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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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Business Briefs

August 10, 2014 — 

Rocky Mountain Brain Institute brings Brainwave Optimization to the Western Slope

Rocky Mountain Brain Institute has just opened a facility in Rifle, to offer Brainwave Optimization to clients from west of the Continental Divide. The office is operated under the management of Malcom Shaw, a certified technologist in the modality, and licensed by Brain State Technologies of Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Community Briefs

August 3, 2014 — 

Libraries hold 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 Glenwood Springs Branch Library on Tuesday, Aug. 5; at the Rifle Branch Library on Wednesday, Aug. 6; the New Castle Branch Library on Wednesday, Aug. 20; 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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Education Briefs

August 3, 2014 — 

Samantha Wilson named to McDaniel College dean’s list

Samantha Wilson of New Castle has been named to the McDaniel College spring 2014 dean’s list with highest honors. Highest honors are earned for a semester grade point average of 3.90 or higher, high honors for a grade point average of 3.70-3.89, and honors for a 3.50-3.69 average.

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Mad Scientist

July 31, 2014 — 

Army Pvt. John T. Mock has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Mock is the son of Amy Mock-James and Danny James of Rifle and grandson of Barbara Ballard of Delta.

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Community Briefs

July 31, 2014 — 

Marcellus fundraiser

There will be a fundraiser for Noelle Marcellus, who was diagnosed with a terminal illness called scleroderma, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Metro Park in Rifle (next to the swimming pool). Support the Marcellus Family and enjoy a hot dog barbecue with volleyball, frisbee and other games. Donations are welcome and appreciated.

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Community Briefs

July 30, 2014 — 

Vacation Bible School — Workshop of Wonders

Workshop of Wonders Vacation Bible School offers cool crafts, explosive science experiments, riveting Bible stories, exciting games and fun songs. Register now for children 3 years old (must be potty trained) through fifth grade for an exciting week of fun. Sixth-graders and older may volunteer as crew leaders and still enjoy lots of fun. VBS runs from Aug. 4-8 at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs. Go to http://2014.cokesburyvbs.com/glenwoodumc to register. Call Toni Yorty at 970-948-5831 or email toni.yorty@live.com for info.

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Community Briefs

July 28, 2014 — 

Smokey Bear’s 70th Birthday Celebration

The Forest Conservancy invites you to celebrate Smokey Bear’s 70th birthday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Whole Foods Market in El Jebel. Bring your camera and snap your photo with Smokey. Party favors will be available for the kids. Come wish Smokey a happy birthday. A percentage of the store’s proceeds for the day will be donated to the Forest Conservancy to support its mission of safeguarding the White River National Forest.

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Education Briefs

July 27, 2014 — 

Roaring Fork Sports Foundation grants scholarships

The Roaring Fork Sports Foundation recently awarded scholarships to Toni Gross, Roaring Fork High School, who will be attending Colorado State University in the fall; Henry Hill, Glenwood Springs High School, who will be attending Carroll College; and Garrett Lowe, Glenwood Springs High School, who will be attending Colorado Mesa University in the fall. Each student was awarded $1,000 per year for four years.

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Business Briefs

July 27, 2014 — 

Bates graduates from Institute for Organization Management program

Joan Bates, vice president of membership development of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, has graduated from the Institute for Organization Management program. It is the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Awarded to all graduates of the institute program, the IOM Graduate Recognition signifies the individual’s completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management.

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There’s still time to join the Summer Fun contest

July 25, 2014 — 

Share your fun with us and Post Independent readers this summer just as Victoria Powell did with this photo.

Hers is an entry in the Post Independent’s Summer Fun photo contest, which runs through Sept. 2.

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Carsten is named to state veterinary board

July 22, 2014 — 

Ronald Carsten, of Glenwood Springs, a periodic columnist for the Post Independent, has been appointed to the State Board of Veterinary Medicine, the governor’s office announced.

Carsten, who works at Birch Tree Animal Hospital, 1602 Grand Ave., practices holistic veterinary medicine. The Birch Tree website describes his approach as integrating “techniques from a wide variety of healing traditions including conventional medicine and surgery, the use of whole food supplements, western and Chinese herbs, chiropractic and osteopathy, homeopathy and acupuncture.”

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