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Power of the people

Dear Editor:If you made it out to Carbondale’s Wild West Rodeo last week at Gus Darien Arena, you might have noticed or even sat in the new grandstand bleachers, which seat close to 300 people. These were the old Eagle County bleachers that have been unused and weathering in mothballs for over 10 years at the El Jebel Tree Farm. The town of Carbondale inquired regarding town usage of the bleachers, but the problem would be getting them hauled down to Carbondale, prefabricated and assembled so they could be put to use again. A phone call to local rancher Matt Nieslanik and Industrial Repair Maintenance Welding owner Bill Rice was all it took. They jumped to the task with help from Harold of All & All Hauling, Scott Haycock, Steve Tenold and Mark Nieslanik on transporting the bleachers to Carbondale. Bill Rice’s knowledgeable staff of welders and prefabricators, then took over and completely rebuilt reassembled and installed the refurbished bleachers at the riding arena just in time for the first Thursday night rodeo.The town of Carbondale is most grateful for all of you and any others who assisted on this bleacher project. It’s folks like you that really make a difference in a community. Thanks so much.Jeff JackelRecreation directorCarbondale

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