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Let’s stand behind injured climber

Dear Editor:I’ve been seeing a flier around town recently that has greatly renewed my faith in our community. It is a flier advertising a benefit slide show for a local climber who recently had a serious accident, and accumulated a mountain of medical bills. As unfortunate as this story sounds, it has an incredible silver lining. And that lining is that the climbing community has jumped at the occasion to stand behind one of their own. Two of America’s top climbers have agreed to put on a slide show, and numerous local outdoor shops and international outdoor companies have given gear for a a raffle. But far more impressive than even this is the local organizers who have dedicated their own time to making all this happen.This is the meaning of community. It is not just that we shop at the same City Market, it is that we stand behind each other in troubled times. So I ask all of you in the Roaring Fork community to please join me in attending this slide show on July 15, at the CRMS barn in Carbondale and if you’re feeling up to it, following us down to the Black Nugget for an after-party featuring Coyote Gospel, a local bluegrass band.Let us sit together, drink together, dance together, and stand together behind a member of our community who could use our support.Much thanks to the climbing community and to our community for reminding us how much we can do when we work together. Jes SanderfordGlenwood Springs

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