One of our own needs help!
On September 21, Bruce Anderson (Plasse) our
Chief Engineer and Director of Public Affairs,
suffered a massive stroke. He has been fighting back, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Lakewood Colorado.
His recovery as reached a point were he needs his friends.
We need to "Bring Bruce Back."
Phase one is done.
Our thanks to the great people at
Flight for Life and
our own Durango Fire and Rescue Authority for bringing Bruce home.
Bruce got back to Durango Saturday (11/5/2011). He and the staff are asking that if you wish to visit, please send an e-mail to
Bring Bruce Back to set up a time.
Now we need to get Bruce back to being Bruce.
There is not a person in need,
a family that needs help,
or a non-profit in La Plata county that Bruce has not tried to help.
Bruce is the voice of La Plata county.
On the board of Big Brothers and Sisters,
The 9R School Board,
Volunteer of the Year for The Chamber,
Broadcaster of the year from the
Colorado Broadcasters Association, and
the list goes on and on.
The community is being asked to help,
Bring Bruce Back
Bruce needs your help.
We have opened an account at
The Bank of Colorado.
Please send what ever you can to:
Bruce Anderson Plasse
care of Bank of Colorado.
The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
began these efforts.
On November 18, 2011 at 6:50 pm they offered a special run of the Polar Express.
Everyone that rode that train was giving to the
Bring Bruce Back fund.
ALL ticket fares were given to help Bruce.
There are more events
in the works.
Bruce is asking that you help the holiday organizations. More as it happens.
Bruce Anderson gets out and about,
“He’s an icon in this community. He’s done so much for everyone,” says Mary Shafer, center, of Bruce Anderson, right, who was out ringing a bell on Christmas Eve for The Salvation Army at north City Market. At left is Mary’s son Brian Shafer. Anderson, a longtime local radio personality and community volunteer who is recovering from a recent stroke, has been a Christmas Eve bell ringer for a couple of decades. “By this time, people are beyond the stress of Christmas,” Anderson said. “I really enjoy talking to them.”
From The Durango Herald 12/25/11
Photo by Steve Lewis Durango Herald