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A great new asset

The new all-weather, 400-meter running track, featuring a 6-lane seal-flex rubberized synthetic surface at Roaring Fork High School, was finished last week. This $261,000 project, named the Carbondale Community Track Complex, was funded through a collaborative partnership involving the Roaring Fork RE-1 School District, the town of Carbondale, and the Great Outdoors Colorado State Lottery Grant Program. The town of Carbondale and the school district each contributed approximately $95,000 toward the project. A $65,000 GOCO lottery grant, submitted by the town of Carbondale was given to the town to complete the project.And I would like to recognize and thank the following businesses and individuals who contributed the following to the project.1. Grand Junction Pipe & Supply, with over $2,000 in materials.2. Jim Condon Construction, with over $1,000 in equipment and operator time.3. The Roaring Fork Football Foundation, $1,000.4. City Market Food Store, $500.5. Red Rock Diner & Bob Olenick, $2506. Aspen Glen Realty, $250.7. Valley Lumber, $100.8. Drew Sakson Mortgage Group, $50.9. Ted Tiernan, $500.A special thanks to Ted Tiernan and Bob Olenick, who helped to organize the citizen grass-roots effort in contacting and lobbying the town trustees and school board to build this wonderful running track facility! This Carbondale Community Running Track, besides meeting the needs of the school district for competitive athletic purposes and P.E. classes, will also fulfill many of the recreational fitness needs of all our local citizens, both young and old. This wonderful new recreational amenity will serve a multitude of diverse users and will make a significant difference in improving the recreation, fitness health and athletic opportunities in the community.To all of you who will walk or run on this track in the years to come, or if you are a spectator to a local track meet, I hope you enjoy the facility. And again, thank you to all those individuals who worked so hard to make this running track project possible.Jeff JackelRecreation DirectorTown of Carbondale

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