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Community Briefs

September 17, 2014 — 

Carpool Week

Carpool Week is Monday, Sept. 22, through Friday, Sept. 26, highlighted by Carpool Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Sept. 24. So don’t drive alone, grab your friends and co-workers and carpool. You’ll save gas, time and money plus stop by the Aspen Airport Parking kiosk between 6:30 and 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday for on-site gifts, snacks and a chance to win prizes including free gas cards, lunch for your carpool, a free car detail and more.

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Memories & Milestones

September 17, 2014 — 

Lorahs celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Barbara and Bill Lorah celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Hawaii with their two sons, David and Paul, and their families. They were married on July 4, 1964, in Asmara, Ethiopia (now Eritrea) where Barbara was a Peace Corps teacher for two years. Bill was in Pakistan as a Peace Corps volunteer building civil infrastructure. They moved to Glenwood Springs in 1974 and raised two sons. Dr. David Lorah, who is currently a family physician at Glenwood Medical Associates, and Paul Lorah, who is a professor at St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minnesota. David and his wife Jessica have two children in the Glenwood Springs school system, Isabel and Peter. Paul married Cindy Livingston and they have two children, Matthew and Alex.

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Community Briefs

September 16, 2014 — 

AARP Driver Safety Classes for 50+

High Country Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is offering an AARP Driver Safety Class directed towards drivers age 50 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 (includes a one-hour lunch break), at the Battlement Mesa Recreation Center.

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Memories & Milestones

September 10, 2014 — 

Ruby Stout turns 100

Come help us celebrate Ruby Stout’s 100th birthday from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Holiday Inn Express, 1535 River Frontage Road in Silt.

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Education Briefs

September 7, 2014 — 

Dylan Thomas Hazzard graduates from Westwood College

Dylan Hazzard, of Carbondale, graduated with honors from Westwood College with a Bachelor of Science in Game Software Development on July 28, 2014.

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GSPI Summer Fun contest ends at midnight tonight

September 4, 2014 — 

Dressed to the K9s

Join Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE) for the 14th annual fundraiser “Dressed to the K9s,” a fabulous fashion show featuring CARE’s most adorable animals at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at The Orchard in Carbondale. It promises to be an evening of fashion, fun and food (hors d’oeuvres by Fusion Catering and dessert by Killer Cupcakes), and an inspiring student video presentation from the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College. There will also be a silent auction and wine, beer and champagne bar. This community event is a way to support the homeless animals of Garfield County. Tickets are just $75. To purchase go to http://www.coloradoanimalrescue.org or drop by the shelter and speak with one of the staff members.

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Community Briefs

September 2, 2014 — 

Gong bath and meditation

Strange Imports presents its second gong bath and meditation with sound master Daniel Pierce from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at the store, 423 Main St., Carbondale (next to the Crystal Theater). This is a complimentary meditation, but donations are kindly accepted.

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Memories & Milestones

September 2, 2014 — 

Vera Diemoz celebrates 103rd birthday

Vera Diemoz of Glenwood Springs celebrated her 103rd birthday Saturday at Fin’s Grill, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Snowmass on her grandfather’s ranch on Sept. 1, 1911.

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Memories & Milestones

September 1, 2014 — 

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Business Briefs

August 31, 2014 — 

Tops at Vicki Lee Green

Vicki Lee Green Realtors would like to congratulate Tonya Nieslanik for being the salesperson of the month for July. Tonya has been selling real estate with Vicki Lee Green Realtors since 1997, taking over as owner in 2000.

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Education Briefs

August 31, 2014 — 

Rebecca Anne Mitchell inducted into National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Rebecca Anne Mitchell of Silt has been inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first-year and second-year college students.

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Memories & Milestones

August 28, 2014 — 

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Community Briefs

August 27, 2014 — 

Adult Sunday School and Children’s Church

Adult Sunday School begins at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs (Ninth and Cooper) at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the Methodist faith, now is a great time. It will be a six-week journey with Adam Hamilton about John Wesley, one of the founders of the Methodist Church.

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Community Briefs

August 26, 2014 — 

KDNK news open house and live broadcast with AR’s David Barsamian

The KDNK News Department invites the community and local journalists into their studios on Aug. 27 for a news open house and an exclusive, live broadcast with David Barsamian. Barsamian is the creator of Alternative Radio (AR). AR is a weekly, independent and progressive radio series that regularly tackles some of the most important societal questions our world faces. Over decades of broadcasts Alternative Radio airs voices of reform like Noam Chomski and the next generation of truthseekers like Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and Naomi Klein.

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Memories & Milestones

August 26, 2014 — 

Kraemer-Cunningham engagement

Jeff and Charlotte Cunningham are proud to announce the engagement of their son, Hunter Cunningham, to Ligita Kraemer, daughter of Laima Skuja and Richard Kraemer.

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Community Briefs

August 24, 2014 — 

What every cyclist should know (and it’s NOT about the bike)

Are you really thick-headed? (Find out about your skull.) What item should you never cycle without? What item can you easily carry that could make the difference between life and death?

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Business Briefs

August 24, 2014 — 

Custom Body Fitness presents weight loss seminar

Custom Body Fitness in Carbondale is hosting a seminar, Get A Ripped Stomach: Body Transformation and Weight Loss Goal Setting, on Sept. 6. Owner Sandro Torres will be speaking, along with Dr. Hilary Back and Laura Coarsey. For information, call 970-366-6084.

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Community Briefs

August 21, 2014 — 

Parents’ Night Out

The next Parents’ Night Out takes place from 5-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the First United Methodist Church of Glenwood Springs. Have a night on the town and the kids (age 3 and older, must be potty trained) will be well taken care of with dinner, games, crafts and a movie, “Rio 2.” Cost of $10 per child covers an evening full of food, fun and feathers. Reservations are required as space is limited. Email toni.yorty@live.com or call/text 970-948-5831.

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Community Briefs

August 20, 2014 — 

Community Meetings

The Garfield County Libraries are offering community meetings throughout the county to hear what residents want from their library today and in the future. Dinner will be provided. Meetings will be held at the Parachute Branch Library on Thursday, Aug. 21; the Silt Branch Library on Tuesday, Aug. 26; and the Carbondale Branch Library on Wednesday, Aug. 27. All meetings will begin at 6 p.m. For more information visit www.gcpld.org.

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Memories & Milestones

August 19, 2014 — 

Steve Williams plays New Castle Market

There are only three more New Castle Community Markets left this summer. From 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, Steve Williams will be in the Burning Mountain Park gazebo playing his smooth and sultry jazz guitar. This music is sponsored by Maud’s on Main.

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Community Briefs

August 19, 2014 — 

TRTC and KDNK Dance Party

Thunder River Theatre Company is proudly helping their good friends at KDNK celebrate their annual membership drive. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, TRTC is co-sponsoring and hosting Carolyn Wonderland and her band for KDNK. KDNK and TRTC want to thank the community for the success of KDNK’s membership drive by giving music lovers a chance to celebrate and dance to some spectacular, explosive music. Crews are already polishing the dance floor and cooling down the refreshments at the theatre. Admission is $15 ($10 for KDNK members). Plan on attending and arriving on time because the dance is limited to 200 revelers and supporters of KDNK.

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Community Briefs

August 17, 2014 — 

KDNK board of directors meeting

The KDNK board of directors will hold its next meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at the offices of KDNK, 76 S. Second St. in Carbondale. The meeting is open to the public. An agenda is posted at the KDNK office. For information contact KDNK at 963-0139.

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Business Briefs

August 17, 2014 — 

SGM announces certified professional traffic operations engineer

Dan Cokley, PE, PTOE, brings a new service capability to SGM — traffic operations to better serve its clients. Cokley is one of a few engineers on the Western Slope to have the dual registration of professional engineer and professional traffic operations engineer. Cokley had 23 years of experience and familiarity with the construction community and challenges of design and construction in Western Colorado. He has served as project manager/engineer for over 25 municipal roadway and trail projects for public sector clients including New Castle, Glenwood Springs and Vail, as well as Garfield, Pitkin, Eagle and Mesa counties. Cokley’s experience includes utilizing the industry’s latest techniques and traffic model simulations allowing SGM to provide more in-depth analysis of traffic and roadway options. Contact Cokley in the Glenwood office at danc@sgm-inc.com or 970-384-9009.

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Raigan Holgate crowned 2014 Miss Colorado

August 15, 2014 — 

Raigan Holgate, daughter of Kip and Kristine Costanzo, of Rifle, and Ken and Suzanne Holgate of Wasilla, Alaska, was crowned 2014’s National American miss Colorado at the state pageant June 9. She will represent Colorado at the National Pageant in Anaheim, Calif., Thanksgiving week. Raigan enjoys writing, drawing, fishing, nursery@RockyMtnBaptistChurch and working at Starbucks. Her sponsors include Columbine Ford, Blush Salon, Trendz Retail, all of Rifle and the Kneaded Touch of Delta.

Each year, the National American Miss Pageants awards $1.5 million in cash, scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist the development of young women nationwide. This year, each girl that qualifies for the national pageant has a chance to win a new 2014 Ford Mustang Convertible. Pageants are held in each state for girls ages 4-18 in five different age divisions.

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A slice of summer heaven

August 13, 2014 — 

The formula for a winner? Pie plus summer divided by slices of fruited filling over braided crust equals the 2014 Glenwood Downtown Market pie contest grand champion: “Rhubarb is a Fruit” submitted by Sharill Hawkins.

The pie contest on Tuesday featured three categories: fruit, cream and exotic. Each category was evaluated by three judges.

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Community Briefs

August 13, 2014 — 

Remembering Rifle

Remembering Rifle will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Rifle Creek Museum, at 337 East Ave. in Rifle with featured guest Jake Mall. Jake was born and raised in Rifle and graduated from Rifle Union High School. He worked for Garfield County Road and Bridge for 25 years and has been a successful businessman in our community. He has experienced many changes in the Rifle area over these many years and would love to share them with you. Come reminisce, share memories and tall tales with him.

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Memories & Milestones

August 12, 2014 — 

Art and Ruth Gould celebrate their 50th anniversary

Art and Ruth (Newell) Gould of Rifle were married Aug. 22, 1964, in Carbondale, Colo. They celebrate their Golden Anniversary Friday, Aug. 22.

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Community Briefs

August 12, 2014 — 

Palisade Peach fundraiser

Announcing the Up Town Market Palisade Peach fundraiser to benefit the Laestadian Lutheran Church of the Roaring Fork Valley. Get your peaches fresh from the orchard. Place your order by Aug. 14 by emailing uptownmarket970@gmail.com or calling/texting 970-274-9738. Pick up will be at the church, 1859 N. First St. in Silt, from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 21.

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Community Briefs

August 10, 2014 — 

Glenwood Springs Garden Club meeting

Glenwood Springs Garden Club will be meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Sunnyside Retirement Center, 601 21st St. in Glenwood Springs. The program is “Languishing in Lavender” to be presented by Sharon Andersen, Jan Fedrizzi and Suzie Carlson. Guests are very welcome and should call 945-5353 if interested in completing a lavender project. The business meeting will include a review of the club’s recent GWS 2014 Garden Tour, “Welcome to Our Gardens,” and plans for future community projects.

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Education Briefs

August 10, 2014 — 

Hospital Auxiliary scholarships

The Valley View Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded 10 $3,000 scholarships to students who are entering or continuing their education in the health science field. Recipients of the Teeny Jeung scholarships for those graduating from high school were Sierra Martin and Mackenzie Fuller from Glenwood Springs High School, Jenifer Esquevel from Coal Ridge High School, and Karen Garcia from Rifle High School.

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