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April 3, 2013
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Broncos tour stop, parks & rec departments get busy

PRO FOOTBALL'Salute to Fans Tour'The Denver Broncos' "Salute to Fans Tour" will stop at Rifle City Hall, 202 Railroad Ave., at noon Saturday, April 6. Broncos who will be here are defensive back David Bruton and defensive end Malik Jackson. Cheerleaders and Miles the Mascot will also be on hand with the players to sign autographs and meet fans. Information: Rec seeks umpiresRifle Parks and Recreation is seeking umpires for adult softball and youth baseball and softball programs for the summer season.The season will run from May to mid-August. Applicants must be at least 14 years old. Pay is $15 to $25 per game, depending on qualifications. Job descriptions and employment applications can be found online at info: Jeff, 665-6575. RUNNINGGrand River GallopThe Grand River Gallop, a run to benefit the Grand River Health Meals on Wheels and other programs, will be held Saturday at the Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, 501 Airport Road in Rifle.The run will also benefit scholarships for Grand River Health's Shapedown Program for Kids. The event will feature a 2K run/walk family fun event and a 5K run.The race begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $20 for individuals and $35 for preregistered families, with fees raising to $40 and $60 on race day.Information:, or 625-6215.Middle school charity runA charity run to benefit the middle school in Battlement Mesa will be held at 10 a.m. April 20 at Grand Valley Middle School.The Move It, Move It Family 5K Fun Run is open to all ages and race fees will go toward funding supplies for the Center of Family Learning movement program.A race shirt is guaranteed for all registrations received today. Pre-race registration is $15, and race-day registration - which begins at 9:15 a.m. - is $20. Pre-registered teams of four will be $40. All participants will receive an award.Information: Janel Brandeberry, DerbyCub Scout Pack No. 221 will host a free fishing derby for children ages 3 to 15 on Saturday, April 6, at Grand River Park in New Castle.The derby will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., with ages 3 to 8 going from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and ages 9 to 15 going from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Preregistration by Friday is required, and a limited number of fishing poles will be available for those who don't own their own.Information/registration: New Castle Community Center, 423 W. Main St., or 984-3352.RECREATIONSoccer leagueThe New Castle Recreation Department is offering an adult coed 8-on-8 soccer league which will run Sunday afternoons beginning April 14.League play is scheduled for early June, and coed rules require a minimum of three females be on the field at all times.League fees are $350 per team or $45 for individuals. Registration deadline is Thursday.Information/registration: 984-3352, online at, or in person at 423 W. Main St.British Soccer CampThe Parachute/Battlement Mesa Recreation District is hosting the second-annual Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp, Aug. 5-9 at Cottonwood Park in Parachute.The camp will emphasize fundamental and advanced instruction for diverse age groups. Information: 285-0388.Tiny TumblersThe New Castle Recreation Department will offer a Tiny Tumblers program beginning April 9.The program will run on Tuesdays from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at the New Castle Community Center, and the sessions are geared for children ages 2 to 4. Session 1 will run from April 9 to 30, and Session 2 will be from May 7 to May 28. Registration is $25 per child, and registration deadline is Thursday.Information/registration: 984-3352 or

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