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Hey all my peeps, “The Mayor” of the Riverwalk is leaving the Valley after 23 years. I am starting a new job in Denver on June 1 and am looking forward to the next step in my future. I am having a farewell celebration at 7 p.m. today at E-Town in the Riverwalk. Everyone is welcome to stop by. Thanks to my friends and my customers from Portofino Jewelry that became friends and for all of the happiness I have had here in this beautiful valley. Take care, Johnny Harris, aka “The Mayor.”

Theres no denying that living in Happy Valley insulates as from many of the ills that plague fellow citizens across the country. We dont have much crime, we dont have much pollution. We have far fewer bugs than our friends in the southeast part of the country, and while weve seen our share of heavy snowstorms this past winter, most of the weather we see here isnt inherently deadly. We feel for this months rash of tornado victims. Some of us here at the Towers hail from the plains, and we know all too well just how scary and devastating Mother Nature can be in the spring. The tornado that hit Weld County has been classified as an EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita scale. Tornados of this magnatude cause severe damage, can level entire hourses, overturn trains and throw cars from the ground. Of course, we dont need a scientific scale to tell us how much damage a tornado this strong can do. The photos from Windsor are enough. There is plenty we Happy Valleyites can do to help our neighbors on the Front Range, though. Just log onto, look under the Town News Center and clink on the donation information link to find a list of items victims of the tornado need.


The Monahans High School class of 1960 wants to contact Bert N. Wiseley. Bert, or anyone who can provide information on how to contact him, call 214-478-7306. Thanks!

Happy birthday, Fernando Barela! Can you believe it, today you hit the big 3-0? Hope you have a great day. We love you, Marisa and Shania.

This is a last call opportunity to enroll in the nationally acclaimed musical theater workshop Making it on Broadway, which will be offered in Vail for participants 13 and older. The workshop runs from June 11-14 at the Vail Mountain School Theater and will be taught exclusively by Broadway professionals. Joining Broadway star Jodie Langel, of Les Miz and Cats, and Broadway Music Director Kim Steiner, of I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change, will be Jose Llana, of Putnam Spelling Bee, Paige Price, of Beauty & the Beast, Christianne Noll, of Jekyll & Hyde (who will also be a soloist this summer at Bravos Broadway Night), Joan Hess, of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Sheri Sanders, a pop/rock New York vocal coach. This training program, which was created by Langel and Steiner, is for anyone interested in pursuing a career in theater or eventually Broadway. This will be an opportunity to have a true-to-life experience that explores the realities of a career in musical theater and will give students a chance to work with and perform for these Broadway professionals in all aspects of the industry. There will be classes in voice, dance, acting thru singing, improvisation and business for actors, as well as a chance to audition before New York casting agents Rachel Hoffman, from Telsey and Company, and director Jamibeth Margolis. The cost for this four-day workshop is $800. Housing can be provided upon request at an additional fee. For complete details, contact Eileen Jacobs at or 970-471-3117.

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