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April 15, 2014 — 

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April 15, 2014 — 

Kiwanis and Key Club volunteer at WindWalkers

On Saturday, April 27, Glenwood Springs Kiwanis and High School Key Club members worked at WindWalkers on Missouri Heights to complete several projects. They finished the ceiling in the bathroom Kiwanis installed in 2012, repaired fencing in the large outdoor riding ring, reset posts in the corner of an outdoor pasture, sanded and sealed mounting ramps for clients using equine therapy, repainted lawn chairs, and built and installed a frame for the new WindWalkers sign out front on the road.

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April 15, 2014 — 

It pays to park in the alternative lots

Jeff Harrell lives in New Castle and commutes to work in Glenwood Springs where he is a systems analyst at the county headquarters. In January he registered his car to be eligible to win in Downtown Parking Perks, the City of Glenwood Springs’ promotion that encourages cycling and parking in alternative lots during downtown construction. Jeff was a recent winner of a $250 cash-equivalent prize, in the form of tokens that are redeemable at 20 downtown businesses, for parking in the lot at city hall.

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April 15, 2014 — 

Glenwood Noon Rotary Grant Awards

The Glenwood Springs Noon Rotary Club recently awarded $8,100 in grants to four local nonprofit organizations to help them grow and continue providing services to the residents of Glenwood Springs and Garfield County. The organizations selected were: Access Roaring Fork, under the direction of Deb Rice, providing quality programs and classes to middle school students throughout Garfield County; Family Visitor Programs, under the direction of Sandy Swanson, promotes healthy families by providing education, advocacy and support services that strengthen and empower parents, foster the optimal development of children, and prevent child abuse and neglect; Feed My Sheep Ministry, under the direction of Karen Peppers, provides for the homeless and less fortunate offering a safe place to receive respect, encouragement, love and dignity; and Colorado Mental Health, represented by Jackie Skramstad, provides mental health services for all of the residents living in Garfield County.

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April 15, 2014 — 

GirlScouts overnight in Denver

Troop 2143 and their moms took a trip to the Downtown Denver Aquarium for their Scout Overnight. These girls sold more than 6,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies for this trip. Our top seller, Rhaya Carmichael, sold more than 2,500 boxes. They loved the experience of sleeping with the sharks swimming around them and feeding the sting rays. Also, the girls weekend included a trip to the Wildlife Experience, Fuzzy Baby Animals at the I-Max, and making dolls at the Miniature Doll Museum in Denver. They would like to thank the community for supporting Girl Scout cookie sales.

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April 15, 2014 — 

Kiwanis cooks for Glenwood Springs Elementary School end-of-school barbecue

Glenwood Springs Elementary School provides both a start-of-year and an end-of-year celebration for its students and their parents each year. The luncheon, served in the indoor cafeteria but eaten at picnic tables in the school yard, provides a fitting celebration for these landmark events in students’ education. Kiwanis helps by barbecuing hamburgers for the cafeteria staff, which then provides the remainder of the lunch. On May 16, Kiwanis cooked 500 hamburgers for this end-of-year celebration.

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April 15, 2014 — 

Kiwanis serves pancake breakfast at the MS Walk

On Saturday, May 18, the Kiwanis Club of Glenwood Springs served pancakes and sausages to about 175 people at the MS Walk at the I-70 exit 119 rest stop. Arriving at 6:15 a.m., Coy Brethorst got the grill going and organized the eight Kiwanians who showed up to help. The primary mission of Kiwanis is serving the children of the world, but the Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club also helps other nonprofits in the area raise money by providing their trailer-mounted grills, labor and sometimes food.

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June 11, 2013 — 

Werkings celebrate 50th

Stormie (Lake) and Scott Werking will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 16, 2013.

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June 13, 2013 — 

Kiwanis cooks for Sopris Elementary School end-of-school celebration

On May 31, the Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club served almost 600 students, teachers and parents for Sopris Elementary School’s end-of-school celebration. The school ran a solar fair, barbecue, basket auction and carnival. Kiwanis focuses its resources on supporting the children of the community. For more information call Karl Oelke, President (945-1043).

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April 15, 2014 — 

Kiwanis coordinates Kids Against Hunger packaging event

Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club and seven other organizations put together 20,000 meals for hungry children on June 1 at the Mountain View Church site. The meals will be distributed by Kids Against Hunger, the mission of which is to feed starving children throughout the world. Working in three teams, the group packaged rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and vitamins in sealed plastic bags, each of which will provide six protein- and vitamin-rich cups of a tasty casserole. Joe O’Donnell of Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club organized the affair, which required donations of $5,000 to purchase the ingredients. Roaring Fork Liquors donated $1,000 itself.

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April 15, 2014 — 

Maynards celebrate 30th anniversary

Longtime valley residents JoEllen and Phillip Maynard of Glenwood Springs will be celebrating their 30th anniversary on June 22. They were married in Las Vegas and have a lovely daughter Mariane, who now lives in Stevensville, Mont.

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June 25, 2013 — 

Conservancy, volunteers improve conservation easement

On June 6, Roaring Fork Conservancy volunteers improved the Park East Conservation Easement. Volunteers from Park East as well as surrounding neighborhoods/communities got involved. This project was in conjunction with Colorado Land Conservation Appreciation Week. Thanks also to the Glenwood Springs Parks Department for assisting with trash/scrap disposal.

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June 27, 2013 — 

Roaring Fork Women’s Tri Team at the Strawberry Shortcut

More than 40 members of the Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team showed up for the Strawberry Shortcut 10K and 5K race on June 23. The members range in age from 17-73 and live between Rifle to Basalt. The team is in training to swim, bike and run to complete a sprint distance triathlon in August. Podium finishers included Heidi Halladay, Jacque McMillan, Paula Matheson, Carol McCurry, Sharma Phillips, Coach Nancy Reinisch, Jeanne Sheriff and Karin White.

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July 2, 2013 — 

Kiwanis cooks pancake breakfast before Strawberry Days parade

On June 22, Kiwanis cooked pancakes and, for the early birds, caribou sausage, home fries and eggs, with orange juice and coffee, starting at 7:45 a.m. at the corner of Eighth and Colorado. As parade participants began to line up, a couple hundred took advantage of the free breakfast. Many passers-by were surprised and pleased to find the free meal, especially people from out of town, enjoying Strawberry Days for the first time. Kiwanians entered their KeeWee Car in the parade, hauled on a flat bed semitrailer from Gould Construction. Kiwanians also worked the start of the parade and the parade route selling Ball Race tickets. The annual Kiwanis Ball Race occurred Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on Hyland Drive.

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July 4, 2013 — 

Duane Scott to celebrate 90 years

An open house to celebrate the 90th birthday of Duane Scott will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at the Rifle Senior Center, 50 Ute Ave.

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July 9, 2013 — 

LIFT-UP receives support from the Walmart Foundation

LIFT-UP gratefully acknowledges a $30,000 grant received from the Walmart Foundation. In 2012, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $1 billion in cash and in-kind contributions around the world. In 2010, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation launched “Fighting Hunger Together” — a $2 billion cash and in-kind commitment through 2015 to fight hunger in America. The initiative leverages Walmart’s size and resources to provide nutritious food and the Walmart Foundation’s ability to grant funding to nonprofits that help elevate the issue. “It’s great that Walmart gives back to the communities where its stores are located by supporting organizations like LIFT-UP that assist families in need,” said LIFT-UP’s executive director, Mike Powell. The Walmart Foundation also supports initiatives in the areas of sustainability, women’s economic empowerment, career opportunity, veterans and military families, and disaster relief.

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July 11, 2013 — 

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July 16, 2013 — 

Fund set up to help family of 2-year-old with cancer

A fund has been set up to help the Case family from Silt cope with medical expenses. Niah Wesley and Lily Case are sisters. Lily will be 2 in August.

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July 18, 2013 — 

Bob Lawton wins Kiwanis Ball Race

Bob Lawton was presented a $2,500 check on July 9 for buying the ball that came in first at the Kiwanis Ball Race on the last day of Strawberry Days on June 23. Lawton bought one book of five tickets, as he does every year, to support Kiwanis children’s programs. “I didn’t expect to win. I just like to support Kiwanis for all they do in the community,” Lawton said. A resident of Glenwood Springs for 38 years, Lawton is now retired — from three jobs. He served 33 years with the US Forest service, which transferred him from the Fort Collins area to Glenwood Springs in 1975. He was a medic with the Glenwood Springs Ambulance Service for 21 years. And he taught CPR and First Aid at Colorado Mountain College for 33 years. Lawton is also known for his world travels. He spends two months of each year traveling to different parts of the world. He has seen all the “Stans” (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan), traveled throughout Southeast Asia, and been on every continent except Antarctica. Proceeds from the Ball Race ticket sales support Kiwanis children’s programs, such as scholarships for graduating high school seniors, support for Key Club, Builders Club, and Terrific Kids, programs which help students learn about community service and develop leadership skills. For more information about Kiwanis, contact Deana Hermanson, president-elect, at 970-945-8511.

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July 23, 2013 — 

Hert-Dunaway engagement

Chris and Kathy Hert of Glenwood Springs are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Heather Ann Hert to Mr. Jacob Dunaway, son of Mr. Joe and Miss Linda Dunaway of Tunica, Miss. A January 2014 wedding is planned.

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July 25, 2013 — 

Villarreals welcome daughter

Gil and Marcia Villarreal of Marble are excited to announce the arrival of Emma Rose Villarreal. Emma was born at 6:45 a.m. June 3, 2013, by way of a beautiful, home water birth. She was 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19 inches long, very healthy and super cute. Emma’s proud big brothers are Ethan, 5, Lucas, 8, and Nicholas, 19. Emma is named after her great-great grandma Emma Reib, and her great-grandma Dorothy Rose.

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July 30, 2013 — 

Young dancers from the Center for the Arts come to life at Disney

“Mini talents” Megan Quinn and Skylar McLaren, from the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, traveled to Anaheim, Calif., to compete in the National Showstopper American Dance Championships at the Disneyland Hotel and Resort recently. These young competitors are now considered the second best 10-year-old jazz dancers on the West Coast, after being awarded a gold medal and a second place award at the national competition. These youngsters had the honor of representing the entire state of Colorado at the national competition, after being awarded a first-place-overall rating at the regional competition in Denver this past April. The Senior/Advanced Company dancers from Center for the Arts also competed at the Denver regionals, winning 16 gold medals and being awarded with many high ranking placements.

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August 6, 2013 — 

Classic car show results

The 10th annual Grand River Classic & Downtown Car Show is in the books.

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August 8, 2013 — 

River Center appreciates help with Senior Luncheon

The River Center in New Castle hosts a Senior Luncheon every Wednesday. Seniors come together for a hot meal and to converse and enjoy a short program. River Center could not do this week after week without the generous support of two business owners in New Castle. John Webber from Elk Creek Mining Company and David Souders from the New Castle Diner donate a monthly meal, feeding 15 to 20 seniors each month. Thank you for supporting your community, John and David. The River Center could not make the luncheon possible without you.

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August 15, 2013 — 

Rydens celebrate golden anniversary

Charles and Angela Ryden of New Castle will be celebrating their Golden 50th Wedding Anniversary on Aug. 26, 2013. The Rydens have spent their entire married life on their cattle ranch north of New Castle. They raised their own children there as well as numerous foster children. The family would like to invite friends, family and neighbors to stop by for an open house celebration from 2–4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Holiday Inn Express in Silt, to wish them congratulations. No gifts please.

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August 20, 2013 — 

Cheneys celebrate 60th

Larry and Joan Cheney of Carbondale will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Aug. 21. The couple were married in Lincoln, Neb., in 1953. They lived in Denver, and Renton, Wash., until they moved to Carbondale in 1969, where they still reside. They have three children, Rick, Jerry and Kirk, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Congratulatory cards can be sent to the Cheneys at 702 Sopris Ave, Carbondale, CO 81623.

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August 22, 2013 — 

Jordan-Warkentin wedding

Kortney Marie Jordan of  Norfolk, Va., and Kevin Tyler Warkentin of Glenwood Springs were married July 7, 2013, at Aspen Glen with Pastor Doug Self presiding.

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August 27, 2013 — 

59 Years of Kiwanis Annual Pancake breakfast

Each year Kiwanis provides a community pancake breakfast in Glenwood Springs to raise money for its scholarship programs.  Occupying 9th Street between Grand Avenue and Cooper, next to Centennial Park, Kiwanis has established a community tradition, 2013 being the 59th year of this event. Locals and an occasional tourist enjoy breakfast festivities and visit with friends under the Colorado sun. The menu includes pancakes (often with blueberries), eggs, sausage, coffee, orange juice, and milk. 

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August 29, 2013 — 

New Castle Recreation 13- to 15-year-old Fastpitch Softball Team is champion again

The New Castle Recreation 13- to 15-year-old Fastpitch Softball Team won the New Castle Recreation championship for the third consecutive year. New Castle beat Basalt, 18-17, in the championship game.

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September 12, 2013 — 

Ross Montessori helps out Head Start

Ross Montessori Charter School’s lower elementary class, headed by Mrs. Mary Knutson, donated books in English and Spanish to the Carbondale Head Start Program. They wanted to be good neighbors, help other young readers get some great titles to read, and help build Head Start’s small library of books to keep. Mrs. Andrea MP Harris, Ross Montessori’s Spanish and ELL teacher, joined Mary’s class with this gift and helped communicate the joys of reading to their Spanish-speaking students. It was a great experience that will help the Ross Montessori students understand the gift of giving and help Head Start have better resources to build a good educational foundation for their students.

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