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Environmental education outstanding under Shoemaker

I want to thank Sloan Shoemaker for his longtime leadership with the Wilderness Workshop in Carbondale. Shoemaker is retiring after 21 years of dedicated service to the Wilderness Workshop and the Roaring Fork’s environmental community. Due to Sloan’s leadership, the Wilderness Workshop grew into a powerful environmental lobbying organization. The environmental education provided through the Wilderness Workshop has been outstanding under Sloan’s leadership. Sloan and the Wilderness Workshop have been excellent sources of information for me in my environmental activism. Thank you, Sloan!

Randy Fricke

New Castle

Basalt community supports school

My name is Jenna Fenton Dew and I have had the pleasure and honor of teaching at Basalt Elementary School for the past 10 years. Throughout my years, our Basalt community has been one of our school’s greatest supporters. The combined efforts from parents and community members has forged a learning environment that is inclusive, nurturing, and inspiring.

Basalt Elementary School would not be what it is without these amazing relationships. The week of May 7 was Teacher Appreciation Week. Our Parent Engagement Group went above and beyond the last two years to make each and every one of us at Basalt Elementary School feel valued and appreciated.

On behalf of all my wonderful colleagues, I would like to express our utmost gratitude and appreciation to the Basalt community and All Parent Engagement Group members. We would especially like to thank the following contributors: Linda Consuegra, Tracy Sgroi, SarahVisnic, Rhonda Schneider, Adele Melnick, Bridget Rawley, Tracy Firman, Amy Carr and Amanda Perusse.

In addition to these amazing women, we would like to thank massage therapists: Chamutal Mark and Bianca and Christopher Obrochta as well as Cafe Bernard, Tempranillo, Down Valley Tavern, El Korita, K’Gen, New York Pizza, Los Cazadores, Panaderia San Miguel, Riverside Grill, Sure Thing, Two River’s Cafe, Ho Palace, Upper Crust Bakery, Capitol Creek Brewery and Thai Basalt. Thanks again for everything Basalt community!

Jenna Fenton Dew


Thanks for supporting Coal Basin Monument

Support for the Coal Basin Monument in Redstone to honor those who lost their lives while working for Colorado Fuel and Iron and Mid-Continent Resources during the mining operations in the Crystal Valley has been positive and rewarding. With sincere thanks to contributors we are able to move forward with design, construction and installation this fall.

All contributors will be recognized at that time. We sincerely appreciate your understanding, your recognition of our history and your support:

Alpine Bank, Carbondale; Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association; West Elk Byway; Garfield County; Carbondale (grant request pending); Marble Town Council; Pitkin County; Glenwood Springs (grant request pending); Cleveholm Manor; Mt. Sopris Historical Society; Eddi Vanderhoof; Redstone Historical Society.

Continued support will assure our success. Donations may be sent to Mount Sopris Historical Society for Coal Basin Memorial, Attn: Dorothea Farris, 42 Tybar Ranch Road, Carbondale, Colorado 81623.

Dorthea Farris