The Good News
Pg 3 - The Sunshine Express
2012 September
Free Commuter Program
The Aspen School District Launches
School Pool
The Aspen School District, in partner-
ship with the City of Aspen's Trans-
portation department, is launching a
new program to encourage parents to
find carpool partners, reduce traf-
fic and parking congestion, and to
help keep Aspen greener with fewer
vehicles on the road. Superintendent
of Aspen School District, John Maloy
said, "We are thrilled to introduce our
new School Pool program this year.
School Pool is a fun way to help par-
ents reduce their stress while getting
their kids to school."
The School Pool program invites
parents to visit the CommuterCon- website and sign up for the
free program. The secure school pool
area on the site, helps parents to find
carpools, receive transportation alerts
and updates and gives participants
a chance to win prizes all year long
as parents log their walk, bike, bus
or carpool commutes in the system.
Prizes are from a variety of local sup-
porters, including the grand prize of a
family trip to Denver.
"Not only will this program be great
for our parents, but it is a good way
for our students to learn about how
carpooling or evaluating other meth-
ods of commuting can save time and
money while helping our environ-
ment," said Maloy.
For more information visit www. or call
ReStore Grand Opening
Ready, get set, go! Race on over to the
Montrose Habitat for Humanity Barn
Raising and ReStore Grand Opening
Celebration on Friday, Sept. 7 at the
Habitat Barn, 1601 North Townsend,
and be among the very first to see the
new ReStore and Habitat space.
"We are very excited to unveil our
new ReStore and office building to
the public," Montrose Habitat for
Humanity Executive Director Colleen
Burke said. "We want to say thank
you as well, we could not have com-
pleted this project without the help
and support of our community, our
course USDA Rural Development."
The next day, Saturday, Sept. 8, the ReStore will of-
board of directors, our sponsors, the
A ribbon cutting at 12:15 with the Montrose ACT Redcoats will
ficially open in its new location, with door prizes,
City of Montrose, Montrose ACT, our
begin the day Sept.7, followed by the Barn Raising and ReStore
hot dogs, soda and a live radio broadcast on KKXK
staff and army of volunteers and, of
Grand Opening from
95 KIX to welcome customers and friends. The
6 to 10 p.m. The cel-
move doubles the ReStore's size to 15,000 square
ebration will feature
feet and just over ten acres. New hours will be
live music by Box
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, and
Car & Yengo, as well
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations will be
as a live auction and
taken daily at the back of the new building.
BBQ supper. Catch a
To learn more, email,
glimpse of the future,
or call 970-252-9303.
with Sneak Previews
Now Renting Ranger Stations
and tours of the
Experience a Forest Service Ranger Station on your
ReStore from 5:30 to
next visit to the Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and
6:30 p.m. The event
Gunnison National Forest! Forest Service Guard
is open to the public,
Stations are excellent options for a weekend get-
and tickets are $25.
away, family reunion, or hunting trip. Cabins are
Barn Raising spon-
now available for weekday or weekend rental on
sors include Horsefly
the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison Na-
Brewing Company,
tional Forest. All cabins are accessible by passenger
BW Insurance, Park
vehicle via paved or dirt roads. Reservations must
Avenue Party Rental,
be made at least 3-4 days in advance and cannot
Bank of the West and
be made earlier than 6 months prior to use. Visit:
Cherry Creek Radio