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August 29, 2012
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Community Briefs - Aug. 30, 2012

The public is invited to help the Grand River Hospital District and Garfield School District Re-2 celebrate the grand opening of the Grand River Student Health Center, 703 Railroad Ave. in Rifle, from 4 - 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.

Tour the clinic, enroll your children, enjoy refreshments and meet the staff. The first 100 children at the event will receive a coupon for a free ski helmet from Sunlight Bike and Ski. Call 625-6439 for more information.

Lorna Moss and Jesse Montover were married on July 21, 2012, in a beautiful mountain wedding at the Montover Cabin up East Divide.

Lorna is the daughter of Danny and Tammy Moss of New Castle. She grew up in the New Castle area, graduated from Rifle High School in 2006 and currently works at Walmart in Rifle.

Jesse is the son of Joe and Mary Montover of Silt. He grew up in the Silt area and also graduated from Rifle High School in 2003. Jesse works for the town of Silt Public Works Department. The couple reside in New Castle with their two dogs and two ferrets.

The West Garfield County Landfill will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The landfill will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 4, with normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trash pickup in Rifle will also be delayed a day due to the holiday and landfill closure.

The Garfield County Sheriff's Auxiliary held its 12th annual golf tournament at the Battlement Mesa Golf Course on Sunday, Aug. 19.

There were 19 foursomes, and a shotgun start began at 8:30 a.m. After all the players had finished, they were treated to a delicious BBQ lunch, furnished by Alain Senac.

The law officer's trophy was won by the sheriff's auxiliary team, consisting of Bob Campbell, Joe Cason, John Keller and Gary Leonard. This is a revolving trophy and it was won by the Parachute Police Department last year. Teams competing for the trophy were the Parachute and Silt Police Departments, two teams from the sheriff's department and the sheriff's auxiliary.

Trophies were given for low net, won by Jamey Calkins, Gordon Elliott, Wayne Morris, and Mike Stiers. Second low net was won by Bob Dills, Shilo Holbrook, Mike and JoAnne Silk. The auxiliary won the trophy for third low net. Trophies were also given for closest to the pin on all par 3's, longest drive for both men and women.

Berthod Motors of Glenwood Springs would have given a new Buick LaCrosse to the first person to get a hole in one on the 13th hole, but, unfortunately, there were no takers.

The auxiliary is a group of volunteers that help the sheriff's department by patrolling the Battlement Mesa area and assist with traffic control at events such as Grand Valley Days, the county fair and others.

They are a nonprofit group and their only fundraiser is the annual scramble golf tournament.

Enjoy a free evening of storytelling, Lakota courting flute and hoop dance when Kevin Locke visits Colorado Mountain College in Rifle on Friday, Sept. 7.

Locke is a tireless promoter of indigenous arts and human oneness and takes his art beyond traditional boundaries. He is a world-renowned master traditional performance artist and a UN Cultural Goodwill Ambassador, and has played major cultural institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

The performance, brought to you by Chevron and Colorado Mountain College, starts at 7 p.m. in the campus's Clough Auditorium, 3695 Airport Road.

For more information, call 625-1871 or visit

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