Announcements

November 27, 2014 — 

Red Belt Test Successful

Recently students from Brian Mable Karate earned their red belt and upper level red promotions in the art form of Tang Soo Do. Red belt is one step below the coveted black belt achievement. Promoted were (left to right kneeling) Aaron Justice, Joanna Bartnik, Jennifer Justice and Erik Krauth. Standing are the board of examiners Pam Whittington, Dave Malehorn, Isaac Lang, Brian Mable, Ken Newton, Gordon Chicoine and Kuba Bartnik. Congratulations to all the candidates!

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November 27, 2014 — 

5Point Film Festival call for entries

Submissions to the 5Point Film Festival in Carbondale will be taken through Feb. 3. If you don’t have your film finished, you can submit an idea of what you’re working on.

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Readers Say Thanks

November 25, 2014 — 

30th St. Stephen’s Spaghetti Dinner Successful

Thank you Post Independent for helping us advertise our 30th Annual St. Stephen’s Spaghetti Dinner! St. Stephen’s Catholic School would also like to send a very special thanks to our generous donors and sponsors who made this fundraiser possible and such a great success:

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November 25, 2014 — 

Birth Announcement: Wesley Benjamin

Benjamin William and Christina Marie Nikkel of Glenwood Springs proudly announce the birth of their son, Wesley Benjamin, on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at 9:37 a.m. Wesley was born at St Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado and was 14.5 inches long and weighed 2 pounds, 12 ounces. His grandparents are Mark and Becky Nikkel and Jane Platt of Longmont, Colorado and Spencer Platt of Moses Lake, Washington.

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Memories & Milestones

November 25, 2014 — 

Nieslaniks celebrate 50th anniversary

Please come celebrate Jim and Sharon Nieslanik’s 50th wedding anniversary from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church reception area. Food and drink will be provided. A renewal of their vows will follow the 4:30 p.m. mass. No gifts please.

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Glenwood Springs Elementary takes trip to Osage Gardens

November 25, 2014 — 

The Kindergarten students at Glenwood Springs Elementary School recently took a field trip to Osage Gardens. The students participated in sampling pea plants and looking for bugs in the greenhouses. They were also able to see real chickens! The day was finished off with picking out their very own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and going through a hay bale maze. The kindergarten staff and students at Glenwood Springs Elementary School say a big, “thank you” to Osage Gardens and encourages others to go experience some authentic fall fun!

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Memories & Milestones

November 23, 2014 — 

Logan Hahn’s Eagle Scout Community Service Project

(Troop 225)

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Community Briefs

November 23, 2014 — 

Please donate your cups to the

annual Cup Auction

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Community Briefs

November 20, 2014 — 

Registatrion for BMS Multi-Sport coaching services is currently underway

BMS Multi-Sport provides a full range of professional coaching services that are specifically designed to help athletes/triathletes reach their full athletic potential. Custom designed training programs along with individualized fitness analysis, sport specific performance clinics, hands-on coaching sessions and nutritional consultations enable each athlete to understand and ultimately exploit their unique athletic ability. David Clark is the Head Coach and owner of BMS Multi-Sport and has been coaching athletes/triathletes for over 15 years.

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Community Briefs

November 19, 2014 — 

Libraries Closing for Thanksgiving Holi

The Rifle, New Castle and Carbondale branch libraries will be closing early at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, in celebration of Thanksgiving. Then, all six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28. The libraries will reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29.

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Readers Say Thanks

November 19, 2014 — 

RFV angels, thank you

There are angels living in the Roaring Fork Valley. In fighting an autoimmune disease, I have found that it takes a village of support. I want to publicly thank Tanae Douglas, Bobbie Pfalzgraff, Tanya Portlock and Torri Webster for putting together the Masquerade Ball benefit on October 25th, to raise funds to help me offset the cost of fighting Scleroderma, and to explore future treatment. Words cannot adequately express my gratefulness for the support of these “Scleroderma Fairies.” Thank you, also, to the amazing Missing Link Band for performing at the benefit, and to the owners of the Farm Fresh Café in Rifle for providing such a wonderful and cool venue.

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Memories & Milestones

November 18, 2014 — 

Come Celebrate

Dwayne Jones of Silt is turning 80. Everyone is invited to an open house from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29 at the Silt Fire Station, 641 Main Street. No gifts, please.

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November 17, 2014 — 

Kiwanis Club repairs WindWalkers facilities

On November 1, 2014, members of the Kiwanis Club of Glenwood Springs performed repair projects to the barn door, indoor arena, and gates at WindWalkers. WindWalkers is an equine assisted learning and therapy center with a family-centered approach. Their mission is to provide a variety of equine assisted therapies to aid in the development and growth of those with challenges, be they physical, neurological, emotional, behavioral or psychological. Pictured are Bill Coleman, Karl Oelke, Beth Gusick, Program Director and PATH Int’l Certified Instructor, Bob Littler, and Bill Livingston.

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November 17, 2014 — 

CCAH’s Deck the Walls Holiday Show opens Thursday

For the holiday season, CCAH transforms the R2 Gallery into a shop filled with artisanal goods created by local and regional artists. The Deck the Walls Holiday Show features fine jewelry, silks scarves and wool cowls; handmade dolls, lamps and candles; handcrafted bath and beauty supplies and kitchen wares; and one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments and cards.

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Readers Say Thanks

November 16, 2014 — 

Thank you for your time

and energy

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Community Briefs

November 16, 2014 — 

Annual Elegant Auction & Luncheon

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Margaret Josephine Bellio

November 15, 2014 — 

Margaret Josephine Bellio passed away on November 14, 2014.

Margaret was born, and raised in Colorado by her parents Rose Pedotta, and August Yantorno. Margaret was one of five children, and was proceeded by her Sister Martha Giglio, and her Brothers: Carl, Pete and Frank Yantorno.

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Margaret Josephine Bellio

November 14, 2014 — 

Margaret Josephine Bellio passed away on November 14, 2014.

Margaret was born, and raised in Colorado by her parents Rose Pedotta, and August Yantorno. Margaret was one of five children, and was proceeded by her Sister Martha Giglio, and her Brothers: Carl, Pete and Frank Yantorno.

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Community Briefs

November 14, 2014 — 

Annual Elegant Auction & Luncheon

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Community briefs

November 13, 2014 — 

Symphony in the Valley seeks members

Symphony in the Valley is looking for volunteer musicians to join this community orchestra. Practices are currently under way for the Christmas concert series. Symphony in the Valley is a volunteer organization comprising local musicians of all ages who play an orchestra instrument. High school students are welcome with a teacher’s recommendation. For more information, contact music director Kelly Thompson at 970-984-8833 or conductor@sitv.org, or go to www.sitv.org for times and locations of rehearsals.

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Black Belt test successful

November 13, 2014 — 

Recently a black belt testing was held at the annual meeting of the Western Tang Soo Do Federation in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Two testing candidates from Brian Mable Karate in Glenwood Springs were successful in earning their black belts. Isaac Lang and Kuba Bartnik achieved their black belts, along with three others. Congratulations to Isaac and Kuba!

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Memories & Milestones

November 13, 2014 — 

On October 31, 2014 the Kiwanis Club of Glenwood Springs honored these Terrific 5th Grade Kids at Sopris Elementary School. Terrific Kids is a student-recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteen and perseverance among elementary school students in the first through fifth grades.

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In Memoriam Heather M. Jay

November 13, 2014 — 

When tomorrow starts without me,

Don’t think we’re far apart,

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Michael King

November 13, 2014 — 

When a king dies, his people mourn. Now is our time to mourn the passing of Michael King on November 12, 2014. His people, wife Jeanine King; sons Phillip Clauson (Bobbi), David (Maunalee) King, Gabriel King; daughter Hillary (Tony) Chamberlain; beloved grandson Dawson Chamberlain; brothers Pete (Jan) King, Steve (Linda Caron) King; in-laws Louise Dillow, Dan (Bonnie) Dillow, Tim (Gissela) Dillow; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends too numerous to name, all grieve at our great loss. Mike, or Mike King as he was known to his friends, was born September 3, 1952 in Dayton, Ohio, to Peter James and Marilee King.

He attended Ohio State University on an Evans Scholarship earning both his bachelors and his masters degree. He ventured west to Glenwood Springs in 1976, embracing the mountains, the Broncos, skiing, coaching youth sports as well as being a soccer referee. He never let a moment go past where he did not thank God for another day in paradise.

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Maureen Louise (Corcoran) Jewell

November 13, 2014 — 

Maureen Louise (Corcoran) Jewell passed away unexpectedly Friday November 7, 2014. Maureen was born on January 10, 1949 in Woodstock, Illinois to Joseph & Miriam (Crosby) Corcoran.

Maureen grew up in Mankato, Minnesota. She came to Colorado after high school looking for adventure. She spent time in Aspen & Breckenridge. She met her husband inBreckenridge, Colorado in 1976. They were married on January 31, 1979.

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Community Briefs

November 12, 2014 — 

What to Do When Someone Dies

Have you lost a loved one recently? Do you have questions on how to administer their estate? The Glenwood Springs Branch Library will host an informational workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13. This workshop, presented by a representative from Brown & Brown PC, will cover topics such as probate vs. nonprobate, how and when to distribute the assets, what taxes may be owed, creditor claims, what if there isn’t a will, what happens if the family starts fighting, and does the court need to be involved. Space is limited and registration is recommended. To register, call 970-945-1241 or visit www.brownandbrownpc.com. You may also register by calling the library at 970-945-5958.

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Community Briefs

November 11, 2014 — 

AARP Smart Driver Program

RSVP is sponsoring the AARP Smart Driver Program from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the CMC Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs. This will be the last class until late March 2015. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Most automobile insurance companies in Colorado offer a discount to those completing the course, which is directed towards drivers 50 and over. The program covers the following driving topics: how to compensate for changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time; how to handle problem situations such as left turns, right of way, freeway traffic, trucks, and blind spots while driving; what to do if confronted by an aggressive driver; when to use a car phone; how medications may affect driving; how to properly use anti-lock brakes, air bags, and safety belts; and how to assess one’s own and others’ driving abilities via a “Personal Driving Capability Index.” For more information or to enroll call the CMC Senior Center 970-384-8747.

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Nieslaniks celebrate 50th anniversary

November 10, 2014 — 

Please come celebrate Jim and Sharon Nieslanik’s 50th wedding anniversary from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church reception area. Food and drink will be provided. A renewal of their vows will follow the 4:30 mass. No gifts please.

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Glenwood Soccer Club U9s win CSA Cup

November 10, 2014 — 

This group, representing the Glenwood Soccer Club, recently won the U9 division at the CSA Cup in Grand Junction. Their coach, Humberto Bello, is really proud of the kids because they worked very hard and did a great job at the tournament. Pictured are, from left, front row: Uriel Mellin, Jeziah Hernandez, Shai Bello, Christopher Contreras, Bradley Lemus and Kevin Alvarenga; and back row: Tony Campos, Isiah Tapia, Coach Humberto Bello, Aleksander Ramos, Jan Carlo Arreola, Jose Chavez, Anthony Mellin and Isaac Mirabal. Cesar Torres is not shown.

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Fazzi honored by Rifle Creek Museum

November 10, 2014 — 

Rifle Creek Museum is now closed for the season, and we thank all of you who have supported the museum this past year. Next season the museum will be operated with an all volunteer staff, due to limited funds in our budget. At the October board meeting Kim Fazzi was honored for her 25 years of service as the museum coordinator, with a nice gift and a lifetime membership. We appreciate her many years of service at “the gem of Garfield County,” as she called it.

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