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Kudos and Kindness

Why Aspen remains a community

Dear Editor:

Kudos and kindness to:

The Aspen Historical Society for a fabulous old-timers/golden-anniversary celebration. The Hickory House food, Woody Creek Distillers, the staff, the workers, etc. — it couldn’t have been better.

The tribute to Mary Hayes by the Red Brick Council for the Arts. Mary Hayes is Aspen. Well deserved.

The community with its outpouring of love and support for the Rinaldi family. Haley, you will live in our hearts forever.

Ruth Harrison


Cub Scouts grateful for rangers

Dear Editor:

Glenwood Cub Scouts Pack 225 would like to extend a huge thank-you to Forest Ranger Andrew Larson, out of Aspen, and to Forest Ranger Eric Carney, out of Carbondale, for coming up to our Pack Family Camp at Chapman Reservoir and speaking to our boys about your jobs. Your presentations were very informative and educational.

Our Cubs enjoyed quizzing you both. We are grateful for your time and for working hard to keep our forests pristine.

Cub Scouts Pack 225

Glenwood Springs

Elks Lodge reels in thanks

Dear Editor:

Basalt Recreation would like to thank the Aspen Elks Lodge for its support and dedication to the youth of the valley.

On Aug. 24, the Aspen Elks Lodge hosted a free Fishing Derby for children 5 to 10 years old. We had 25 eager children show up at Old Pond Park in Basalt with their wonderful parents to show off their fishing skills.

Thank you to the volunteers of the Elks Lodge for serving dogs and burgers, and thank you to Boy Scouts Troop 242 from Basalt for helping out with the kids. Look for more of this to come in the future.

Dorothy Howard

Basalt Recreation Department

Thanks for helping make Pro Challenge a success

Dear Editor:

Special thanks to the more than 350 volunteers who shared their time and talents for the third visit of the USA Pro Challenge in Aspen/Snowmass. Our volunteers came from near and far: the Roaring Fork Valley; Golden; Woodbury, N.Y.; Stamford, Conn.; Highlands Ranch; Palm Springs, Calif; Midland, Texas; St. Petersburg, Fla.; and many more cities.

In addition to the major sponsors of the event, many local companies assisted with the volunteer component of this outstanding event. These include: Blazing Adventures, Aspen Highlands, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, Colorado Mountain Express, Domino’s Pizza, City Market, the Aspen Golf Club, the Aspen Recreation Center, the Snowmass Recreation Center, Peach’s, Jean-Robert’s Gym, the town of Snowmass Village Transportation and Police departments and Aspen Dermatology-Vail Dermatology. We greatly appreciate your contribution to making the USA Pro Challenge a huge success.

Aspen and Snowmass Village showed what truly makes outstanding communities.

Ken Harrington, Linda Gerdenich and Jerry Butler

Volunteer and recruitment co-chairs, USA Pro Challenge

Restaurants rally for Hinojosa family

Dear Editor:

The Pete Hinojosa Committee would like to thank the following businesses and people for their help with the Poker Pub Crawl for Pete two weekends ago:

To the following restaurants who hosted our pub crawl: the J-Bar, Ute City, Jimmy’s, Finbarr’s and Su Casa.

And to the following people who donated so graciously: Matsuhisa, Todd Reece; Kenichi, Scott Brasington and Jefferson; Campo de Fiori, Dave; Cache Cache, Jodi Larner; Jimmy’s, Jimmy Yeager and Grayson Stover; Bruno’s, Gil and Emily; Pinons, Rob Mobilian; the J-Bar, Tony DiLucia and Lane; Ute City, Walt Harris; and Hickory House, Paul Diogardi.

Thank you to the Hinojosa family: Ron and Teresa, Rob Hinojosa, Tom and Marianne Hinojosa and family, Rosie and Danie Hinojosa and Suzanne Kling.

The money raised this year goes to a scholarship fund in Pete Hinojosa’s name, with loving remembrance of Pete.

Pete Hinojosa Committee


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