year they have supported local events in our community. They are “quiet partners” with numerous charitable contributions to organizations throughout the valley. We are very fortunate to have them as a partner in our community. Our Ace Hardware stores are locally owned.

Please keep all of our local businesses in mind when shopping this season.



Thank you, Ace Hardware!

Larry Ballenger, director of Public Works



town of Carbondale

Also addressed: Dear Valley View clinical and support staff,

Your hospital building is beautiful. Your technology is cutting-edge. Your PlaneTree philosophy is so admirable. But the truth of the matter is, none of this is worth a dime without you! Our practice of OB/Gyn physicians and staff want to publicly thank all of you at Valley View, over and over again, for the caring, skill and discernment you bring to each of our patients, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 366 days this year 2008.

Health care in our country is often a frightening prospect of pain, physical and financial. The buildings are huge, the complexities of diagnosis, treatment and payment are daunting. It is your kind touch, gentle voice, understanding ear, skilled clinical judgment, fearless advocacy, committed attitude of excellence and compassion that makes a hospital experience tolerable and the price bearable.

In your honor, we gratefully donate to our local agencies who serve the hungry and the hopeless, the frightened and the helpless, but who lack the payer system that health care has to support them.

With great regard and best wishes for blessed holiday season,

Drs. Kocher, O’Donnell, Hall, Kingston, Glode and staff

Women’s Health Associates PC

As many of you know, we lost our trailer to a fire on July 30. We want to say thank-you to everyone who helped out.

To All Dogs and Cats, for taking care of Sadie and checking Buster’s health and watching him for the night.

To all our family, friends and neighbors, for your support for helping pack things up that were salvageable.

To everyone that contributed money to the fire fund, you don’t know how much it was appreciated.

To our church, Glenwood Church of Christ, all your thoughts and prayers, as well as assistance.

To Glenwood Medical Associates, for your donations, for PDOs, clothing, and house items.

To Habitat for Humanity, for helping get the replacement trailer, replacing the wall and building a deck and steps, and finding someone to move the trailer.

To Elmer Glass for replacing the windows that were broken.

To Holy Cross Preschool for putting on the spaghetti dinner and matching funds.

I’m sure there are a lot of you we forgot to mention, and to everyone, thank you. We are blessed to be living in such a wonderful and caring community. Thank you, and God bless you all.

JoAnn and Zachary Watson

Glenwood Springs

Thank you to everyone who participated in the fundraiser for Emily Johnson’s family. It would not have been successful without all of you who baked cookies and brownies; Mimi’s Cafe in Aurora who donated food; Coal Ridge High School’s kitchen staff who baked bread; parents and students who worked to put it all together; and those of you who came and dug deep in your pockets.

I was reminded what a great community we live in!

Barb Wilson

New Castle


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