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Thanks to Michael Gallagher, Arn Menconi and Tom Stone for their support to build a combination community center and child-care center in the Berry Creek 5th Filing neighborhood.

These three Eagle County commissioners approved a funding plan necessary to finance construction of this dual-purpose building. Thanks also to Kathleen Forinash, Eagle County’s director of health and human services, and the Eagle Valley Childcare Association for providing information and support for the much-needed facility.

It is my hope that Eagle County will provide capital investment annually for child-care facilities at the rate of one per year until Eagle County has enough facilities to meet the infant-through-toddler needs of the entire county.

Thanks Tom, Michael and Arn for responding decisively to meeting the child-care needs of Eagle County families. Quality child-care benefits families and employers and prepares children for entering the local education system.

Beth Slifer

Thanks, coaches

The Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District would like to thank Ray Kosak, Scott Turnipseed, Rodney Morgan, John Harris, Scott Green, Jeff Barkman, Mike Glass, Ryan Schlehuber, Rich VanDyke, Matt Jones, Kevin Kottenstette, Fabian Lopez, Ray Avila, and all of there assistant coaches for making this years program a huge success. This year there were 94 boys on 6 teams who participated in the WECMRD Youth Football Program.

WECMRD would also like to thank Sheryl Rebitzke for coaching the WECMRD Cheerleading program. This year we had 36 cheerleaders sign up between Eagle, Gypsum, and Edwards.

A special thank you goes out to the referees who did an outstanding job. Thank you to Josh Dostel, Robert Ellsworth, Bill Britt, and Jeff Sweet and a huge thank you to our Scorekeeper Corey Zehring. Thank you also to Field Supervisor Gary Green.

Sponsors this year were Alpine Bank, Big Steve’s Towing, American Gypsum, and Global Communications Consulting Group.

WECMRD greatly appreciated the help of Dave Scott and the Eagle Valley High School, as well as Battle Mountain High School for the use of their facilities.

The youth of our communities who participated in the 2002 Youth Football and Cheerleading Program all benefited from your time, knowledge, enthusiasm, and patience. Thank you all for an outstanding year!!

Scott Ruff

WECMRD

Job well done

As a business owner in Avon, I would like to congratulate our town manager, Bill Efting, on a job well done. If we were to measure his performance in this town, then I would have to say he rates the best town manager we have ever had!

He led his staff with confidence, directed ever-changing Town Councils with clear thinking while still taking time to take notice of a small-business owner such as myself. I think what endeared me most to Bill was his quick wit and his ability to turn your angered moment into a laugh.

Thanks for leading this town in such a professional manner. You will be missed. May the Speedo gods be with you!

Robin Pieters

Mountain Clothing Company


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