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September 12, 2012
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Community Briefs - Sept. 13, 2012

Literacy Outreach needs help teaching basic literacy skills to adults, including basic reading, writing and math to native English speakers and oral English skills to non-native speakers. Volunteers do not need to speak a foreign language or have prior teaching experience, just a desire to help, the ability to read and speak English and three hours of time per week to work with an adult.

Interested volunteers are invited to attend any of these informational sessions:

• Thursday, Sept. 13, 10 - 11 a.m., Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way.

• Monday, Sept. 17, 6 - 7 p.m., Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave.

• Thursday, Sept. 20, 6 - 7 p.m., Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way.

Literacy Outreach is a local non-profit teaching essential literacy skills to adults one word at a time. Call 945-5282 for more information or go online to

The Grand River Hospital District Volunteer Association will present the fifth annual Grand Wine Affair from 5 - 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the hospital's conference area, 501 Airport Road.

Enjoy wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, live music and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Grand River Meals on Wheels program.

Tickets are $25 each or $45 per couple and are available at the Grand River Cafe, Choice Liquors and at the door the night of the event. Sponsored in part by Choice Liquors and the Grand Valley Historical Society. Call 625-6423 for more information.

The White River Trail Runners ATV Club is pleased to announce the completion of the Buford Trail 2290. The multi-use trail is open to hikers, bicycles, horses, motorcycles, ATVs , UTVs and snowmobiles.

We would like to thank the following for making this happen: Glenn Adams and Kyle Grambley of the Rifle Ranger District for partnering with us; club corporate sponsors Crabtree Auto Body, Rifle Truck and Trailer, Rifle Performance Motorsports, Rocky Mountain Pizza and Cones, and Kuersten Construction LLC.

We'd also like to thank Eric and Jenny Isenhart, Bryan and Jennie Dorr, John and Patti VanTeylingen, the Hillbrand family, Mr. and Mrs. Stockton, and the Costanzo family for the dozens of hours of physical labor in building the trail and for their positive attitude. And a huge, heartfelt thank you to Kurt Hill for his vision and years of dedication to this project.

Susan Nichols-Alvis

President, Rifle

After being unable to compete since April 3 after elbow surgery, Colten Fritzlan of Rifle was cleared to return to the rodeo arena a little over three weeks ago and eager to compete.

Fritzlan, a sixth-grader at Rifle Middle School, had enough points from earlier completion to attend the Wyoming Ultimate Miniature Bull Riding Finals on Sept. 8 in Pavilion, Wyo., sponsored by the Howl Rodeo Co.

Fritzlan went into the finals setting fourth in the state, with a goal of winning the finals. His first round bull failed to perform and Fritzlan opted for a re-ride. It was a great decision, as he won the round on Chewbacca with an 81.

In round two, Fritzlan drew Coyote to win that round with an 80 point ride. Leading the average on two, going in to the short round, Fritzlan drew Howl's infamous bull, K-9. Although Fritzlan fell short of the 8-second ride on him, it was still good enough to place him second in the average.

Fritzlan moved one more spot to finish third overall in the state and will now head to Helena, Mont. to compete in the Northwestern Miniature Bull Riding Finals on Nov. 1-3.

Fritzlan also traveled to Craig for one performance of the Colorado Junior High Rodeo on Sunday, Sept. 9. He placed 8th in breakaway roping, 7th in goat tying, and won the bull riding on Wolfe bull T1.

Fritzlan is glad to be back in action and hopes to represent well at the Northwestern Finals.

We want to thank Rifle Creek Golf Pro Kyle Daniel for letting us have the BowKrazy Golf Safari at the course. We also want to give a big thanks to everyone who participated and sponsored the tournament.

It was a different scramble than most. With bows, targets, deer sheds and guns, it made it a little challenging and fun. Each team was able to shoot a compound bow to get strokes off of their score. And we had a hole in one for a Can Am ATV. We even had Max Archery Express, who joined us with their portable archery trailer.

Congratulations to Eric Hoswell, who won the gun raffle. Here are the other winners:

1st place (motor boat) - Jordan Smith, Shawn Cruise, Shane LeRoux, Rob Gefler.

2nd place (Big H20) - Kyle Daniel, Hans Parkinson, Patrick Burwell, Jay Rickstrew.

3rd place (Screamin' Eagle) - Dean Donaldson, Bub Donaldson, Clayton Castenzo, Tad Halloway.

More photos can be found at or on the Facebook page, Bowkrazy with Jackie.

Jackie Gross


Air Force Airman Ryan A. Parmenter, the son of Parachute Police Chief Cary L. Parmenter, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Ryan Parmenter is a 2010 graduate of Grand Valley High School.

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