Academy says thanks |

Academy says thanks

Dear Editor: The Colorado Wildfire Academy would like to thank the communities of the Roaring Fork Valley, especially Carbondale and Glenwood Springs, for hosting the academy this year. We had a successful session with 1,078 participants, 43 classes and approximately $748,100 injected into the local economy. The local merchants and business owners have been wonderful and it is a pleasure to do business with them.Your hospitality is greatly appreciated by all of the academy participants and staff. The academy requires a lot of time, energy and pre-planning to make this event run smoothly. The success of the 2004 academy would not have been possible without the local communities’ participation and support through every step.We are glad to be given the opportunity to assist the community when asked by the Pitkin County Incident Management Group to help with a fallen tree that blocked the Roaring Fork River causing a potential life safety issue. Safe removal of the tree was a successful, cooperative effort involving several local agencies. This was our chance to offer support to the local communities in a time of need.Thank you again for your time, donations and support in helping to make the 2004 Colorado Wildfire Academy a success.Marc Mullenixincident commander

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