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Community Briefs

August 28, 2015 — 

Playing with the Past

The Frontier Historical Society hosts a fun evening of frontier gambling with the second installment of its Playing with the Past series. Join the gang at the White Star Saloon (the Elks Lodge at 51939 Highway 6 in West Glenwood) on Saturday, Aug. 29, to learn how to play Faro, Keno, Chuck-a-Luck, Spanish Monte, Bluff and Vingt-Un. Look for Doc Holliday, Kid Curry and other pioneers of Glenwood Springs. Dress in your old west best (optional) and see if Lady Luck is on your side. Social Hour begins at 6:30 p.m. with a talk by Professor Reginald Lamb at 7 p.m. Games begin around 8. $10 gets you into the saloon and a stack of chips to play with. Enjoy a cash bar and club menu with food items for purchase while you gamble the evening away. Adults are welcome. For more information, call 970-945-4448 or email history@rof.net.

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Community Briefs

August 27, 2015 — 

Playing with the Past

The Frontier Historical Society hosts a fun evening of frontier gambling with the second installment of its Playing with the Past series. Join the gang at the White Star Saloon (the Elks Lodge at 51939 Highway 6 in West Glenwood) on Saturday, Aug. 29, to learn how to play Faro, Keno, Chuck-a-Luck, Spanish Monte, Bluff and Vingt-Un. Look for Doc Holliday, Kid Curry and other pioneers of Glenwood Springs. Dress in your old west best (optional) and see if Lady Luck is on your side. Social Hour begins at 6:30 p.m. with a talk by Professor Reginald Lamb at 7 p.m. Games begin around 8. $10 gets you into the saloon and a stack of chips to play with. Enjoy a cash bar and club menu with food items for purchase while you gamble the evening away. Adults are welcome. For more information, call 970-945-4448 or email history@rof.net.

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Community Briefs

August 26, 2015 — 

Playing with the Past

The Frontier Historical Society hosts a fun evening of frontier gambling with the second installment of its Playing with the Past series. Join the gang at the White Star Saloon (the Elks Lodge at 51939 Highway 6 in West Glenwood) on Saturday, Aug. 29, to learn how to play Faro, Keno, Chuck-a-Luck, Spanish Monte, Bluff and Vingt-Un. Look for Doc Holliday, Kid Curry and other pioneers of Glenwood Springs. Dress in your old west best (optional) and see if Lady Luck is on your side. Social Hour begins at 6:30 p.m. with a talk by Professor Reginald Lamb at 7 p.m. Games begin around 8. $10 gets you into the saloon and a stack of chips to play with. Enjoy a cash bar and club menu with food items for purchase while you gamble the evening away. Adults are welcome. For more information, call 970-945-4448 or email history@rof.net.

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Memories & Milestones

August 25, 2015 — 

ACTHA Colorado State Champions

Maggie Rinker and her APHA mare, Snazzy “Lily,” have won American Competitive Trail Horse Association’s 2014-2015 Colorado State Championship in Pleasure Division. They receive a Championship belt buckle, embroidered jacket, embroidered fly/rain sheet, and leather number holder from ACTHA sponsors.

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Community Briefs

August 24, 2015 — 

RFSD to hold school board director elections

The Roaring Fork School District will participate in the annual election on Nov. 3. Director Districts A, B, C and D are scheduled for election this year. These districts are in the El Jebel, Missouri Heights and Basalt communities. For more detailed information about district boundaries and school board director qualifications, contact the district election coordinator at 970-384-6009 or check the school district website under board of education where director districts are shown. School board candidate petitions may be picked up at the District Office, 1405 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Petitions must be returned by Aug. 25 for a candidate’s name to appear on the November ballot. More information is available at Home — Roaring Fork School District.

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Memories & Milestones

August 22, 2015 — 

Versatile Productions wins Telly Award for “Ascendigo ­— Light it up Blue”

The Telly Awards has named Versatile Productions, Inc. as a Bronze winner in the 36th Annual Telly Awards for their fundraising awareness video titled “Ascendigo — Light it up Blue.” With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor. Ascendigo serves local, regional and national populations of youth and adults across the autism spectrum through experiential, community-based learning opportunities to enhance their health, abilities, personal growth and social engagement.

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Readers Say Thanks

August 21, 2015 — 

Thank you for supporting Anderson family

Thank you seems so inadequate for all that we have experienced and received as the community of Rifle has rallied around the family of Austin John Knox. Prayers, hugs, phone calls, food from each and everyone of you. A special thank you to: Jon Phillips (Church of Christ); Rick and Geneva Jar; New Creations; Patti and Ronnie Fazzie; Amber Nicole Clemons; Doose family; Kristi Kirpatric; Johnson family; Jake, Dillon, Shawn, Fanzo, Fuzzi, Jessica and many others; Ladies from Pottery especially Michelle; Benson family; Knox family; Perma Chink; Erin Reider; Action Shop; Subway (Mike Higginbotham); Rifle High School; Micro Plastics; City Hall; City Market; Shooters; Melissa Statler; and Jean’s Printing.

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Community Briefs

August 20, 2015 — 

RFSD to hold school board director elections

The Roaring Fork School District will participate in the annual election on Nov. 3. Director Districts A, B, C and D are scheduled for election this year. These districts are in the El Jebel, Missouri Heights and Basalt communities. For more detailed information about district boundaries and school board director qualifications, contact the district election coordinator at 970-384-6009 or check the school district website under board of education where director districts are shown. School board candidate petitions may be picked up at the District Office, 1405 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Petitions must be returned by Aug. 25 for a candidate’s name to appear on the November ballot. More information is available at Home — Roaring Fork School District.

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Memories & Milestones

August 20, 2015 — 

Welcome to the world Easton

Such a big blessing in such a small boy! Easton Avery Matis was born at 8:24 a.m. Nov. 4, 2014, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. Easton was welcomed into the world by his proud parents, Forest and Melissa Matis, and his excited big sister, Adalyn Matis, of De Beque. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long at birth. Easton is loved and adored by his Mommy, Daddy, and Big Sister, along with big cousins Dominic, Derrick and Dakota, and his Aunt Nicole and Uncle Jorge Centeno of Silt, grandparents Dave and Debbie Miller of New Castle, Grandpa Russ Matis of De Beque, and grandparents Alan and Marge Mackey of De Beque. Easton is a blessing from above, and is so very loved!

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Memories & Milestones

August 20, 2015 — 

CRMS receives grant

Children’s Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale has been awarded a grant by The Thrift Shop of Aspen, according to Executive Director Debbie Condello. The Children’s Rocky Mountain School has provided an early childhood program for 26 years in the Roaring Fork Valley. Funds from this grant contribute to the school by improving the quality of its program and the community. To learn more about the program at the Children’s Rocky Mountain School, call 970-963-2524.

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Community Briefs

August 18, 2015 — 

Thrill the World Carbondale: Informational Meeting

You’ve always wanted to learn to dance “Thriller,” and now you can cross it off your bucket list! There will be an informational meeting for Thrill the World Carbondale at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the Carbondale Branch Library.​ Led by Alexandra and Anthony Jerkunica from Coredination and Bonedale Ballet​, rehearsals and details for the Oct. 24 worldwide, synchronized dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” will be planned. For more information, call 970-963-2889.

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Memories & Milestones

August 18, 2015 — 

Scholl-Vavra wedding

Robbie and Cindy Scholl announce the marriage of their daughter, Keevyn Roxanna, to Alexander Vavra. They were married on July 4, 2015, in St. Louis at Saint Francis Xavier College Church. They will be moving to Kansas City where Keevyn will begin her career at Aerotek and Alexander will be attending graduate school at Kansas City University of Medicines and Biosciences.

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Community Briefs

August 17, 2015 — 

Bookcliffs Arts Center hosts art classes with Liz Waters

Beginning today, Aug. 18, and running through Oct. 27, Liz Waters will host a variety of art classes at the Bookcliffs Arts Center in Rifle.

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Community Briefs

August 16, 2015 — 

Literacy Outreach volunteer tutor information session

Fifty-nine adult students are waiting to learn English in New Castle and Glenwood Springs. Literacy Outreach needs volunteers to tutor adults eager to improve their English skills. Training and materials are provided. Learn more about this opportunity that changes lives one word at a time. An information session will be held at the New Castle Branch Library at 6 p.m. Aug. 17. Another session will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 20 at the Teo Prinster Learning Center, 1127 School St. in Glenwood Springs. Call Literacy Outreach at 970-945-5282 for information.

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Education Briefs

August 16, 2015 — 

Molly Jankovsky graduates with MSW from D.U.

Molly Claire Jankovsky, daughter of Rob and Melissa Jankovsky and granddaughter of Dr. C.J. and Jenny Jankovsky, recently graduated with her Masters in Social Work from University of Denver.

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Community Briefs

August 15, 2015 — 

Literacy Outreach volunteer tutor information session

Fifty-nine adult students are waiting to learn English in New Castle and Glenwood Springs. Literacy Outreach needs volunteers to tutor adults eager to improve their English skills. Training and materials are provided. Learn more about this opportunity that changes lives one word at a time. An information session will be held at the New Castle Branch Library at 6 p.m. Aug. 17. Another session will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 20 at the Teo Prinster Learning Center, 1127 School St. in Glenwood Springs. Call Literacy Outreach at 970-945-5282 for information.

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Community Briefs

August 14, 2015 — 

Glenwood Springs High School Class of 1975 40-year reunion

The Glenwood Springs High School Class of 1975 40th Reunion will be held Aug. 28-30. Classes 1972-1978 are also invited to attend to help celebrate time together at GSHS. There will be a meet and greet from 5-9 p.m. Friday at the Elks Lodge. Tee times for golf start at 8 a.m. Saturday; no experience necessary. Call Ron Nadon for details at 970-309-7391. Barbecue and dancing take place from 4-10 p.m. Saturday at Bob Veltus Park. Cost is $18 per person. Send payment to Neisha Sikora, 13202 Leyden St. Thornton, CO 80602. Attendees from all classes RSVP for all of the above by Aug. 15 to Neisha at nsikora13@gmail.com.

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Memories & Milestones

August 13, 2015 — 

To Heather on her birthday

Dear Heather,

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community Briefs

August 13, 2015 — 

RFSD to hold school board director elections

The Roaring Fork School District will participate in the annual election on Nov. 3. Director Districts A, B, C and D are scheduled for election this year. These districts are in the El Jebel, Missouri Heights and Basalt communities. For more detailed information about district boundaries and school board director qualifications, contact the district election coordinator at 384-6009 or check the school district website under board of education where director districts are shown. School board candidate petitions may be picked up at the District Office, 1405 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Petitions must be returned by Aug. 25 for a candidate’s name to appear on the November ballot. More information is available at Home — Roaring Fork School District.

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Memories & Milestones

August 11, 2015 — 

Special Olympic fundraising efforts through Tip-a-Cop successful

On July 19, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office joined law enforcement officers from across the state to raise funds for Special Olympics. The event was the second annual Tip-A-Cop with Chili’s and involved all 35 Chili’s locations across the state.

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Community Briefs

August 10, 2015 — 

‘Rooted in Peace’ to screen at Crystal

Solar Energy International alum and famed green filmmaker Greg Reitman will introduce his latest feature documentary film, “Rooted in Peace,” at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12. This Colorado premiere screening will be followed by a Q&A and meet-and-greet with the filmmaker outside the theater. Tickets are $10 at the door and online at http://bit.ly/1guh1i5.

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Education Briefs

August 9, 2015 — 

Celsea Clingan helps Hofstra earn AVCA Team Academic Award

The Hofstra Volleyball team, which included Celsea Clingan of Carbondale, proved last season that they were champions on the court, and yesterday they showed they were champions in the classroom as well as they earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award. Hofstra, which captured the Colonial Athletic Association Championship and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament in 2014, had a 3.50 grade point average as a team during the 2014-15 academic year. The Pride compiled a 28-6 record during their championship season.

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Community Briefs

August 8, 2015 — 

Mt. Sopris Historical Society’s The Shindig

The Mt. Sopris Historical Society is hosting its annual fundraiser, The Shindig, from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at the old Thompson Barn at River Valley Ranch in Carbondale. Guests are invited to wear period dress, if they wish, as we journey into Carbondale’s not-so-distant past. Pit barbecue, music by local musicians and the second annual Hattie Thompson award presentation will all be part of evening’s events. Tickets are $75 and are available online at www.mtsoprishistoricalsociety.com; at the Pour House in Carbondale; by sending a check to MSHS, PO Box 2, Carbondale; or at the event. For information and tickets, contact Beth White, society executive director, at 970-963-7041.

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Readers Say Thanks

August 8, 2015 — 

Thanks for your support and hard work

For 16 years the Roaring Fork Women’s Tri Team has been supported by the best sponsors and volunteers in the world to help women in the Roaring Fork Valley gain fitness and health through triathlon training.

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Community Briefs

August 7, 2015 — 

14th annual Advocate Safehouse Project Benefit Horse Show

If you love horses, then the 14th Annual Advocate Safehouse Project Benefit Horse Show on Aug. 8-9 is for you. Come and watch horses and riders compete in 69 different events ranging from Baby Green Hunter, Pony Hunter & Equitation, and High/Low Hunters on Saturday to Flower Power, Beginner Rider and Jumpers on Sunday.

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Community Briefs

August 6, 2015 — 

Mt. Sopris Historical Society’s The Shindig

The Mt. Sopris Historical Society is hosting its annual fundraiser, The Shindig, from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at the old Thompson Barn at River Valley Ranch in Carbondale. Guests are invited to wear period dress, if they wish, as we journey into Carbondale’s not-so-distant past. Pit barbecue, music by local musicians and the second annual Hattie Thompson award presentation will all be part of evening’s events. Tickets are $75 and are available online at www.mtsoprishistoricalsociety.com; at the Pour House in Carbondale; by sending a check to MSHS, PO Box 2, Carbondale; or at the event. For information and tickets, contact Beth White, society executive director, at 970-963-7041.

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Memories & Milestones

August 4, 2015 — 

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Community Briefs

August 4, 2015 — 

St. Mary’s Bloodmobile Visit

The St. Mary’s Bloodmobile will be visiting the Rifle Branch Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, and the Parachute Branch Library from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5. One donation can help as many as four people and the St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center supplies all hospitals on the Western Slope. It is safe, fast and the easiest way to save a life. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also call ahead to reserve a time slot. For more information or to make an appointment, contact the Rifle Library at 970-625-3471 or the Parachute Library at 970-285-9870.

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Memories & Milestones

August 3, 2015 — 

Wanda Richardson-Speck celebrates her 100th Birthday

Join us as we honor Wanda Richardson-Speck at an open house to celebrate her 100th birthday. The open house will be hosted by the United Methodist Women of the Rifle United Methodist-Presbyterian Church from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, in the Lovell Building, 200 E. Fourth St.

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Memories & Milestones

August 2, 2015 — 

Madrigal-Cochran wedding

Mike and Janel Madrigal of Rifle are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter, Shannon Marie Madrigal, to Kirk Edward Cochran, son of George and Terri Cochran of Fort Collins, Colorado.

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