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Memories & Milestones

Kiwanis coordinates Kids Against Hunger packaging event

Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club and seven other organizations put together 20,000 meals for hungry children on June 1 at the Mountain View Church site. The meals will be distributed by Kids Against Hunger, the mission of which is to feed starving children throughout the world. Working in three teams, the group packaged rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and vitamins in sealed plastic bags, each of which will provide six protein- and vitamin-rich cups of a tasty casserole. Joe O’Donnell of Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club organized the affair, which required donations of $5,000 to purchase the ingredients. Roaring Fork Liquors donated $1,000 itself.

Aiura-Bevins engagement

Bill and Jan Bevins are proud to announce the engagement of their son Joe Bevins to Mayu Aiura. Joe is a 2003 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School and a 2008 graduate of Ft. Lewis College in Durango. He has been teaching English through the JET program in Joetsu, Japan for the past five years. Mayu teaches at the Yamaha English School. Joe and Mayu will marry on Oct. 5, 2013, in Japan.

Montoya-Whittington engagement

Caleb and Kitty Whittington are proud to announce the engagement of their son Keenan Date Whittington to Michelle Montoya, daughter of Santiago and Dora Montoya of Albuquerque, N.M.

Keenan met Michelle in Nashville, Tenn., in 2011, where they currently reside. Michelle works for the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce. Keenan is a country artist and songwriter. A May 9 wedding is planned.

Local writer publishes “The Arthur Ranch on East Divide Creek”

A new book, “The Arthur Ranch on East Divide Creek: Memories of western Colorado in the 1960s and 70s,” has been released this month.

Several years ago, local writer Kathleen Arthur began writing stories of her childhood on the ranch for her children and grandchildren. This book is a culmination of that effort, including many of those stories.

When it was sold in 1974, the ranch had been in the Arthur family for 72 years. Arthur evokes a powerful sense of what it was like to grow up as a member of the fourth generation of a cattle ranching family.

Her detailed descriptions give us insight into a lifestyle that is quickly disappearing as family ranches are sold and subdivided into housing developments. As the tale unfolds about trailing horses cross country to hunting camp, the reader can almost feel the fresh mountain air and hear the creaking of saddle leather. It is both funny and touching as the writer relates being startled by a snake or unexpectedly walking home after being thrown by her horse.

“The Arthur Ranch on East Divide Creek” in paperback can be purchased through or by contacting your local bookstore. It will be available for e-readers within the next few weeks.


The Mt. Sopris Rotary Club presented the town of Carbondale with a check for $3,600 to purchase defibrillators for emergency vehicles. The check was presented at the Mt. Sopris Rotary meeting at Mi Casita in Carbondale on June 13. Present in photo: Mike Kennedy, Karen Eden, Gene Schilling, Vicki Peterson, Chris Peterson.

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