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Memories & Milestones

Rydens celebrate golden anniversary

Charles and Angela Ryden of New Castle will be celebrating their Golden 50th Wedding Anniversary on Aug. 26, 2013. The Rydens have spent their entire married life on their cattle ranch north of New Castle. They raised their own children there as well as numerous foster children. The family would like to invite friends, family and neighbors to stop by for an open house celebration from 2–4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Holiday Inn Express in Silt, to wish them congratulations. No gifts please.

Taylor celebrates 90th birthday

Jack W. Taylor, a Roaring Fork Valley native, will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Aug. 27. Jack grew up in the Carbondale area, and after graduating from high school he joined the United States Air Force and served in World War II. After the war he returned to the valley, married and raised two children, Gary and Pam. During his working years Jack was employed as an automobile mechanic and worked for various local businesses. After his retirement from K&N Energy he and his wife, Nadine, have remained in Glenwood Springs. Congratulatory cards may be sent to Jack at 215 Second St., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

Roaring Fork Women’s Tri Team races Tri for the Cure

Fifty-two members of the 2013 Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team completed the Denver Tri for the Cure Triathlon Aug. 4. The Team raced against 1,500 women in a half mile swim, 12 mile bike and 5K run. Members ages range from 17-73 and they span the area from Rifle to Marble to Basalt. The team includes three sets of mother-daughters (Nancy and Ali Zeigel, Martha Fredendall and Teka Israel, and Kristine and Jamie Leahy); six cancer survivors (Maureen Nuckols, Heidi Halladay, Karin White, Tari Williams, Nancy Reinisch and Denise Rock); and six staff assistants (Carol McCurry, Heidi Halladay, Caryn Hettler, Kristi Nicholls, Sharma Phillips and Carla Westerman). Six members of the team posted age group wins (first: Sharma Phillips and Nancy Reinisch; second: Sherrie Setterberg; and third: Caryn Hettler, Carol McCurry and Karin White).

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