Announcements

Community Briefs

January 31, 2015 — 

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 Symphony Swing concert, and rehearsal for the spring concert will begin in February. 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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Readers Say Thanks

January 30, 2015 — 

LIFT-UP donations and help appreciated

Happy New Year from your New Castle LIFT-UP. Hope your holiday was as wonderful as ours. This year the food bank has been blessed beyond our wildest dreams with donations from local scouts, library, churches, businesses and individuals.

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Humanitarian Service nominations open

January 29, 2015 — 

Nominations are open for the 2015 Garfield County Humanitarian Service Awards.

If you know a person or couple who stands out for their humanitarian service to residents of Garfield County, this is your opportunity to seek recognition for them. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 27, without exception.

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January 29, 2015 — 

Win number five

Jasmine Vant Hoff, 21, of Glenwood Springs won her fifth snowboard at the X Games Navy pull-up competition last weekend with 18 pull-ups winning another snowboard! Congratulations, Jasmine.

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January 29, 2015 — 

State Lego meet

An inaugural Lego Robotics team of fifth-graders from Glenwood Springs Elementary School recently competed at the state Lego meet against 71 teams. They received a second place trophy in the Core Values category of the competition and 18th overall in the Robot competition. This was a pretty astounding performance given that this was their first year and that they are young (mostly 10-year-olds) in this FLL Lego League comprising 9- to 14-year-olds. They competed against mostly middle school teams.

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Community Briefs

January 28, 2015 — 

Elks seek hides to help veterans

If you are a hunter, or know a hunter, the Colorado Elks Association would appreciate the donation of any animal hides collected during hunting season through the end of January. The hides will be sent to tanneries to be turned into leather, which will be made into gloves (fingerless and full-finger) for disabled vets to protect their hands while using wheelchairs or crutches. Some of the leather is also used for craft kits that are used for occupational and recreational therapy. These items are given to the vets free of charge. If you have any questions, need more information or want to help collect and salt the hides please contact Tom Regan at 970-948-9127 or at team-regan@hotmail.com.

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Community Briefs

January 27, 2015 — 

A behind the scenes look at the Glenwood Railroad Museum

The February program at the Glenwood Railroad Museum will feature a behind-the-scenes tour of the Glenwood Springs Railroad Station and the collections of the Glenwood Railroad Museum. This special program is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4. The program is free and open to the public.

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Memories & Milestones

January 27, 2015 — 

Hogan graduates basic combat training

Army Pvt. Hannah O. Hogan graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma, on Jan. 16, 2015.

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Education Briefs

January 25, 2015 — 

Local students graduate from Fort Lewis College

In December, three local students were among 200 Fort Lewis College graduates.

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Community Briefs

January 24, 2015 — 

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 Symphony Swing concert, and rehearsal for the spring concert will begin in February. 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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Readers Say Thanks

January 22, 2015 — 

Habitat family acknowledges help

Our family is halfway through building a Habitat for Humanity house in Keator Grove in Carbondale. Overall it’s been quite an amazing learning experience and a personal journey toward owning our own home. Carbondale is an exceptional place to live, and we feel so grateful to call this home. We can’t thank this community enough for all you have done for our family.

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Community Briefs

January 22, 2015 — 

S’now Win Reading Contest

Calling all teens in grades 5-12: The New Castle Branch Library will be hosting a reading contest beginning Feb. 1 to get you out of your reading funk. Read as many books as you can in 28 days, write up short summaries, and submit them to the library. The top three readers will win a prize. All entries are due at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28.

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Memories & Milestones

January 22, 2015 — 

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Memories & Milestones

January 22, 2015 — 

Happy Birthday

Wendy Cordoba De Martinez turned 26 yesterday. We met five years ago in Carbondale on Aug. 31, 2009, and it was love at first sight. We have been married for five years. We have been blessed with two adorable children, our 4-year-old E. Walter and our 1-year-old Everleigh. I wanted to show my community how much I love my wife. We have had ups and downs, and today I want to tell her that God will guide us together into the future. I love you, and I wish you the very best year as a 26-year-old.

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Community Briefs

January 20, 2015 — 

The Archaeology of the Ute Indians in Western Colorado

Local archaeologist Curtis Martin will present his talk on the indigenous Ute Indians of Colorado at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Silt Historical Park, 707 Orchard Ave. He will be showing slides of some of the few remaining prehistoric and early historic wooden structures that the Utes constructed and left behind in the mountains and plateaus throughout the state. The presentation will also include an overview of the earliest occupants of the state, going back over 13,000 years with emphasis on the Ute Indians and their final years as sovereign residents.

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Memories & Milestones

January 20, 2015 — 

Burleigh gets BS in business

Imad A. Burleigh of Glenwood Springs received the degree of bachelor of science in business, majoring in international business and marketing at the University of Colorado – Denver on Dec. 13, 2014.

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Memories & Milestones

January 20, 2015 — 

Marriage Announcement: Scotty & Karahline O’Neal

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn O’Neal of New Castle and Mr. and Mrs. James Byrd of Kilgore, Texas, would like to share the combining love and family of their children’s marriage on Oct. 7, 2014. Scotty Glenn O’Neal married Margaret Karahline Byrd in Fort Polk, Louisiana, at a private ceremony.

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Community Briefs

January 19, 2015 — 

The Archaeology of the Ute Indians and Their Final Years in Western Colorado

Local archaeologist Curtis Martin will present his talk on the indigenous Ute Indians of Colorado at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Silt Historical Park, 707 Orchard Ave. He will be showing slides of some of the few remaining prehistoric and early historic wooden structures that the Utes constructed and left behind in the mountains and plateaus throughout the state. The presentation will also include an overview of the earliest occupants of the state, going back over 13,000 years with emphasis on the Ute Indians and their final years as sovereign residents.

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Community Briefs

January 17, 2015 — 

Martin Luther King Evening 2015

The Garfield County Democrats present an evening honoring Dr. Martin Luther King starting at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue Dinner Theater, 915 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Call the Box Office at (970) 945-9699 for reservations. Cost is $25 for the show, with dinner and drinks extra from the GVR menu. Buy an extra ticket with dinner and engage a potential voter for this fun-filled evening. Two young Democrats who pitched in this election cycle will help make the match-up. Call or email the Garco Dems at 970-319-8088 or garfieldcountydemocrats@gmail.com if interested in helping with this project.

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Readers Say Thanks

January 16, 2015 — 

Thank you for noticing

I’d like to take this opportunity to say a very big thank you to all of the patients, and patient family members, that have ever taken the time and effort to write their nurse a gratitude note. Thank you especially to those that have made that extra effort to remember the names of each of their nurses in these notes. We work hard, day in and day out to help care for patients of all ages and all diagnoses — from the RSV positive two-week-old to the severely septic 96 -year-old. We endure 12 to 13 hour shifts on our feet, going from room to room, attempting to keep our patients comfortable and stable, often times sacrificing our own needs in the process. We help one family grieve over the imminent death of their mother and cheer on another patient as he learns to walk with a new hip. We laugh, cry, and sometimes do both with our patients. The caregiving, along with the seemingly endless charting requirements, can make this job very emotionally, physically, and mentally draining. But why do we do it? We don’t do it for accolades or because we expect a thank you. We certainly don’t do it for a paycheck. We do it because we want to, because we actually care, because we want to share our gifts of encouragement, servanthood and compassion, to those that need it most. The only reason we keep coming back, shift after shift, through the good and through the very bad, is to see you get better, and to help get you through the difficult times. But we are only human and have tough days ourselves, though we may not show it. Your note may have been the note that has gotten us through a tough day. It is one of the best feelings in the world to know that you are appreciated. It really does help keep us going. So again, thank you for taking the time and effort to show us caregivers that you care. Your gratefulness will forever be remembered.

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Community Briefs

January 16, 2015 — 

Winter Wellness

Glenwood Springs Women’s Connection hosts “Winter Wellness” from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Mountain View Church, 2195 County Road 154 in Glenwood Springs. Special feature will be doTerra independent consultant Wendy Rickard of Basalt presenting “Enhance Your Winter Well-being with doTerra Essential Oils.” Humorous motivational speaker Dale Skram of Boulder presents “The Invisible Woman.” Music is provided by Cliff Keen of Glenwood Springs, member of the Mountain Madrigal Singers. Program and brunch cost $12. RSVP to Lesley at 970-945-8268 or gorman@rof.net.

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Memories & Milestones

January 15, 2015 — 

The Kiwanis Club of Glenwood Springs welcomed three new members on Jan. 6. They are, from left, Rick Smidt, financial advisor with Edward Jones in New Castle; Dean Kinkel, loan originator with Alpine Bank; and John Stephens, retired educator.

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Memories & Milestones

January 15, 2015 — 

Engagement Announcement: Michael Park Shroyer and Amanda Marissa Rivera

Dr. and Mrs. G. Thomas Morton and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Rivera announce the engagement of Amanda Marissa Rivera and Michael Park Shroyer of Glenwood Springs.

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Community Briefs

January 15, 2015 — 

Get financially fit

It’s a new year and now is a great time to get yourself set up financially. A local Alpine Bank representative will be present at the New Castle Branch Library at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, to discuss the different steps you can take to get your finances in order. All are welcome. 970-984-2346 or www.gcpld.org.

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Community Briefs

January 13, 2015 — 

82 Liquors hosts grand opening Saturday

82 Liquors will hold its official grand opening from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17. To say thank you to the community and all of the customers who have made them a success, the owners will be giving away some fantastic prizes. Over the past several weeks, customers have had the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a new snowboard, a new pair of skis, an LED TV, an iPad mini and more. The drawing is set to take place during the grand opening. 82 Liquors is located at 2550 Highway 82, one-quarter mile south of McDonald’s in the Glenwood Commercial Center. Look for the big green sign.

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Community Briefs

January 11, 2015 — 

Naturalist Nights 2015

Naturalist Nights, a free speaker series presented by Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), Wilderness Workshop, and Roaring Fork Audubon, brings experts to our region to explore environmental issues through slide shows and conversation. The free series, which includes 20 presentations through March 12, runs at 7 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. Presentations will be filmed and aired on GrassRoots TV as well as archived for free viewing on ACES’, Wilderness Workshop’s and GrassRoots’ websites. Presentation topics this year include: bears in Alaska, Greenland’s glaciers, local wilderness issues, film screenings of “DamNation” and “Ordinary Extraordinary Junco,” and more.

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Education Briefs

January 11, 2015 — 

Mariah Martin of Goshen College participates in Study-Service Term in Peru

Mariah Martin of Glenwood Springs is participating in the Goshen (Indiana) College Study-Service Term (SST) in Peru during the fall semester. Mariah, a senior Bible and Religion major at Goshen College, will spend 13 weeks studying, serving and living with host families in Peru. Mariah attends Glenwood Mennonite Church.

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Community Briefs

January 10, 2015 — 

The Loving Side of Islam

Join author, Brad Tyndall, to learn about the basic tenets of Islam. He will share his many stories of life-threatening brushes with Muslim extremists, as well as stories of loving experiences. He calls attention to the many beautiful verses of the Qur’an and will read some beautiful Sufi (Muslim mystic) poetry. This event will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at the Rifle Branch Library. For more information call 970-625-3471.

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Community Briefs

January 8, 2015 — 

Author Visit & Book Signing: “Touching God”

Brad Tyndall will take you on a journey to far-reaching corners of the world, where he drinks tea with loving Sudanese Muslims, prays in ancient Coptic churches, and whirls with Sufi dervishes in the desert. In seeking the mystical in extraordinary places, he discovers that an intimate relationship with God can be found in known religious practices. Books will be available for purchase. This event will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Carbondale Branch Library; and at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. For more information, visit www.gcpld.org.

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Memories & Milestones

January 8, 2015 — 

Quilt raffle

On Dec. 13, the winning ticket for the king-size raffle quilt “Amish with a Twist II” was drawn from hundreds of entries. The lucky winner is Michelle Mauch of Cincinnati, who visited the Roaring Fork Valley over Labor Day weekend. The huge, multicolored quilt will be shipped to Ms. Mauch before the year’s end.

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