Having lived in the Telluride area for 33 years, I have always appreciated the small town fellowship. When my daughter Casey was accidentally hit in the head with a baseball bat during a game in Town Park, I was reassured that the Telluride Community fellowship still exists. I want to thank the community for all its support. To Gary and Kim Richard for being right there. To all of the TMC staff, Pam Roth, and other EMTs who helped get Casey from Telluride to Grand Junction quickly and safely. To Michael Lee, Dennis and Nicole Lankes for their immediate help and support. To Kris, Heidi, Katie, Tina, Alexa, and all the rest of Casey's friends who have shown her so much love, friendship and support. As Casey's father, I have found out that it truly takes a whole village to raise a child. Thank you all for your love and support towards Casey and my family.
Casey would also like to send her deepest THANK YOU! to the Telluride Community who helped her to a speedy recovery. She is on her way to a complete recovery.
– John Arnold
One Vote Does Make a Difference
The Mountain Village town council election will be decided shortly and I would like to encourage everyone to vote – a single ballot could make a difference. I also want to express my support for all the candidates. They are well qualified and care deeply about our Village and its future. Despite the village's one vote per election policy I am encouraging votes for Bob and Kevin because they would add a fresh perspective to our council and for Davis because he has been a dedicated mayor. In Phil's case he is currently an active leader on the District Board and therefore already an integral part of our government.
I strongly believe the Village needs new and fresh perspectives to help us confront the challenges ahead. I look forward to working with those elected to protect our open space and to encourage creative development as we complete our transition from a construction based economy to a resort based one- it is critical we do it right.
– Jonathan Sweet, Mountain Village Councilmember
One to One Thanks Good Ol' Roudy
The staff and board of One to One would like to applaud and give a huge thanks to Roudy and his wranglers. Roudy was kind enough to provide a horseback ride for our mentors and their buddies. Further, this enabled One to One to provide a special activity to those who have few enrichment opportunities. Also, having just joined the One to One team as the new case manager, I had the opportunity to meet many participants of our mentorships. Every summer we can look forward to this adventure!
Now having introduced myself as the new team member of One to One, I want to invite anyone to give me a call who might be interested in becoming a mentor. Or, if you have a special talent, such as being an artist, a musician or are an artisan of any sort, then this could be your chance to share a skill with the youth of our community. We currently have 12 kids on our waiting list, so if you are interested in becoming a mentor, please, give me a call at 728-0885.
Again, thanks Roudy, and thanks to your great crew of wranglers! And, of course, thanks to all the mentors of One to One!
– Brittany A. Miller, Case Manager, One to One
How lucky we are to have a great rafting river right outside our door? This past weekend, taking a break from Bluegrass (another "lucky" event in our town), I rafted down the San Miguel with Bootdoctors and the water was phenomenal — high swift and fun!
Get out and take advantage of this awesome ride and the beauty that surrounds it. Support our local adventure companies. They will show you one heck of a good time! Have a great summer!
— Ginny Fraser