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Thanks for the help

Dear Editor:On Wednesday, Aug. 1, I was in a rollover accident while driving a loaded tandem axle dump truck on Snowmass Mountain.Many brave and skilled people came to my aid, and I would like to thank them all.First, the Gould Construction truck drivers and especially German Garcia, who was first on the scene and notified rescue personnel.Next, thanks to Steve Remo Williams and the Snowmass Bike Rangers, and Gary Schultz of the Snowmass Ski Patrol and Trail Crew.I am especially indebted to the Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District. Special thanks to Mike Olsen and Travis Rohe. They were with me from start to finish. Travis risked everything to cut me from the crushed cab.Other Snowmass-Wildcat personnel on the scene were Jeff Edelson, Lance Spencer, Brandon Potter, Capt. Scott Arthur and Chief Steven Sowles.Many people were involved in the steep and difficult transport from the accident site to the ambulance waiting on Thorton Road.I was met at Aspen Valley Hospital by Dr. William Rodman and the most incredible emergency room staff. I only wish I could name everyone involved; they are the best.The following week was spent at AVH under the watchful care of Dr. Rodman and the most wonderful nursing staff anywhere. I would especially like to thank Jenny Grefe, Julie Jenkins, Jean Cornish, Linda Killian, Grace Mathews and Belinda Faulaber.Special thanks to Jaret Godeski and everyone at Gould Construction.Lastly, thanks to Trisha Scott, Annie Hoghaug and my daughter, Ivy Durand.Bob DurandGlenwood Spring