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On your mark! Get set! They went! On April 11, Crystal River Elementary School students participated in the second annual Rams Run. Cheering them on, and often running by their sides, were their parents, teachers, principals and other community members. Each grade ran laps to raise money for enrichment and physical education programs. First grader Cole Fenton declared, “Rams Run was awesome. I ran with my friends and my aunt and uncle have to give my school a bunch of money 'cause I ran so far!” Teacher Marty Madsen and the PTO organized the day which was ﬁlled with music, encouragement and proud smiles. From left to right are: Emma Charters, Carly Crownhart, Payton Marlow and Sari Anderson. Courtesy photo
5Pointers announced The 5Point Film Festival has announced the recipients of this year’s Dream Project scholarships. The ﬁve high school winners will use the $1,500 prize to “embark on their adventures … while giving back to the communities they visit,” according to the festival’s program. The winners are:
• Fiona Laird – The Roaring Fork High School sophomore wants to create an outdoor courtyard at the school where students and faculty can connect. • Liam Kelly – A senior at Bridges High School, Kelly plans to support the greater Carbondale area by buying and training himself in amateur radio emergency communica-
tion systems, and installing a solar array to power his system. • Juliette Moffroid – A senior at Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS), Moffroid will backpack the John Muir Trail, making art prints along the way. She plans to sell the prints and donate the money to trail conservation organizations. • Rotceh Vazquez – The CRMS junior is starting a deaf camp for kids, with a goal of becoming ﬂuent in American sign language. • Nic Reitman – A senior at CRMS, Reitman speaks Russian and will travel to the country of Georgia to work on a trail conservation crew. While there, he also plans to climb Mount Kazbek. The judges in this year’s program were Sandy Burden (Timbers Resort), Richard Fuller (Alpine Bank), Jim Gilchrist (Aspen Community School), Julie Oldham (Dos Gringos) and Julie Schoenfeld (local climber).
Dandy nominations released The nominees for the 2014 Order Of The Dandelion award are: • Stephanie Syson for initiating and contributing to the creation of the Basalt Seed Library. • Illene Pevec for developing school gardens in the Roaring Fork Valley. • Kim Doyle Willie for creating Growing Food Forward to feed hungry people in the area. • Kay Brunnier for the Kay Brunnier Tree Fund, which provides trees that beautify schools and neighborhoods. • Darryl Fuller for his work with the Car-
The Town is collaborating with E-waste Recyclers of Colorado for our e-waste event and Alpine Bank who is offering document shredding in Basalt Center Circle. The Wyly Arts Center will be displaying works of art made from electronic waste in Lions Park. The Basalt Police Department will be collecting Prescription Drugs.
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They say it’s your birthday Folks celebrating their birthday this week include: Lee Ann Eustis and Gayle Embrey (April 26); Wewer Keohane (April 27); and Alexandra Jerkunica (April 30). The National Society of Collegiate Scholars welcomes Caitlin G. Kinney as a new member. Kinney is a student at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Courtesy photo
CARBONDALE and RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION GENE SCHILLING
22 years as a Director Current Board President 30 years as a Dept. Volunteer
20 years as a Director Current Board Vice-President 25 years as a Dept. Volunteer
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Community Thrift & Treasurer Inc. Jackets Chaquetas
The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities celebrates Bob Johnson’s 45 years as a wood furniture maker in an exhibition that starts May 8 at the R2 Gallery. In the same exhibition, Annette Roberts-Gray will show her watercolors.
SINCE 1992, THE FIRE DISTRICT HAS ACCOMPLISHED:
The Roaring Fork Conservancy is having their river cleanup from 7am- 9:30am
Johnson slates retrospective
When: Saturday, April 26 Where: Basalt Town Hall on Midland Spur Time: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
EWASTE & DOCUMENT SHREDDING
bondale Bike, Pedestrian and Trails Commission, which makes Carbondale a Bike Friendly Community. Voting takes place at dandelionday.org through May 7. The award will be presented at Dandelion Day on May 10.
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Construction of Station 5 (Missouri Heights) Remodel/Addition to Station 2 (Redstone) added residences Remodel/Addition to Station 3 (Marble) added truck bays Remodel/Addition to Station 4 (near Westbank) added residences Construction of training facility adjacent to Station 1 Remodel Operations Facility and add maintenance bay Have regularly upgraded Fire Trucks and Ambulances Have upgraded to a Paramedic Level Ambulance Service Significantly reduced District I.S.O. Rating from a 7-9 to a 5-5, saving tax payers millions of dollars on insurance premiums. • Managed a volunteer staff of 65 supported by a paid staff of 18 • Assisted in starting the Pearlington Mississippi Aid Project • Have seen the Fire District increase from 338 calls for service (1992) to 1250 calls for service in 2013
WE WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR VOTE ON MAY 6, 2014 Ad paid for by Gene Schilling and Mike Kennedy