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April 24, 2013
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Community Briefs - April 25, 2013

Thank you to the Main Street Committee, sponsors, businesses and organizations that contributed, and all the hard-working volunteers that came out in the rain for Renew Rifle Spring Community Day on Saturday, April 20.

About 28 people each volunteered four hours, which is worth $2,512.16 of volunteer time. This doesn't count the many hours of planning and logistics that went into the vacant Second Street lot or the event in the months prior.

Sites included the Second Street lot, mulching on East and West Third and Fourth streets and picking up trash in Centennial Park. Everyone enjoyed lunch provided by Jay's and gift certificates were drawn for volunteer appreciation.

Dana Ingram

Rifle Main Street coordinator

The fifth annual Child Safety Fair is set for 1-6 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Garfield County Health and Human Services Building in Rifle, with food, entertainment, prizes, giveaways, safety information and resources for citizens in Garfield County.

More than 30 agencies participate to present information and resources.

Glittery Pinwheels for Prevention will also be planted in front of the building. Blue pinwheels are the national symbol of child abuse prevention. A garden of 433 pinwheels will represent the number of families human services worked with in 2012. The Garfield County Sheriff's Office is also planting pinwheels on April 30 at 6 p.m. at the sheriff's annex in Rifle.

For more information, contact Rachele Mettauer at (970) 309-0816.

The Rifle Animal Shelter's Strut Your Mutt 5K Walk/Run and Fun Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Centennial Park.

Businesses and community groups are being sought to form fundraising teams for this year's event. The goal is $5,000.

Register and start fundraising with your team at

For more information, contact Heather at the shelter, 625-8808,, or Dana at 389-9510,

William Shaner, 11, of Silt, won a gold medal and placed fourth and fifth in air rifle shooting competitions at the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Shaner's gold medal came in the 14 and under men's 50-meter smallbore prone event, where he had a combined score of 1,156 out of a possible 1,200.

He finished fourth in the 14 and under men's 50-meter smallbore three-position. He finished out of medal contention by 6 points out of a possible 2,400.

And Shaner finished fifth in the 14 and under men's 10-meter Olympic offhand air rifle. He was one point short of fourth place out of a possible 1,200 points.

At age 11, Shaner was one of the youngest male competitors.

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