The Good News
Pg 4 - The Sunshine Express
I encourage everyone to help color our region
yellow with daffodils one last time on March
6th, 7th and 8th in support of our commit-
ment to preventing cancer, save lives and
diminish suffering from the disease for the
For a donation of $10.00 supporters will
receive a bouquet of fresh-cut daffodils.
Pre-order by March 5th at daffydays@gmail.
com with your contact information and your
order. Pre-order at the Happy Belli Delly in
Pick up pre-orders and purchases at the fol-
*Telluride and Mountain Village, Alpine Bank
lobby at 120 S Pine, Wednesday, March 6 12-
6p and Thursday and Friday 10a-6p.
*Telluride Bottleworks 129 W San Juan March
6-8 purchase flowers during business hours.
*Norwood, The Happy Belly Deli at 1610
Grand Avenue on Wednesday, March 6, 1-3p,
Thursday and Friday 9-3. Contact Sue Berg if
you need to pick up flowers after these times
*Nucla Apothecary, Thursday, March 7, 11-3.
*Ridgway, Alpine Bank Wednesday, March 6,
1-5, Thursday 10-5, and Friday 10-6.
*Ouray, Mouse¡¯s Chocolates, Wednesday 1-5,
Thursday 10-5, and Friday 10-6.
All proceeds benefit the American Cancer
Society. Let¡¯s brings a breath of spring to
you, your family, friends and support a great
Ridenour & Brook Bring Smiles
The American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th
birthday in 2013. Thank you for all you have done for
Daffodil Days. There has been may volunteers and
supporters that have made Daffodil Days such as im-
portant part of the American Cancer Society¡¯s history
over the last 40 years and in the Telluride region over
The American Cancer Society can have greater impact
by investing in far reaching fundraising programs.
Because Daffodil Days is limited to a few geographic
areas, it is no longer possible to make this initiative cost
effective. For this reason, 2013 will be the final year for
Final Daffodil Days
SouthWest Colorado Concerts presents Classical
Gas, a concert with piano, violin and a whole lot
of fun, on Thursday, March 7, at 7p, in the Monte-
zuma-Cortez High School auditorium. This is the
third concert in the SouthWest Colorado Concerts
2012/2013 winter concert series.
Pianist Rich Ridenour teams up with violinist/
comedian Steve Brook for a show that is a little
bit Jack Benny, Fritz Kreisler, Victor Borge, and
Abbott and Costello as they perform great classics
fueled by their own imaginations.
Their program for the evening includes such great
classics as ¡°At the Old Ballgame¡± and Beethoven¡¯s
¡°Fifth Symphony.¡± Other selections on their
program might include Copland¡¯s Hoedown from
¡°Rodeo,¡± ¡°11 Finger Rag¡± by Dykstra, or ¡°Golli-
wog¡¯s Cakewalk¡± by Debussy.
Ridenour, a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan.,
received his bachelor¡¯s degree in music from the
University of Michigan and a master¡¯s degree
from the Julliard School of Music. He has instruct-
ed piano at Aquinas College, Grand Valley State
U., Calvin College and Western Michigan Univer-
sity, and he is an international Steinway Artist.
Because of his interest in music outreach and the
development of musically aspiring youth, Rich
co-founded the Grand Rapids Musicians¡¯ League
and created the popular Cooler Music Series, held
at the Forest Hills Arts Center in Grand Rapids.
Violinist Steve Brook has been a full time member
of the Grand Rapids Symphony since 1979. He
attended Michigan State University. From 1979 to
1989, he was the violist of the Fantana Ensemble.
Currently, he is the first violinist of the Super
Nova String Quintet, a Grand Rapids Symphony
educational ensemble that performs in area
schools. He has also performed with the DeVos
String Quart. Steve has taught violin and viola
at Cornerstone University and Calvin College,
and is now involved in the Jenison Public Schools
Their funny show promises to leave you smiling,
laughing and happy; don¡¯t miss it! Tickets will
be on sale at the door beginning at 6:30p; single-
concert tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for youth
18 years old and under. For more information
contact Paul Bostrom at 970.565.9127.
Colorado Mountain College in Edwards is
now a certified Pearson VUE Testing Center.
That means community members will no lon-
ger have to travel to the Front Range to take
tests for information technology, education,
medical, real estate and other certifications.
¡°We think this is a great service to provide the
community, and in line with our mission of
creating a better future for our students and
community,¡± said Lourra Barthuly, director
of campus operations at CMC in Edwards.
¡°Local companies used to have to send candi-
dates to Denver for testing, and we can now
provide that service here. It¡¯s a resource for
the entire Western Slope.¡±
Colorado Mountain College underwent a rig-
orous process to ensure the testing facility is
secure and accessible for all candidates.
Pearson VUE offers testing for a wide variety
of industries, including college entrance exams,
software development, the construction trades,
human resources, financial services, health, nurs-
ing, pharmacy, insurance, legal services, apprais-
ers, and mortgage & loan. Local candidates have
already taken certification exams in Elementary
Education, CompTIA Security, VMware, and Ethi-
cal Hacking and Countermeasures.
Ray Murray, vice president, business develop-
ment, Pearson VUE, said, ¡°We are proud to
welcome Colorado Mountain College in Edwards
to the rapidly growing global network of Pearson
VUE Authorized Test Centers.
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