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Party at the Pavilion a blast On June 9, my wife and I experienced one of the best times of our lives. Despite our travels from Salt Lake City to Silt, which took seven hours, and the drive was pretty boring and very long, when we got into Silt we experienced a lot of great things. The people were very respectful, and they sure do know how to throw a concert. Bryan Fleming did a great job putting this together. It wasn’t just any show, it was going to a good cause. The town of Silt put together something all towns should do, and that was to raise money for a skatepark so kids could go and hang out. The concert that night sounded great. My wife and I had the chance to meet and greet with several bands and hang out with a lot of cool people. Thank you, Silt, and all the people who went to the show. We will being going back to visit soon. The hours traveled were well worth it. Chad Drumm Salt Lake City

Derby had five key traits of great coach If you follow the success of the Glenwood Springs girls varsity basketball team for the past six years, you will see that their coach, Bryan Derby, has the knowledge of the game, can demonstrate drills and has great organizational skills. But great coaching goes far beyond these things. A coach must have leadership, passion, communication, compassion and humility. These five traits have been at the core of Bryan Derby’s coaching. Yes, he has had great talent on his team throughout his years of coaching. But without his direction, this talent would not have come to light. He demands 110 percent from his players, and because of this dedication he has taken his teams to the 4A Final Four, Great Eight and the Sweet Sixteen. Doesn’t this say something about his coaching abilities? Derby’s departure will be a great loss for the upcoming players of the Glenwood Springs girls varsity basketball team. Paul and Laurie Burbidge Glenwood Springs

Auxiliary’s 50th Pie Day was something special In its 50th year, Valley View Auxiliary’s Pie Day still involves volunteers, donations and a group of pie buyers who know the ropes. Bill Slattery parked his 1961 Chevrolet in front of the church to catch their eye; he and Judy drove that car into Glenwood when they arrived 50 years ago. Judge Vic Zerbi again proved himself a loyal customer; it’s rumored he once called a recess in the middle of city court to break for Pie Day. Pianist Doug Britten, an Auxiliary volunteer, infused a little ‘60s music into his honky-tonk, and then donated the contents of his tip jar. Auxiliary volunteers find time to make home-made pies and deliver them by 8:30 a.m., so we appreciate seeing those familiar faces who make Pie Day part of the community fabric. It’s like voting, but more fun. When you next hear about scholarships for health science study or consult the medical library at Valley View, remember the generosity of pie-bakers, set-up and clean-up crews, banner-hangers, sign-wavers, the Methodist Church and the Post Independent for its next-day coverage. And next year, we’ll try to have more pies on hand. Sharon Andersen, Angela Parkison, Luana Olson and Patricia Nolen Pie Day Committee Glenwood Springs

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